Diversity and Inclusion Events

Whether you want to learn how to create a more diverse working environment at your organization or to network with those who share a passion for a more inclusive and diverse minerals, metals, and materials community, TMS2019 offers several opportunities to meet your needs. The following events are planned for TMS2019.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019

LGBTQ+ and Allies Networking Mixer
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom A

Enjoy an evening of informal networking in a safe space to celebrate shared experiences as TMS LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. Cash bar, with light snacks provided. Organized by the TMS Diversity Committee.

Thank you to our Champion Level sponsors: 

  • GE Research
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019

Diversity in STEM and Best Practices to Improve It Symposium
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Henry B. González Convention Center, Room 301B

Building and sustaining a diverse working group is a proven pathway to success, often resulting in increased product output, implementation of more efficient solutions, and development of more creative, innovative, and profitable ideas. In this full-day symposium, experts from the front lines of the professional community will share strategies, experiences, and insights into developing a more inclusive work and educational environment that leverages the strengths of all a diverse workforce can potentially offer. View a full listing of planned speakers on the TMS2019 Diversity in STEM symposium web page.


Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom A
Cost: $30 for professional members; $20 for students

Organized by the TMS Diversity Committee, this event offers an opportunity for TMS members to network and discuss issues related to diversity and inclusion in the minerals, metals, and materials professions. Tickets can be purchased through the TMS2019 registration form and include breakfast.

For More Information

Visit the Diversity and Inclusion at TMS web page to learn more about additional TMS initiatives related to diversity and inclusion.