November 09-14, 2014
Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
PRE-MEETING CHECKLISTPre-register for Committee(s) Meeting(s) - There is no fee to attend an ASTM Meeting but one must register (note that this does not register you at the hotel).
COMMITTEE SCHEDULE AND MEETING INFORMATION
|A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys||(10-13)||Kevin Shanahan||(9737)|
|A04 on Iron Castings||(11-12)||Kathleen Chalfin||(9717)|
|A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products||(09-11)||Kristy Straiton||(9640)|
|A06 on Magnetic Properties||(10-11)||Kelly Paul||(9745)|
|B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys||(10-12)||Jeffrey Adkins||(9738)|
|B07 on Light Metals and Alloys||(10-12)||Kristy Straiton||(9640)|
|B08 on Metallic and Inorganic Coatings||(12-13)||Diane Lake||(9661)|
|B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys||(11-12)||Jeffrey Adkins||(9738)|
|C11 on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems||(10-13)||Thomas O'Toole||(9739)|
|D20 on Plastics||(09-12)||Alyson Fick||(9710)|
|D27 on Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases||(09-11)||Kelly Paul||(9745)|
|E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials||(09-12)||Thomas O'Toole||(9739)|
|E04 on Metallography||(10-11)||Kathleen Chalfin||(9717)|
|E08 on Fatigue and Fracture||(10-12)||Jeffrey Adkins||(9738)|
|E20 on Temperature Measurement||(09-11)||Krista Robbins||(9689)|
|E27 on Hazard Potential of Chemicals||(11-13)||W Scott Orthey||(9730)|
|E28 on Mechanical Testing||(10-11)||Ashley Wiand||(9551)|
|E44 on Solar, Geothermal and Other Alternative Energy Sources||(11-12)||Kristy Straiton||(9640)|
|E56 on Nanotechnology||(10-11)||Kathleen Chalfin||(9717)|
|F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices||(11-13)||Pat Picariello||(9720)|
|F06 on Resilient Floor Coverings||(12-13)||Stephen Mawn||(9726)|
|F07 on Aerospace and Aircraft||(12-13)||Thomas O'Toole||(9739)|
|F08 on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities||(11-14)||Joe Koury||(9804)|
|F11 on Vacuum Cleaners||(10-12)||Diane Lake||(9661)|
|F15.29.00 on Playground Equipment for Public Use||(11-12)||Leonard Morrissey||(9719)|
|F15.09.00 on Home Playground Equipment||(10)||Leonard Morrissey||(9719)|
|F15.61.00 on Constant Air Inflatable Play Devices for Home Use||(12)||Leonard Morrissey||(9719)|
|F16 on Fasteners||(09-11)||Jennifer Rodgers||(9694)|
|F17 on Plastic Piping Systems||(10-12)||Robert Morgan||(9732)|
|F34 on Rolling Element Bearings||(12-13)||Joseph Hugo||(9740)|
|F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials||(12-13)||Brian Milewski||(9619)|
|G01 on Corrosion of Metals||(11-13)||Krista Robbins||(9689)|
SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOPS
To access the symposia/workshops/seminar objectives, registration fee information, and online registration, click on the title of the event below. You may also register online to attend a symposium or workshop at the "Register" link above.Workshop on Multiaxial Fatigue and Mixed Mode Fatigue Crack Growth (Thursday) (Sponsored by Committee E08) Workshop on User Experiences in Variable Amplitude Fatigue and Fracture Testing (Wednesday) (Sponsored by Committee E08) Symposium on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices (Monday) (Sponsored by Committee F04) Workshop on Transparent Enclosures and Materials (Wednesday) (Sponsored by Committee F07) 10th Annual Hydrogen Embrittlement Workshop (Thursday) (Sponsored by Committee F07) ASTM Mock Trial (Tuesday) (Sponsored by Committee F08) Workshop on New Approaches for Field Corrosion Monitoring and Testing (Tuesday) (Sponsored by Committee G01)
If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration, contact the Symposia Department: email@example.com at 610-832-9677.
ASTM TRAINING SESSIONS
ASTM staff will provide several training sessions on various subjects to educate and assist officers, members and non-members of ASTM committees. The following topics will be discussed:
During this joint Technical Committee Operations and Editorial module, we will review both new and revised standards as they go through the development and publication process. We will cover how standard ideas are introduced, drafted, and publicized as well as review ASTM's electronic tools and time-tested techniques for accelerating the development of your standard. Included in the workshop will be a brief review of work items registration, the three stages of balloting, and an explanation of the key roles of your editor and the standard's technical contact.
