Inspection Expo & Conference (IEC) 2022

February 23-25, 2022

Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas



Location
Hotel Drover
Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth Stock Yards


AWS Contact
Martica Ventura
mventura@aws.org



IEC HOST
American Welding Society


OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSORS

Welding Journal
Inspection Trends

Overview

Inspection Expo & ConferenceThe 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.

Meet industry experts and learn about key advancements in your field all while making connections that can boost your career and keep your business on the cutting edge.

 
IEC
SUPPORTING
SPONSOR
Nondestructive Testing Management Association
IEC
CO-SPONSOR
American Institute of Steel Construction

 

keynote speaker


Greg Wooldridge
Greg “BOSS” Wooldridge

Former Commanding Officer

Blue Angels

 
Read Bio

Greg "BOSS" WooldridgeGreg “Boss” Wooldridge is the only commanding officer to lead The Blue Angels for three separate tours. He was first selected because of his demonstrated ability to build teams where communication, trust and team work took precedence over rank and status. His heart-driven approach proved a perfect match for the Blue Angel’s culture of excellence, and he was called back to lead 2 more teams through times of difficult transition. Since his success with the Blues, Greg has been inspired to share his methods in order to empower individuals and teams on their journey toward High Performance.

Greg "BOSS" WooldridgeFrom the very start of his career in the Navy, Greg was immersed in the building of great teams. In flight candidate school he learned from the camaraderie of his class, an emotion that elevated individuals by first elevating the performance of the team. Later, acting as a commander of a carrier squadron, Greg discovered that teams which drive toward something greater than themselves unlock an ability to perform at extreme levels.

And finally, when he was selected as the commanding officer of the Blue Angels, The Navy’s – and the world’s – premiere flight demonstration squadron, Greg Wooldridge experienced what it was like to take one’s dreams and beliefs on an upward spiral, into the beyond.

“Effective leadership is about setting the tone of success. With the Blue Angels, that tone was one of appreciation and gratitude that activated a mindset that led to High Performance.” – Greg “BOSS” Wooldridge

organizing committee


John Pariseau
John Pariseau

Conference Chair

American Institute of Nondestructive Testing

 
Read Bio
American Institute of Nondestructive Testing

John Pariseau is the Director of Technical Operations at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing the premier NDT training facility in the United States. He is an AWS SCWI, CRI, ASNT Level III in UT, RT, MT, PT and VT, NACE CIP Level 3, SSPC PCI Level 3 and ICC Master Special Inspector.

He has over 25 years of experience in NDT, Welding Engineering, Industrial Coatings and Materials Testing. His past positions include lead inspector and subject matter expert for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Welding and Metallurgy Technical Center of Expertise, Senior Inspector for the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou China, Fabrication Inspector for the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Senior NDT Technician for AECOM.

He currently serves on AWS’s Qualification & Certification Committee, B1 Methods of Inspection Committee, ASNT’s Standards Development Committee, and the ASTM E07 Nondestructive Testing and E36 Accreditation & Certification committees.


VIEW MORE ORGANIZERS

Scott Witkowski
Scott Witkowski

Vice President

Republic Testing Laboratories, LLC

Read Bio
Republic Testing Laboratories

Scott Witkowski is currently the Vice President of Republic Testing Laboratories. He has 30 years of experience in welding industry. He was the President & Founder of Maverick Testing Laboratories, the largest Independent Welder & Materials Testing Laboratory in the United States. Scott is a member of the following associations American Welding Society (AWS), ASME and API.

Ricky Morgan
Ricky Morgan

ASNT NDT Level III + AWS CWI

FlawTech

Read Bio
FlawTech

Ricky L. Morgan is the Vice President of FlawTech America, LLC.in Concord, North Carolina USA. He has over 33 years of experience in providing NDT Inspections to the Amusement Park, Construction, Infrastructure, Marine, Petro-chemical and Power Industries. He was integral to the evaluation of hundreds of Buildings in the Los Angeles area after the 1994 Earth Quake. Some of his most recent landmark projects include the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Las Vegas High Roller, Disney Star Wars “Galaxy’s Edge for both Parks and the New Rams/Charger Stadium. He is a Past President and Chairperson of ASNT. He is currently serving on the Section Operations Council, Infrastructure Committee, Ultrasonic Committee, GPR Committee, Technician Advisory Committee and the SNT-TC-1A Review Committee and others. He has received the ASNT Lou DeValerio Technician of the Year Award in 1998, ASNT Fellow in 2003, ASNT Mentoring Award in 2009 and the ASNT Phillip D. Johnson Honorary Member Award in 2016. He is a 25-year member of the American Welding Society and CWI since 1996. He is also a member of the British Institute for NDT.




