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    Pre-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).

    • Pre-registration on the ASTM website expedites the on-site registration process by allowing you to proceed to the pre-registration desk on-site
    • Pay for committee activity fees and/or food events online
    • If you cannot pre-register prior to the meeting, on-site registration is available

    Register for Symposium/Workshop
    Review the prior meeting minutes for current committee activities
    Review Ballot Closing Reports, especially those in which you have a particular interest
    Review posted meeting agendas
    Download Material in Preparation for the Meeting
    • My Schedule (Customize your schedule in an Excel file, highlighting meetings you would like to attend, can be used for multiple committees)
    • MyMeetingsMaterial (Compile a ZIP File of your agendas, minutes, ballot items, closing reports and schedules

    Review Online Training Modules offered prior to the meeting, these can be found on the ASTM Website at this link - Member Training
    • Plan to attend Committee Week Training Modules conducted by ASTM Staff on Tuesday and Wednesday
    • Check with your committee's leadership for committee specific training offered during the meeting

    If you need copies made for your meeting or AV support, contact your Staff Manager three weeks prior to the meeting
    Invite a colleague to attend the meeting
    Contact your Staff Manager with any questions you may have.


    To view your committee schedule, use the convenient link on this meetings 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, April 30, 2014. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.


    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9. Reservations may be made via our reservation link Reservation at the Sheraton Centre Toronto

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the Sheraton Centre at 1-800-325-3535 or 416-361-1000 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than May 15, 2014. ASTM rates are $175 USD single/double plus 13% tax. The hotel will convert US rate into Canadian rate one week before the meeting date based on the exchange rate then in effect. The hotel guaranteed the rate of $175 US, however, there will be a slight increase due to daily exchange rate. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

    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: The Sheraton Centre requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton Centre, notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to arrival date.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: The Sheraton Centre has high speed internet access in guest rooms at $14.95 per day. The hotel offers free wireless internet service in the hotel lobby.

    ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM is providing 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. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area only. The meeting rooms throughout the hotel will not have internet connections.


    The Sheraton Centre is located approximately 17 miles from the Pearson International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 416-361-1000 and the general fax number is 416-947-4854. The website for the hotel is Sheraton Centre Toronto Information.

    For information on the city of Toronto, visit the Toronto Convention and Visitors Bureau website at: Toronto Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Airport Express Shuttle is available at the baggage claim terminal. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes at a cost of $23.95/CAN one way and $40.00/CAN round trip. Taxis cost approximately $58.

    PARKING: Valet parking is $48.00/CAN per night and self parking is $15.00/CAN (day rate at city hall).


    AMERICAN AIRLINES is offering a special meeting discount. The discount can be booked on-line at discount for American Airlines for American Airlines/American Eagle Airlines flights only. Enter the Promo code 1454BY in the Promotion Code box. Itineraries involving any oneworld or codeshare partner airline must be booked through our Meeting Services Department at 1-800-433-1790 if calling from the US and Canada. International attendees should call their local American Airlines reservations number. The discount is valid May 01, 2014 thru May 12, 2014. Please note a $25.00/USD fee will apply for each ticket booked over the phone.

    UNITED AIRLINES is offering a special meeting discount. You may book online at discount for United Airlines and enter your Offer Code ZRGZ569377 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 569377; Z Code: ZRGZ. Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.

    DELTA AIRLINES is pleased to offer a special meeting discount. Refer to your Ticket Designator NMHRB to purchase your tickets and your negotiated discount may be applied. Reservations and ticketing is available online or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. When booking online at discount for Delta Airlines select ADVANCED SEARCH then select MEETING & EVENT TRAVEL and enter your Meeting ID - NMHRB in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.


    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:

    • Workshop: Introduction to the Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS) (Monday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm and (Wednesday) 8:00am - 9:00am

      This module is designed to familiarize members with the ILS Program, its features, benefits, capabilities, and the online registration process. Accessed via the -Members Only- pages of the ASTM Website, you will be guided through a complete ILS registration, highlighting the information that will be requested in the process. Research Reports will also be specifically addressed during the session. This program 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 & Answer Sessions (Monday thru Wednesday) 8:00am - 10:15am and 2:45pm - 5:00pm

      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 in 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 plan for the next steps. These sessions are open to all, and while appointments can be made, they are not required.

      Q&A by Phillip Godorov and Caitlin Farrell, ASTM Staff.

    • How to be an Effective Committee Member (Tuesday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

      This session will discuss how to be an effective ASTM Committee Member. The key to being an effective member is knowledge and participation. This module will discuss how to find the knowledge you need and how to optimize your participation through the balloting process, writing a negative vote, navigating the ASTM website, preparing for a meeting, and identifying leadership and mentoring opportunities within the ASTM committee structure. Additionally, we will discuss the ASTM resources available to members as well as how ASTM staff can assist.

