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There’s no substitute for face-to-face interaction with your peers in the minerals, metals, and materials 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.
EVENTS
TMS2014 Materials Bowl
Date: Sunday, February 16
Elimination Rounds: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Championship Round: 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Room 14AB

Even if you aren’t competing in this materials-themed quiz-show competition, you’re welcome to attend the elimination rounds or the final championship round. Play along to test your materials science and engineering knowledge or cheer on your favorite school.
Meet the Candidate Employment Poster Session
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Room 12

Organized by the TMS Young Leaders Committee, this session allows potential employers to connect with young professionals seeking 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. All meeting attendees are welcome at this session.
TMS Meeting of the Membership
Date: Sunday, February 16, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Room 6B
Cost: Free, but advance registration is requested

At this informal gathering, 2013 TMS President Elizabeth Holm will provide a brief overview of the society’s major initiatives from the past year and a preview of the organization’s future. Suveen Mathaudhu, Program Manager, U.S. Army Research Office, and the volunteer curator for COMIC-tanium, will then provide a look at how the scientific subtext underlying comic mythology and comic-inspired movies can be used to excite and educate the public about the impact of minerals, metals, and materials research and development on society. The TMS Foundation will also recognize the “materials superheroes” profiled in the COMIC-tanium exhibit.
Student Mixer
Date: Sunday, February 16, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Room 15AB

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
Date: Monday, February 17, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis and Marina – San Diego Ballroom A
Cost: $25 for professionals; $15 for students

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 TMS2014 registration form.
Connect Zone
Date: Monday, February 17 to Thursday, February 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Sails Pavilion
Cost: $25 for professionals; $15 for students

The Connect Zone is open daily to all attendees as a gathering spot where meeting participants can connect both to the Internet—through free wireless access—and to other TMS2014 attendees. This open area will act as an informal networking center, workspace for attendees, a convenient location to meet with colleagues, and as the site of a Job Board for posting resumes and job openings. Access to the area will be reserved from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for Presenters’ Coffee, but will open daily to all meeting attendees beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.
Speed Networking & Luncheon
Date: Monday, February 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis and Marina – San Diego Ballroom A
Cost: $20 Donation to the TMS Foundation

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
  • 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

By attending this beneficial SpeedNetworking Event, you will also be supporting the work of the TMS Foundation, which makes a tangible impact on the future of the minerals, metals, and materials community. The Foundation funds a variety of initiatives, including scholarships and early career development programs that help prepare future generations of professionals for leadership roles in the international minerals, metals, and materials community. The $20 registration fee for this event will be donated to the TMS Foundation to help support these ongoing programs. This contribution will be added to your total 2014 year-end giving. Cancelled event registrations will not be refunded.

This event is open to all professional attendees; sorry, we cannot accommodate students. Advanced registration is also required due to the nature of the event.

Lunch will be provided for all registered event attendees. Once you have registered, you will be contacted to fill out a profile that will help to match you up with other attendees you would benefit from meeting.

Student Poster Contest Judging
Date: Monday, February 17, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Sails Pavilion

Browse the student poster displays and ask questions of the contest participants at the Student Poster Contest Judging Session.
President’s Welcoming Reception
Date: Monday, February 17, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center- Hall A-B1

All attendees are invited to meet in the exhibit hall for appetizers, beverages, and networking with exhibitors and other colleagues.
Young Professional Happy Hour Reception
Date: Monday, February 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis and Marina - Coronado

This reception provides young professionals the opportunity to network with more experienced TMS members in a relaxed, social atmosphere.
Student Career Forum
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis and Marina - Catalina

Organized by the TMS Young Leader Committee, this session will feature speakers from various stages of their careers and diverse materials science backgrounds to discuss how to navigate a successful career path in materials.
Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center- Hall A-B1

All attendees are invited to gather in the exhibit hall for appetizers, beverages, and networking with exhibitors and other colleagues.
Young Professional Technical Division Poster Contest
View Posters During Poster Session and Gallery Hours
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Sails Pavilion

View technical posters submitted by early-career professionals in each of the five TMS technical divisions: Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials; Extraction & Processing; Light Metals; Materials Processing & Manufacturing; and Structural Materials. Posters will be judged, and the winner in each division will be awarded $500.


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