D22 Air Quality

    About the Event

    The Workshop on Detection Limits without Noise will be held Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 8:00am-12:00pm. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality and will be held at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA, in conjunction with the April standards development meetings of Committee D22.

    Objective and Scope

    This workshop will provide an opportunity for those working with certain instruments, such as mass spectrometers, to discuss ways of calculating detection limits when the instruments do not have appreciable noise.

    Topics for this workshop may include:
    • Traditional Approaches to Detection Limits and Their Shortcomings
    • How are Noiseless Detectors Even Possible? Current State of the Art
    • Re-Defining Detection Limits in a Noiseless World
    • Current Solutions
    • Opportunity for Standards

    Technical Program

    A tentative program for this workshop will be posted by mid-February.

    Registration Information

    Online registration is now open and closes March 25, 2020.

    This workshop is FREE for ASTM Members and registration is required.

    Not yet a member of ASTM? You can click here to join and start taking advantage of all of the ASTM membership benefits, including attending this workshop for free. A one-year membership is as low as $75.00.

    All Attendees – All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, must register for this event. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register at the ASTM registration desk before attending the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk to pick up their name badge prior to entering the workshop.

    Students – A student’s fee is waived, provided They are a full-time student and are not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present their student ID.

    Cancellation - A refund of the conference fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the Conference. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9698.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org Phone: 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

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    Non-Member Fee50.0075.00
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    Continuing Education Units

    Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to an ASTM staff member on site. You must be registered and have attended the entire workshop in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman Kurt Thaxton, Gerstel Inc., Linthicum Heights, MD, USA, Email: ccthaxton@gerstelus.com, tel: +1 443-833-4458.

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02116.

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

    Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at Boston Marriott Copley Place. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel directly at 877-901-2079 (Toll-Free Reservations).

    The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than February 27th, 2020. The ASTM rate is $209 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 major credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

    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 Boston Marriott Copley Place offers complimentary in-room Wi-fi for all guests under the ASTM group rate.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At The Boston Marriott Copley Place, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours before your arrival day, in order to avoid incurring one night's room and tax penalty charge.

    Transportation and Directions

    The hotel is located approximately 110miles/20 minutes from the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The hotel's phone number is (617) 236-5800 and the general fax number is 1-617-236-5885. The website for the hotel is Boston Marriott Copley Place .

    For information on the city of Boston, visit the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Boston USA.

    PUBLIC TRANSIT: The most convenient transit option to the Boston Marriott Copley Place, from the Boston Logan International Airport is to travel using the Logan Express bus service. The Logan Express will pick-up and drop off travelers from terminals A, B, C and E. From the terminal you will take the Back Bay bus route. The station closest to the Boston Marriott Copley Place is the Back Bay stop, about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Cost per ticket is $3. For other public transit options please visit: Boston Transportation.

    TAXI: Taxis in Boston are available for curbside pick-up at the Boston Logan International Airport, located in all terminals. There are various Taxi companies in the Boston area to choose from. Estimated average costs $30-$40 to the Boston Downtown Area. For more information please visit: Boston Area Taxi Services.

    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 Boston.

    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: Valet parking is available at a rate of $62 USD daily. Off-site parking is available at a rate of $40 USD daily.

    Dress and Weather

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Boston. The average temperatures in April range from a high of 57 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 41 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee D22 for April 2020 will be posted in mid-February or contact the ASTM staff manager, Ashley Wiand at awiand@astm.org or tel: 610-832-9551.

    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee D22 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information about future D22 meetings, please visit D22 Future Meetings.


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