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, January 17, 2018. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the Sheraton New Orleans.
All meetings will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton New Orleans Reservations.
Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-800-325-3535 or 504-525-2500 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.
The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than December 14, 2017. ASTM rates are $189 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.
Please note that there are multiple events in New Orleans during these dates, please make your reservations as soon as possible
The Sheraton New Orleans has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton New Orleans Government Reservations. 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.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton New Orleans 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.
INTERNET: High Speed Internet in guest rooms is $5.95 - $14.95+tax daily. For SPG VIP Platinum, Gold and first time members, the hotel offers complimentary wireless connection in the guest rooms.
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.
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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:
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.
Do you have questions about the types of training services offered by ASTM International? If so, this session is for you. During this one hour presentation, we will overview the benefits of our training program and how our industry leading products help solve customer problems in the environmental market. We will also discuss the 2018 roadmap for new development, product enhancements and features. There will also be 15 minutes reserved for Q & A and requests.
This module will review the steps required to register a Work Item, Elaborating on what a Work Item is in ASTM. Next, the session will explore the ASTM Collaboration Area. ASTM Staff will address how to launch a Collaboration Area, upload documents to the site, invite new members to the Collaboration Area, as well as highlighting the other functionalities of the Collaboration Area.
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.
Refreshments will be available at all 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.Seminar on Current Topics in Weathering Science and Technology (Monday) (Sponsored by Committee G03). Symposium on Railroad Ballast Testing and Properties (Wednesday) (Sponsored by Committee D18).
If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration the Symposia Department: email@example.com at 610-832-9677.
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 International invites you for lunch (instead of the normal Wednesday 7am Breakfast) with the Chairman of the Board and ASTM President on Tuesday, January 23rd at 12 Noon at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. 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 New Orleans. A representative from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand with information on what to see and do in New Orleans. For city information and brochures, contact the New Orlando Convention and Visitor Bureau at Visit New Orleans.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for New Orleans. The average temperatures in January range from a high of 70 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
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