2015 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
2015 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
- April 6-10, 2015
- San Francisco, California
Artur Braun, Hongyou Fan, Ken Haenen, Lia Stanciu, Jeremy A. Theil
The 2015 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit will be held in San Francisco, California. All technical sessions and non-technical events will be held at the Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco Marriott Marquis and The Westin San Francisco Market Street. Locations and schedules of individual symposia will be posted in early 2015 as available. Non-technical events will be listed on the menu to the left. Information about individual sessions and special events will be posted as they become available closer to the meeting.
Find out more about exhibiting and sponsoring at this and other upcoming MRS meetings.
NOTE: The following message is being sent by MRS Headquarters on behalf of the Meeting Chairs for the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting. Please reply by November 29 via a separate email addressed directly to the 2015 Spring Meeting Chairs (email addresses below).
We would like to request your input on future symposium topics as part of the early stages of planning the technical program for the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting. We want to consider new, rapidly developing areas in materials science as well as topics within the traditional core area of the Spring Meeting. These include fundamental materials science and engineering, applied science and technology, as well as industrial and final application-driven research.
Please send suggested subjects, along with the names and affiliations of possible symposium organizers, via email to the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting Chairs. (For your convenience, email addresses for each individual chairs are listed below. To submit a proposal, please send one email to the entire group of meeting chairs.)
Please include any comments you think relevant regarding the topic's importance to the materials science community, its history, if any, at previous MRS events, its relationship to existing and emerging industry, its potential outreach, and why you and your proposed co-organizers are qualified to organize this symposium. Additional detail about preparing a proposal can be found at http://www.mrs.org/organize-symposium.
To expedite the review and approval process, symposium proposals should be put into the form of a preliminary Call for Papers (CFP) as early as possible. A sample CFP is available for review, as is a simple Word Template to help you organize your submission. Additional samples can be viewed on the MRS meetings page.
If you have co-organized an earlier MRS symposium about your proposed topic, please note that the MRS Program Development Subcommittee (PDSC) requires a turnover of at least two co-organizers from the most recent symposium. Previous organizers who step aside may still serve the program in the important role of invited speaker. Also, PDSC considers a diversified group of four co-organizers to be the optimal size. By diversity we refer primarily to region (international), emphasis (fundamental vs applied research), institution, and gender. Inclusion of translational research and industrial involvement is highly encouraged. If you are recommending more than four co-organizers, please include a brief explanation of why you consider the larger number important to the success of your proposed symposium.
Your input is extremely important in helping to maintain the breadth and topicality of the MRS meeting. Although we would appreciate hearing your ideas by November 29, we will, of course, do our best to consider any suggestions we receive later on in the planning process as well.
Artur, Hongyou, Ken, Lia and Jeremy
2015 MRS Spring Meeting Chairs
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