Networking Events

Networking Events

Make new connections and meet with colleagues at the following networking events, which bring you face to face with scientists and engineers from around the world. Be sure to add some of the following events to your meeting schedule.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023

TMS Materials Bowl and Networking Reception
Date:
 
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Materials Bowl Competition Time: 
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception Time: 
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Whether you are competing, cheering on your team, or spectating, join us at the 2023 TMS Materials Bowl for a fun and fast-paced event. After the Materials Bowl, take a break and have some fun at an informal networking reception open to students, faculty advisors, recruiters, and Materials Bowl spectators. Light food and beverages will be available. This event is open to all students; no tickets or reservations are required.

Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join your fellow attendees on the first night of the conference for an informal networking event celebrating the opening of the TMS 2023 Annual Meeting & Exhibition and our return to San Diego. Designated networking spaces for each of the five TMS technical divisions will allow you to identify and meet up with colleagues who share your professional interests, as well as with TMS division and technical committee leaders. It will be an excellent opportunity to introduce yourself to the colleagues you’ll be seeing throughout the week and to connect with old friends. Remember to pick up your badge at the registration desk prior to the start of the event.

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023

Welcome Breakfast
Date: Monday, March 20, 2023
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Start your first day of TMS2023 programming off right. Enjoy breakfast with your fellow meeting attendees before the start of technical sessions. Those who haven't yet picked up their registration badges should do so before breakfast.

Structural Materials Division (SMD)/Functional Materials Division (FMD) Luncheon
Date: Monday, March 20, 2023
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 to receive lunch; purchase your ticket through the TMS2023 registration form. (You may attend the lecture—without lunch—at no cost.)
Enjoy lunch with your colleagues in the SMD and FMD to celebrate award recipients and hear a talk by invited speaker Roger Narayan of the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. Learn more about the speaker and the presentation on the TMS2023 Special Lectures web page.

Exhibit Opening Reception and Poster Session I
Date: Monday, March 20, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All attendees are invited to meet in the exhibit hall for appetizers, beverages, and networking with exhibitors, poster presenters, and other colleagues on the first day of the TMS2023 Exhibition.

PubZone Networking Reception
Date: Monday, March 20, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: $75
Geared toward members in the Extraction & Processing Division, the PubZone event lets attendees connect in a relaxed, casual setting. Drink tickets and light appetizers will be provided; attendees must purchase tickets for this event through the TMS2023 registration form. Note: You must be 21 or older to attend. Please be prepared to present a valid photo ID at the event.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2023

Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Luncheon
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 to receive lunch; purchase your ticket through the TMS2023 registration form by February 11. (You may attend the lecture—without lunch—at no cost.)
Enjoy lunch with your colleagues in the EPD and MPMD to celebrate award recipients and hear a talk by Paramita Das of Rio Tinto. Learn more about the speaker and the presentation on the TMS2023 Special Lectures web page.

Emerging Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
Cost:  $65 to receive lunch; purchase your ticket through the TMS2023 registration form. (You may attend the lecture—without lunch—at no cost.)
Enjoy lunch with other early-career professionals and hear talks by TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow award recipients. Learn more about the speakers and their presentations on the TMS2023 Special Lectures web page.

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour and Poster Session II
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All attendees are invited to gather in the exhibit hall for appetizers, beverages, and networking with exhibitors, poster presenters, and colleagues.

Professor Patrick R. Taylor Honorary Symposium Dinner
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Ticket Price: $185; purchase your ticket through the TMS2023 registration form 
This event will be held in connection with New Directions in Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Recycling, and Waste Minimization: An Extraction & Processing Division Symposium in Honor of Patrick R. Taylor.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2023

Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Ticket Prices: $35 for professionals; $25 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 TMS2023 registration form and include breakfast.

Light Metals Division (LMD) Luncheon
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Cost:  $65 to receive lunch; purchase your ticket through the TMS2023 registration form. (You may attend the lecture—without lunch—at no cost.)
Enjoy lunch with your colleagues in the LMD to celebrate award recipients and hear a talk by invited speaker Slade Gardner of Big Metal Additive. Learn more about the speaker and the presentation on the TMS2023 Special Lectures web page.

2023 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony & Reception 
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Reception: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Reception Ticket Cost: $25
Awards Ceremony: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Show your support for colleagues who will be accepting awards from TMS and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) at the 2023 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony and Reception. There is no cost to attend the awards ceremony to honor those individuals who are being recognized for excellence in their fields. Prior to the awards ceremony, you can meet with and congratulate award recipients at a special reception. Tickets for the reception are $25 each and include drinks and appetizers. Purchase your reception ticket through the TMS2023 registration form.