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E28 Mechanical Testing
Title: Workshop on Standardization Potential of Micro-Nanoscale Mechanical Test Methods
Dates: Sunday November 09 2014
Location: Sheraton New Orleans; New Orleans, LA
Event Name: November 2014 Committee Week

Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.

ABOUT THE EVENT

A Workshop on Standardization Potential of Micro/Nanoscale Test Methods will be held Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 12:30pm. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E28 on Mechanical Testing, the workshop will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of the committee.

Objective

The objectives of the workshop are:

  1. Gather researchers from academica, industry, national labs, and instrument manufacturers to discuss the current state of the art in micro/nanomechaincal testing methods.
  2. To bring together disparate small-scale testing efforts in ASTM to identify common problems or best practices.
  3. Identify "future" technologies/methods that are currently under development.
  4. Identify current micro/nanomechanical test methods/technologies for which standardization should be immediately pursued.
  5. Identify key partners for standards development and define how interested parties (NIST, academia, instrumentmanufacturers) can contribute to standardization efforts.
  6. Define immediate next steps for parties interested in contributing to standardization effort.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes November 5, 2014. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.

Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions only.

All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

Cancellation
A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@astm.org, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

 

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On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Student Fee
Waived
$25.00
Waived
Waived
Waived
$50.00
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Waived

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Workshop attendees interested in receiving .35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.

TECHNICAL CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Co-Chairmen Ryan White, NIST, Boulder, CO, E-mail ryan.white@nist.gov, tel: 303-497-3938 and Nick Barbosa, NIST, Boulder, CO, E-mail Nicholas.barbosa@nist.gov, tel: 303-497-3445.

HOTEL INFORMATION

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).

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 $151.

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.

Airlines Memo

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.

TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS

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.

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS

Meeting schedules of Committee E28 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/E28.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Joe Koury at jkoury@astm.org or tel: 610-832 -9804.

FUTURE MEETING DATES

The workshop will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans. Hotel registration information will be posted at the ASTM website approximately 8 weeks before the workshop.