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ICDD Profile > 2003 March Meeting Schedule
17-21 March 2003
International Centre Headquarters
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273


The ICDD Spring meetings will be held 17-21 March 2003 at the ICDD Headquarters, 12 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA.

In addition to the traditional meetings of our Committees, Subcommittees, and Task Groups during the week, we have planned some new and exciting changes for Tuesday, which include:

  • A Plenary Session focusing on, "Advances in Automated Phase Identification" - Leading experts in phase ID will discuss the new possibilities available today, along with their expectations for future developments.
  • Historical Tour of Philadelphia - Walking tour through the City of Brotherly Love, retracing the steps of one of the great scientists, Ben Franklin. During the tour, we'll visit some of the sites where U.S. history was made, and even meet Ben along the way!

  • Evening Poster Session - Highlighting x-ray diffraction studies from around the globe.

Committees, Subcommittees and Task Groups will meet in accordance with the enclosed schedule. Agendas are enclosed for most of the meetings. Below is an overview of the meetings scheduled for the week.

Monday, 17 March 2003 Task Groups and Committees of the Board, Finance Subcommittees, and Finance Committee
Tuesday, 18 March 2003 Plenary Session, Benjamin Franklin Historic Tour of Philadelphia, Evening Poster Session
Wednesday, 19 March 2003 Welcome New Members, Technical Subcommittees
Thursday, 20 March 2003 Technical Subcommittees, Technical Committee, and Annual Meeting of Members
Friday, 21 March 2003 Board of Directors

Please note that the Annual Meeting of Members is scheduled for the afternoon of 20 March 2003.

The Best Western Concordville Hotel has been selected as the Host Hotel. Alternative hotels are listed on an enclosed sheet. A block of rooms for attendees has been reserved at a special meeting rate of $93.96 (which includes tax), at the Best Western. If you require hotel reservations, please call the toll-free number below. The Best Western is located at the junction of Route 322 and Route 1, Concordville, PA. (Phone: 800-522-0070) Please check the area map for directions to the hotel and from the hotel to the Headquarters office. Reservations should be made by 28 February 2003. The city of Philadelphia is advertising a "Philly Overnight Hotel Package" which offers two-for-one hotel rates through 31 March 2003. The web site www.gophila.com will give you additional information regarding this offer.

Enclosed you will find an Attendance form for the meeting, or you may register your attendance by accessing the ICDD website www.icdd.com/profile/march03reg.htm . Should you be unable to attend the Annual Meeting of Members, you may choose to designate an attending member to serve as your proxy, by completing the enclosed the Proxy form. Forward the Proxy and/or Attendance forms to the Corporate Secretary at ICDD in the envelope provided.

We look forward to your attendance and participation at the scheduled meetings. Please check the ICDD website for any additions or changes. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tim Fawcett
Executive Director

Thursday, 20 March 2003
International Centre Headquarters
Conference Room A
10:00-12:30 p.m.
J.A. Kaduk, Chairman

1. Call to Order and Opening Remarks - J.A. Kaduk

2. Roll Call and Attendance - F. Rotella

3. Additions and/or Deletions to the Agenda - J.A. Kaduk

4. Approval of the Minutes - J.A. Kaduk

5. Introduction of Guests - J.A. Kaduk

6. CPD Report - C.R. Hubbard

7. Reports/Presentations of Regional Co-Chairs and International Guests

A. Australia/South Asia - B. O'Connor
B. China - S.F. Lin
C. England - D. Taylor
D. North America - J. A. Kaduk
E. Russia - E. Antipov

8. Subcommittee Reports and Motions

A. Materials
1) Ceramics - E. Antipov
2) Metals and Alloys - H. Jones
3) Minerals - A. McDonald
4) Organic and Pharmaceutical - G. Stephenson
5) Polymers - S. Murthy

B. Characterization Methods and Tools
1) Electron Diffraction - A. Eades
2) Non-Ambient Diffraction - C. Prewitt
3) X-ray Diffraction Methods - S. Misture

C. ICDD Activities
1) Education - S. Quick
2) PDF Editorial Staff - F. McClune

9. New Business - J.A. Kaduk

Feedback on the Experimental Meeting Format

10. Adjournment

29 January 2003

Thursday, 20 March 2003
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
C. Hubbard, Chairman

Order of Business

I. Chairman's Opening Remarks - C.R. Hubbard

II. Welcome Overseas Guests and First Time Attendees - C.R. Hubbard

III. Review of Board of Directors Activities and Long Range Planning - C.R. Hubbard

IV. Review of Headquarters Activity - T. Fawcett

V. Solicitation of Candidates for Appointment to the Nominating Committee for the 2004 Election of Officers and Directors - T. Maguire

VI. Amendment to Bylaws Article III, Section 3.7(c)(d) - J. Messick

VII. Reports of Selected Board of Directors Committees and Task Groups - C.R. Hubbard

A. Grant-in-Aid Committee - T. Blanton
B. Membership Committee - W. Wong-Ng
C. Scholarship Committee - C.E. Crowder

VIII. Report of the Technical Committee - J. Kaduk

IX. Report of the Finance Committee - J. Messick

X. Editorial Awards - T. Fawcett

XI. Denver X-ray Conference Report - DXC Organizing Committee

XII. New Business - C. Hubbard

XIII. Adjournment