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HYBRID CONFERENCE

What does a hybrid conference mean? PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 will be a hybrid event, comprising of both an in-person conference and a virtual conference.  Delegates will select how they want to participate in the conference at the time of registration.  See below regarding changes to your type of participation as well as details regarding the Hybrid Conference.
 

CONFERENCE VENUE & HEADQUARTER HOTEL 
 
For those attending in-person, all conference events will take place at:

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 934-4000
https://www.swandolphin.com/ 

Attending virtually, from your home or office, you will receive a unique link from MPIF the week prior to the conference which will give you access to the conferences, technical presentations and exhibit hall. All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and will stream live during those times.  Technical presentations will be available on demand for up to two weeks post-conference, and can be watched at your convenience during that time.
 

REGISTRATION

  • Register for both in-person and virtual participation is online.
  • For in-person delegates, reserve your hotel room during the registration process.
  • Advance registration discounts are for a limited time and will guarantee participation in selected events.
  • Payment must accompany registration by May 7 to qualify for lowest rates.
  • Rates increase after May 7 and again for on-site registration.
  • Children under the age of 17 will not be permitted.

FULL THREE-DAY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

The PowderMet2021/AMPM2021/Tungsten2021 conference registration fee includes:

  • Opening General Session and technical events for all three co-located conferences (PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, Tungsten2021)
  • Access to all technical presentations on demand for up to two weeks post-conference.
  • Exhibit hall admission and access to on demand exhibitor commercial presentations and contact information.
  • Meal functions (in-person registration only): Opening Night Reception, Luncheons, PM Evening Alehouse, and the Closing Event
  • Registration bag with handout materials (in-person registration only)
  • Post-conference digital proceedings of PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 technical manuscripts

Visit the Justification Toolkit page for suggestions on showcase the benefits of attending the conference.

DAILY REGISTRATION (Available only to in-person participation)

Daily rates include:

  • Opening General Session (where applicable) and technical events for all three co-located conferences (PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021)
  • Exhibit hall admission and access to on demand exhibitor commercial presentations and contact information, including the PM Evening Alehouse (if applicable)

Daily rates do not include on demand access to technical presentations, luncheons, Opening Reception, dinner events, or manuscript proceedings. Meal tickets and proceedings may be purchased separately.

SPOUSE REGISTRATION (Available only to in-person participation)

Spouse registration is designed to allow spouses or guests not affiliated with the PM industry, to join you at the Opening Night Reception, the Closing Event, and the exhibit hall, including the PM Evening Alehouse.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

(Non-NSF/CPMT Grant Recipients)

The student rate includes:

  • Opening General Session and technical events for all three co-located conferences (PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021)
  • Access to all technical presentations on demand for up to two weeks post-conference.
  • Exhibit hall admission and access to on demand exhibitor commercial presentations and contact information.
  • Two luncheons and the PM Evening Alehouse*(in-person registration only)
  • Post-conference digital proceedings of PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 technical manuscripts
  • Registration bag with handouts

To qualify for the student rate, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time engineering student who is not employed in the industry
  • Provide proof of active student status with your conference registration
  • Provide the university name as your organization when you register for the conference

*Meal tickets for the Opening Night Reception and the Closing Event are not included in the student package. These tickets must be purchased separately.

MEAL TICKET SALES 

Additional tickets for the Opening Night Reception, the luncheons (2), and the Closing Event will be available for purchase only to (in-person registration only):

  • Daily registrants
  • PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 full-conference registrants
  • Accompanying spouses/guests of full-conference registrants
  • Exhibitor personnel
  • Students 

Individual meal ticket sales are intended as add-ons to existing conference registrations. Individuals who are not conference registrants, as listed above, will not be able to purchase meal tickets.

 

ADMISSION TO EXHIBIT HALL (Available only to in-person participation)

A qualified PM parts maker includes individuals from companies that manufacture parts/components by the consolidation of metal powders, or other particulate materials, utilizing processes recognized by MPIF. 

