About the Conference

Important Dates

Description Date
Abstract Submission Deadline November 30, 2017
Preliminary Program Posted Online April 15, 2018
Early Registration Discount Rate Ends May 15, 2018
On-Campus Housing Deadline July 6, 2018
Conference Opens July 15, 2018
Conference Closes July 19, 2018


Registration is required for all presenting authors, attendees, accompanying persons, and sponsors/exhibitors. For more information on registering for this conference or on meeting policies, please view the Registration page.


The official language of the conference is English.


All fees are expressed in U.S. dollars (USD).


The United States uses a 120V/60Hz American grounded socket, with two or three prongs.

Time Zone

Unless otherwise noted, all times for this conference series and related events will take place in the local time, Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5:00).


The average temperature in Columbus, Ohio in July is around 84°F (29°C) with lows around 65°F (18°C). Average rainfall for the month of July is slightly around inches and average humidity is between 42% and 50%. More information on July weather in Columbus can be found here.

For More Information

For more information about this meeting, please contact:

TMS Meeting Services
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
U.S. & Canada Only: 1–800-759-4867
Other Countries: 1–724-776-9000, ext. 241
Fax: 1-724-776-3770