This session will discuss the ASTM balloting process, how to resolve negative votes using the Online Negative Resolution Tool in the MyASTM section of the ASTM website and how to write an effective negative. Additionally, the roles that the subcommittee chairs, technical contacts, and ASTM Staff play throughout this process will be discussed.
Refreshments will be available at all sessions.
You must be registered to attend ASTM Meetings. Use our online registration form where you have the ability to register for multiple events, pay fees in advance using a credit card, and receive an electronic confirmation. You may register online at the "Register" link above.
When you preregister online, you will receive emails on committee meetings, final announcements, and other information that will help you prepare for your meeting. The registration information significantly assists us in preparations for the committee week.
The cut-off for preregistration is Wednesday, November 5, 2014. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the Sheraton New Orleans.
All meetings will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Reservations may be made via our reservation link Registration for Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the Sheraton New Orleans at 504-525-2500 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).
The hotel has extended the cut-off date to Friday, October 17, 2014. However, there are a limited number of rooms available on certain dates.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than October 10, 2014. ASTM rates are $189 single/double plus 13% tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
U.S. Government Rates: The Sheraton New Orleans has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $154.
IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.
ADVANCE DEPOSIT: The Sheraton New Orleans requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton New Orleans, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to arrival date.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
INTERNET: The Sheraton New Orleans has high speed internet access in all guestrooms at $5.95-$14.95 plus tax daily.
ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM is providing computers with an internet connection. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area only. The meeting rooms throughout the hotel will not have internet connections.
TRANSPORTATION AND LOCAL INFORMATION
The Sheraton New Orleans is located approximately 15 miles/35 minutes from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 504-525-2500 and the general fax number is 504-595-5552. The website for the hotel is Sheraton New Orleans Information.
For information on the city of New Orleans, visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: You may reserve a ride between the Sheraton New Orleans and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20 one way/$38 roundtrip. Call 504-522-3500 for information or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight time at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Airport Shuttle. Taxis are available outside of baggage claim and the average fare to Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is $33.
PARKING: Valet parking service is available for the Sheraton New Orleans guests; the hotel does not offer self-parking. Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel. Due to limited space and height restrictions parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis and the hotel cannot accommodate oversized vehicles. Overnight guest rate is $38 plus tax.
AMERICAN AIRLINES is offering a special meeting discount. The discount can be booked on-line at discount for American Airlines for American Airlines/American Eagle Airlines flights only. Enter the Promo code 85N4BI in the Promotion Code box. Itineraries involving any one word or codeshare partner airline must be booked through our Meeting Services Department at 1-800-433-1790 if calling from the US and Canada. International attendees should call their local American Airlines reservations number. The discount is valid November 7, 2014 thru November 14, 2014. Please note a $25.00 fee will apply for each ticket booked over the phone.
UNITED AIRLINES is offering a special meeting discount. You may book online at discount for United Airlines and enter your Offer Code ZRGZ569377 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 569377; Z Code: ZRGZ. Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.
DELTA AIRLINES is pleased to offer a special meeting discount. Refer to your Ticket Designator NMHRB to purchase your tickets and your negotiated discount may be applied. Reservations and ticketing is available online or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. When booking online at discount for Delta Airlines select ADVANCED SEARCH then select MEETING & EVENT TRAVEL and enter your Meeting ID - NMHRB in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.
Join us for coffee and breakfast pastries Monday through Wednesday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Sheraton New Orleans. A representative from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand with information on what to see and do in New Orleans. For city information and brochures, contact the New Orleans Convention and Visitor Bureau at: New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.
COMPLIMENTARY SUPPORT SERVICES AND AMENITIES
Committee Week Meetings offer on-site services from the ASTM staff. We provide photocopying service, audio/visual equipment, and a members' work area with complimentary computers with internet access. We also have an editor on-site to assist you with the form and style of standards, editorial changes and first drafts of standards.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for New Orleans. The average temperatures in November range from a high of 70 degrees to a low of 55 degrees.
Several ASTM committees collect a voluntary fee to support activities associated within the committee such as awards, social events, etc. Each committee determines the amount, encourages your contribution, and can be paid online in advance on the preregistration page. This voluntary contribution is not an ASTM International society fee.
Please purchase your tickets online in advance if you plan to attend any events. Your tickets will be available at the registration desk.
Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Sheraton New Orleans is in compliance with ADA standards.
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