Featured Sessions

Preview the all-conference plenary session, as well as topical keynotes, honorary symposia, and other special sessions planned for the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition.


All-Conference Plenary

Learn about the all-conference plenary session, “The Next Materials Frontier for Flight.”

2019 Light Metals Keynote Session: Aluminum Industry: Vision for the Next Decade

This session will look at a vision for the aluminum industry for 2020 to 2030, discussing trends, risks, changes, and challenges and how they will be managed by the industry.

Magnesium Technology 2019: Keynote Session

This half day of invited keynote speakers kicks off programming for the Magnesium Technology 2019 symposium, the latest installment in the popular, long-running Magnesium Technology symposium at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Diversity in STEM and Best Practices to Improve It

In this full-day symposium, experts from the front lines of the professional community will share strategies, experiences, and insights into developing a more inclusive work and educational environment.

Additive Manufacturing Joint Keynote Session

Tying together the seven additive manufacturing symposia held at TMS2019, this special keynote session features five invited speakers discussing topics of broad interest to the additive manufacturing community.


REWAS 2019 Plenary Session

The plenary session of the REWAS 2019 symposium will feature seven invited speakers.

Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Keynote Session

This special session will feature invited presentations by four leaders in the emerging discipline of autonomous materials research.

Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey

This session aims to provide the TMS community with a brief overview of the recently released report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on the Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey


Science Policy within the Materials Research Community

Explore the relationship between materials scientists and the science policy community at this special, one-day symposium.

Effective Business Improvement Methodologies for the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Industries

In this session, invited speakers will review the different approaches taken for business improvement in the minerals, metals, and materials industries and share best practices. The session will conclude with a panel discussion involving the speakers. 

Metamorphic Manufacturing: Shaping the Future of On-Demand Components: An Information Session with the Experts

Sit down with the team of experts responsible for producing Metamorphic Manufacturing: Shaping the Future of On-Demand Components, a new TMS study being released at TMS2019. Through a brief overview and informal conversation, you will gain first-hand insights into this potentially disruptive technology that combines the incremental deformation of a metalsmith with the precision and control of intelligent machines and robotic systems.


International Round Table on Materials Criticality

TMS will host the third installment of this roundtable as part of the REWAS 2019 symposium at TMS2019. The topic will be “How Does Industry Manage Criticality in Product Development?” 


Honorary Symposia

Four symposia will be presented in honor of distinguished members of the minerals, metals, and materials communities.