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Three Conferences: One Registration Fee
Register today to join us in San Diego for the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 3rd Pan American Materials Congress, and Energy Materials 2017—all for a single registration fee.

Registration is Closed.
Your TMS2017 registration fee includes access to:
  • More than 65 symposia from all five TMS technical divisions
  • Technical programming for two co-located conferences: 3rd Pan American Congress and Energy Materials 2017
  • A three-day pass to the TMS2017 Exhibition
  • Featured keynotes, honorary symposia, special award lectures, and all poster sessions
  • Electronic access to the complete collected proceedings
  • TMS President’s Welcoming Reception
  • Global Energy 2025 Opening Plenary Session
  • Exhibit Opening Reception
  • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
  • 2017 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony
  • Five full days of programming and activities
You can also add the following events to your registration:
  • Professional Development Events
    Choose from half-day or full-day workshops and courses
  • Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
    Formerly the Women in Science Breakfast
  • Extraction & Processing Division/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Luncheon Lecture
    Speaker: Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Light Metals Division Luncheon Lecture
    Speaker: Karl Ulrich Kainer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
  • Structural Materials Division Luncheon Lecture
    Speaker: Nikhilesh Chawla, Arizona State University
  • Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture
    Speakers to be announced
  • 2017 TMS-AIME Awards Banquet
    Featuring entertainment by San Diego’s Hang Ten Hoppers
  • Energy Materials Banquet
    Held at Harbor House, a San Diego seafood and steak restaurant
  • Pan American Materials Congress Banquet
    Held at Casa Guadalajara, a Mexican restaurant in Old Town, San Diego
  • San Diego Tour
    Featuring visits to the San Diego Zoo, Birch Aquarium, and University of California San Diego Materials Science and Engineering Facility

Learn more about these events on the Special Lectures and Networking Events web pages.

Receive the VIP Treatment
The TMS Foundation is offering a special TMS2017 VIP Donor Package as a thank you to donors who contributed $2,000 or more during 2016. The package includes concierge registration services at the meeting, tickets to select annual meeting events, an invitation to the TMS Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner in San Diego, and more. Visit the TMS Foundation website to learn more about VIP Donor Package benefits.
Note: Please allow two business days for your membership to be processed before registering at the member rate.
Discount Rate
(On or before January 20)
Standard Rate
(On or after January 21)
Member (Does not include TMS Membership for 2017)
Member Presenter (Does not include TMS Membership
for 2017)
Nonmember Presenter (Includes TMS Membership for 2017)
Nonmember (Includes TMS Membership for 2017)
Senior Member (Must hold Senior Member distinction with TMS)
Student Member* (Does not include Material Advantage Membership for 2017)
Student Nonmember* (Includes Material Advantage Membership for 2017)
Daily Registration Member (Does not include TMS Membership for 2017)
Daily Registration Nonmember (Includes TMS Membership for 2017)
Exhibition Daily (No one under 18 permitted)
* Must be a full-time student at an accredited university to register at the student rate. A current school identification card must be presented at registration to receive your materials at TMS2017.

Corporate Rate
To receive the corporate registration rate, you must send a minimum of 15 attendees to the meeting from your corporation. Contact Louise Wallach for more information on this option.

Not a TMS Member?
Register at the Non-Member Rate and your meeting registration will include TMS membership through the end of 2017, giving you access to TMS journals, discounts on publications and select meetings, and numerous opportunities for networking and professional development.


Registration will be open during the following hours in Hall A-B1 Foyer in the lower level of the San Diego Convention Center:

Sunday, February 26, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 27, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 2, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Help your employer to see the value of your attendance at TMS2017. Use our Justification Toolkit to build your case for attending TMS2017. The toolkit includes a customizable letter that you can present to your organization’s management, outlining the benefits of attending and summarizing the associated costs.

Access the TMS2017 Justification Toolkit


TMS welcomes your guests to join in selected Annual Meeting & Exhibition activities.

Guest Session Access: Each full-conference attendee is permitted up to two guests for one session at which they are presenting. This does not include colleagues or exhibitors. This access is intended for family members who wish to listen to one talk presented by their relative. No one under 18 permitted.

Please provide the names of the guests who will be attending your presentations when completing the registration form.

Guest Function Tickets: You may purchase additional tickets to social functions for your guests through the registration form.


