Thank you for your interest in reaching out to MRS to assist with your event. MRS welcomes proposals and suggestions for new technical programming. The New Meetings Subcommittee (NMSC) reviews all meeting initiatives as submitted via a Meeting Event Application Form. Such initiatives can include workshops, special sessions within the MRS Spring or Fall meetings, and/or standalone topical meetings. These events may or may not be MRS events (for example, events in our Conference Services program). Ideas for meetings may be generated by MRS operating committees, the MRS Board of Directors, and/or via grass roots initiatives from the materials community at large.
The NMSC also proactively explores collaborations with other societies and activities to promote commercial and/or industrial participation.
Proposed endorsements and co-sponsorships for external technical meetings also fall under this umbrella process.
Meeting Application Form
A prerequisite for any event must be that it will be in alignment with MRS Mission, Vision and Values. MRS encourages diverse participation that encompasses students and professionals from all sectors of the materials community, along with the inclusion of globally-diverse and underrepresented demographics in activities wherever possible. Please login with your MRS user ID and complete the online Meeting Event Application and submit to MRS headquarters for processing.
While online submission is strongly recommended, you may also print and complete a paper version of the application form here: Meeting Event Application Form. In either case, you may attach additional supplemental information in PDF form (previous event history or more detailed information) or provide web links that will assist in conveying your concept.
For paper submissions, please submit your completed application to Patricia Hastings, Director of Meeting Activities.