About the Conference

Calendar of Events

Important Dates

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

About the Location

The Ohio State University is one of the largest universities in the US, with a main campus extending over 7 sq. km (1700 acres), nearly 60,000 students, 6000 academic staff and 22,000 administrative staff. Founded in 1870 as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, The Ohio State University offers more than 12,000 courses, has 18 colleges and schools, more than 200 academic centers and institutes, and is home to the first ceramic engineering program in the US (1894, Edward Orton, Jr) and the only ABET-accredited undergraduate program in welding engineering in North America.

The Oval

Orton Hall

Mirror Lake

Campus Map


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.


"Business casual" attire is appropriate for this event. Shorts are permitted. Buildings are air conditioned, so a light jacket, sweater, or scarf is recommended. Special situations:

  • Presenters may want to wear "business dress” attire on the day of their presentation, but it is not required.
  • The Sunday social tour and Welcome Reception are casual.
  • The conference social at The Ohio State University Faculty Club and the conference closing banquet are not formal events. Business casual attire is encouraged.


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