We're so glad
you've decided to join us at the 142nd installment of the TMS Annual Meeting
& Exhibition. Over the next five days, this newsletter-delivered to your
inbox each morning-will serve as your daily guide to meeting news and information.
Think of today's issue as your meeting orientation session, and read on for some
very practical information on where to find everything you
Where to Find Registration
Before you can attend technical sessions, social events, or
any other activities at TMS2013, you'll need to pick up your registration packet.
Visit the East Registration Lobby of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (click here for a map) during the hours listed below to claim your meeting program, name badge, and
other useful items. (Note: You will need to wear your name badge to gain admission
to all conference events, including technical sessions.)
Registration Booth Hours
Sunday, March 3, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 7:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where to Find Food
We know that you are here to
feast on knowledge and to digest as much technical information as possible. We
also know that you're going to get hungry for real food sooner or later. Here's
where you can find quick meals, snacks, and beverages in the Convention Center:
The Cafe: Located
in the main lobby of the convention center, the Cafe offers hot and cold
beverages and light meal options and seating.
The Mural Cafe: Located
in the Parkview Lobby on the second floor of the convention center, the Mural
offers hot and cold beverages and light snacks.
The Coffee Shop: Near
the main entrance of the convention center, the Coffee Shop offers hot and cold
beverages and light snacks.
to Find Free Food
On Tuesday, all
full-conference attendees are invited to a complimentary light buffet lunch in
the exhibit hall from noon to 2:00 p.m. In addition, full-conference
will find a $10 voucher in their registration packets that can be
lunch concessions in the exhibit hall on Monday and Wednesday.
Don't want to spend your
travel allowance on gourmet coffee? Complimentary mid-morning and mid-afternoon
coffee breaks will provide attendees with refreshments during technical
Where to Find Wireless Internet
Almost as important as where
to find food is where to find reliable Internet access. Free wireless internet
access is available in public areas of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
This includes the East Registration Lobby, Towerview and Parkview Lobbies, and
Cafe. Please select the "FreeInternet" network for access.
to Find Translation Services and International Colleagues
Individuals from more than 70
countries will travel from around the world to attend the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting.
This year, TMS is offering a Global Networking Lounge, where these international
attendees can meet and network with other members from their home countries and
from other locations around the world.
Echo International, an international
and translation services organization, is sponsoring this lounge
and will be available
to assist international attendees. Specifically, Chinese,
Japanese, and Russian
interpreters will be on-site throughout the week.
The lounge will be open Monday-Wednesday, and
outside of Grand Ballroom C above the Concourse Level in the Convention
Where to Find the Correct Time
For those of you who have traversed
many time zones to arrive in San Antonio, please be sure to set your watches for
Central Standard Time.
Where to Find Business Services
A full-service UPS Store is
located just inside the main entrance of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention
Services include packing and shipping, photocopying, faxing,
and general supplies for sale. The store is open Monday-Friday
from 8:00 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (It is
not, however, open today.)
For more information, you
can visit www.theupsstorelocal.com/4180 or