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The CMSC has a reputation for providing full days of technical presentations and educational opportunities and evenings of networking and social events.  In addition, CMSC has a repuation for feeding its attendees very well.  If you leave the Conference hungry, you weren't there.


We will not be providing the option to purchase two day conference passes for this years conference. 

What makes the CMSC different than an industry trade show?

The CMSC is a more focused society of members that utilize portable (and fixed) 3D Coordinate Measurement Metrology. Your registration covers all activities during the week of the conference with no additional charges for each registration. 

What do I receive when I cannot attend the conference but pay for my annual membership dues?

Annual membership dues provide access to the members area on the website.  This public restricted area contains annual conference proceedings, technical papers photos and the CMS by-laws.  You will also be added to CMS email information.


What can I expect at CMSC what is included with my registration?

  • Expect full days Tuesdaythrough Thursday From 7am to 6pm.
  • The Full Conference package entitles each person to the following activities:
    • Ice Breaker Reception on Monday Night
    • 18 to25 technical presentations
    • 40 to 50 Vendor Exhibits and information booths
    • User group meetings and technical workshops and siminars
    • CMSC Hotel Discount rate while available
    • Admission to all general sessions of presentations & speakers
    • Lunch Buffet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    • Dinner and entertainment on Wednesday evening. You may bring a guest to the banquet for an additional fee.

Click here to see a justification letter for CMSC 2015


How do I register for CMSC?

Registration for CMSC is provided in this web site, Click HERE


Note:  June 15th is the cutoff date for refunds.   There will be a $25.00 processing fee for cancelled registrations.


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What does it cost to attend CMSC?

See our "Conference Fees" page for attendee cost information! 

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This year the CMS is not offering two day conference passes!


Note:  June 14th is the cutoff date for refunds. 


What do I tell my employer to convince them to let me attend the CMSC?

CMSC is an international group of close tolerance industrial measurement specialists and manufacturers and developers of alignment systems, targeting hardware, Portable Coordinate Measurement Machine's (PCMMs), electronic theodolites, laser projection systems, laser trackers, laser radar, photogrammetry / videogrammetry systems and metrology software. No other conference or seminar in the country focuses specifically on 3D coordinate metrology. When you combine virtually every 3D measurement system/software manufacturer with an specialized class of users you have an unparalleled exchange of information, ideas and equipment. The technical presentations and Thursday seminars provide an invaluable exchange of knowledge.

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Can I present a paper at CMSC?

CMSC encourages attendees to present a paper at CMSC. The registration fee will be waived for attendees whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference. Presentation criteria and information is available on the Presentation Information page. If you would like to present a paper, please email your request and a brief abstract to Scott Sandwith at


Look on our website for Call for Papers.


How do I get on the Executive Committee?

Committee members are elected by the CMSC membership during the week of the conference. In a typical year, two at-large committee members and one vice-chairman are elected by those attending CMSC. If you are interested in being a member of the Executive Committee, please contact the nominations committee by sending an e-mail to .

What airport should I fly into?

The most convenient and closest airport is the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.



Am I required to stay at the Diplomat Resort & Spa?

Each year as the surroundings change, it is much simpler to stay at the nearest hotel with the rest of the conference attendees where sponsors schedule events that run well into the late evening hours. Most of these events are posted on the website program but some of the organizations sponsors do not make the publication dates. We recommend you speak to an associate that has participated in the past or contact one of the CMSC Executive Committee members with questions that may be more focused on your company requirements.

You can make your reservations at The Diplomat here:



The Diplomat is sold out on certain nights.


Additional hotels:

Crown Plaza
4000 S. Ocean Dr.
Hollywood Fl. 93301
Rate: Advance pay $136.50 non refundable or $171.50.

Hotel is across the street from the conference.

Hampton Inn & Suites
2500 Stirling Rd.,Hollywood Fl.

Rate:  $94.00, Approximately 10 miles away.

Cab fee is approximately $20.00


Where do I make my reservations for the Diplomat Resort & Spa?

Room reservations for the 2015 CMSC at Diplomate Resort & Spa:





Does CMSC need any volunteers?

Yes, CMSC can always use volunteers. Typically, most voluntary requirements are during the week of our technical conference. CMSC Excutive Committee can always use help with organized set-up, signage placementcarrying ect. If you wish to volunteer, please notify a committee member prior to the event and during the week of the conference as your schedule allows.

Will there be a tour on Friday?

There will be no tour this year.


Can I bring my family?

We encourage all members to bring their families and associates. There are nominal fees associated with events and meals for those not registrating as members. These costs are available on the registration page. There are many things to do in the area.

Click here to review some of the nearby fun opportunities.


Are there events for my spouse?

We are currently looking for volunteers to organize activities for spousal and family entertainment. At this point in time, there are no planned events besides joining you in the CMSC Society events.


Come early, stay late or spend a weekend! You can take advantage of all the great activities in theNorth Hollywood area during your CMSC stay.

Click here to review some of the nearby fun opportunities.


Additional local activities in Hollywood, FL?

Hollywood, Florida is the 12th largest city in Florida. There is no lack for things to do in this beach town.

Looking for something FREE to do:

Travel to Key West from Hollywood, FL:


Where will the Annual meeting be in 2015?

The 31st Annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference will be held at the Westin Diplomat Spa and Resort in Hollywood, Florida