In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our priority for the health and welfare of our members and staff, ASTM International has decided that it is inadvisable and impractical to hold the committee meetings in Prague on April 27-May 1. The decision was based on several factors, including, but not limited to:

    • Continued review of information and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other governmental bodies.
    • Input from our members whose organizations are increasingly concerned with travel and the large gathering in Prague.
    • Watching the expanding trajectory of the coronavirus.

    Staff managers will be contacting committee leaders to plan alternatives for conducting committee business. For any committees that collected money for events, ASTM will work to issue refunds as necessary. Attendees are responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservations.

    Looking forward, we will rely on these and other relevant criteria and input points to assess the status of future scheduled ASTM meetings and events. Please consult our meeting webpage for the most up-to-date information. Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to ASTM International.

    E18 Sensory Evaluation

    Title: It's a Small World; Applying Sensory Methods Cross-Culturally in the World of Globalization

    Dates: Wednesday April 05 2017

    Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto; Toronto, ON

    Event Name: April 2017 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    A Seminar on It's a Small World; Applying Sensory Methods Cross-Culturally in the World of Globalization will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation, the workshop will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada, in conjunction with the Month standards development meeting of committee E18.

    As more and more companies are going global, unique challenges of learning in cultures that are different than your own are becoming common for many Sensory Practitioners. This workshop will explore the challenges associated with different types of sensory methodology when they are used cross-culturally and will utilize case studies to illustrate how the challenges can be addressed in order to deliver solid data. The full toolbox of sensory tools will be covered from Analytical, including Discrimination and Descriptive to Consumer, both Qualitative and Quantitative, including a focus on Innovation tools. You should come away from this workshop with greater awareness of considerations that need to be taken into account when testing cross-culturally and some practical ways to start on your global sensory testing journey.

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 12 weeks before the workshop and closes March 29, 2017. The registration fees are in US Dollars to attend this workshop and are listed below.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

    Cancellation
    A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Kelly Dennison, Symposia Manager at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9568.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org, Tel: 610-832-9568, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Early Bird Regular Registration
    ASTM Member Fee140.00165.00
    Non-Member Fee165.00190.00
    Presenter FeeWaivedWaived
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. 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 Seminar Chair, Susan Hooge, General Mills ,New Hope, MN, Email: susan.hooge@genmills.com, Tel:763-764-6102.


    Hotel Information

    ASTM APRIL 2017 COMMITTEE WEEK RESERVATION LINK SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO, April 2-7, 2017 CURRENCY EXCHANGE INFORMATION

    Please note that when booking your room for April Committee Week in Toronto, the ASTM rate is confirmed at $238 in Canadian Dollars for traditional rooms, which equals to approximately $178 in US Dollars. There will be a slight variance to the actual amount charged on credit card statements due to the daily exchange rate fluctuations according to your local bank or Credit Card Company. ASTM April 2017 Committee Week Reservation Link: www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/AST417


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee E18 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/E18.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, W. Scott Orthey at sorthey@astm.org or tel: 610-832-2730.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee E18 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, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".


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