Networking Events

Don’t just listen to your peers present research—meet and talk with them at the following networking events, which bring you face to face with scientists and engineers from around the world. Connecting with colleagues is a significant benefit of attending the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, so we recommend adding some of the following events to your meeting schedule.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019

President’s Welcoming Reception
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Kick off the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition with this social networking event, a relaxed opportunity to meet with some of your global colleagues before presentations begin on Monday. Refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Please indicate whether you plan to attend on the TMS2019 registration form.

Student Networking Mixer
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees

Take a break and have some fun at this informal social event. Students will have the opportunity to interact with each other and with professionals in a relaxed setting. Refreshments will be provided.

LGBTQ+ and Allies Networking Mixer
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees; please indicate if you plan to attend on the TMS2019 registration form.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch in the exhibit hall and browse exhibitor displays between the morning and afternoon technical sessions.

Exhibit Opening Reception and Poster Session
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Open to all attendees

You 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 TMS2019 Exhibition.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees; please indicate if you plan to attend on the TMS2019 registration form.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch in the exhibit hall and browse exhibitor displays between the morning and afternoon technical sessions.

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour and Poster Session
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019

Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
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.

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees; please indicate if you plan to attend on the TMS2019 registration form.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch in the exhibit hall and browse exhibitor displays between the morning and afternoon technical sessions.

2019 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony & Banquet
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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 2019 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony & Banquet. There is no cost to attend the awards ceremony to honor those individuals who are being recognized for excellence in their fields. If you would like to attend the banquet following the awards ceremony, however, you must purchase a ticket through the TMS2019 registration form.