    • Corporate Licensing, Bring ASTM Content to your Organization (Wednesday) 12:00 - 1:00pm

      Today, using new web-based tools, standards can be managed, and maintained, with much more speed and efficiency than ever before. Your staff can be educated and up-to-date with 24/7 online access to comprehensive technical information; everyone can have access to the relevant info they need to effectively do their job.

      The newest web-based tool available from ASTM International, ASTM Compass, provides a powerful interface that enables your staff to log in to one platform and access of its ASTM standards and Standards Engineering Digital Library subscriptions, as well as other services.

      John Gallagher, Account Development Manager

    • Developing and Revising an ASTM Standard (Wednesday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

      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 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.

    ASTM 10th International Symposium on Advances in Steel Technologies for Rolling Bearings (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) (Sponsored by Committee A01)

    Fourth Symposium on the Evaluation of Existing and New Sensor Technologies for Fatigue, Fracture and Mechanical Testing (Wednesday and Thursday) (Sponsored by Committee E08)

    If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration, contact the Symposia Department: hsparks@astm.org at 610-832-9677.


    TPT on Coal Chemistry Technician Training (Monday and Tuesday) (Sponsored by Committee D05)

    Special Note: For more information, please contact Marianne Erwin at 610-832-9686 or merwin@astm.org.

    For more information on this training course go to Coal Chemistry Technician Training


    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 online in advance on the preregistration page. This voluntary contribution is not an ASTM International society fee.


    Please purchase your tickets online in advance if you plan to attend any events. Your tickets will be available at the registration desk.

    CANADIAN CURRENCY AND BANKING: Currency in Canada is in dollars and cents, as in the United States. Due to current monetary exchange rates, there is a slight difference in value between the Canadian Dollar and the American Dollar. Although U.S. money is usually accepted in Canada, we suggest that you exchange it for Canadian Dollars at any ATM machine located throughout the city or at the airport, or use your credit card for any purchases while in the city. You may check daily for the current excahnge rate: Exchange Rate. Most U.S. credit cards are honored in Canada. Any charge to a credit card will reflect the bank exchange rate.

    The Sheraton Centre's Front Desk will be happy to assist guests with currency exchange transactions with no surcharge. Please note that they are unable to exchange coins.

    ENTRY INTO CANADA AND U.S.: If you are from the United States, the following instructions may apply to you:

    U.S. Citizens traveling to Canada are required to show U.S. Government-issued photo ID and proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a birth certificate; however, U.S. law requires that Americans entering the U.S. from Canada must have a valid passport. For more information please visit Canada Border Services Agency.

    If you are from a country other than the U.S. and are not a U.S. citizen or legal, permanent resident of the U.S., you need a valid passport or travel document. Citizens of some countries also need visas to enter Canada. Visitors should ask about visa requirements and valid travel documents at the Canadian embassy, consulate, or mission in their home countries before departure.

    ENTRY BY PRIVATE MOTOR VEHICLE: In Canada, U.S. state drivers' licenses are valid for varying periods of time, depending on the province or territory you are visiting. For more information, please visit Entry into Canada by Land.

    TAXES: Harmonized Sale Tax (HST) is a 13% tax that is charged on most goods and services.

    LETTER OF INVITATION: The ASTM Committee Week meetings are officially registered with the Canadian Border Services Agency. If you require a letter of invitation from ASTM and Canada, email Annika Huffman at ahuffman@astm.org.

    CUSTOMS BROKERAGE AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: We have designated Mendelssohn Event Logistics as our event's official customs broker and transportation service provider. If you are shipping any materials or equipment to the meeting hotel, please be sure to contact Mendelssohn Event Logistics directly for assistance. They will arrange transportation and customs brokerage of your materials to ensure a seamless transition through Canada Customs. Please contact Maria Bava for assistance prior to shipping at 1-800-665-4628 or email Maria Bava at mbava@mend.com.


    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.

    CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE - Certificates of Attendance are available to all attendees. You can retrieve a copy on-line and there are copies at the ASTM registration desk. Please take this completed document to the ASTM registration desk for a Stamp of Approval.


    Join your elected officers and staff for a continental breakfast on Wednesday at 7:00am sharp at the Sheraton Centre. At this breakfast, 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 Wednesday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Sheraton Centre. A representative from the Toronto Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand with information on what to see and do in Toronto. For city information and brochures, contact the Toronto Convention and Visitor Bureau at: Toronto Convention and Visitors Bureau.


    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Toronto. Meeting rooms are often cool and attendees are advised to dress in layers. For weather information, visit Weather Information


    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Sheraton Centre is in compliance with ADA standards.


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    Questions concerning general registration, accommodations, travel, hotel, logistics, etc. contact Dottie Meyers in the ASTM Meetings Department at 610-832-9706 or dmeyers@astm.org .

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