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All conference sessions and short courses will be at the Indiana Convention Center,100 S. Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225. The conference program is coordinated by Richard A. Yost (VP Programs), University of Florida.

The schedule begins on Sunday, June 4 with tutorial lectures at 5:00 pm and the opening session and plenary lecture at 6:45 pm followed by a Welcome Reception in the poster/exhibit hall. The program concludes on Thursday, June 8 with a plenary lecture followed by a Closing Event at the Indiana State Museum (ticket required). Go to the annual conference program for tutorial and plenary speakers and overview.

Program Announcement 2017 from Rick Yost

The 2017 Conference will retain all our favorite program sessions, plus add some new sessions –
  • Given the popularity of the Sunday afternoon tutorials, this year we’ll have four tutorial lectures in two parallel tracks
  • We’ll have a special oral session Monday morning, organized in collaboration with the ASMS Archivist/Historian celebrating the wide range of science from Klaus Biemann’s lab
  • We’ll have four new oral sessions this year – 
    • Microorganisms:  Identification & Characterization
    • Fundamentals for Everyone
    • GC/MS, GC/GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, and GC/HRMS
    • Plant“omics”

The annual conference will continue to feature a dynamic platform for corporate members with booths, hospitality suites, and breakfast seminars. Companies interested in participating should go to the exhibitor toolkit for details.

Finally, note that our Thursday afternoon closing Plenary Lecture on “Saving the Great Coral Reefs” will tie into an IMAX movie on the great coral reefs at the following Closing Event!



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Important Dates and Deadlines


Mid-December
Abstract submission will open in mid-December.

January 3
Housing and conference registration open.

February 3
Abstract submission deadline.

April 30
Advance registration deadline for conference and short courses. Some short courses are only available during the advance registration period.
   

Conference Policies


Please review these policies which are intended to assure the comfort and privacy of all conference participants. 

Name badge is required for all conference sessions, including the Poster/Exhibit Hall (Career Center), and off site events (hospitality suites).

No smoking is permitted in the convention center.

All devices must be silenced and screens darkened in oral sessions.

No photography or recording is allowed in oral sessions or in the poster/exhibit Hall.

Parents. Planned conference sessions and hospitality suites may not be appropriate for children. Please respect the interests of your colleagues by allowing them to attend activities without disruption and without concern for the safety of children. Strollers, child backpack carriers or similar devices for child transport are prohibited in the Poster/Exhibit Hall and hospitality suites.

Material presented or displayed at the ASMS Conference, including but not limited to orals, posters, workshops, exhibit booths and hospitality suites, isthe intellectual property of the presenter and may not be recorded, photographed, quoted, disseminated or transmitted by summary in any form without express written authority of the author.

The placement of advertising in the meeting area is prohibited. There are poster boards and tables in the Poster/Exhibit Hall for approved announcements.

Hardware, accessories or any items for sale may be displayed only in corporate exhibit booths and hospitality suites.

Designated publisher tables in the conference registration area are for the display of books and journals and must be reserved in advance.

There are tables in the registration area for authors who wish to display their books. Authors may use a table to promote their books, sign copies, and speak with members. Table space must be reserved at conference registration.

No organized activities (even off-site) other than those approved by ASMS are allowed during the conference week (5:00 pm on Sunday through 6:00 pm on Thursday).

Corporate hospitality suites may be used during the daytime hours of 8:00 am – 8:00 pm for one-on-one and small group meetings (no more than 25 persons per organization) by appointment only (no walk-ins). No music, programs, seminars, or refreshments may be included in these private, business meetings.

Corporate or institutional logos on slides or posters may appear only one time in the presentation.