Fifty-first General Assembly and Technical Meeting
Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
The Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center held its annual conference in Incline Village by Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA, from October 3rd to 6th 2010; this was the Fifty-first General Assembly since the foundation of the T.I.C. back in 1974.
On October 4th and 5th, technical presentations were given in two half-day sessions.
Delegates, guests and accompanying persons enjoyed a Welcome Reception on Sunday evening and a Gala Dinner on Monday night. Entertainment followed the 'rat pack' theme with a group of dancers and an entertainer who impersonated several of the famous singers and actors of that era.
On Wednesday, Niotan welcomed delegates to a tour of the company’s facility located at Mound House near Carson City. The plant tour group was then taken to Virginia City for a guided bus tour and separate walk, before meeting up with the accompanying persons in Gold Hill for a lunch in the area's oldest hotel from 1859.
The accompanying persons enjoyed a three-day sightseeing programme. They toured the entire circumference of Lake Tahoe with stops including Thunderbird Lodge Estate, Emerald Bay and Squaw Valley, then took to the lake itself on board the paddle boat MS Dixie II, finally visiting Virginia City for a narrated trolley bus ride before meeting up with the plant tour delegates in Gold Hill.
Two companies were elected as new members of the association by a unanimous vote.
Mr Richard Burt was re-elected as President of the T.I.C. for the coming year. Mr Jiang Bin and Dr Daniel Persico were elected to the Executive Committee. Mr John Crawley, Mr José Isildo de Vargas, Mr Alan Ewart, Mr Alexandr Gagarin, Mr William Millman, Dr Karlheinz Reichert, Mr Itamar Resende, Mr Lawrence Stryker and Mr Barry Valder were re-elected to a further term of office. Mr He Jilin and Dr Werner Lohwasser resigned from the Committee.
Technical Presentations (member access only)
The meeting files can be accessed from here.