TMS2018 Registration

Registration is now open for the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition! Make your plans now to join us at the event that the global minerals, metals, and materials community calls home.

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Register online or through the PDF Registration Form.

Your Registration Package

Your TMS2018 full-conference registration fee includes access to:

  • More than 85 symposia in 15 technical tracks
  • Technical sessions of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Simulation of Materials (CDSM 2018)
  • All-conference plenary session, featuring Charlie Kuehmann of Tesla and SpaceX
  • Featured keynote presentations, honorary symposia, special award lectures, and poster sessions
  • A three-day pass to the TMS2018 Exhibition, which includes:
    • Exhibit Hall Opening Reception and Poster Session
    • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour and Poster Session
    • Complimentary Lunches
  • Electronic access to the complete collected proceedings
  • Five full days of programming and activities
  • TMS President’s Welcoming Reception
  • 2018 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony
  • Networking Hub, which offers free WiFi and informal networking opportunities

Additional Courses and Networking Events

You can add the following events to your registration package when you register for the conference:

  • Professional Development Events: Choose from half-day or full-day workshops and courses on Sunday.
  • Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast: Network and discuss issues related to diversity and inclusion in the minerals, metals, and materials professions on Wednesday morning.
  • TMS Technical Division Luncheon Lectures: Learn from invited speakers while you lunch with colleagues who share your technical interests. Luncheon lectures are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
  • Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture: Hear presentations on topics of interest to early-career professionals and share a meal with other young professionals.
  • 2017 TMS-AIME Awards Banquet: Enjoy an elegant dinner with award recipients who are leaders in their fields.
  • CDSM2018 Banquet: Spend an evening with colleagues from the 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Simulation of Materials at the Canyon Café in Phoenix.

Registration Rates

Note: Please allow two business days for your membership to be processed before registering at the member rate.

Type Discount Rate
(On or before February 1)
Standard Rate
(On or after February 2)
Member (Does not include TMS Membership for 2018) $645 $825
Member Presenter (Does not include TMS Membership for 2018) $645 $825
Nonmember Presenter (Includes TMS Membership for 2018) $825 $975
Nonmember (Includes TMS Membership for 2018) $870 $1010
Senior Member (Must hold Senior Member distinction with TMS) $480 $630
Student Member* (Does not include Material Advantage Membership for 2018) $140 $190
Student Nonmember* (Includes Material Advantage Membership for 2018) $170 $220
Daily Registration Member (Does not include TMS Membership for 2018) $460 $535
Daily Registration Nonmember (Includes TMS Membership for 2018) $525 $580
Exhibition Daily** (No one under 18 permitted) $75 $75

* Must be a full-time student at an accredited university to register at the student rate. A current school identification card must be presented at registration to receive your materials at TMS2018.
** Proceedings access will not be given with this rate.

Please note that the registration rates printed in the TMS2018 print mailing were listed incorrectly. The above numbers represent accurate pricing for the conference.

Corporate Rate

To receive the corporate registration rate, you must send a minimum of 15 attendees to the meeting from your corporation. Contact Louise Wallach for more information on this option.

Not a TMS Member?

Register at the Non-Member Rate and your meeting registration will include TMS membership through the end of 2018, giving you access to TMS journals, discounts on publications and select meetings, and numerous opportunities for networking and professional development.

Receive the VIP Treatment

The TMS Foundation is offering a special TMS2018 VIP Donor Package as a thank you to donors who contributed $2,000 or more during 2017. The package includes concierge registration services at the meeting, tickets to select annual meeting events, an invitation to the TMS Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner in Phoenix, and more. Visit the TMS Foundation website to learn more about VIP Donor Package benefits.

If you haven't yet donated to the TMS Foundation for 2017, you can make your contribution as part of the meeting registration process.

TMS Guest Program

TMS welcomes your guests to join in selected Annual Meeting & Exhibition activities.

Guest Session Access

Each full-conference attendee is permitted up to two guests for one session at which they are presenting. This does not include colleagues or exhibitors. This access is intended for family members who wish to listen to one talk presented by their relative. No one under 18 permitted. Please provide the names of the guests who will be attending your presentations when completing the registration form.

Guest Function Tickets

You may purchase additional tickets to social functions for your guests through the registration form.

Registration Hours

Registration will be open during the following hours on the third level of the North Building of the Phoenix Convention Center:

  • Sunday, March 11, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 12, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 15, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Policies

Meeting Badges

All attendees and meeting participants (presenters, exhibitors, etc.) must register for the meeting. Badges must be worn for admission to technical sessions, the exhibition hall, social functions, and other events. There is a $25 fee to reprint lost badges.

Anti-Harassment Policy

TMS requires all attendees to abide by the Anti-Harassment Policy.

Photography and Audio/Video Recording Policy

TMS reserves the right to all audio and video reproductions of presentations at TMS-sponsored meetings. By registering for this meeting, all attendees acknowledge that they may be photographed by TMS personnel while at events, and that those photos may be used for promotional purposes, in TMS publications and websites, and on social media sites. Any recording of sessions (audio, video, still photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of TMS and the individual authors is strictly prohibited. Attendees violating this policy may be asked to leave the session.

Antitrust Compliance Policy

TMS complies with the antitrust laws of the United States. Attendees are encouraged to consult with their own corporate counsel for further guidance in complying with U.S. and foreign antitrust laws and regulations.

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 in compliance with ADA, we ask those requiring specific equipment or services to contact TMS Meeting Services in advance at 1-724-776-9000 or on-site at the TMS Member Welcome Center.

Cell Phone Use

In consideration of attendees and presenters, TMS kindly requests that you minimize disturbances by setting all cell phones or PDAs on "silent" while in meeting rooms.

Refund Policy

Written requests must arrive at TMS post marked no later than February 1, 2018. No refunds will be issued after February 1, 2018. A $75 processing fee is charged for all cancellations.

Refund requests should be sent to:
TMS2018, c/o Registration Control Systems
1833 Portola Rd., Suite D
Ventura, California 93003

TMS Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is committed to advancing diversity in the minerals, metals, and materials professions, and to promoting an inclusive professional culture that welcomes and engages all who seek to contribute to the field. TMS recognizes that a diverse minerals, metals, and materials workforce is critical to ensuring that all viewpoints, perspectives, and talents are brought to bear in addressing complex science and engineering challenges. To build and nurture this diverse professional community, TMS welcomes and actively engages the participation of underrepresented groups in all of its initiatives and endeavors.