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SCHEDULE

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.



PREREGISTRATION

Please note, this registration is for in-person attendance only.

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, September 29th, 2021. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at The Atlanta Marriott Marquis.



HOTEL

All meetings will be held at The Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Hotel Reservations: The October 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 October Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at The Atlanta Marriott Marquis Reservations. Reservations may also be made by telelphoning the Marriott toll-free reservations line at 1 (888) 236-2427. One night's room and tax deposit is required to confirm a reservation.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 . The ASTM rate is $184 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 deposit of one night's room and tax or a major credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Atlanta Marriott Marquis 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 Atlanta Marriott Marquis, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to day of arrival, in order to avoid a charge of one night's room and tax.



HEADQUARTERS AND TRANSPORTATION

The hotel is located approximately 11.9 miles/25 minutes from the Atlanta Hartfield-Jackson International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 404-521-0000 and the general fax number is 404-586-6128. The website for the hotel is The Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

For information on the city of Atlanta GA, visit the Atlanta GA Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Discover Atlanta.

PUBLIC TRANSIT: To travel using the MARTA Metropolitan train from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta Airport (MARTA Airport Station), walk to the Domestic Terminal, between North and South Baggage claims. Here, you are able to board either the Gold or the Red line. Both train lines travel directly from the airport to the Peachtree Center stop, which is about a 6-minute walk from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Trains operate from 4:45am-1:00am on weekdays and from 6:00am-1:00am on weekends. Fares are $2.50 + an additional $1 ticket fee. For further information regarding schedules and exact pricing, please visit: MARTA Train Stations and Schedules

SHUTTLE SERVICE: There are multiple Shared-Ride Shuttle service providers throughout Atlanta. Shared-Ride services provide transportation to and from the Atlanta central business district: Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. For information on shared-ride shuttle options, please visit: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Ground Transportation.

TAXI: Estimated taxi fare in the metropolitan area of Atlanta from the Hartfield-Jackson International Airport to the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is $32 USD.

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 Atlanta, GA.

Uber offers various discounts using a code for first time riders. Uber Promo

PARKING: Valet parking is available at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for $49 USD daily. Off-site self-parking is also available for $25 Daily, $6 Hourly.



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:

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

    This editorial training module will follow both new and revised standards to publication. The module will cover the key roles of your editor and the standard's technical contact in the writing, revising, and balloting of your standard until it is approved and published, as well as review ASTM's tools that help with the process. Included in the module will be a brief review of work item registration and the three stages of balloting.

  • Workshop: Introduction to the Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS)
    Monday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    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. 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 Opportunities
    Monday, 8:00am - 10:00am and 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Tuesday, 8:00am - 10:00am and 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Wednesday, 9:00am - 10:00am and 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    In addition to the ILS Workshop schedule above, several opportunities for ILS Q&A 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. No appointments are needed and assistance is available to everyone.

    Refreshments will be available at all hour-long training sessions.



    SYMPOSIA

    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.

    41st Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Formulation and Application Challenges of Diverse Agricultural Agrochemicals (Tuesday-Thursday)(Sponsored by Committee E35)

    Symposium on Dimension Stone Use in the Built Environment (Wednesday)(Sponsored by Committee C18)

    If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration contact the Symposia Department:symposia@astm.org at 610-832-9698.



    COMMITTEE ACTIVITY FEES

    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.

    SPECIAL ACTIVITY

    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.

    COMPLIMENTARY SUPPORT SERVICES

    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.

    SPOUSES' HOSPITALITY

    Join us for breakfast Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.



    DRESS/WEATHER

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Atlanta, GA. The average temperatures in October range from a high of 73 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    Thank you for payment of an activity fee, special event fee, or symposia fee during your ASTM International meeting registration.

    Please see the policies below for refunds.

    ACTIVITY FEE: Activity Fees are a voluntary contribution to that committee, in the event you need a refund, please request by emailing meetings@astm.org. Due to the voluntary nature of this fee you may request a refund up to the last day of the event. You will see a refund on your credit card statement within 5 to 10 business days.

    SPECIAL EVENT FEE: For a special event fee, which may include banquet functions or committee activity such as; dinner, reception, lunch, or tours. All refunds must be requested within five (5) business days prior to the event. The refund will appear on your credit card within 5-10 business days.

    SYMPOSIA REFUND: A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the workshop.

    If you have more questions, feel free to contact our meetings or symposia teams at meetings@astm.org or at symposia@astm.org.


    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is following ADA standards.

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