COM 2017 Conference of Metallurgists in conjunction with America's Conference on Al Alloys AMCAA

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of generally asked questions. Many of your answers may be listed thus avoiding you waiting for an email reply or the telephone for help. We hope this will help you in your inquiries.


Do you offer one-day registration?

No, only the Women of Innovation symposium and Enabling Innovation symposium held Wednesday, August 30th have a one day fee priced at $300 (no discount for students, life, etc)

I am an author and attending only to present my paper, may I get a discount?

No, unfortunately this is not available. Upon submitting your abstract the condition was to submit a paper for publication and register to the conference with full conference payment.

What is included in the registration fee?

See list at

I would like to pay with a bank transfer or cheque. How do I proceed?

Do the online registration process. At the payment stage, the system will provide you with bank details for wire payments, and mailing information for sending a cheque.

I have sent payment but I am still receiving notification of unpaid registration.

Contact us by email at

What are the registration deadlines?
  • Before June 23rd for early bird price
  • Before August 1st if you want to pay with bank transfer or check, after that only credit cards will be accepted

I require an invitation letter from the organization to attend.

Visit for information on required documents and timelines. The online registration system can issue you an invitation letter once registration is paid and complete.

What is the cancellation/substitution policy?

See details at


Am I a member?

Contact CIM head office by sending an email to

I just became a member of CIM, but the registration system does not recognize me. What do I do?

Thank you for joining CIM! The membership link with registration is not instant, if you want to register soon, contact us at and we will manually enter your membership.


How many exhibitor badges are included in the exhibit booth?


Can I volunteer to the conference?

Thank you for your enthusiasm but we are not requiring any volunteers at this time.

Can my spouse/partner attend?
  • All attendees, partners/spouses would need to register as a delegate, we do not have spousal/guest program and badges are required to enter a technical session or social function by COM2017.
  • Tickets are available for sale for the Tuesday Awards banquet where you may wish to invite a guest/spouse.

Do you provide special assistance for persons with physical limitations/special needs?
  • You need to advise the hotel upon your accommodation booking for any special needs you may require
  • The hotel is equipped with elevators at all levels. Please notify in your registration form if additional assistance is required.


What are the registration hours?

Onsite registration will open Sunday at 3 PM and again Monday at 7 AM.

When will I receive my program book and badge?


Am I required to wear my badge?

Yes, at all times.

What type of clothing is appropriate?


How do I book hotel rooms? Group booking?

Your answer is still not listed? Don't hesitate and contact us!

Registration/payment/edits inquiries:

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Call for Abstracts Deadline
Extended! Until January 31, 2017

Paper Submission Deadline
March 1, 2017

Paper Review Process Begins
February 1, 2017 – April 15, 2017

Final Paper Submission Deadline
May 1, 2017

Author Registration Deadline
May 15, 2017

Student Poster Session Opens
March 1, 2017

Early-bird Registration
June 23, 2017

Student Poster Session Closes
August 1, 2017


Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM
3500 de Maisonneuve West, Suite 1250
Montreal, QC
H3Z 3C1, Canada

Registration / Payment / Other Inquiries
Toll-free: 1-888-985-9737

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