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.
December 08 - 12, 2019
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, LA
Registration:Pre-register for Committee(s) Meeting(s) - There is no fee to attend an ASTM Meeting but registration is required (note: meeting registration only, contact hotel for accommodations).
Technical Meeting Preparation:Register for Symposium/Workshop
Additional Member Resources:Review Online Training Modules offered prior to the meeting, these can be found on the ASTM Website at this link: www.astm.org/MEMBER_TRAINING
Suggestions:Invite a colleague to attend the meeting
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 Measuring the Friction Component of Oil (Thursday) (Sponsored by Committee G02).
If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration contact the Symposia Department:firstname.lastname@example.org at 610-832-9698.
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:
The Sydney D. Andrews Scroll Achievement Award will be presented to Randy Hoy at a luncheon. Please register online in advance of the meeting or onsite at the Registration desk. The cost is $35 per person.
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. Registration Required, click to register: Registration.
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 Greg Miiller, Committee D02 First Vice-Chairman.
Recently taken on the role of reviewing or balloting a joint ASTM-EI standard? This training module will provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of task group leaders and technical contacts, as well as help you navigate the ASTM and EI documentation, systems and various tools available to assist with your standards review work. The module will be presented by ASTM and Energy Institute Staff.
This introductory seminar will present an overview of common outlier identification techniques, followed by a simple coverage of a robust and effective technique for dealing with multiple outliers simultaneously. The presentation will focus on ASTM D7915 Practice for Application of Generalized Extreme Studentized Deviate (GESD) Technique to Simultaneously Identify Multiple Outliers in a Data Set. This module will be presented by Alex Lau, Chairman of D02.94 on Quality Assurance and Statistics.
Meeting attendees are cordially invited to a special welcome and orientation session centered on welcoming all member participants, experienced and brand new! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other ASTM International meetings participants. 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 members and visitors a chance to connect at the Committee Week. This seminar will be presented by ASTM Staff.
Stop by and find ASTM Staff ready to assist with all questions. Staff 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 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.
Learn how Training and Proficiency Testing Programs can help you improve proficiency with ASTM Standards and Test Methods! ASTM Training and eLearning offers award-winning continuing education courses and industry-leading online training programs. ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) are statistical quality assurance programs that enable laboratories to evaluate and improve performance and maintain and fulfill mandatory accreditation requirements. This session is essential for those who are new to industry or experienced individuals or companies looking to improve skill level and lab results.
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As a global standards development organization, ASTM International realizes how critical it is to provide our technical content in multiple languages. As such, ASTM has begun to offer translated versions of ASTM content and services.
This training session will provide an overview of the latest ASTM D02 standard translations included in the ASTM Spanish Standards Petroleum Collection and ASTM Portuguese Petroleum Standards Collection. The training will review how to locate and access the translated standards on ASTM Compass. The session will wrap up with a preview of the planned translations for the next calendar year.
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, December 4th , 2019. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the New Orleans Marriott.
All meetings will be held at The New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130.
Hotel Reservations: The D02 December Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings. Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official D02 December Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at The New Orleans Marriott Reservations. Reservations may also be made by calling the hotel directly at 1 (800)-228-9290.
The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than November 6th 2019. The ASTM rate is $179 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
The New Orleans Marriott has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $150 plus tax. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at New Orleans Marriott Government Reservations . You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.
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 18th, 2019. Deposits will be non-refundable for any cancellations made on or after October 19th, 2019.
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.
INTERNET: The New Orleans Marriott offers a basic wireless connection in the guest rooms or high speed for $12.95 per day.
TRANSPORTATION AND LOCAL INFORMATION
The hotel is located approximately 15.3miles/20 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (504) 581-1000 and the general fax number is (504) 523-6755. The website for the hotel is The New Orleans Marriott.
For information on the city of New Orleans LA, visit the New Orleans LA Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Visit New Orleans.
SHUTTLE SERVICES: New Orleans Marriott does not have an airport shuttle service. There is shuttle service available from the airport to hotels and various other locations in the New Orleans for $24.00 (per person, one-way) or $44.00 (per person, round-trip). These fares include three (3) bags per person. Additional baggage may be subject to additional fees. Passengers can purchase tickets at the Airport Shuttle ticket booths located on the first level throughout the Baggage Claim area.
TAXI: From Louis Armstrong International Airport, the cost of a taxi is estimated to be $36. Taxicab booths are located on the first level of the Terminal outside of Baggage Claim Belts 1 and 14. Passengers must wait in line at one of these booths for taxi service.
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 New Orleans, LA.
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: Only valet parking is available with rates of $47.57 plus tax daily parking.
Join us for breakfast Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the New Orleans Marriott. For city information and brochures, contact the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau at Contact Visit New Orleans.
COMPLIMENTARY SUPPORT SERVICES AND AMENITIES
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.
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.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for New Orleans, LA. The average temperatures in December range from a high of 65 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 45 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 can 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 hotel is following ADA standards.
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