TMS Meetings Policies

Please review the following policies before joining us for a TMS event:

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 1-724-776-9000 or at the on-site registration desk.

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.

Attendee Presentation Recording and Photography Policy

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. This includes taking photos of slides during presentations. Attendees violating this policy may be asked to leave the session.

TMS COVID-19 Statement

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), working in partnership with conference and event venues, are complying with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and relevant state and local authorities in an effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for TMS attendees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease and it is not possible to eliminate the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, and efforts to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 may not be sufficient to prevent spreading or contracting COVID-19.

TMS COVID-19 Release & Hold Harmless Agreement

By registering for and attending a TMS event or meeting (together with any other activities hosted or sponsored by, or affiliated with, TMS, an “Event”), you acknowledge and agree to each of the following terms and conditions: (Read More)

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.

Meetings Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policies

TMS is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment and an experience that embraces the richness of diversity where all participants may exchange ideas, learn, network, and socialize in the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual respect. TMS does not tolerate harassment in any form and requires all members and participants to abide by the TMS Anti-Harassment Policy and Meetings Code of Conduct. For more information on how to report violations of the Meetings Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment policies, please visit the TMS Code of Conduct Policies web page

Policy on Minor Children at TMS Events

Please review the Policy on Minor Children at TMS Events for guidelines on bringing a minor child to a TMS event.

Recordings and Photographs for TMS Use

By registering for this meeting, all attendees acknowledge that they may be photographed and/or recorded by TMS personnel while at events, and that those recordings/images may be used for promotional purposes, in TMS publications and websites, and on social media sites. TMS reserves the right to all audio, video, and still photography reproductions of presentations at TMS-sponsored meetings.

A complete listing of Society policies can be accessed through the Society Bylaws & Policies section of the TMS website.