November 2023 Committee Week

November 5, 2023 - November 10, 2023

Washington Hilton

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States


You have the ability to register for multiple committee meetings, pay fees in advance, and receive a confirmation email. After registering, you will also receive emails regarding important information that will help you prepare for your meeting. One week before the meeting, you will receive your check-in QR code; this will help expedite your check-in on-site when picking up your badge at the ASTM Registration Area. You may register by selecting one of the committees below.

Event Details

Committee Information, Schedules & Registration

Committees                                                                                                                               Dates

A01 Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys November 6-9

A04 Iron Castings November 7-8

A05 Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products November 5-7

A06 Magnetic Properties November 6-7

B02 Nonferrous Metals and Alloys November 6-8

B07 Light Metals and Alloys November 6-8

B08 Metallic and Inorganic Coatings November 8

B10 Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys November 7-8

C11 Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems November 6-9

D20 Plastics November 6-8

D27 Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases November 6-7

D30 Composite Materials November 8-9

E01 Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials November 5-7

E04 Metallography November 6-7

E08 Fatigue and Fracture November 6-7

E20 Temperature Measurement November 6-7

E27 Hazard Potential of Chemicals November 7-9

E28 Mechanical Testing November 6-7

E35 Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents November 7-9

E54 Homeland Security Applications November 8-9

E55 Manufacture of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Products November 8-9

E56 Nanotechnology November 6-7

F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices November 8-9

F07 Aerospace and Aircraft November 8

F08 Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities November 7-10

F11 Vacuum Cleaners November 6-10

F15 Consumer Products November 6-9

F16 Fasteners November 6-7

F17 Plastic Piping Systems November 6-8

F34 Rolling Element Bearings November 7-8

F36 Technology and Underground Utilities November 9

F47 Commercial Spaceflight November 9

G01 Corrosion of MetalsNovember 8-9

Symposium and Workshop Registration

For more information about a symposium or workshop, please click on the links below to be taken to their hompage.

43rd Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Creating Certainty in an Uncertain World

21st International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

New Opportunities for Quantitative Metallography: From Sample Preparation to Machine Learning

18th Hydrogen Embrittlement Workshop

2023 Workshop on Transparent Enclosures and Materials

If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration, please contact ASTM Symposia Operations via email at or by calling +1 610-832-9522.

Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at The Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official November Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than October 11th, 2023. The ASTM rate is $209 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically. 

Tuesday, November 7th evening is currently sold out at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Please see the below hotels that are nearby and available during November Committee Week:

To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click here: The Washington Hilton Hotel 

Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row
1914 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 2009
The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Washington Hilton Hotel
Use this link to visit their website: Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row
The Lyle Washington DC
1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 2009
The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Washington Hilton Hotel
Use this link to visit their website: The Lyle Washington DC
The Dupont Circle Hotel 1500
New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
The hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Washington Hilton Hotel
Use this link to visit their website: The Dupont Circle Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
2120 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037
The hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Washington Hilton Hotel
Use this link to visit their website: Residence Inn by Marriott DC


To book accommodations using the government per diem rate, please click here: Government link

The Washington Hilton Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. The government per diem rates are set by fiscal year, effective October 1 each year; you will be charged the prevailing rate at the time of the meeting, not at the time of booking. To find current rates in the CONUS by visiting GSA.GOV. The government per diem rate reservations may be made via our online reservation system, using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.  

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY:  A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through an online travel agent, they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if the accommodations were reserved via an online (Expedia, Trivago, Kayak, etc.) travel agency.

The November Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events, and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Washington Hilton Hotel offers wireless internet connection for a surcharge of $12.95 daily. 

Pre-Meeting Checklist

Tips for Meeting Preparation:

  • Pre-register for Committee Meetings or Symposium/Workshop:
    • Saves time on-site for meeting check-in and badge retrieval 
    • Allows you to pay in advance for voluntary committee activity fees and/or any banquet events 
    • When you preregister online, you will receive emails on committee meetings, final announcements, and other information that will help you prepare for your meeting
    • If unable to pre-register prior to the meeting, registration and payment of fees/events are available on-site
  • Review the prior meeting minutes for current committee activities 
  • Review Ballot Closing Reports, especially those in which you have a particular interest
  • Review posted meeting agendas
  • Download material in preparation for the meeting
    • My Schedule (Customize your schedule in an Excel file, highlighting meetings you would like to attend; can be used for multiple committees)
    • MyMeetingsMaterial (Compile a ZIP File of your agendas, minutes, ballot items, closing reports and schedules
  • Review Online Training Modules offered prior to the meeting, these can be found on the ASTM Website at this link:
    • Plan to attend Committee Week Training Modules conducted by ASTM Staff? (See Training Sessions Below)
    • Check with your committee's leadership for committee specific training offered during the meeting
  • If you need copies made for your meeting or AV support, contact your Staff Manager four weeks prior to the meeting
  • Consider inviting a colleague to attend the meeting
  • Contact your Staff Manager with any questions you may have.

Transportation and Directions

The hotel is located 20 minutes away from the Ronald Reagan National Airport and 40 minutes from Dulles International Airport. It also is a short metro ride from the National Mall and a 10-minute walk to the Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line).  

PUBLIC TRANSIT:  Attendees taking a flight into the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, have the option to take the Blue Largo Train to Farragut West stop. From there you will get on at the 17th St NW & I St NW stop which will take you 0.1 miles from the hotel at the Chevy Chase stop.

Attendees taking a flight into the Dulles International Airport, can take the Silver line from the Largo stop, get off at Farragut West stop and then get on the bus at 17th St NW & K St NW, that will take you 0.1 miles from the hotel.  

