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ICGG-3: Social Functions

June 14-19, 1998 · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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The Third International Conference on Grain Growth (ICGG-3) will be held June 14-19, 1998, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference will deal with all aspects of grain growth in materials. ICGG-3 is being sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) and by invited cosponsors: Materials Research Society and ASM International.

Welcoming Reception

All attendees and guests are invited to attend a hosted welcoming reception on Sunday, June 14, 1998 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the foyer of the College of Fine Arts located on the CMU campus.

Dinner Cruise on the Liberty Belle

A dinner cruise has been planned on board the Liberty Belle, one of the finest of the Gateway Clipper Fleet, for Monday, June 15, 1998, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for this event are included in the full-conference registration fee.

Conference Banquet

LeMont, one of Pittsburgh's most distinguished restaurants, will host the ICGG-3 Reception/Banquet on Thursday, June 18, 1998 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Le Mont's breathtaking view of the Three Rivers, the Golden Triangle, and the entire city of Pittsburgh provides a spectacular backdrop for the banquet. Tickets for this event are included in the full-conference registration fee. Tickets for students and guests are $50.00 and may be purchased at the conference registration desk.

Fallingwater Tour

When: Wednesday, June 17, 1998
Date: 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m.
Cost: $40, includes box luncheon

Drive through the magnificent mountain scenery of the Laurel Highlands by privately chartered coach to Fallingwater, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's most widely acclaimed work. Over a million people from every corner of the earth have come to see this masterpiece.

The house was built as a summer home for the Edgar Kaufmann Family, prominent Pittsburgh merchants. Dramatic cantilevered terraces soar over a cascading waterfall. The livingroom hearth embodies an immense boulder in the setting nature created. Completed in 1939 with guest wing and servants quarters, it is as fresh today as when it was built. This breathtaking house was judged by the American Institute of Architects in 1986 to be the nation's most successful example of architectural design. It is described as the clearest expression Wright's ideal that man can live in harmony with nature.

A box lunch will be served on the bus while enroute to Fallingwater. Attendees are strongly urged to pre-register for this tour. If minimum numbers are not attained, the tour will be cancelled. Please register at the conference registration desk. If minimum numbers are not attained, the tour will be cancelled.

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