Final Program

Summit Dates: July 29-31, 2014


The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers

Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences

National Academy of Engineering

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

Society of Women Engineers






TimkenSteel Corporation

American Association of Engineering Societies

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Association for Iron & Steel Technology

Association for Women in Science

The American Ceramic Society

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation

University Materials Council

Registration & Housing/Travel
The First TMS Summit on Creating and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1): Honoring the First Female Member of AIME: Ellen Swallow Richards
July 29–31, 2014 * National Academy of Sciences Building (2101 Constitution Ave, NW)* Washington, DC

Registration is now closed. If you are planning on attending and have not registered, you may register on-site.

Registrants will receive all of the following:
  • Admission to the full program including plenary and keynote presentations, professional development workshops, and facilitated working sessions
  • Access to all coffee breaks, lunch on July 29 and July 30, and one ticket to the July 29 evening dinner
  • One ticket to the July 30 industry/networking reception
  • Online access to the summit final report and toolkit following the event (tentatively scheduled for release in fall 2014)
  • A copy of the book Pioneer in Science and Technology: The Remarkable Life and Career of Ellen Swallow Richards, a biography written by professional author Pamela Curtis Swallow
  • A reprint of the JOM special feature, United in Our Differences: Changing the Face of MSE
Justification Letter

TMS understands that many organizations have limited budgets for travel and meeting attendance. Use the following customizable letter to demonstrate to your supervisor the value of attending Diversity in the Minerals, Metals and Materials Professions 1 (DMMM1) and to request funding for travel and registration: Download Letter (Microsoft Word).

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Cutoff: June 28, 2014
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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.


How to Generate a Visa Letter
To generate an official visa invitation letter for this conference, 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, contact Phyllis Roessler at 1-724-776-9000 ext. 256 or email:


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.

TMS Members Only International Travel Resources
An extensive online library of tools is available on the TMS Members Only homepage for help with acquiring a visa and preparing for travel to meetings or business events in the United States. Select "International Travel" from the tool bar on the left after logging in to access to articles and information, as well as links to official government and agency resources, updates, forms, and websites.


Cancellation Policy
Requests for cancellations must be made in writing to TMS. A $75 processing fee is charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be processed after the registration deadline of June 28, 2014.

Photography Notice
By registering for the congress, all attendees acknowledge that they may be photographed by TMS personnel while at events and that those photos may be used for promotional purposes.

Audio/Video Recording Policy
TMS reserves the right to all audio and video reproductions of presentations at TMS sponsored meetings. Recording of sessions (audio, video, still photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of TMS and the individual authors is strictly prohibited. Contact TMS Technical Programming at (724) 776-9000 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 in compliance with ADA, we ask those requiring specific equipment or services to contact TMS Meeting Services in advance.