3/3/2020 - ASTM International has been closely monitoring the unfolding situation with COVID-19/Coronavirus. We are closely following the direction given by the US State Department as it relates to travel. Based on information available now, our Spring Committee Weeks in Boston will be held. Our registration numbers for the April Boston Committee week are quite strong. Of course, a significant escalation of events in the US, particularly Massachusetts, could impact attendance or cause us to take different action. Similarly, other ASTM meetings in the US are expected to be held. We are still evaluating the Committee Week meetings planned for Prague at the end of April. We will keep you informed as we receive additional information and make any changes with our scheduled meetings.
June 25 - 29, 2017
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
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.Symposium on Tribometry and Tribochemistry (Sponsored by Committee D02)
If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration, contact Symposia Operations:firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9568.
ASTM TRAINING SESSIONS
ASTM 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:
This orientation will include an overview of ASTM and the organization and structure of D02. Learn about your role and responsibilities as a new D02 member. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. All members, especially new members and visitors, are encouraged to attend.
The orientation will be presented by James Simnick, Committee D02 First Vice-Chairman.
These Q&A sessions will provide members (new and experienced) with an opportunity to ask questions about ASTM systems and services. Members have access to electronic tools that facilitate your participation at any place, at any time. These tools prepare you for meetings, keep you informed, provide technical contact information, and ultimately enable your input to the consensus process. Staff will be on hand to "show you around" the website, provide information on registering work items, work item collaboration areas, submitting ballot items and online negative ballot resolutions, or simply help with administrative issues. Editorial Staff will also be available to provide assistance. Please feel free to drop in and ask questions!
This module is designed to familiarize members with the ILS Program, its features, benefits, capabilities, and the online registration process. Research Reports will also be specifically addressed during the session. This workshop will benefit anyone planning to run (or participate in) an interlaboratory study to generate a precision statement for a new or existing ASTM test method.
Presented by Phillip Godorov and Caitlin Farrell, ASTM ILS Staff.
In addition to the ILS Workshop schedule above, several ILS Q&A Sessions have been planned with ASTM ILS Staff. Please feel free to drop by and ask questions about, or brainstorm ideas for, your upcoming interlaboratory studies. ILS representatives will also be available to review the status of your current interlaboratory studies and help you plan the next steps. Sessions are open to all, and no appointments are needed.
This workshop will provide an overview and demonstration of the ASTM Petroleum Lab Technician Training Package. The package content includes ASTM Standards, online training modules on ASTM Test Methods, UOP Standards, and AASHTO Test Methods. We will demonstrate the package and provide an open forum to discuss additional enhancements that ASTM is able to provide and obtain feedback on potential future areas of product development.
The ASTM International Petroleum Lab Technician Training Package is designed to empower our clients with valuable technical content to ensure quality and develop professional proficiency. ASTM has worked with a development and design team of industry professionals to identify the most applicable content to include in the training package to ensure relevance and value. We have recently developed our cutting edge online portal: ASTM Compass to not only deliver content but also to provide enhanced functionality to ensure that your employees can understand, adopt, and apply changes made to ASTM Standards. ASTM is committed to continuing to add material to the Petroleum Lab Technician Training Package. We recognize how vital it is to keep our content up to date in a dynamic environment in which some 40% of all ASTM Standards update annually. We have the infrastructure in place to keep all materials (standards and training modules) in the package current as content continually evolves.
The ASTM International Petroleum Lab Technician Training Package includes the following content:
1. Access to the ASTM Petroleum Network of Standards
2. Access to the Petroleum Lab Technician e-Learning Center
3. Access to the ASTM Digital Library
4. Access to UOP Standards
5. AASHTO Test Methods
Presented by Andy Buckmaster, Multimedia Production Manager and John Gallagher, Account Development Manager.
This training module assists officers in classifying new members, granting official voting status, and maintaining balance on your committee and subcommittee rosters. This is a training session that covers the numerous functions of the web-based Roster Maintenance tool. This session will also cover accessing new membership applications, as well as creating Membership Reports for your upcoming meeting. Non-officers are encouraged to attend to understand how classifications are developed, revised, and are updated. This module will discuss why accurate classification and assignment of voting rights is important to all ASTM members. The module will be presented by Alyson Fick, ASTM Staff.
Meeting attendees are cordially invited to a special welcome and orientation session centered on international participants. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other international meetings participants, including ASTM Member of the Board James Simnick. This session will provide a very brief introduction to ASTM, its activities, process, electronic tools and international outreach that connect you to ASTM's global network of experts and information. There will also be ample time to ask any questions. This session provides new and experienced international members and visitors a chance to connect at the Committee Week.
