Meeting Resources

2020 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference

August 17-19, 2020 • Hilton Austin Hotel • Austin, Texas, USA

The 2020 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference (SFF Symposium) will be held Monday, August 17, through Wednesday, August 19, with a pre-conference social event scheduled for Sunday, August 16. Additional information regarding this symposium, such as events, awards, and hotel options, can be found on the SFF Symposium website.


Abstract Submission Deadline:
April 15, 2020

Registration Deadline:
August 13, 2020

Conference Dates:
August 17-19, 2020


Registration Information

Full-conference and student registration fees include the following:

  • Full technical meeting access
  • Sunday evening pre-conference event
  • Monday evening awards banquet
  • Tuesday lunch
  • A flash drive copy of the conference proceedings+

+The conference proceedings flash drive will be sent to full-conference and student registrants at the address provided on their registration form. If the proceedings should be sent to a different address, please notify TMS before August 19. Individuals who cancel their registrations and do not receive a refund are entitled to the flash drive conference proceedings.

Technical sessions will begin on Monday, August 17, and run through Wednesday, August 19. Attendees are required to register, and badges must be worn for admission to technical sessions and all conference events.

Registration Fees

Full Conference $640
Student* $420
Daily (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday)** $260

*Must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student to register at student rate. Students may register online and must send a copy of their student ID card by email to Students must bring their student ID cards with them on-site to get their conference materials.
**One-day registration includes one social event ticket on that day, but does not include a copy of the proceedings.

Cancellation Policy
Requests for cancellations must be made in writing (by e-mail or mail) to TMS. A $75 processing fee is charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be processed after the registration deadline of August 13, 2020.

Obtain a Travel Visa for Conferences held in the United States

Request a Visa Letter

To request an official visa invitation letter for this conference, please send your request to TMS Meeting Services. Letters will be generated as requested, so you can 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, please call at 1–724–776–9000, ext. 211.

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.

For More Information

For questions or more information regarding this symposium, please e-mail the TMS Programming Staff.

Please Note: The 2020 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference is organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department/Lab for Freeform Fabrication under the aegis of the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is handling registration and programming support services for this symposium.