The American Welding Society produces online versions of select national conferences in an effort to expand the reach of these programs to a broader audience. Live conference sessions are captured by AWS staff and edited to provide the highest educational value. The virtual conferences are made available soon after the live sessions. Please refer to the schedule below for a list of current and upcoming virtual conferences.
|Available||2011 Educational Program (FABTECH)||FREE||FREE|
|Available||2012 Thermal Spray Technology: High-Performance Surfaces||TBD||$185 / $210|
|Available||2012 International Brazing and Soldering Conference||TBD||$400 / $450|
|Available||2012 Educational Program (FABTECH)||FREE||FREE|
To be released in November 2013 x
2012 Health and Safety in the Welding Environment (FABTECH)
These seven sessions cover several Health and Safety topics including weld fume management, mitigation of the hazards related to post-weld grinding and surface treatment, and requirements for safeguarding a robotic arc welding cell.
|2012 Health and Safety in the Welding Environment (FABTECH)||TBD||TBD|
To be released in December 2013x
2012 Trends in Nondestructive Testing (FABTECH)
This series of presentations highlights the latest developments in nondestructive examination.
|2012 Trends in Nondestructive Testing (FABTECH)||FREE||FREE|
To be released in January 2014x
2013 Weld Cracking Conference
This two-day conference delivers the practical knowledge necessary to avoid weld cracks caused by a variety circumstances.
|2013 Weld Cracking Conference||TBD||TBD|
To be released in February 2014x
2013 Pipelines Conference
The Pipelines conference covers highly relevant topics in pipeline construction, including the welding of high-strength X80 pipe steels, orbital processes, and the new FRIEX system from Belgium.
|2013 Pipelines Conference||TBD||TBD|
To be released in March 2014x
2013 Codes and Standards Conference
This two-day conference features information about the AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, and API pipeline codes, plus MIL and ISO standards.
|2013 Codes and Standards Conference||TBD||TBD|
To be released in April 2014x
2013 Educational Program (FABTECH)
This series of presentations highlights the latest developments and best practices in welding education.
|2013 Educational Program (FABTECH)||TBD||TBD|
To be released in May 2014x
2013 Welding Dissimilar Metals (FABTECH)
This conference covers welding, examination, and post-weld heat treatment of dissimilar joints, including carbon-steel, nickel-base, stainless, chrome-moly and other alloys. It also covers topics such as explosive welding and how standards address the complicated nature of dissimilar welds.
|2013 Welding Dissimilar Metals (FABTECH)||TBD||TBD|
To be released in June 2014x
2013 So You’re the New Welding Engineer (FABTECH)
This conference is for managers, engineers,designers, and others with welding responsibility but a limited background in welding. The conference focuses on arc welding applications, but the principles have universal applicability.
|2013 So You’re the New Welding Engineer (FABTECH)||TBD||TBD|