2004 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Registration & Housing Information

March 14–18 · 2004 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Charlotte, North Carolina





All attendees and authors of the 133rd TMS Annual Meeting, who register at the non-member or non-member author fee, will automatically receive a one-year, complimentary associate membership for 2003!

Associate members receive all of the same benefits as members, including a free print and electronic subscription to JOM, discounts on TMS publications available via the TMS Document Center, reduced registration fees for all TMS-sponsored meetings, inclusion in and access to the TMS Membership Directory on TMS OnLine, plus an array of other personalized membership benefits and services.

Your membership card and new member packet, along with a postal card asking for additional information for our records will be sent to you immediately after the meeting. Your associate membership will be activated upon completion of your registration form and payment of the non-member or non-member author registration fee. Please remember to include your birthday on the registration form to access the Members-Only section of the website. If you have any questions, please contact TMS Member Services at 724-776-9000 ext. 241.


The TMS 2004 Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Westin Charlotte Hotel will be the headquarters hotel. All conference events, including registration, technical sessions, and the exhibition will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center.


All attendees and authors must register for the meeting. Non-member authors may register at the special non-member author rate. Badges are required for admission to all technical sessions, the exhibition, and social functions.


The deadline to register in advance for the meeting has passed. To attend, it will now be necessary to register on-site at the meeting. The deadline to request a refund has also passed. If you wish to learn more about registering on-site, contact the TMS Meeting Department, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086-7528; fax (724) 776-3770; e-mail

Advance Registrant Packet Availability

Advance registrants should obtain their registration packets in the lobby of the Charlotte Convention Center during registration hours.


Registration is being held in the Second Street Concourse of the Charlotte Convention Center during the following hours:

Sunday, March 14
Monday, March 15
Tuesday, March 16
Wednesday, March 17
Thursday, March 18

For Questions on Registration, Please Contact:

TMS Meeting Services
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086
Telephone: (724) 776-9000, ext. 243
Fax: (724) 776-3770


The deadline for all refunds was February 16, 2004. No refunds will be issued at the meeting. All fees and tickets are non-refundable after the February 16 deadline.


The TMS headquarters hotel will be the Westin Charlotte Hotel. Special conference rates have been contracted at all the hotels listed on the housing form found in this brochure. To receive the special convention rate, please use the housing reservation form or access the links provided below under the heading of Housing Reservations.

Hotel reservations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis until Monday, February 16, 2004.


Get the best hotel rates . . . and airfare discounts!

The easiest way to make travel arrangements for the show is also the most flexible and economical. Hotel rates and airfare discounts have been negotiated for us by Travel Planners. You can book online in real time, 24/7. Reserve your air through Travel Planners, and you'll get the lowest web-only additional discounts of up to 20%!

  • The lowest rates at official show hotels (If you find a lower rate, let Travel Planners know!)
  • No pre-payment for hotel reservations
  • Immediate confirmations - no waiting or wondering
  • Update or cancel hotel reservations online - no fees or penalties
  • Descriptions, photos and maps to help you choose the perfect hotel
  • Lowest Web-based fares on preferred airlines
  • Up to 20% in additional airfare discounts

If you are an attendee, click here to make on-line housing reservations.

If you are an exhibitor, click here to make on-line housing reservations.

If you qualify for government rated rooms, click here to make on-line housing reservations.

The 2004 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition housing reservation form is also availalable for download in portable document format (which can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat).


The Westin Charlotte Hotel is the largest hotel in Charlotte. It is located across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center. The hotel offers a premiere Uptown location in the heart of the city’s financial district. A convenient trolley stop takes guests to the city’s hottest dining and entertainment district. All guest rooms and suites feature the Heavenly Bed, dual-line telephones with voice messaging, large work desk, in-room data port, complimentary gourmet coffee, in-room movies, and minibar. Our full-service concierge and well-equipped business center are available to attend to all those last-minute details. A gourmet restaurant and an outdoor café are guaranteed to satisfy any palate. A number of attractions are within minutes of the hotel including the shops and restaurants of Historic South End, the Charlotte Convention Center, and Ericsson Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is only 15 minutes from the convention center and Amtrak rail station is only 2 miles from the center. Public transportation of buses and trolleys, provided by CATS, is managed by the Public Transit Department of the City of Charlotte.




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