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									Symposia and Workshops


         Presenter:
    Dorothy Fitzpatrick,
Manager, Symposia Operations
    Module Objectives:
 Technical committee/industry needs
 Well run, successful event
 Timely, high-quality papers in one of the
  ASTM journals
Symposia and Workshops
     In 2008 13 symposia and
       13 workshops
    Over 2,000 attendees anticipated
     Held with technical committee
     meetings,or occasionally
     independently
Symposia - Examples
  Series:
     E35 Pesticide Formulations
     B10 Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry
     D08 Roofing
  One-Event Topics
     D22 Airliner Cabin Environment
Workshops - Examples
 Workshops generally address standards
  needs more directly:
  F12 – Use of Standards in Security
     Design
  F04 - Future of Arthroplasty
      Standards
Descriptions

   Symposia and Workshops - Offer
    forums for technical info exchange


   Symposia - Formal planning with stricter
    timetable, peer-reviewed papers in one of
    the ASTM online journals
   Workshops and Seminars - Planning
    and timing less strict, papers may or may
    not be published
ASTM Website
        Access “Symposia and Workshops” on
          the navigation bar

     •    Future ASTM Symposia and Workshops
     •    Search Past ASTM Symposia
Symposia
  Benefits
  Proposal guidelines
  Executive subcommittee involvement
  Symposium chairman’s responsibilities
  Keys to a successful event and
   publication
Benefits
    Exchange of                New industry
     technical information       trends/needs
    Papers published           Networking
     (in one of the ASTM        New members
     online journals)           Awareness of ASTM
    Standards
    New activity or new
     subcommittee
Symposium Proposal
    Specific Guidelines
     •   Topic
     •   General Purpose
     •   Specific Objectives
     •   Target Audience
     •   Market Demand
     •   Publication Selection
Executive Subcommittee
Involvement
  Proposal approval
  Chairman
  Logistics
  Fee
  Time Schedule
  Follow-through
Symposium Chairman’s
Responsibilities
    Communicate with           Review abstracts
     staff (complete the        Develop technical
     Proposal)
                                 program
    Follow time
     schedule and               Select peer
     procedures                  reviewers
    Utilize co-chairman        Follow peer
    Provide info for call       review/publication
     for papers                  deadlines
Keys to Successful
Event and Publication
  Topic selection
  Effective chairman
  Manageable project
  Time schedule
Workshops
    Compared to Symposia:

     • Time Schedule -- more flexible
     • Publication -- not required, but encouraged
Workshops
    Executive Subcommittee Involvement:
     •   Determine topic need
     •   Determine logistics
     •   Select chairman
     •   Communicate with ASTM staff
     •   Approve fee, if appropriate
Workshops
    Workshop Chair’s Responsibilities:
     • Communicate with staff
     • Adhere to time schedule and procedures
     • Develop description of event and technical
       program
 Contact Information

Symposia and Workshops Presenter:
Dorothy Fitzpatrick
Email: dfitzpat@astm.org
Telephone: 610-832-9677
Fax: 610-832-9667
Symposia and Workshops web page:
  www.astm.org/SYMPOSIA

								
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