Rely on AWS to bring you the highest quality conferences in the welding industry.

Quality educational materials – and welding conferences in particular – are just one way your membership serves you. By presenting the latest technology, cutting-edge topics, and industry experts, AWS puts the key to industry expertise and advancement in its members’ hands.

2021 conferences

Teaching Welding in the Virtual World

Teaching Welding Online

June 24

In the age of virtual learning, many welding instructors find themselves trying to adapt to the unfamiliar world of online teaching. Join us for the Teaching Welding in the Virtual World Conference, where welding instructors can walk away with practical, actionable insights for teaching in an online environment.

Instructor’s Institute

AWS Instructor's Institute

July 18 – 23

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.

Corrosion Prevention and Management of Welds Virtual Conference

Corrosion Prevention and Management of Welds Virtual Conference

July 28

Corrosion remains a significant challenge across the metals welding, fabrication, and operations industry. A thorough understanding of how different materials are susceptible to corrosion during and after fabrication is necessary.

COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Welding Industry Virtual Conference

COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Welding Industry Virtual Conference 2021

August 3

It is without question that COVID-19 has altered virtually all aspects of everyday life, but how has it specifically affected our professional lives and our industry?

Women in Welding Virtual Conference

Women in Welding Conference AWS

August 19

AWS is running another one-day, mini-conference that will feature prominent women whose careers are specifically in the welding engineering field. Join us as they share their professional history, the challenges they’ve overcome, and insight into how they advanced their careers.

RWMA Fall Meeting

Certified Resistance Welding Technician

September 16th

Join your peers at McCormick Place in Chicago during Fabtech 2021 to network, gain knowledge and share best practices.

International Brazing and Soldering Conference

AWS Learning International Brazing and Soldering Conference 2021

October 3 – 6

Save the Date for the American Welding Society’s International Brazing & Soldering Conference in October 2021.


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* Abstract Submission Deadline: May 3, 2021

Shipbuilding & Aluminum Conference

2nd Shipbuilding and Aluminum Conference

October 5-7

Industry experts will deliver the latest research and innovations in both the Shipbuilding and Aluminum industries. Aluminum is one of the most versatile and widely used metals in manufacturing.

RWMA Resistance Welding Fall School

RWMA School Conference 2020

October 13-14

Each Fall, AWS and RWMA team up to offer a 2-day school, taught by resistance welding industry heavyweights, that explores concepts and materials outside the scope of the CRWT exam.

Cobots for Automated Welding

Cobots for Automated Welding

December 9

We will give a brief history and justification for the integration of “Cobots” in everyday tasks, creating a safe environment for the worker, while increasing productivity, reliability, and quality, at an overall lower cost.

2022 conferences

Updates to the Codes

Updates to the Codes Conference 2022

February 22

AWS is proud to host this 1-day event, where industry professionals and code developers will prepare you to adjust to critical changes in commonly used codes and standards. This program is full of valuable insights and firsthand knowledge from some of the most respected professionals and code committee members in the industry.

Inspection Expo & Conference (IEC)

Inspection Expo & Conference (IEC)

February 23-25

The Inspection Expo & Conference 2022, where experts from the American Welding Society, American Institute of Steel Construction and Nondestructive Testing Management Association, join forces on a comprehensive array of topics related to nondestructive testing, steel construction, and welding inspectors.

Advances in Welding and Additive Manufacturing Research

Advances in Welding Additive Manufacturing

June 12-17

This five-day, technically intensive conference will focus on cutting-edge developments in the science of welding, joining and additive manufacturing research. Plan now to join other leading researchers, scientists and engineers from all over the world.

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