Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions 3

July 23–24, 2018 • University of California, Santa Barbara • Santa Barbara, California, USA


For your convenience, blocks of special rate rooms have been reserved both on and off-campus for the duration of the Summit. Reservations at The Club & Guest House, located on-campus at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) must be made by June 10, 2018. Accommodations at The Goodland Hotel in Goleta must be secured by June 18, 2018.

For more information on each hotel, please review the information below.

The Goodland Hotel

Rate: $219/night – July 22, 2018 through July 25, 2018

Housing Deadline: June 18, 2018

Click here to make your hotel reservation or reference "TMS Summit on Diversity" when calling 1-800-KIMPTON.


Located in Goleta, Santa Barbara’s sister city, The Goodland Hotel is minutes from top Santa Barbara attractions, including the University of California, Santa Barbara. The hotel includes complimentary wireless internet in sleeping rooms, hosted coffee in the lobby served from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and a hosted wine reception in the lobby served each evening.

The Club & Guest House at UC Santa Barbara

Rate: $199/night – July 22, 2018 through July 25, 2018

Housing Deadline: June 10, 2018

To reserve your room, e-mail guest house manager Simon Herrera or call at 1-805-893-7781. Guests will receive a confirmation letter via e-mail to complete the booking.


Stay in the heart of the UC Santa Barbara campus with The Club & Guest House. Bookings include two complimentary deluxe continental breakfasts per room and access to the self-service business center. Guest rooms offer eco-friendly in-room products and amenities.

Please note that special rates are not guaranteed once a hotel block is full or beyond each hotel’s housing deadline, whichever comes first.


The Goodland Hotel is within 10 minutes’ drive from the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) and the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station. Visit the hotel website, for more detailed directions and travel information.

The Club & Guest House is located on campus at the University of California, Santa Barbara and campus parking permits are available for purchase at the time of check-in.

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Visa Application Process
Meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter the United States are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa takes a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early. The U.S. State Department website includes visa information concerning temporary visitors to the United States that may be helpful to you.

Please note that the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is expected to be mandatory for Visa Waiver Program travelers. Complete information is available on the Visa Waiver Program page of the U.S. State Department website.

Generate a Visa Letter
To generate an official visa invitation letter for this congress, please select an option below based upon your attendee status. To personalize the letter, follow the instructions and type in the information in the appropriate places. Then, print the letter and submit it along with other required documentation to the appropriate Consulate/Embassy. Please note that this letter does not guarantee you will be granted a visa. If you need additional assistance, e-mail Diana Grady, or call at 1–724–776–9000, ext. 256.


TMS cannot send the letter to an embassy or consulate for you nor can we contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the United States. It is crucial for the success of the application to apply at least three months in advance. TMS may contact program participants (abstract submitters) to follow up on specific visa requirements and may provide customized letters and supporting documentation as needed.

For More Information

For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

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