Symposia / General Information

A01 Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys
Event Name: May 2014 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


The ASTM 10th International Symposium on Advances in Steel Technologies for Rolling Bearings will be held May 6-8, 2014. Sponsored by ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton Toronto in Toronto, Canada, in conjunction with the May 2014 standards development meetings of Committee.

The objective of the symposium is to bring together rolling bearing steel practitioners to present the latest developments in rolling bearing steels and testing. Papers from steelmakers, semi-finished and finished bearing steel component producers, rolling bearing producers and development institutes will be encouraged.

Who Should Attend
The information in the symposium papers will be novel enough to benefit experienced/specialist bearing steel technologists and wide-ranging enough to benefit newcomers. The steel and bearing producers and users will have the opportunity to learn about new developments in testing and also about added value opportunities from various steelmakers, rolling bearing producers, and research and development service providers.

The language of the symposium will be English.


Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names View Scheduled Program


Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes April 30, 2014. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

-the Monday evening reception (hosted bar),
-the Tuesday evening reception (hosted bar),
-the Wednesday evening reception (hosted bar),
-the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP that will be sent to all symposium attendees). The STP is a printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers.

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. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions on, but does not include the STP described above.

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 symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at or 610-832-9678.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Session Chair
Student Fee


Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, 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 symposium.


Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman John Beswick, SKF, Nieuwegein, NL, The Netherlands, Email: tel: 31 612 960 950.


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 (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 April 4, 2014. ASTM rates are $175 single/double plus 13% tax. 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.


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 one way and $40.00 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $58.

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


Meeting schedules of Committee A01 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Kevin Shanahan at or tel: 610-832-9737.


Committee A01 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 listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".