Registration is now open for The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's (TMS) 139th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Seattle, Washington, where materials scientists, engineers, educators, students, and industry leaders from around the globe will gather at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center February 14-18, 2010.
All attendees who register prior to the January 15, 2010 deadline will receive $100 off the on-site rate. In addition, any organization that registers five or more attendees is eligible to receive a discounted rate of $415 per registrant-a savings of $160-$310 each.
"The annual meeting is a fast and fact-filled few days where you can give your career a jump start," said TMS President Ray D. Peterson. "In a short period of time, you can learn about the latest advances in your technical and scientific areas of interest, meet the people working in the same areas of industry, and talk with suppliers and vendors who can help you achieve your career goals."
TMS 2010 will feature lectures on advances in materials science and engineering technology and applications, educational courses, student activities, and a comprehensive exhibition of new products and technologies in the materials field.
The technical program includes 55 symposia encompassing the following seven technical themes: Advanced Characterization and Modeling; Aluminum and Magnesium; Electronic Materials; High Performance Structural Materials; Materials and Society; Materials Processing and Production; and Nanoscale and Amorphous Materials.
Rounding out the conference experience will be nearly a dozen receptions; the TMS Awards Banquet; the Women in Science breakfast; and a variety of student activities including the TMS Materials Bowl competition and Student Poster Contest.
"The 2010 TMS Annual Meeting presents the most comprehensive showcase of knowledge and products of materials," said Hani Henein, program committee chair. "Industry, government, and academics will benefit from the opportunities to meet a large international network of materials professionals and to learn about the state of the art in industrial practice and in research. The latest developments in materials for a sustainable society are a preeminent event at this Annual Meeting."
Many networking receptions, student activities, and short courses will take place in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel-the TMS 2010 headquarter hotel, just steps away from the convention center. Attendees should book rooms in the TMS hotel block before January 21, 2010 to receive reduced rates. To register for the conference and secure accommodations for TMS 2010, visit the annual meeting homepage at www.tms.org/TMS2010.