TMS 2019 annual meeting set for March in Texas


The TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 10-14, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas, brings together more than 4,000 engineers, scientists, business leaders, and other professionals in the minerals, metals, and materials fields for a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary exchange of technical knowledge.

More than 3,500 presentations are planned for TMS2019, but the conference is more than technical talks. Here is a sample of what’s scheduled:

Keynote sessions take a closer look at these hot-topic issues:

  • Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Keynote Session: Featuring four leaders in the emerging topic of Autonomous Materials Research.
  • Additive Manufacturing Keynote Session: Tying together the seven additive symposia planned at TMS2019.
  • Light Metals Keynote Sessions: Invited keynote sessions planned on timely topics in the aluminum and magnesium industries.

Special topic sessions include diversity in STEM and best practices to improve it.   Experts from the front lines of the professional community share strategies, experiences, and insights into developing a more inclusive work and educational environment. “Science Policy Within the Materials Research Community” involves program managers, administrators, academic researchers, industry professionals, and former Congressional Fellows offering their first-hand experiences working in science policy.

Additionally, TMS will release two new reports at TMS2019: A Technology Study to Initiate the Third Wave of Digital Manufacturing — Metamorphic Manufacturing and Verification & Validation of Computational Models Associated with the Mechanics of Materials.

There will be special programming for young professionals, graduate students, and students, including poster competitions, mentoring sessions, networking events, and, new this year, a workshop on creating application packages for laboratory, university, or industry positions.