Networking Events

Meet Your Colleagues at TMS2018

Don’t just listen to your peers present research—meet and talk with them at the following networking events, which bring you face to face with scientists and engineers from around the world. Connecting with colleagues is a significant benefit of attending the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, so we recommend adding some of the following events to your meeting schedule.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018

President’s Welcoming Reception
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Kick off the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition with this social networking event, a relaxed opportunity to meet with some of your global colleagues before presentations begin on Monday. Refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Please indicate whether you plan to attend on the TMS2018 meeting registration form.
Student Networking Mixer
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees
Take a break and have some fun at this informal social event. Students will have the opportunity to interact with each other and with professionals in a relaxed setting. Refreshments will be provided.

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees
Enjoy a complimentary lunch in the exhibit hall and browse exhibitor displays between the morning and afternoon technical sessions.
Exhibit Opening Reception and Poster Session
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees
You are invited to meet in the exhibit hall for appetizers, beverages, and networking with exhibitors, poster presenters, and other colleagues on the first day of the TMS2018 Exhibition.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees
Enjoy a complimentary lunch in the exhibit hall and browse exhibitor displays between the morning and afternoon technical sessions.
Exhibit Hall Happy Hour and Poster Session
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All attendees are invited to gather in the exhibit hall for appetizers, beverages, and networking with exhibitors, poster presenters, and colleagues.
CDSM 2018 Banquet
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Canyon Café in Phoenix, Arizona
Cost: $72 per person
Spend an evening with colleagues from the 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Simulation of Materials (CDSM 2018) at the Canyon Café in Phoenix, Arizona, located approximately .25 miles from the Phoenix Convention Center. Your banquet ticket includes a buffet-style dinner and a selection of coffee, tea, or soda beverages. In addition, each guest will receive one drink ticket for wine or beer. Banquet tickets can be purchased through the TMS2018 meeting registration form.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018

Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Cost: $30 for professional members; $20 for students
Building on the success of the Women in Science Breakfast series at past TMS Annual Meetings, this event, organized by the TMS Diversity Committee, offers an opportunity for TMS members to network and discuss issues related to diversity and inclusion in the minerals, metals, and materials professions. Tickets can be purchased through the TMS2018 registration form and include breakfast.
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees
Enjoy a complimentary lunch in the exhibit hall and browse exhibitor displays between the morning and afternoon technical sessions.
2018 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony & Banquet
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Reception Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Open to all TMS2018 attendees)
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Tickets required; purchase a ticket for $95 through the TMS2018 registration form)
Awards Ceremony: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Open to all TMS2018 attendees)
Show your support for colleagues who will be accepting awards from TMS and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) at the 2018 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony & Banquet. There is no cost to attend the awards ceremony to honor those individuals who are being recognized for excellence in their fields. If you would like to attend the banquet prior to the awards ceremony, however, you must purchase a ticket through the TMS2018 meeting registration form.