AWS Instructor's Institute

The AWS Instructors Institute provides welding instructors an opportunity to enhance and strengthen their teaching skills, experience hands-on learning of new teaching techniques, and learn more about AWS programs such as SENSE.

Meeting together with other instructors, the participants will be able to communicate and share their experiences in a setting that is devoted to their specific concerns. Each year, a welding instructor is selected at each of the 22 District Conferences to attend the institute, held at AWS HQ in Doral (Miami), Florida.

AWS Instructor’s Institute

July 18 – 23, 2021


Martica Ventura
Senior Manager
Conferences, Competitions & Events
305 443.9353 x224

AWS Headquarters


AWS Headquarters
8669 NW 36 Street
Miami, FL 33166



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Please arrange the best fare possible for your travel.

Transportation from Miami International Airport to Hotel:

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Once you have made your travel arrangements, please forward a copy of your airfare receipt to Martica Ventura at

Provided that this receipt is received by us at least three (3) weeks prior to the institute’s start date, a refund check will be issued and mailed/delivered to you prior to the conclusion of the event. Baggage fees will not be reimbursed by AWS.


Intercontinental New Orleans

2505 NW 87th Ave. Miami FL 33172 | 305.468.1400

Intercontinental Doral

Intercontinental Doral Miami Lobby

Intercontinental Doral Miami Rooms


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AWS will cover only the days of the Instructors Institute. Please make your hotel reservations based on the information you supply on the Attendance Form. Any days before or after the Instructor’s Institute will be the responsibility of the attendee.

Also, AWS will only cover Room and Tax only. You will need to provide a credit card of incidentals. If you have any special requests (Non-smoking room, etc.) please contact us so that we may ask the hotel to accommodate your requests.

Check-in at the hotel begins at 4:00pm.

Hotel Amenities

The hotel has several amenities; some outdoor pool, the Armillary Grill, the Armillary Bar and Lounge, a business center, and a gift shop. For a full list of the hotel’s amenities, click here.

Weather in Miami

The weather in Miami during July is hot, with temperatures in the mid to upper-90’s. High humidity can make this temperature feel even warmer. However, rain showers during the afternoon tend to cool things down.

What to Wear During the Day…

Our schedule includes classroom time and time in our welding laboratory. Please bring your own personal protective equipment including welding helmet, welding jacket or protective sleeves, welding gloves, overalls or working clothes and high top boots. If you use prescription safety glasses or welding helmet lenses, bring those. You do not have to bring any tools such as brushes or chipping hammers.

In the Evening…

The evening events will be casual and you will have time to return to the hotel to change after the day’s activities.

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