Online and advanced registration is now closed.

Onsite registration is available beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at the Ohio Union (2nd level, Archie Griffin East Ballroom Foyer). To expedite the registration process, you may complete and print the PDF registration form and bring it with you. TMS staff will be available to assist you with your registration


The conference registration rates for Regular Participants and Junior Researchers includes the following:

  • Sunday welcome reception
  • Monday and Tuesday poster receptions
  • Wednesday networking reception
  • Thursday conference banquet
  • Entrance to plenary and technical sessions
  • Conference vouchers for breakfast and lunch on campus
  • Refreshment breaks during session intermissions

The Accompanying Guest registration package includes only access to social events (items a, b, c, and d above). The guest package does not include entrance to sessions, conference vouchers for breakfast and lunch, or refreshment breaks.

Registration Rates

Registering As Early Bird
By April 30, 2018
By June 15, 2018
June 16 through Conference
Regular Participant $750 $825 $895
Junior Researcher $350 $400 $450
Accompanying Guest $200 $250 $300

Attendees are required to register and badges must be worn for admission to technical and poster sessions, the exhibition, and all conference events.


Meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter the United States are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa takes a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early. The U.S. State Department website includes visa information concerning temporary visitors to the United States that may be helpful to you.

If you require a visa to travel to the ICSMA18 conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA, please contact TMS Meeting Services at for an official invitation letter that can be added to your visa application materials. Note that the ICSMA conference organizers and TMS Meeting Services can neither guarantee that you will be granted a visa nor contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf. It is the responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the United States. It is crucial for the success of the application to apply at least three months in advance.

Conference Policies

Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellations must be made in writing (by e-mail or mail) to TMS. A $75 processing fee is charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be processed after the registration deadline of June 15, 2018.


Registration is required for all presenting authors, attendees, accompanying persons, and sponsors/exhibitors.

Photo and Video Recording Devices

The ICSMA conference series reserves the right to all audio and video reproductions of presentations at ICSMA 18. By registering for this conference, all attendee acknowledge that they may be photographed while at events, and that those photos may be used for promotional purposes, in and on ICSMA publications and websites, and on social media sites.

Any recording of sessions (audio, video, still photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of the ICSMA 18 organizing committee and the individual authors is strictly prohibited. Attendees violating this policy may be asked to leave the session.

Mobile Phones

In consideration of attendees and presenters, we kindly request that you minimize disturbances by setting all mobile phones and other devices on “silent” while in meeting rooms.

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