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, June 21, 2017. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the Sheraton Boston.
All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel at +1.888.627.7054. To make your hotel reservation online, visit: Sheraton Boston Reservations. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, call the hotel directly.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than May 17, 2017. Reserved rooms may be SOLD OUT prior to the cut-off date. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date. ASTM rates are $199 USD single/double, plus tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).
SHERATON BOSTON IS SOLD OUT EXCEPT FOR A LIMITED NUMBER OF ROOMS AT THE GOVERNMENT PER DIEM RATE OF $275.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Sheraton Boston has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $275.
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.
The Colonnade Hotel (Offering a limited amount of rooms at a discounted rate of $279)
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116
+1.617.424.7000 or +1.800.962.3030. The group code is ASTM17.
Boston Marriott Copley Place (Sold Out)
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116
+1.800.228.9290 or +1.617.236.5800
Boston Marriott Copley Place Reservations
Copley Square Hotel (Sold Out)
47 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116
+1.800.225.7062. The Group Access Code is 170623ASTM
Copley Square Hotel Reservations
ADVANCE DEPOSIT/ CANCELLATION POLICY: For all properties, a Guarantee Deposit equal to one night's room and tax will be charged to the card on file upon booking your reservation. This deposit will be refundable should you cancel your reservation through the end of the business say on Monday, May 5th, 2017. Deposits will be non-refundable for any cancellations made after May 5th, 2017.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.
INTERNET: The Sheraton Boston offers complimentary wireless internet service in the hotel lobby. Internet access in guest rooms is available for a fee of $9.95 a day. SPG Members - enjoy free standard internet access when you book through Starwood websites, mobile websites and mobile apps. Not a member? Join Now.
ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM provides computers with an internet connection. This area will also be wireless. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email.
TRANSPORTATION AND LOCAL INFORMATION
The hotel is located approximately 4 miles/20 minutes from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The hotel's phone number is 617.236.2000. The website for the hotel is Sheraton Boston.
For information on the city of Boston, please visit: www.bostonusa.com.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Shuttle transportation to and from Boston Logan International Airport is available for a fee by Back Bay Logan Express. No advance reservations. The Back Bay Logan Express is a blue shuttle with orange accents. Cost: $7.50 per person (credit or debit card, no cash) or $3 with MBTA pass. For more information, visit Boston Hotel Airport Shuttle.
BUS: Time: 30-45 minutes. Outside baggage claim at Logan Airport follow signs to "Logan Express." Take the "Back Bay" Logan Express Bus to the Hynes Convention Center. The Sheraton Boston Hotel is located adjacent to the convention center. Buses depart from Logan Airport every 20 minutes (first departure: 6AM; last departure; 10PM). The fare is $5 (credit or debit card, no cash).
TAXI: from Logan Airport: Time: 30 minutes in normal traffic. Cost: ca. $40 including tip. At peak times there will be a waiting line controlled by a dispatcher.
RIDESHARING PROGRAM: Transportation Network Providers (TNP), also referred to as a “rideshare” company, provide prearranged transportation through an app, connecting passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire. Lyft and Uber are TNP companies operating in Boston.
Uber is offering your first ride FREE (up to $20) for first time riders only. Download the app or visit www.uber.com and enter the code UBERON20.
PARKING: Sheraton Boston valet parking is available for $38 for 8 hours and $58 per night until 2pm on the day of checkout. This valet parking fee includes unlimited in and out privileges. Guests can also self-park at the Prudential Center Garage for $42 for each 24 hour period. Please note that payment for this parking is separate from the hotel and you will be expected to pay each time you exit the garage.
Join us for coffee and breakfast pastries Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Sheraton Boston. For city information and brochures, contact the Boston Convention and Visitor Bureau at: www.bostonusa.com.
PRIVATE HOSPITALITIES - Please remember that groups hosting hospitalities in meeting rooms may begin no earlier than 6:00pm, Monday through Wednesday. This will avoid conflicting with ASTM meetings. We appreciate your cooperation and you may contact Melissa Thomas, ASTM Meetings Manager at email@example.com if you have any questions pertaining to the procedures for hospitalities.
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 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.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Boston. The average temperatures in June range from a high of 75 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 59 degrees Fahrenheit.
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 advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Sheraton Boston is in compliance with ADA standards.
QUESTIONS / INFORMATION
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Questions concerning general registration, accommodations, travel, hotel, logistics, etc. contact Annika Huffman in the ASTM Meetings Department at +1.610.832.9707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.