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There’s no substitute for face-to-face interaction with your peers in the materials science and engineering community. Make the most of your time on-site at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition by attending the following events, designed to both educate attendees and bring colleagues together in settings that encourage meaningful interactions.

Meet the Candidate Employment Poster Session
Sunday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 213

Organized by the TMS Young Leaders Committee, this session allows young professionals to connect with potential employers for post-doctoral, full-time, or faculty positions. Candidates present posters on their qualifications and research interests to potential employers from universities, industries, and national labs.
Networking Meeting of the Membership
Sunday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 217

Join your TMS colleagues and the officers of the society for an informal opening reception, designed to provide an opportunity for networking with other attendees on the first night of the conference. Food and drinks will be provided, and participants will have the opportunity to learn about the progress the society has made in the past year, as well as preview exciting new plans for the future. While there is no cost to attend the Networking Meeting of the Membership, TMS requests that participants sign up for this event on the conference registration form.
Student Mixer
Sunday, March 3, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Grand Ballroom C2

This informal social event allows students to interact with each other and with professional members in a relaxed—and fun—setting. Refreshments are provided. Dancing is optional.
Women in Science Breakfast
Monday, March 4, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Texas Ballroom A

Organized by the TMS Women in Science Committee, this annual event offers an opportunity for TMS members to network and discuss issues specific to women in the science and engineering professions. Tickets can be purchased through the TMS2013 registration form.
Peer-to-Peer Networking Event
By Invitation Only, Exclusively for TMS Volunteer Leaders
Monday, March 4, 2013
Buffet Lunch (for those who register): 11:30-12:30
Networking Event: 12:30-1:30
Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel, Texas Ballroom B

Significantly enhance your networking opportunities with this exciting, high-impact, and structured networking event that produces exceptional results for participants. A match-making system pairs innovation with traditional networking methods to identify mutually beneficial and knowledge-building relationships among professionals.
Key advantages for participants include:
  • Web based and fast and simple participant registration solution
  • Ability to pre-select types of participants to be paired with
  • Ability to eliminate networking with the competition and familiar people
  • Ability to improve on confidence building and communication skills
  • Ability to compress the networking impact of several events into an hour
  • Ensures meeting new people who are interested in meeting you
This special, professional development event is open only to symposium organizers and TMS committee, division, and board members. No solicitation will be allowed at this event.
President’s Welcoming Reception
Monday, March 4, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C

All attendees are invited to meet in the exhibit hall for appetizers, beverages, and networking with exhibitors and other colleagues.
REWAS Symposium Reception
Monday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Lila Cockrell Theatre Lobby

Following the REWAS plenary session, a reception will be held for all attendees of the REWAS symposium. Join us for light refreshments and an opportunity to network with the plenary speakers and other REWAS participants.
Exhibit Hall Luncheon
Tuesday, March 5, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C

All full-conference registrants are invited to come to the exhibit hall to recharge between sessions and enjoy a complimentary light buffet lunch, courtesy of the TMS 2013 Exhibition.
Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 5, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C

All attendees are invited to gather in the exhibit hall for appetizers, beverages, and networking with exhibitors and other colleagues.
Young Professional Happy Hour Reception
Wednesday, March 6, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Presidio B

This reception provides young professionals the opportunity to network with more experienced TMS members in a relaxed, social atmosphere.

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