Meeting Dates and Location:

The meeting will be held Oct. 19-20, 2017 in Boone, NC and registration will include a FULL DAY of hands on tutorials, meeting banquet, and conference presentations. The regular Friday meeting will take place in the Boone, NC in Appalachian State University's Plemmons Student Union, Parkway Ballroom (room 420). Click here for a map of Appstate's campus.

Parking and Transportation: Parking at a rate of $1 per hour is available on Appstate's campus in Rivers Street Parking Deck at 461 Rivers St. in Boone or in the College Street Parking Deck, located a bit closer to Plemmons Student Union. For more information on parking on Appstate's campus, click here. Classes will be in session during the conference, and you will be ticketed if you park on campus outside of these two locations.  

Conference Banquet & After-dinner Social: Our conference banquet will be a catered buffet served in Plemmons Student Union on Thursday evening. Immediately after the banquet, we will travel to Dark Sky Observatory for our after-dinner social hour and star-gazing. Car-pooling to DSO is encouraged, but we will have some shuttle vans available. Offerings from local breweries such as Ivory Tower will be served.

This Year's Speakers and Tutorials Will Include:

  • Dr. Bob Price and MSA President-Elect & Tour Speaker
  • Dr. Francois Amet, Physics & Astronomy Dept., Appalachian State University
  • Dr. Dan Caton, Director of DSO, Appalachian State University
  • Dr. Donovan Leonard, Oak Ridge National Labs
  • Tutorial on EBSD in the SEM
  • Tutorial on Electrical Modes in the AFM
  • Tutorial on sample preparation for EBSD
  • Tutorial on TEM basics
  • Tutorial on Confocal Microscopy
  • and more! View our full program here!


Conference Hotel Information:
The conference hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 1050 Highway 105 in Boone, NC. It is only 1 mile from Plemmons Student Union on Appstate's campus.   We have reserved a block of rooms at a group rate of $96 per night. To book with our group rate, click here.  You can also call the hotel at: 828-265-7676, and ask to book a room in our block (Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society, or AReMS). Rooms must be booked before September 27 to get the group rate of $96/night.

about our fall meeting: Register now!

Arems Microscopy


The Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society