About the 2002 TMS Fall Meeting: Registration & Housing Information

October 6-10, 2002 · TMS FALL MEETING 2002 · Columbus, Ohio





The TMS 2002 Fall Meeting will be headquartered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, October 6-10, 2002. All TMS technical sessions will take place in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. TMS Committee Meetings will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. ASM events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel.

Although very much under development, this site will be updated as new details become available. To review and/or contribute to the technical program for the meeting, visit the TMS Conference Management System.


TMS 2002 Fall Meeting Registration and Housing forms are available for download in portable document format. EARLY REGISTRATION AND HOUSING ARE ADVISED. By choosing the full conference registration option on the registration form, you will be entitled to attend all of the events for one fee.


All attendees are encouraged to register in advance to avoid delays in registering on-site. Advance registration fees are as follows:

Attendee Member $575
Attendee Non-Member $645
Participant Member $475
Participant Non-Member $545
Student Member $0
Student Non-member $25

To register in advance, complete the registration form (available for download in portable document format). Advance registrations will be accepted until Friday, September 13 2002. Payment MUST accompany your registration form. Full payment of registration fees and social function tickets must accompany the completed advance registration form. Any questions about registration should be directed to the George E. Fern Company, fax (513) 621-4439. You may submit your completed registration form by: (please submit only once)

  1. Mail:
    Geo E. Fern Company
    1100 Gest Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45203

  2. Fax: (with credit card information) (513) 621-4439

  3. Web:

Badges will be mailed two weeks before the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting. For international registrants, badges can be picked-up starting Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 PM in Hall C of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. If you do not bring your badge with you, there will be a $5 processing fee for printing a new badge. All badge changes will be made at the Registration Desk. A confirmation card will be mailed to you within the two-month period preceding the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting. If your registration form is received by the Geo E. Fern Company after September 13, your registration will not be processed. You must register on-site.


You may register at the meeting. On-site registration will be located in Hall C, beginning Sunday afternoon and continuing through Thursday afternoon during the following hours:

Sunday, October 6 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, October 7 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 8 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 9 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 10 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Registration fees will be refunded after the close of the event if a written request is received by September 20, 2002. Send your requests to ASM International, Customer Service Center, Materials Park, OH 44073, Fax: (440)338-4634. NO refunds will be issued on-site.


The TMS headquarters hotel will be the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Special conference rates have been contracted at all of the hotels listed on the housing form. To receive the special rates, please use the advance housing form to make your hotel reservations. Payment MUST accompany the housing form. Reservations will be processed on a first-come, firstserve basis. In order to qualify for the special rates, you must identify yourself as a TMS 2002 Fall Meeting Attendee. No room block has been set-aside for TMS. The Crowne Plaza Hotel will extend the following room rates to TMS 2002 Fall Meeting attendees:

Single Accommodations $134
Double Accommodations $144

These rates are subject to state and local taxes, which are currently 15.75%. The Crowne Plaza Hotel must receive reservations by Thursday, August 29, 2002 in order to guarantee the above rates. Check-in time is 3:00 PM and checkout time is 12 noon.

Submit your completed form to:

GCCVB Housing Bureau
90 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: (614) 222-6140


An enclosed walkway connects the Crowne Plaza Hotel to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and a variety of shops and restaurants. The German Village District, Nationwide Arena District, Short North Art District, Ohio and Palace Theaters, City Center Mall and Ohio State University are all located close to the hotel. Port Columbus International Airport is just minutes away. Rooms include coffee maker, color TV with remote, in-room movies, on command Playstation games and Internet access, hair dryer, video checkout, and ironing board/iron. The lap pool, exercise room, and sauna are a perfect energetic getaway. Max & Erma’s offers an exciting, casual atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Boulevard Cafe offers the perfect snack featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee, Mrs. Field’s Pastries and Graeter’s Ice Cream. The Boulevard Bar offers the finest appetizers and libations.



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