AWS 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.


2016 Welding Education, Skills & Certifications

2016 Welding Education, Skills & Certifications

This annual conference brings together educational leaders to discuss the latest developments and best practices in welding workforce training and employment.

2015 Welding Education, Skills & Certifications

2015 Welding Education, Skills & Certifications

The American Welding Society and leaders from industry’s most respected employers and labor experts gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana to exchange ideas and discuss solutions to the challenges facing welding educators and training organizations.

2015 Educational Program

2015 FABTECH Welding Education Program

The annual AWS FABTECH Educational Program covers a wide range of topics in welding education, including the latest developments in technology, instruction, recruitment, standards, curriculum design, and corporate partnerships.

2014 Welding Education, Skills & Certifications

2014 Welding Education, Skills & Certifications

The American Welding Society and leaders from industry’s most respected employers and labor experts gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana to exchange ideas and discuss solutions to the challenges facing welding educators and training organizations.

2014 Educational Program

2014 FABTECH Welding Educational Program

This annual conference features the latest developments and best practices in welding education. As part of its global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, AWS has made the majority of the program available here free of charge.

2013 Educational Program

2013 Welding Program

The AWS Education Committee along with the AWS Education Services Department host the Education Annual Program at the FABTECH Exposition. In an effort to make this valuable content available to a broader audience, AWS has made the majority of the program sessions available here free of charge.

2012 Health & Safety in the Welding Environment

2012 Health & Safety in the Welding Environment

This conference focuses on solutions to many of the health and safety issues facing the welding industry, including the control of radiation, ventilation, welder comfort and visibility, plasma cutting, and the light from lasers.

2012 Trends in Nondestructive Testing

2012 Trends in Nondestructive Testing

This selection of sessions features some of the latest developments in nondestructive testing. These presentations were recorded at FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event held in Las Vegas, Nevada in November.

2011 Educational Program

2011 Welding Educational Program

This annual conference features the best practices in welding education. As part of its global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, AWS has made the majority of the program sessions available here free of charge.

2012 Educational Program

2012 Education for Welding

Geared toward welding educators, this program highlights the latest developments and best practices in welding education.



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