Advances in Welding & Additive Manufacturing Research Conference 2021


Advances in Welding and Additive Manufacturing Additive

AUGUST 8-13, 2021
Save the date to attend this five-day, technically intensive conference focused on cutting-edge developments in the science of welding, joining and additive manufacturing research. Plan now to join other leading researchers, scientists, educators and engineers from all over the world.


CONFERENCE LOCATION

Miami, Florida


AWS Contact

Sarai Claveria
305 443.9353 x227 | sclaveria@aws.org


CONFERENCE DETAILS

Conference Co-Chairmen

Stan David
Dr. Stan A. David, FASM, FAWS, FIIW, FTMS
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Former Lead Organizer of the Trends in Welding Research Conference
Zhili Feng
Dr. Zhili Feng, FAWS, FIIW
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Tom Lienert
Dr. Thomas J. Lienert, FAWS, FASM
T.J. Lienert Consulting, LLC
2019 AWS President

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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USA


Ravi Menon
VP, Global R&D-Filler Metals
ESAB
Dr. John Siefert
Program Manager
EPRI
Todd Palmer
Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University
Steven Liu
Research Professor
Colorado School of Mines


Jorge Penso
Senior Inspection and Integrity Engineer
Engineering and Asset Support

Shell Projects and Technology
Wayne Cai, Ph.D.
Fellow-ASME
GM Global R&D Center
Rajiv Mishra
Director, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Institute (AMMPI) at University of North Texas
Darrell Herlling
Program Manager, Transportation Materials
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Jerry E. Gould
Senior Technology Leader
Resistance and Solid State Welding

EWI
Antonio J. Ramirez
Professor – Welding Engineering Program
Director – Manufacturing and Materials Joining Innovation Center – Ma2JIC
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The Ohio State University




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EUROPE


Jorge F. dos Santos
Senior Research Staff Member bei Helmholtz-Zentrum
Geestacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung





Canadian Flag

CANADA


Norman Zhou
Professor
University of Waterloo
Leijun Li
Professor
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

University of Alberta
Adrian Gerlich
Associate Professor
University of Waterloo



China Flag

CHINA


Shanben Chen
Professor
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Pan Jiluan
Professor
Institute of Materials Joining

Shandong University
Yongbin Li
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
School of Mechanical Engineering

Shanghai Jiao Tong University



Japan Flag

JAPAN


Manabu Tanaka
Director, Joining and Welding Research Institute
Osaka University
Nishu Ma
Professor
Department of Joining Mechanics and Analyses, Joining and Welding Research Institute

Osaka University
Akio Hirose
Professor
Osaka University
President of the Japan Welding Society



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INDIA


Amitava D
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Dean, Academic Programmes, IIT Bombay





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KOREA


Dr. Mokyoung Lee
POSCO
Chuck Woo, Ph.D.
Neutron Science Center
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute




KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sarah Kleinbaum

Technology Manager, Energy Department

Tarasankar DebRoy

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Suresh Bab

Governor’s Chair of Advanced Manufacturing
Professor
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Tennessee


Thomas W. Eagar

Professor
Materials Engineering and Engineering Systems
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MIT

Zhili Feng

Group Leader, Materials Processing & Joining
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jorge dos Santos

Senior Research Staff Member bei Helmholtz-Zentrum
Geestacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung


John Shingledecker

Sr. Program Manager
Materials & Chemistry

EPRI

John Norrish

Emeritus Professor of Materials Welding and Joining
University of Wollongong

Pingsha Dong

Professor
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan


Blair Carlson

Lab Group Manager
General Motors R&D

YuMing Zhang

Director of International Partnerships
College of Engineering

University of Kentucky

Shanben Chen

Professor
Shanghai Jiaotong University


Peter Mayr

Professor
Materials Engineering of AM

Technical University Munich







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

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


Attendee Registration

Join industry professionals at the 1st International Conference on Advances in Welding &Additive Manufacturing Research

Pricing Available Soon

Attendee Registration for AWS Conferences
Registration Opens Fall 2020
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Sponsorship Registration
Registration Opens Fall 2020

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.

 


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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