Advances in Welding & Additive Manufacturing Research Conference 2021


Advances in Welding and Additive Manufacturing Additive

AUGUST 8-13, 2021

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.


CONFERENCE LOCATION

Miami, Florida


AWS Contact

Sarai Claveria
305 443.9353 x227 | sclaveria@aws.org



* Submission Deadline: May 1, 2021

CONFERENCE TOPICS

  • Fundamental applications of welding & AM processes
    • Arc
    • Laser
    • Electron Beam
    • FSW
    • Solid-state
    • Spot
    • Dissimilar metal joining

  • Other AM processes
    (not fusion based)
  • Sensor / Control
  • Transport phenomena, Solidification
  • Microstructure and metallurgical behaviors
  • Weldability of materials
  • Residual Stresses and Distortions
  • Properties / Performance of Structures

  • Modeling and simulation of process, properties and performance
  • Consumables and Equipment
  • Testing and inspections for integrity
  • Welding practices in industries
  • Special sessions on special topics
    (i.e., Al lightweight)
  • AI & Machine Learning

 

*Conference Topics Subject to Change


INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Conference Co-Chairmen

Stan David
Dr. Stan A. David, FASM, FAWS, FIIW, FTMS
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Former Lead Organizer of the Trends in Welding Research Conference

Dr. David received his Ph.D. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He was adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Colorado School of Mines, and a Visiting Professor at Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom.

Currently, he is a Corporate Fellow Emeritus and a consultant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He joined ORNL in 1977 and in 2008 retired as a Corporate Fellow of UT-Battelle, and Group Leader of the Materials Joining Group. He is a Fellow of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), ASM International and the American Welding Society AWS). Last year, he was made Fellow of The international Institute of Welding (IIW). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, “Science and Technology of Welding and Joining,” published by the Institute of Materials, London.

He is the recipient of several major awards. To mention a few, The Arata Prize from the International Institute of Welding, Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Pittsburgh, the Elegant Work Prize of the Institute of Materials, London, for his publications on single crystal welding. In 1994, he was the recipient of the Champion H. Mathewson award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society and was awarded the 1981 Lincoln Gold Medal by the American Welding Society. He has contributed to over 300 papers in the fields of solidification and welding metallurgy and is the editor of ten international conference proceedings. His recent papers on welding and weldability of ferritic steels in particular P91 is cited very often.


Zhili Feng
Dr. Zhili Feng, FAWS, FIIW
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Dr. Feng manages Materials Joining at ORNL where he leads both fundamental and applied R&D and technology innovations for diverse interdisciplinary subjects related to materials joining and allied materials manufacturing processes, with an annual R&D budget of ~$10 million. A proven leader in successfully developing major cooperative R&D initiatives between government agencies (DOE, DOD, NASA, NSF and NIST) and private industry companies from automotive, aerospace, nuclear, petrochemical and power generation industry sectors. Lead strategic growth of team and capability in highly competitive environment, as well as effectively direct, manage and deliver organizational performance of R&D organizations.

Tom Lienert
Dr. Thomas J. Lienert, FAWS, FASM
T.J. Lienert Consulting, LLC

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2019 AWS President

Dr. Thomas Lienert has a career in Materials Science, Welding Engineering and Laser-Materials Processing that spans over four decades. He runs his own consulting firm and is currently a Senior Scientist at Optomec, Inc. He held prior positions as an R&D Engineer 4 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, and as a Senior Research Engineer at the Edison Welding Institute. Dr. Lienert has earned a B.S. Degree in Welding Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Materials Science and Engineering, all from The Ohio State University. He has authored over 30 refereed journal articles, has written five book chapters, and has made over 140 technical presentations. He has four patents and has been a recipient of an R&D 100 Award. Dr. Lienert serves as the Review Editor for the Welding Journal Research Supplement and was the 2019 President of the American Welding Society (AWS). He has been named Fellow of both the AWS and ASM International.





Cai, Wayne, GM Global R&D Center (USA)
Chen, Shanben, Shanghai Jiaotong University (China)
De, Amitava, IIT Bombay (India)
Edwards, Lyndon, National Director, Australian Generation IV International Forum Research (Australia)
Enzinger, Norbert, Graz University of Technology (Austria)
Gerlich, Adrian, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Gould, Jerry E., EWI (USA)
Herling, Darrell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA)
Hirose, Akio, Osaka University (Japan)
Lee, Mokyoung, POSCO (Korea)
Li, Leijun, University of Alberta (Canada)
Li, Yongbin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Liu, Steven, Colorado School of Mines (USA)

