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Dates and Location
Free TMS Membership
Programming and Events
The deadline to register in advance for either the entire meeting or only the exposition is August 25, 1997. You may register by submitting the on-line registration form electronically or by downloading the advance registration form, which is available on this site as in the easy-to-use Adobe Acrobat portable document format (.pdf). Mail or fax the form and your payment to Indianapolis '97, George E. Fern Company, 1100 Gest Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203; telephone (513) 621-6111; fax (513) 621-4439. Full payment of registration fees and social function tickets must accompany the completed form. You will be sent a confirmation card to acknowledge the processing of your registration.
Meeting badges will be mailed two weeks prior to the event to registrants living in the United States. If your registration is received by the George E. Fern Company after August 25, you will have to pick up your badge at the Advance Registration Pick-Up Counter of the on-site registration area. In the case of a lost badge, there will be a $5 processing fee for reprinting a new badge. Registrants from outside of the United States can pick up their badges as of 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, at the registration area, which will be located in the main lobby of the Indiana Convention Center.
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Registrants who are not members of TMS automatically receive a complimentary associate membership in the Society for the remainder of 1997 and all of 1998.
An associate member receives a subscription to the monthly journal JOM, enjoys discounts on TMS publications (effective at Materials Week '97) and conference fees, is able to access the Society's Membership Directory via the World Wide Web, and enjoys an array of additional membership benefits and services.
Drawing for Free Lodging
NOTE: These special offers to nonmember meeting registrants are extended to first-time TMS members only.
There are several hotels in the downtown Indianapolis area located near the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome. Many of these hotels are offering reduced rates to Materials Week '97 attendees. To obtain more information regarding the hotels and their offered rates, check out the accommodations information page and accompanying Indianapolis map, which shows the meeting site. To make housing reservations prior to the meeting, you must use the housing reservation form. You may download the form, which is a portable document format (.pdf) file, using the free software Adobe Acrobat. Print and mail or fax the complete form by August 14, 1997, to:
Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded if a written request is received before August 25, 1997; written requests received after this date will be subject to a $50 service fee. No refunds will be given on-site. Please send written requests to ASM International, Member Services Center, Materials Park, Ohio 44073-0002.
Audio/Video Recording Policy: TMS reserves the rights to any audio and video reproduction of all presentations at every TMS-sponsored meeting. Recording of sessions (audio, video, still-photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publications, or copyright without the express writing consent of TMS and the individual authors is strictly prohibited. Contact Peggy Weiss (email@example.com) in the TMS Technical Programming Department to obtain a copy of the waiver release form.
Americans With Disabilities Act: TMS strongly supports the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against, and promotes public accessibility for, those with disabilities. In support of and compliance with this act, we ask that individuals requiring specific equipment or services as an attendee of Materials Week '97 contact the TMS or ASM staff at the registration area.
Tax Deduction: In the United States, an income-tax deduction is allowed for education-related expenses. This includes registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. See Treas. Reg. 1.162-5.
PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS
Materials Week Technical Sessions: Technical sessions will begin Monday morning, September 15, and end Thursday morning, September 18. Technical sessions will be conducted at the Indiana Convention Center. The complete Materials Week '97 technical program is available on-line.
Complementary Programming: Full conference registration to Materials Week '97 also grants registrants admission to several ASM-sponsored meetings that will be held concurrently with Materials Week '97. These complementary meetings are
Poster Session: The poster session will begin Monday, September 15, and remain in place through Wednesday, September 17. Presentations will be displayed on 4' x 8' poster boards (no formal presentation is required of authors). To display during the session, submit an abstract of 150 words or less by August 15, 1997, to Peggy Weiss, TMS, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086; fax (724) 776-7330; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials Exposition: Numerous metals and materials engineering exhibitors will be participating in this state-of-the-art display. Greater detail can be found on the Materials Exhibition page. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served throughout the exhibition.
Special Events: Numerous special functions will be held during Materials Week '97, including a dinner honoring George R. Irwin, the ASM and TMS Distinguished Lectureship in Materials and Society, the Alpha Sigma Mu Lecture, the Young Leaders Tutorial Luncheon Lecture, and alumni receptions.
Proceedings: TMS publications, including a number of concurrent Materials Week '97 proceedings volumes, will be on sale at the TMS display booth in the Indiana Convention Center.
This year, the editors'/organizers' Workshop will be held Tuesday, September 16, 1997, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the 500 Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center. All current organizers, as well as those considering organizing a symposium in the future, and all editors and prospective editors of TMS conference proceedings are strongly encouraged to attend. This workshop will cover the basics of obtaining approval for publication; policies on various aspects of publishing; publishing options; timetables; proceedings editing practices; and insights by other editors. A demonstration of the Conference Management System (CMS), as well as a review of the organizer handbook are also planned. The workshop is intended to enable organizers and editors to deal confidently and efficiently with organizing a symposium and publishing the proceedings.
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