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TMS 2012: Special Events & Networking
March 11-15, 2012 • Orlando, FL

TMS 2012 is a prime opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues from across the globe with more than 4000 attendees in the materials, metals, and minerals industries. Round your conference experience and complement your technical programming schedule by attending these key events.


  • Meet the Candidate Employment Poster Session
    • Date: Sunday, March 11
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: Dolphin Resort, Atlantic Room
    Organized by the TMS Young Leaders Committee, this new TMS event is designed to create networking opportunities for young professionals that will allow them to connect with potential employers for post-doctoral, full-time, or faculty positions. Candidates will present a poster to potential employers. Planned participants will hail from a number of employers from various universities, industries, and national lab.

  • Meeting of the Membership [View Presentation]
    • Date: Sunday, March 11
    • Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: Dolphin Southern III
    Members of the TMS Board of Directors plan to hold this annual event to engage society members in discussions that will give a current picture of the status and financial health of the society, provide an open forum to discuss membership, its benefits and potential ways for improvements, and help shape the future direction of TMS.

  • Women in Science Breakfast
    • Date: Monday, March 12
    • Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    • Location: Swan Resort, Osprey Room

    • This event is now full. Pre-registrations are no longer being accepted.

  • President’s Welcoming Session
    • Date: Monday, March 12
    • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30pm
    • Location: Dolphin Resort, Pacific Room

  • 141st TMS-AIME Awards Banquet
    • Date: Tuesday, March 13
    • Time: Reception: 6:00-6:45 p.m. Dinner: 6:45 to 10 p.m.
    • Location: World ShowPlace Pavilion East Hall, EPCOT
    Join TMS in honoring the best among the materials science & engineering community. Incoming 2012 TMS President Wolfgang Schneider will also be recognized and will present his vision for the new year. This year, the banquet will be held in the World Showcase Pavilion in EPCOT and will be followed by a "Disney Illuminations" fireworks extravaganza.

    Pre-registration is required for this limited ticket event.

  • New for 2012! Materials Innovation @ TMS
    • Date: Sunday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 14
    • Time: Check specific event for time
    • Location: Check specific event for location
    Join TMS in launching this exciting initiative focused on accelerating materials discovery and commercialization through the effective integration of computational and experimental tools that serve to unify and streamline design and manufacturing processes. [LEARN MORE]

  • Materials Innovations Gallery
    • Dates: Sunday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 14
    • Times:
      • Sunday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Monday, March 12, Noon to 6:30 p.m.
      • Tuesday, March 13, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Wednesday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Location: TMS2012 Exhibition Hall - Dolphin Resort, Pacific Room
    Browse a visually compelling showcase of ideas—developed as a special feature of the TMS2012 Exhibition—on implementing materials innovation principles, techniques, and concepts. [LEARN MORE]

  • Plenary Sessions
    • 2012 Aluminum Plenary: "Aluminum Industry Technology 2020, A Look Ahead
    • Special Plenary: Reaching New Heights: Materials Innovation in the Aerospace Industry
      • Date/Time: Wednesday, March 14, 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
        • Date: : Monday March 12 through Wednesday, March 14
        • Time: 2 to 3:45 p.m.
        • Location: Dolphin Hotel, Northern E2
        New materials development is at a crucial stage of evolution, with Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) and new data sharing breakthroughs paving the way to remarkable time and cost reductions in product deployment. The aerospace industry is a demonstrated leader in materials innovation and acceleration. Through a series of compelling case studies, this program offers insights that can be applied to many aspects of product manufacturing, with significant impact on economic security and the race to heightened competitiveness. Presented in cooperation with Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI) TMS’s new Open Access journal.)
      • [LEARN MORE]
    • IOMMMS Global Materials Forum: Materials in a Green Economy: An International Perspective
      • Around the world, nations are seeking to address the challenging problems of efficient energy production and use, greenhouse gas reduction and carbon management, and energy security. In this symposium, perspectives on the role of materials science and engineering with a particular focus on technically-driven innovations in the overall reference frame of sustainability will be presented by representatives from materials science and engineering societies of many countries. Ten presentations are approved for this Plenary Session, including an invited talk by AIME President Brajendra Mishra, "The Role of Materials Recycling in Economic Sustainability."
      • Date: Monday March 12, 2:00 p.m.
      • [LEARN MORE]
    More information on these sessions will be available shortly.

  • Book Author Event - Arthur E. Morris
    • Date: Monday, March 12
    • Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Location: Check specific event for location

  • Book Author Event - Diran Apelian
    • Date: Tuesday, March 13
    • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
    • Location: Check specific event for location

  • Honorary & Memorial Dinners
  • All honorary dinners will be held Monday, March 12. Tickets are needed for admission to these events and may be purchased at the Registration Desk in Dolphin Resort, Atlantic Room
    • T.T. Chen Honorary Dinner
      Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
      Location: Dolphin Resort, Northern B Room [Learn More]
    • Emeritus Professor George D.W. Smith Honorary Dinner
      Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
      Location: Swan Resort, Lark Room [Learn More]
    • Robert Ritchie Honorary Dinner
      Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
      Location: Swan Resort, Osprey 1 [Learn More]
    • Randall M. German Honorary Dinner
      Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
      Location: Swan, Toucan Room [Learn More]
    • Dinner in Memory of Patrick Veyssière
      Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
      Location: Swan, Osprey 2 [Learn More]

  • Federal Funding Workshop Panel Discussion & Reception
    Funding Opportunities to Advance the Materials Genome Initiative (Sponsored by the TMS Public and Governmental Affairs Committee)
    • Date: Wednesday, March 14
    • Panel Discussion: 4 p.m.
    • Reception: 5:15 p.m. (Sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology)
    • Location: Dolphin Resort, Northern C
    This highly interactive session will examine funding opportunities related to the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), as presented by program leaders from an array of federal funding agencies. Panelists will provide an overview of current MGI activities in their agencies and present a look to the future, with significant time for questions from the audience. Continue the dialogue during the networking reception, designed to promote one-on-one conversation with the panelists. [MORE
  • "Funding Opportunities to Advance the Materials Genome Initiative"


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