Ma, Nishu, Osaka University (Japan)
Menon, Ravi, ESAB (USA)
Mishra, Rajiv, University of North Texas (USA)
Palmer, Todd, The Pennsylvania State University (USA)
Pan, Jiluan, Tsinghua University (China)
Penso, Jorge, Shell Projects and Technology (USA)
Ramirez, Antonio J., The Ohio State University (USA)
Scotti, Americo, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil (Latin America)
Siefert, John, EPRI (USA)
Tanaka, Manabu, Osaka University (Japan)
Woo, Chuck, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Korea)
Wu, Chuansong, Shandong University (China)
Zhou, Norman, University of Waterloo (Canada)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sarah Kleinbaum, US Department of Energy – Vehicle Technologies Office
Tarasankar DebRoy, The Pennsylvania State University
Suresh Bab, University of Tennessee
Thomas W. Eagar, MIT
Zhili Feng, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jorge dos Santos, Geestacht Zentrum für Material – und Küstenforschung
John Shingledecker, EPRI
John Norrish, University of Wollongong
Pingsha Dong, University of Michigan
Blair Carlson, General Motors R&D
YuMing Zhang, University of Kentucky
Shanben Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Peter Mayr, Technical University Munich

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

AUG

8

• Registration
• Exhibitor Setup
• Welcome Reception

AUG

9

• Registration
• Exhibition
• Keynote Sessions
• Technical Sessions

AUG

10

• Registration
• Exhibition
• Keynote Sessions
• Technical Sessions
• Poster Session / Reception

AUG

11

• Registration
• Exhibition
• Keynote Sessions
• Technical Sessions
• Dinner

AUG

12

• Registration
• Exhibition
• Keynote Sessions
• Technical Sessions

AUG

13

Half Day
• Exhibition
• Keynote Sessions
• Technical Sessions
• Exhibitor Teardown

*Subject to change until program is finalized


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CONFERENCE ATTENDEE PRICING


Member

Non Member

Advance (Before April 30, 2021) $900 $988
Regular $1,000 $1,088

All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference you will receive a refund of 50%. If you cancel from 34 DAYS to 3 DAYS PRIOR to the conference you will receive a refund of 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given 3 DAYS or less prior to the conference. If an event is cancelled exhibitors will receive a full refund. Special COVID-19 provision: exhibitors whose ability to participate in the conference are affected by travel restrictions imposed on them by national, state, or local regulations may receive a full refund if requested more than 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference.

Registration Includes
• 2 Drinks for Sunday’s Welcome Reception
• Breakfast
• Morning & Afternoon Refreshment Breaks
• Poster Session / Reception
• Dinner on Wednesday Evening

Technical Program Highlights
• Full program by TBD

 
EXHIBITOR INFORMATION


Tabletop Exhibit Space (*Limit of 20)

$1,500 per tabletop space includes:

  • Tabletop Space
  • One Booth Attendant with Full Conference Registration
  • Option to Purchase One Booth Attendant Registration at $750 per attendee
  • One Tent Card Displaying Company Name
  • Company Logo on Conference Website
  • Company Recognition in Final Program

Why Exhibit with AWS?

The conference attendance will benefit scientists, Engineers, university faculty and students and program managers. They will come to know the state of the art in welding and additive manufacturing research and development. It will also provide ample opportunities to meet the experts and researchers in the field.

All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference you will receive a refund of 50%. If you cancel from 34 DAYS to 3 DAYS PRIOR to the conference you will receive a refund of 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given 3 DAYS or less prior to the conference. If an event is cancelled exhibitors will receive a full refund. Special COVID-19 provision: exhibitors whose ability to participate in the conference are affected by travel restrictions imposed on them by national, state, or local regulations may receive a full refund if requested more than 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference.


 

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION


 
VIEW AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS

Platinum Sponsorship – $13,000

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• 5 Full-Conference Registration
• (1) Tabletop Exhibit Space
• Sponsor Tuesday, August 12th Poster Session Reception at host hotel.
• Full Back Cover Ad in Final Program (confirmation by June 4, 2021).
• Opportunity to distribute your company’s product literature to all attendees.
• Opportunity to provide a giveaway item*.
• Company name and logo on signage placed at reception area for duration of the reception.
• Acknowledgement during the Reception as the sponsor of the event.
• Branded napkins
• Company name and logo displayed on conference website.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 31st, 2021).

Each Booth will receive:
• Tabletop to display promotional materials
• Two Chairs
• One Wastebasket
• One Tent Card with Company Name

* Sponsorship must be sold by June 25, 2021 for fulfillment.
* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS.
* Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by June 25, 2021 or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.
* Sponsorship also includes production of branded napkins for reception.

