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TMS Fall Meeting '99: General Information

October 31-November 4, 1999 · TMS FALL MEETING '99 · Cincinnati, Ohio

Dates and Location


Attention Nonmember Registrants


Publication Sales

Technical Sessions

Poster Session

Authors' Coffee/Slide Preview Area

Conference Management System Demo

Hotel Information


Focusing on physical metallurgy and materials, the TMS Fall Meeting '99 will feature a wide array of technical symposia sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). A poster session is also planned. As a greater convenience for attendees, the meeting is typically colocated with ASM International's Materials Solutions Conference. Approximately 100 technical sessions will focus on key information and successful strategies to give attendees insight into the research, development, and application of new materials processes, analysis techniques, and equipment advances.

The TMS Fall Meeting '99 will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel, which will be the TMS headquarters for the event. All technical sessions and conference registration will be located here.


You may register to attend the conference via TMS OnLine, by submitting the electronic registration form, or you may download the portable document format version of the form by employing the free software Adobe Acrobat Reader, then mail or fax your completed form to:

TMS Customer Service Center
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086-7528
Fax (724) 776-3770

Due to the popularity of this conference, your advance registration is strongly recommended. Full payment must be submitted at the time of registration. Registration forms sent via fax or the World Wide Web must include a credit card payment. Registration forms mailed must include payment via check or credit card. Your registration cannot be processed without payment in full. The advance registration deadline for this conference is October 11, 1999.

Students must attach a copy of their student ID card to their registration form. Non-member registrants receive a free TMS membership for the year 2000. Confirmations will be mailed to all processed registrants. Badges and advance registrant packets can be picked up starting Sunday, October 31, beginning at 12:00 noon at the registration area.

TMS/AIME Member--$425
Nonmember Author--$425
Retired Member--$200
Student Member--FREE
Student Nonmember--$25
Bridge Fee--$50
On-site registration hours:

TMS Fall Meeting '99 registration fees include admittance to all TMS programming at the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel, and admittance to the Materials Solutions Exposition and the Heat Treating Exposition at the Cincinnati Convention Center. Payment of the additional $50 bridge fee entitles you to also attend the ASM Materials Solutions Conference, also at the Cincinnati Convention Center.


Cancellation Policy
Registration fees will be refunded if a written request is received before October 8, 1999. A $50 processing fee will be charged on all cancellations. Please mail or fax written requests to TMS Customer Service, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086-7528; fax (724) 776-3770.

Receive a free, one-year introductory TMS associate membership for the year 2000. All non-member and non-member author registrants of the 1999 TMS Fall Meeting automatically receive a one-year complimentary associate membership in TMS. Associate members receive all of the same benefits as members, including a subscription to JOM, discounts on TMS publications and meeting fees, inclusion in, and access to, the TMS Membership Directory on TMS OnLine via the World Wide Web, plus an array of other personalized membership benefits and services.

Be sure to stop by the TMS Membership Display and pick up your complimentary gift and update card during the meeting. Shortly after the meeting, you will receive your membership card and new member packet, along with an update card asking for additional vital information for our records, such as birthdate, education, and work experience. Your TMS associate membership will be activated upon completion of your registration form. Don't miss out on this opportunity for a one-year trial membership in TMS and also enjoy big savings on publication purchases while you're attending the meeting.

Audio/Video Recording Policy
TMS reserves the rights to any audio and video reproduction of all presentations at every TMS-sponsored meeting. Recording of session (audio, video, still-photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publications, or copyright without the express written consent of TMS and the individual authors is strictly prohibited. Contact the TMS Technical Programming Department to obtain a copy of the waiver release form.

Americans with Disabilities Act
TMS strongly supports the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against, and promotes public accessibility for those with disabilities. In support of and compliance with this Act, we ask that those requiring specific equipment or services as an attendee of the TMS Fall Meeting '99 contact the TMS Meeting Services Department, at telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 232, and advise of any specific requirements in advance.

Tax Deduction
An income-tax deduction is allowed for expenses for education, (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging), undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills (see Treas. Reg. 1.162-5) (U.S. registrants only).


Concurrent proceedings volumes from TMS Fall Meeting '99, along with other TMS publications, will be on sale in the Fourth Floor Foyer area at the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel.


Technical sessions will begin on Monday morning, November 1, 1999 and end on Thursday, November 4, 1999. All technical sessions will be held at the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel. Abstracts will be available by accessing the TMS Conference Management System (CMS), or by downloading the PDF version of the technical program, using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have access to the World Wide Web, contact TMS Customer Service for a copy of the technical session abstracts. The abstracts will also be published in the final program distributed at the meeting.


A poster session will be held in conjunction with the meeting. Presentations will be displayed on 4'x8' poster boards, no formal oral presentation is required. The poster session will begin Monday, November 1 and remain in place through Wednesday, November 3. Abstracts of 150 words or less must be submitted by September 27, 1999. Send abstracts to Peggy Weiss, TMS, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086; fax (724) 776-3770; e-mail


The TMS Authors' coffee will be held each morning at the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel, from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. This function is for authors, chairs, and organizers. Authors are asked to attend the authors' coffee only on the morning of their presentation.


Attention symposia organizers and technical committee chairs. At a special organizers workshop on Tuesday, November 2, 1999, 12:30 p.m., TMS will demonstrate the Conference Management System (CMS). This presentation will familiarize organizers with the direct electronic submission of abstracts and the organization of symposia via the TMS OnLine web site. All organizers of present and future symposia, as well as technical committee members are strongly encouraged to attend. Contact Peggy Weiss, TMS Programming Services for additional information at (724) 776-9000, ext. 227; or e-mail


Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel. The deadline to register through this site has passed. For more information, contact:

Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel—Reservations
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2899
Fax (513) 421-4291

Questions? Contact the TMS Customer Service Center, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086-7528; telephone 1-800-759-4867 (USA) or (724) 776-9000, ext. 270; fax (724) 776-3770; e-mail

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