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, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Student Networking Mixer
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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, February 23, 2020
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, FEBRUARY 24, 2020

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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 I
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
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 TMS2020 Exhibition. New this year will be the Diffusion Zone, an updated version of the TMS Annual Meeting poster session, which will create diffuse networking and engagement opportunities for poster session presenters and other meeting attendees. This new concept will blend traditional, digital, and other approaches, with featured digital posters displayed on monitors, embedded demos, and the use of a streamlined poster template. Attendees will even be able to provide feedback on posters through an app-based rating system.

PuBZoNe: PbZn 2020 Networking Reception
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Location: barleymash Restaurant, San Diego’s Gaslamp District
Ticket Price: $75

Held in connection with the 9th International Symposium on Lead and Zinc Processing (PbZn 2020), the PuBZoNe event lets attendees connect in a relaxed, casual setting at a local San Diego restaurant. Drink tickets and light appetizers will be provided; attendees can purchase tickets for this event through the TMS2020 registration form. Note: You must be 21 or older to attend. Please be prepared to present a valid photo ID at the event.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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 II
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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. New this year will be the Diffusion Zone, an updated version of the TMS Annual Meeting poster session, which will create diffuse networking and engagement opportunities for poster session presenters and other meeting attendees. This new concept will blend traditional, digital, and other approaches, with featured digital posters displayed on monitors, embedded demos, and the use of a streamlined poster template. Attendees will even be able to provide feedback on posters through an app-based rating system.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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. This year’s program will feature facilitated small group discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics of interest to TMS members. Tickets can be purchased through the TMS2020 registration form and include breakfast.

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

2020 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony & Banquet
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Reception Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Banquet: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dessert: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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 2020 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 and reception following the awards ceremony, however, you must purchase a ticket through the TMS2020 registration form.