Gold Sponsorship – $9,000

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• 4 Full-Conference Registration
• (1) Tabletop Exhibit Space
• Sponsor Sunday, August 10th Welcome Reception at host hotel.
• Full Page Ad in Final Program (confirmation by June 4, 2021).
• Opportunity to distribute your company’s product literature to all attendees.
• Opportunity to provide a giveaway item*.
• Company name and logo on signage placed at reception area for duration of the reception.
• Acknowledgement during the Reception as the sponsor of the event.
• Branded napkins
• Company name and logo displayed on conference website.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 31st, 2021).

Each Booth will receive:
• Tabletop to display promotional materials
• Two Chairs
• One Wastebasket
• One Tent Card with Company Name

* Sponsorship must be sold by June 25, 2021 for fulfillment.
* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS.
* Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by June 25, 2021 or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.
* Sponsorship also includes production of branded napkins for reception.

Silver Sponsorship – $7,000

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• 3 Full-Conference Registration
• (1) Tabletop Exhibit Space
• 1/2 Ad in Final Program (confirmation by June 4, 2021).
• (1) PM Break Sponsorship
• Company name and logo on signage placed at refreshment break area for duration of the break (sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis).
• Opportunity to provide a giveaway item to attendees during selected break.
• Company name and logo displayed on conference website.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 31st, 2021).

Each Booth will receive:
• Tabletop to display promotional materials
• Two Chairs
• One Wastebasket
• One Tent Card with Company Name

* Sponsorship must be sold by June 25, 2021 for fulfillment.
* For PM Break, Sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis.
* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS.
* Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by June 25, 2021 or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Bronze Sponsorship – $5,500

(*Limit of 3)
Benefits Include:
• 2 Full-Conference Registration
• ¼ Page Ad in Final Program (confirmation by June 4, 2021)
• (1) Morning Coffee Break Sponsorship
• Company name and logo on signage placed at refreshment break area for duration of the break (sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis).
• Company logo on disposable cups* available during break.
• Opportunity to provide a giveaway item to attendees during selected break.
• Company name and logo displayed on conference website.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 31st, 2021).

* Sponsorship must be sold by June 25, 2021 for fulfillment.
* For Morning Coffee Break, Sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis. Sponsorship includes production of disposable cups.
*Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by June 25, 2021 or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution

Registration Sponsorship – $1,500

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• Exclusive sponsor of registration with signage recognition throughout duration of event.
• Company logos displayed on registration touch screens during event.
• Company name and logo displayed on conference website.
• Company recognition on one easel sign by registration desk.
• Opportunity to provide a giveaway item to each attendee at registration.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 31st, 2021).

* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway item. Giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by June 25, 2021 or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Lanyard Sponsorship – $1,000

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• Company name on lanyard* and distributed at Registration – does not include lanyard production.
• Company name and logo displayed on conference website.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 31st, 2021).

* Sponsor responsible for providing lanyard. Lanyard must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by June 25, 2021 or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Bag Sponsor – $1,000

(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:
• Company logo on tote bag* given to each attendee at Registration – does not include tote bag production.
• Company name and logo displayed on conference website.
• Opportunity to provide a giveaway item* in each bag.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 31st, 2021).

* Sponsor responsible for providing tote bags and giveaway item. Tote bags and giveaway item must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by June 25, 2021 or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.

Morning Coffee Break Sponsorship – $950

(*Limit of 5)
Benefits Include:
• Company name and logo on signage placed at refreshment break area for duration of the break (sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis).
• Company logo on disposable cups* available during break.
• Opportunity to provide a giveaway item to attendees during selected break.
• Company name and logo displayed on conference website.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 31st, 2021).

* Sponsorship must be sold by June 25, 2021 for fulfillment.
* Sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis. Sponsorship includes production of disposable cups.

PM Break Sponsorship – $1,250

(*Limit of 4)
Benefits Include:
• Company name and logo on signage placed at refreshment break area for duration of the break (sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis).
• Opportunity to provide a giveaway item to attendees during selected break.
• Company name and logo displayed on conference website.
• Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference.
• Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by May 31st, 2021).

* Sponsorship must be sold by June 25, 2021 for fulfillment.
*Sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis.

 

SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION >

All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference you will receive a refund of 50%. If you cancel from 34 DAYS to 3 DAYS PRIOR to the conference you will receive a refund of 10%. NO REFUNDS will be given 3 DAYS or less prior to the conference. If an event is cancelled exhibitors will receive a full refund. Special COVID-19 provision: exhibitors whose ability to participate in the conference are affected by travel restrictions imposed on them by national, state, or local regulations may receive a full refund if requested more than 35 DAYS PRIOR to the conference.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sarai Claveria
305 443.9353 x227 | sclaveria@aws.org

 



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