Welding Conferences Fall 2017 & 2018

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Conferences are where members of the industry come together to discuss trends, exhibit new products and innovations, and provide educational seminars on specialized topics. 1 Welding conferences can be a great opportunity to keep welding knowledge and skills current as well as to network with fellow welding professionals in the field. Here are some of the upcoming welding conferences.

Welding Conferences Fall 2017

FABTECH 2017: “North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event”

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Students in welding training and experienced welders and fabricators could benefit from attending FABTECH 2017. The event will feature over 1,700 exhibitors, 150-plus career- and business-focused educational sessions, and an American Welding Society-sponsored Professional Welders Competition with prizes ranging from $500 to $2,500. 2 3 The more than 50,000 expected attendees will also have the chance to hear industry leaders give short, inspirational speeches at the ‘FABx Tech Talks’ that are scheduled to kick off the keynotes on the opening day of the conference. FABTECH’s theme this year is “Industrial Evolution,” and these talks are designed to inspire innovative thinking among the industry’s members. 4

FABTECH 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
November 6-9, 2017 5

Welding Conferences 2018

International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC) 2018

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Soldering and brazing play an important role in the world of metal fusing, and the IBSC is the premier place for professionals in the industry to learn about the most current processes, techniques, products, and trends. 6 During the five-day conference, industry members, engineers, and scientists will have a chance to discuss emergent ideas in the areas of research, development, and application of soldering and brazing, as well as to network. Educational sessions on topics, such as furnace brazing, corrosion and brazing, and brazing titanium, will also be offered.

International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC) 2018 Doubletree by Hilton
New Orleans, LA
April 15-18, 2018 7

FABTECH 2018

Planning on attending FABTECH next year? While many of the details about the conference have yet to be published, you can mark the date on your calendar now.

FABTECH 2018
November 6-8, 2018
Georgia World Congress
Atlanta, GA 8

Career Development

New welders have plenty of ways to continue to advance their careers. They can attend welding conferences, join industry organizations, and seek specialized welding certifications. These days, thanks to technology, staying current with the industry can even be as easy as listening to a skilled trade podcast or watching a welding video from the comfort of one’s home.

Sources:

1 – https://www.aws.org/events/conferences
2 – https://www.fabtechexpo.com/education
3 – https://www.aws.org/events/page/competitions
4 – http://www.tsnn.com/news/new-tedstyle-opening-keynote-format-set-fabtech-2017
5 – https://www.fabtechexpo.com/
6 – https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm#tab-2
7 – https://www.aws.org/events/detail/ibsc-2018
8 – https://www.fabtechexpo.com/