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The Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society

Meeting Dates and Location:

The meeting (see program of events here) 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. Starting at noon on Thursday, Oct. 19, vendors and attendees can check in or register for the meeting in room 226 (Linville Falls Room) of Plemmons Student Union. Thursday lunch will be served in room 226. Those wishing to attend the Thursday morning tutorials should go directly to the location of the tutorial (below). The regular Friday meeting will take place in the Boone, NC in Appalachian State University's Plemmons Student Union, Parkway Ballroom (room 420). The student posters & vendor tables will be located in or around Parkway Ballroom for the Friday meeting. 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 the Rivers Street Cafe in the Roess Dining Hall 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. Dale Newbury, NIST
  • 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 (1:30 pm Thursday, Dewell Microscopy Facility, room 112 Rankin Science South)
  • Tutorial on Electrical Modes in the AFM (10 am Thursday, room 331, Garwood Hall)
  • Tutorial on sample preparation for EBSD (10 am Thursday, Dewell Microscopy Facility, room 112 Rankin Science South)
  • Tutorial on Confocal Microscopy (1:30 pm Thursday, Dewell Microscopy Facility, room 112 Rankin Science South)
  • 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.