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1 Symposia and Workshops Presenter: Dorothy Fitzpatrick, Manager, Symposia Operations

2 Objectives: n Technical committee/industry needs n Well run, successful event n Timely, high-quality papers in one of the ASTM journals

3 Descriptions n Symposia and Workshops - Offer forums for technical info exchange n Symposia - Formal planning with stricter timetable, peer-reviewed papers in one of the ASTM online journals n Workshops and Seminars - Planning and timing less strict, papers may or may not be published

4 ASTM Website n Access Symposia and Workshops on the navigation bar Future ASTM Symposia and WorkshopsFuture ASTM Symposia and Workshops Search Past ASTM SymposiaSearch Past ASTM Symposia

5 Symposia n Benefits n Proposal guidelines n Executive subcommittee involvement n Symposium chairmans responsibilities n Keys to a successful event and publication

6 Benefits n Exchange of technical information n Papers published (in one of the ASTM online journals) n Standards n New activity or new subcommittee n New industry trends/needs n Networking n New members n Awareness of ASTM

7 Symposia Proposal n General Guidelines: Committee approach/philosophyCommittee approach/philosophy Strong industry needsStrong industry needs Market potential - event and publicationMarket potential - event and publication

8 Symposium Proposal Specific Guidelines Specific Guidelines TopicTopic General PurposeGeneral Purpose Specific ObjectivesSpecific Objectives Target AudienceTarget Audience Market DemandMarket Demand Publication SelectionPublication Selection

9 Executive Subcommittee Involvement n Proposal approval n Chairman n Logistics n Fee n Time Schedule n Follow-through

10 Symposium Chairmans Responsibilities n Communicate with staff (complete the Proposal) n Follow time schedule and procedures n Utilize co-chairman n Provide info for call for papers n Review abstracts n Develop technical program n Select peer reviewers n Follow peer review/publication deadlines

11 Keys to Successful Event and Publication n Topic selection n Effective chairman n Manageable project n Time schedule

12 Workshops n Compared to Symposia: Time Schedule -- more flexibleTime Schedule -- more flexible Publication -- not required, but encouragedPublication -- not required, but encouraged

13 Workshops n Executive Subcommittee Involvement: Determine topic needDetermine topic need Determine logisticsDetermine logistics Select chairmanSelect chairman Communicate with ASTM staffCommunicate with ASTM staff Approve fee, if appropriateApprove fee, if appropriate

14 Workshops n Workshop Chairs Responsibilities: Communicate with staffCommunicate with staff Adhere to time schedule and proceduresAdhere to time schedule and procedures Develop description of event and technical programDevelop description of event and technical program

15 Contact Information Symposia and Workshops Presenter: Dorothy Fitzpatrick Dorothy Fitzpatrick Telephone: 610/ Fax: 610/ Symposia and Workshops web page:


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