December 03-07, 2017
Marriott Marquis Houston
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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.Workshop on ASTM Standard D3241 Technical Issues (Sponsored by Committee D02.J) (Tuesday) Workshop - Emerging New Mass Spectrometer Technologies for Water Analysis (Sponsored by Committee D19) (Wednesday)
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ASTM TRAINING SESSIONS
ASTM staff will provide several education sessions on various subjects to educate and assist officers, members and non-members of ASTM committees. The following topics will be discussed:
This one-day seminar will present an overview on test method precision, bias, ILS design, and statistical control charts. ASTM repeatability, reproducibility, intermediate precision, and bias will be discussed, along with ASTM D6300 ILS design requirements to establish r, R, and critical success factors. Test method "in-statistical-control" concept will be discussed along with control chart work process and tools per ASTM D6299. The seminar will wrap up with a brief discussion on EPA Tier III SQC requirements, followed by a general Q&A.
For more information and to register, please visit: Understanding Test Method Precision, Bias, ILS Design, Statistical Quality Control Charts, and TIER III SQC Requirements
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.ASTM Staff Support Question and Answer Sessions
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.Interlaboratory Studies (ILS) Question and Answer Sessions
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 training module will showcase the latest enhancements in online standards development tools within the ASTM member portal called MyASTM. In addition, this module will provide new members with an arsenal of electronic tools that facilitate your participation at any place, at any time. These tools prepare you for meetings, keep you informed, provide technical contacts, and ultimately enable your input to the consensus process. The training will walk you through these online tools to help you become comfortable with how to find the tools you need to accomplish your goals within ASTM. The module will be presented by Alyson Fick, ASTM Staff.
The Sydney D. Andrews Scroll Achievement Award will be presented to Andy Pickard at a luncheon. Please register online in advance of the meeting. The cost is $35. Congratulations to Andy for this recognition by Committee D02.
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:
Presented by Andy Buckmaster, Multimedia Production Manager and John Gallagher, Account Development Manager.
This presentation will discuss different sources of uncertainty and speak to how those sources may be addressed in an uncertainty statement. Methods to pool uncertainty from the measurement, to the instrument, to the method, to the development of system-wide metrics will be presented. The use of data from different ASTM programs to describe uncertainty will be discussed. This seminar will be presented by J. Andrew Tachovsky.
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.
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 29, 2017. After this date please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
The Houston Marriott Marquis Block has a very limited number of sleeping rooms still available at the ASTM Group Rate on a first come, first served basis. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system: Marriott Marquis Houston Reservations.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than November 3, 2017. ASTM rates are $175 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
INTERNET: The hotel offers complimentary wireless connections in public spaces.The hotel charges $12.95 per day in guest rooms.
Marriott Rewards Program: All Rewards members enjoy free in-room Wi-Fi when they book directly on Marriott.com, Marriott’s mobile app, 1-800 MARRIOTT or through a Marriott hotel. If you are not already a member, you may join here: Marriott Rewards Member.
The Hampton Inn Houston Downtown at 710 Crawford Street, one block from the Marriott Marquis, has agreed to provide overflow accommodations for the D02 Committee Meeting.
Reservations may be made via our online reservation system: Hampton Inn Houston Downtown Reservations.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than November 3, 2017. ASTM rate is $149 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at +1-713-224-0011. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly. This hotel has a smoke-free policy; all public areas are non-smoking.
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/ CANCELLATION POLICY: 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 day on Friday, October 13th, 2017. Deposits will be non-refundable for any cancellations made after October 13th, 2017.
All meetings will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77010.
ASTM MEMBERS' WORK AREA: ASTM will provide computers with internet connections. 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 and the meeting rooms.
TRANSPORTATION AND LOCAL INFORMATION
The hotel is located approximately 20 miles/26 minutes from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The hotel's phone number is +1.713.654.1777 and the general fax number is +1.346.319.6866. The website for the hotel is Marriott Marquis Houston.
For information on the city of Houston, visit the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau Website: Visit Houston.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: SuperShuttle is availble for a fee of $25 USD (one way). To make your reservation online, visit: SuperShuttle Reservations. Taxis cost approximately $50 one way.
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 Houston.
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: The hotel provides valet parking at a cost of $38 daily. Self-parking is also available in nearby garage located at Rusk and Capitol Streets. The cost is $24 daily.
Join us for coffee and breakfast pastries Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Marriott Marquis Houston. A representative from the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand with information on what to see and do in Houston. For city information and brochures, contact the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau Website: Visit Houston.
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 +1.610.832.9652 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions pertaining to the procedures for hospitalities.
COMPLIMENTARY SUPPORT SERVICES AND AMENITIES
ASTM 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 Houston. The average temperatures in December range from a high of 65 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 47 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 and encourages your contribution. The activity fee can be paid online in advance on the preregistration page. This voluntary contribution is not an ASTM International society fee.
Several committees hold planned banquet events. You have the ability to purchase your tickets online in advance on the preregistration page. Your tickets will be available on-site at the Registration Area.
Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Marriott Marquis Houston is in compliance with ADA standards.
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