Attendees traveling via a train into DC, may arrive at the Washington Union Station. Union Station is an approximate 21 minute drive to the hotel or a 27 minute transit ride on the red line to Dupont Circle Metro Station, which is .5 miles from the Washington Hilton. For more information on how to travel around Washington DC, please visit: Washington DC Transportation.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: From the Ronald Reagan Washington Airport, taxis, town cars, shuttles and ride share options are all available. Passengers can expect to pay about $25-$30 for a one-way trip to the downtown area, as well as the Washington Hilton Hotel. From the Dulles International Airport, a taxi ride will be around $70-$85.

RIDESHARING PROGRAM: Transportation Network Providers (TNP), also referred to as a “rideshare” company, provide prearranged transportation through an app, connecting passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire. Lyft and Uber are TNP companies operating in Washington, DC. Uber and Lyft offer various discounts for new users. 

PARKING:  At the Washington Hilton Hotel, on-site, self-parking is available for $56 daily. Valet service is unavailable at this time. 

Training Sessions

Training Sessions

ASTM staff will provide several training sessions on various subjects to educate and assist officers, members and non-members of ASTM committees. The following topics will be discussed:

ASTM International Welcome and Orientation Module  (Monday) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meeting attendees are invited to a welcome and orientation session. This session will provide a brief introduction to ASTM, its process electronic tools, and international activities. This is an interactive session and questions are encouraged as we like attendees to feel comfortable in participating at their standards meetings. Facilitated by ASTM staff, this session provides new and experienced members and visitors a chance to connect at the beginning of the Committee Week.

Bring ASTM Standards, Training, and More to Your Organization; (Monday & Tuesday) 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

ASTM International will be presenting a live demonstration of our newly designed online portal: ASTM Compass®. Through ASTM Compass® we bring all the technical content (including standards, e-learning training courses, etc.) and subject matter expertise to all employees of your organization in this multi-user license. We also have a new feature this year which will be demonstrated called Compass Points. This new tool is exclusively designed to help manage the process of disseminating information and automate change management. Spend some time viewing the content and functionality embedded on the Compass platform and speak with our ASTM Staff about the details on obtaining a license customized for your organizational needs.

Balloting and Handling of Negative Votes (Tuesday) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This session will inform members on how to effectively move documents through the ASTM balloting process, from initiating a subcommittee ballot through main committee and Society review. A review of the role of COS (Committee on Standards) in included. In addition, learn how to get a positive result from negative votes! Special focus on the procedural handling of negative votes throughout the balloting process.

Developing and Revising an ASTM Standard (Wednesday) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This editorial training module will follow both new and revised standards to publication. The module will cover the key roles of your editor and the standard's technical contact in the writing, revising, and balloting of your standard until it is approved and published, as well as review ASTM's tools that help with the process. Included in the module will be a brief review of work item registration and the three stages of balloting.

Interlaboratory Study Program Opportunities 

Workshop: Introduction to the Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS) (Monday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This module is designed to familiarize members with the ILS Program, its features, benefits, capabilities, and the online registration process. Research Reports will also be specifically addressed during the session. This workshop will benefit anyone planning to run (or participate in) an interlaboratory study to generate a precision statement for a new or existing ASTM test method. Presented by Phillip Godorov, ASTM ILS Staff.

Interlaboratory Studies (ILS) Question and Answer Opportunities

  • Monday, 8:00am - 10:00am and 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, 8:00am - 10:00am and 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 8:00am - 10:00am and 3:00pm - 5:00pm

In addition to the ILS Workshop schedule above, several opportunities for ILS Q&A have been planned with ASTM ILS Staff. Please feel free to drop by and ask questions about, or brainstorm ideas for, your upcoming interlaboratory studies. ILS representatives will also be available to review the status of your current interlaboratory studies and help you plan the next steps. No appointments are needed and assistance is available to everyone.

Refreshments will be available at all hour-long training sessions.

Complimentary Support Services

ASTM meetings offer on-site services from the ASTM staff. We provide photocopying service, audio/visual equipment, and a members' work area with complimentary internet computers and printers during registration hours.

Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday-Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 2:00pm

ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM will provide computers with internet connections. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area and the meeting rooms.

Committee Voluntary Activity & Event Fees

Voluntary Activity Fees - Several ASTM committees collect a voluntary fee to support activities associated within the committee such as awards, social events, etc. Each committee determines the amount and encourages your contribution. The fee can be paid during registration or on-site. This voluntary contribution is not an ASTM International society fee.

Special Events - If your committee is having an event and collecting fees to attend, you may pay this during registration or on-site. Contact your staff manager or check in with the registration desk for questions or tickets. 

In the event you need a refund please refer to the following policies:

Special Event Fee: A refund for a special event fee, which includes banquet functions and/or committee activity, will be honored only if requested 5 business days prior to the event.

Symposium Fee: A refund of the symposium fee will be honored at least 10 business days prior to the workshop.

Activity Fee: A refund for an activity fee may be requested up to the last day of the event. 

You will see a refund on your credit card statement within 5 to 10 business days.

In order to request a refund, you can click the modify link provided in your confirmation email. Once in your registration you can deselect that fee and select continue and proceed with the modification or you can select “Cancel Registration.”

Members' Guest Hospitality 

ASTM International attendees' guests (spouses, significant others, etc.) are welcome to join us for breakfast Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am in the Four Oaks at Washington Hilton Hotel.


Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Washington Hilton Hotel is in compliance with ADA standards. For more information about the physical features of the hotel's accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 202-483-3000.

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