  • Admission to the exhibit hall is included as part of full-conference, daily and student registration rates. 
  • Exhibit-Only admission is not available for purchase. 
  • Qualified PM parts manufacturers are eligible for complimentary exhibit passes.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

  • Registration cancellations and refunds are only accepted in writing.
  • If you cancel by telephone, you must still confirm by email or fax at the time of cancellation in order to receive a refund. 
  • A $325 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds on all cancellations received through May 7 (no refunds for the APMI Golf Tournament). No refunds will be given after this date. 
  • Individuals who fail to cancel in writing by May 7 and/or do not attend the conference will be subject to the full fee.
  • In the event an in-person, hybrid, or virtual conference is unable to take place, all registration fees will be transferred to the 2022 conference.
  • If registered to attend in-person but your state/country or company has travel restrictions in place over the dates of the conference (June 20-23, 2021), you may update your registration type to Virtual by May 21, 2021.
  • If registered to attend virtually but restrictions have been lifted, you may update your registration type to In-Person at any time by contacting MPIF.
  • If you are sick within 14 days of the conference dates or are experiencing symptoms within 14 days of the conference dates or upon arrival on-site, you agree to not attend any MPIF function or activity.  Please contact MPIF’s emergency contact, Diane Haggerty, CMP, (215-630-2167) regarding your cancellation options.
  • You agree to follow the on-site protocol or you may be removed from the event (no refund will be provided) and barred from attending future MPIF/APMI/CPMT sponsored or co-sponsored events. 

Important: If you do not receive a cancellation acknowledgment within 2–3 business days, please contact Stephanie Schember.

REQUEST FOR FOREIGN VISAS

Some travelers entering the United States must obtain a visa and should apply for a visa as early as possible due to U.S. government increased security and entry requirements.  Request a special letter of invitation by filling in this form.

For further questions, contact Stephanie Schember.

SUGGESTED DRESS

Business or business casual attire is appropriate for all conference events. Business casual is appropriate for the Opening Night Reception and the Closing Event.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Attendees with disabilities that require special needs should contact Diane Haggerty, CMP, in advance so that arrangements can be made. 

SPECIAL MEAL REQUIREMENTS

Attendees with dietary restrictions should contact Diane Haggerty, CMP, in advance so that arrangements can be made. 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Register early to guarantee group rates at the hotels. Higher rates may apply once our room blocks are filled or after the advance registration deadline of May 7.  Room reservations will be acknowledged by email. 

SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE

Single or Double: $209.00 plus taxes per night plus a $12.00 Resort Fee plus taxes per night. 

Hotel reservations, changes, and cancellations

  • Credit card information is required in order to process your reservation. Your card will be charged the first night’s room and tax as a deposit. 
  • This deposit is refundable for cancellations received at least five (5) days prior to the confirmed day of arrival and cancellation number is obtained. 
  • For changes to your reservations or to cancel, contact the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

STAY AT THE HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

You are highly encouraged to stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort —the headquarters hotel. Not only will you be at the center of all the activities, but the convenience far outweighs any benefits from staying at other hotels. Please help your association meet its contracted obligations by staying at the headquarters hotel.

DIGITAL MANUSCRIPT PROCEEDINGS

Proceedings of the technical sessions, poster program, and special interest programs (where applicable), will be published in digital format following the conferences. All publications are included with full-conference registration. Expect notification by email in September 2021.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Presenters, vendors and all other attendees at MPIF/APMI/CPMT events are expected to comply with instructions from staff members, and are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a courteous, professional and respectful manner, refraining from language and conduct that might bring discredit upon themselves, their organizations, and MPIF/APMI/CPMT. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to disrupting the businesslike atmosphere, harassment, discrimination, inappropriate language, failing to comply with local, state, and federal laws, and conduct that puts themselves and others at risk. This code of conduct applies to both official activities of the event and its program as well as to any informal and social activities taking place in connection with the event. Presenters, and any other attendees who do not comply with this code of conduct may be removed from the event and barred from attending future MPIF/APMI/CPMT sponsored or co-sponsored events.

 

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