Present a Paper at a TMS Conference

Each year, TMS holds two large, multidisciplinary conferences (the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition and MS&T) and a series of more focused specialty conferences for the minerals, metals, and materials communities. Most of the technical programming at these events is delivered by volunteer presenters.

Why Present a Paper?

The benefits to your career include the opportunity to: 

  • Share your research with peers
  • Hone public speaking and presentation skills
  • Network with colleagues in your interest area
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Time Commitment

In addition to preparation time, presenters are required to travel to a TMS meeting to deliver the presentation. Contributed presentations typically last approximately 20 minutes. 

How to Get Started

To become a presenter at a TMS meeting, you should begin by selecting an upcoming event from the TMS Meetings Calendar. Next, you should identify a relevant symposium in the conference technical program, submit an abstract online through ProgramMaster, and prepare a presentation to deliver at the conference. Often, presenters are also asked to submit manuscripts based on their talks for inclusion in conference proceedings. 

For more information on presenting at a TMS meeting, contact TMS Technical Programming staff.