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.
Pre-register for Committee(s) Meeting(s) - There is no fee to attend an ASTM Meeting but one must register (note: meeting registration only, contact hotel for accommodations).
To view your committee schedule, use the convenient link on this meeting 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, June 20, 2018. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
All meetings will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island, San Diego, CA 92101.
There are two towers in this hotel, please take note when booking your hotel room which tower your committee will be meeting in.The following committee meetings will be held in the Bay Tower: C26, D13, E07, E10, E36, F13 & F23. All other committee meetings and registration will be held in the Marina Tower. Committee Week Services will be provided in both towers.
Hotel Reservations: THE ASTM ROOM BLOCK IS SOLD OUT. THE SHERATON IS OFFERING DELUXE ROOMS or SUITES ON CERTAIN NIGHTS, HOWEVER CURRENTLY SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY IS SOLD OUT. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Reservations.
The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than May 18, 2018. ASTM rates are $199 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 hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is SOLD OUT of rooms at the government per diem rate .
OVERFLOW HOTEL INFORMATION: Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island Hotel, 1960 Harbor Island Drive. Rooms are available June,23-29, 2018. The hotel is a 10 minute walk and is right on Harbor Island. The Hilton group rate is $199.00. Transportation will be provided. Use this convenient link to make your reservation at the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island Hotel:Hilton Reservations
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.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 3 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge.Failure to do so will incure a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
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.
The hotel is located approximately 1.4 miles/5 minutes from the San Diego International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (619) 291-2900 and the general fax number is (619) 692-2337. The website for the hotel is Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
For information on the city of San Diego, visit the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at San Diego.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: The Sheraton provides complimentary San Diego Airport Shuttle transportation to/from the San Diego International Airport. The courtesy airport shuttle arrives every 20-25 minutes from 4:45am - 1am, seven days a week. For more information vist Sheraton Airport Shuttle .
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 San Diego.
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: Parking is available with rates of $32 for self-parking and $37 for overnight valet parking.
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:
Meeting attendees are invited to a welcome and orientation session. This session will provide a brief introduction to ASTM, its process, electronic tools, and international activities. This is an interactive session and questions are encouraged as we would like attendees to feel comfortable in participating at their standards meetings. Facilitated by ASTM staff, this session also provides new and experienced members and visitors a chance to connect at the beginning of the Committee Week.
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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 all training sessions.
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 Pozzolanic Reactivity Test Method (Sunday) (Sponsored by Committee C09).Masonry 2018 Symposium: Innovations in Collaborative Reserach, Development and Applications (Tuesday) (Sponsored by Committees C01, C07, C12, and C15).10th International Conference on Stress Wave Theory and Testing Methods for Deep Foundations (Wednesday-Friday) (Sponsored by Committee D18).Symposium on Advances in Cement Analysis and Concrete Petrography (Wednesday) (Sponsored by Committees C01 and C09).Workshop on Performance and Interpretation of Interface/Direct Shear Testing (Wednesday) (Sponsored by Committee D35).Symposium on Homeland Security and Public Safety: Research, Applications and Standards (Thursday - Friday) (Sponsored by Committee E54).
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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.
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.
ASTM ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING - Join your elected officers and staff for a continetal lunch on Tuesday at 12noon sharp at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. At this lunch, 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 Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. A representative from the San Diego area will be on hand with information on what to see and do in San Diego. For city information and brochures, contact the San Diego Convention and Visitor Bureau at Visit San Diego.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for San Diego. The average temperatures in June range from a high of 72 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 62 degrees Fahrenheit.
Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is in compliance with ADA standards.
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