The Symposium on Zirconium in Nuclear Applications was held 21–24 August 1973 in Portland, Ore., and was co-sponsored by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee B-10 on Refractory Metals and Alloys and by the Institute of Metals Division, The Metallurgical Society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). Program planning was done jointly by representatives of the ASTM Subcommittee B10.02 on Zirconium and Hafnium and by the TMS-IMD Nuclear Metallurgy Committee of AIME. J.H. Schemel, AMAX Specialty Metals Corp., presided as the symposium chairman, and H.S. Rosenbaum, General Electric Co., served as the symposium co-chairman. The session chairman and co-chairman included: A.L. Bement, Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A. Lowe, Jr., Babcock & Wilcox Company; M.L. Picklesimer, National Bureau of Standards; P.L. Rittenhouse, Union Carbide Corporation; D.E. Thomas, Westinghouse Electric Company; J. Wahler, Combustion Engineering, Inc.; and C.D. Williams, General Electric Company.