Meeting Badges
All attendees and meeting participants (presenters, exhibitors, etc.) must register for the meeting. Badges must be worn for admission to technical sessions, the exhibition hall, social functions, and other events. There is a $25 fee to reprint lost badges.

Anti-Harassment Policy
TMS requires all attendees to abide by the Anti-Harassment Policy.

Photography and Audio/Video Recording Policy
TMS reserves the right to all audio and video reproductions of presentations at TMS-sponsored meetings. By registering for this meeting, all attendees acknowledge that they may be photographed by TMS personnel while at events, and that those photos may be used for promotional purposes, in TMS publications and websites, and on social media sites.

Any 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. Attendees violating this policy may be asked to leave the session.

Antitrust Compliance Policy
TMS complies with the antitrust laws of the United States. Attendees are encouraged to consult with their own corporate counsel for further guidance in complying with U.S. and foreign antitrust laws and regulations.

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 at (724) 776-9000 or on-site at the TMS Information Center.

Cell Phone Use
In consideration of attendees and presenters, TMS kindly requests that you minimize disturbances by setting all cell phones or PDAs on "silent" while in meeting rooms.

Refund Policy
Written requests must arrive at TMS post marked no later than January 20, 2017. No refunds will be issued after January 20, 2017. A $75 processing fee is charged for all cancellations.

Refund requests should be sent to:
TMS2017, c/o Registration Control Systems
1833 Portola Rd., Suite B
Ventura, California 93003

TMS Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is committed to advancing diversity in the minerals, metals, and materials professions, and to promoting an inclusive professional culture that welcomes and engages all who seek to contribute to the field. TMS recognizes that a diverse minerals, metals, and materials workforce is critical to ensuring that all viewpoints, perspectives, and talents are brought to bear in addressing complex science and engineering challenges. To build and nurture this diverse professional community, TMS welcomes and actively engages the participation of underrepresented groups in all of its initiatives and endeavors.


The chances of an emergency situation occurring at TMS2017 are quite small. However, being prepared to react effectively in case of an incident is the most critical step in ensuring the health and safety of yourself and those around you.

Know Your Surroundings
Please take a few moments to review the maps of the TMS2017 facilities printed in the at-meeting program. When you enter these buildings, familiarize yourself with the exits and the stairs leading to those exits. In case of evacuation, the elevators and escalators in both the San Diego Convention Center and the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina will cease to operate. When you arrive at your session or event location, look for the emergency exits that are in closest proximity to you.

Emergency Phone Numbers
If you are in the San Diego Convention Center and have an emergency, contact the convention center’s Security Department by dialing extension 5911 from any of the white courtesy phones located throughout the facility or by calling (619) 525-5911 from a cell phone. If you are located in the Marriott Marquis & Marina, contact hotel security by dialing extension 53 from any house phone or 911 if calling from a cell phone.

Alarms and Emergency Instructions
If an alarm or strobe light is activated in the San Diego Convention Center, remain calm and listen for an announcement over the public address system with instructions. The announcement will be repeated until the convention center’s emergency response team has determined that the situation is "all clear" or that an "evacuation" or "lock down" needs to take place.

If instructed to evacuate, follow the instructions given over the public address system to exit the building.

In the event of a lock down, shelter in place and await further instructions over the public address system or by security personnel.

Earthquake Safety
As soon as an earthquake begins, drop to the floor and find protection under a table or other furniture.

Stay clear of windows. Hold on and protect your face and head from flying debris. If outdoors, quickly move away from buildings, poles, and overhead wires to avoid falling objects. After the shaking stops, remain calm and be alert to aftershocks.

If you are in the San Diego Convention Center, remain where you are until you receive instructions from convention center security or police personnel.

Medical Emergencies
First aid services are available in the San Diego Convention Center in Box Office A of the registration area. The hours of operation are as follows:

Sunday, February 26: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, February 27: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 2: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The convention center also has 14 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) located throughout the facility, on every level, that can be used in case of sudden cardiac arrest.

If you or someone near you is experiencing a serious medical emergency, and you are located in the convention center, dial extension 5911 from any of the white courtesy phones located throughout the facility or call (619) 525-5911 from a cell phone.

Outside of the convention center, dial 911 from a cell phone. Be prepared to calmly provide details about your specific location and the nature of the medical emergency.

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