TMS/SME Diversity Conference 2014*
Date: July 29, 2014 - July 31, 2014

TMS/SME Diversity Conference 2014*

Location: National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC, USA
Organization Name: TMS
Organization Links:
Contact: Justin Scott


The First TMS Summit on Creating and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1): Honoring the First Female Member of AIME: Ellen Swallow Richards


Abundant research demonstrates that a diverse talent pool increases productivity, competitiveness, and creativity – but this diversity is often untapped relative to professionals in the minerals, metals, and materials communities. To address the issue, TMS is organizing an inaugural two-and-one-half day summit in 2014 (with follow-on actionable outputs) that will feature:

  • U.S. Government, Academia, and Industry Attendees: Up to 300 professionals will gather to focus on the underrepresentation of gender and race from the U.S. Government, academic, and industry perspectives
  • Workshop-Like Format: Parallel sessions will provide an interactive forum for learning professional skills such as communication, mentoring, and creating a diverse workplace
  • Panel Discussions: Crosscutting issues of diversity and inclusion will be addressed by panels of representatives from throughout the minerals, metals, and materials communities
  • Skills and Tools Development: Special sessions will provide skills and tools for early-career, mid-career, and senior management professionals to implement in their workplaces
  • Follow-on Resources: The output from the summit will be captured and used to develop toolkits and guidance subsequently available through the “Resources” section of this website