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To view your committee schedule, use the convenient link on this meetings page. Approximately two weeks prior to the meeting, meeting room names will be added to the schedule
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, January 23, 2013. After this date please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Reservations may be made by via our online reservation system at Reservation at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-800-233-1234 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate.) If you need assistance with your reservation call the Passkey customer service department at 1-800-421-1442.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than December 16, 2012. ASTM rates are $155 single/double plus 14.13% 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 Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $80 plus 14.13% tax. To obtain a government rate, book online at Government Rate at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.
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: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is privided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm the day prior to arrival.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
INTERNET: The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront provides internet access through the hotel at a cost of $14.95 for 24 hours. The hotel offers free wireless internet service in the hotel lobby.
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.
HEADQUARTERS AND TRANSPORTATION
The hotel is located approximately 15 miles/15-20 minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 904-588-1234 and the general fax number is 904-634-4554. The web site for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfont Information.
For information on the city of Jacksonville, visit the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Express Shuttle provides regular schedules shuttle service from Jacksonville International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The cost is $20 each way. Taxis cost approximately $40.
PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $20 for valet and $15 self parking with in and out privileges.
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:
- ASTM Online (Tuesday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This module is designed to provide information about the vast array of tools available to members on the ASTM website. These tools are designed to facilitate worldwide participation in the ASTM standard development process. The module will provide information on balloting, online negative ballot resolution, registering work items, submitting ballot items, standards tracking, collaboration areas, roster maintenance, virtual meeting, and other website enhancements.
Developing and Revising an ASTM Standard (Wednesday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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.
Refreshments will be available at both sessions.
International Symposium on Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soils (Thursday) (Sponsored by Committee D18). Michael E. Beard Conference Asbestos Laboratory Issues (Thursday and Friday) (Sponsored by Committee D22).
To access the symposia/workshops 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.Symposium on Continuous Soil Gas Measurements: Worst Case Risk Parameters (Wednesday) (Sponsored by Committee D18).
If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration, contact the ASTM Symposia Operations Department at 610-832-9677.
COMMITTEE ACTIVITY FEES
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 on-line in advance on the preregistration page. This voluntary contribution is not an ASTM International society fee.
Please purchase your tickets on-line in advance if you plan to attend any events. Your tickets will be available on site at the registration desk.
COMPLIMENTARY SUPPORT SERVICES
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 internet computers. We also have an editor on-site to assist you with the form and style of standards, editorial changes and first drafts of standards.
Join your elected officers and staff for a continental breakfast on Wednesday at 7:00am sharp at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. At this breakfast, you will hear an update on ASTM and have an opportunity to ask questions or share your comments. You may pick up your ticket at the ASTM Registration Desk.
Join us for coffee and breakfast pastries Monday through Wednesday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. A representative from the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand with information on what to see and do in Jacksonville. For city information and brochures, contact the Jacksonville Convention and Visitor Bureau at: Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Jacksonville. The average temperatures in January range from a high of 65 degrees to a low of 42 degrees.
Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is in compliance with ADA standards.
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Questions concerning general registration, accommodations, travel, hotel, logistics, etc. contact Dottie Meyers in the ASTM Meetings Department at 610-832-9706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.