Brent Boling
Brent Boling

President

Arc-Tech Welding / ArcTech Inspection

Read Bio
Arc-Tech Welding Inspection

President of Arc-Tech Welding, Inc/Arc-Tech Welding Inspections since 1996. A career in welding beginning in 1975 has included many changes in position, location, and responsibilities. A certified welder and a Certified Welding Inspector. AWS CWI and Bolting, ICC Structural Steel Welding and Bolting, and ASNT VT & MT Level II certifications. AWS/AZ Section Chairman and Certification Committee Chairman 2010-2015. AWS Qualification and Certification Committee sub-committee, B1 Committee on Methods of Inspection, and IEC organizing committee. Author of several articles in AWS Inspections Trends.

Cal Pepper
Calvin E. Pepper

Senior Consultant

C. E. Pepper & Associates

Read Bio

Cal Pepper is the owner and senior consultant at C. E. Pepper & Associates in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has over 40 years of engineering, project management, and quality management experience both within the U.S. and abroad. He currently serves as District 9 Director on the AWS Board of Directors, as well as a member of both the AWS Handbook and Q&C Committee. Mr. Pepper has over 30 publications in project and quality topics, as well as having presented multiple technical topics at international conferences.

Mr. Pepper is a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of Louisiana State University in Nuclear Engineering, is a CWI, certified by ASQ as a Certified Quality Auditor, and by ASNT ACCP as VT Level II. He is a Life Member of AWS and a recipient of the AWS Honorary Member and Distinguished Member Awards.




Organizer Placeholder
Richard D. Campbell

Bechtel Fellow & Welding Technical Specialist

Bechtel

Read Bio
Bechtel

Richard Campbell is a Bechtel Fellow with Bechtel Corporation’s Construction Welding and NDE group. He is an AWS SCWI, a CWB Level 2 Welding Inspector, and an ASNT NDT Level III Visual Testing Inspector. With a BS degree in Welding Engineering from LeTourneau University and a PhD in Materials Engineering from RPI, he has worked for more than 40 years in the welding industry, including construction, structures, pressure vessels, piping systems, and government projects. For 9 years he was chair of the AWS D1K Subcommittee on Stainless Steel Welding, responsible for publication of the AWS D1.6:2017 Structural Welding Code – Stainless Steel. He is also a member of the AWS D1 Committee on Structural Welding, the D1H Subcommittee on Sheet Steel, the AWS A2 Committee on Definitions and Symbols, and the AWS A2C Subcommittee on Symbols. Rich is vice chair of the ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code section committee, and member of numerous other ASME and AWS codes and standards committees, including Section IX’s subgroup on Qualification.

He has taught AWS CWI classes for over 25 years and has presented several seminars on welding codes, stainless steel welding, and welding symbols for AWS. Dr. Campbell is author of over 30 technical articles on welding or metallurgy. As an expert in stainless steel welding, he authored AWS’s The Professional’s Advisor on Welding of Stainless Steels, has penned several Just the Facts articles and a series of articles on welding symbols in the quarterly AWS publication Inspection Trends.

Marybeth Miceli
Marybeth Miceli

Principal

We-NDT Marketing Network

Read Bio
Nondestructive Testing Management Association

Marybeth Miceli is the Executive Director of the Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA). Ms. Miceli is also the President and founder of Miceli Infrastructure Consulting, a company she founded in 2010 to help owners and emerging SHM and NDT technology providers work together to solve some of the biggest challenges in civil infrastructure. She is additionally the Co-Founder of the We-NDT Marketing Network, a business consulting firm which also publishes NDTnow.com.

Ms. Miceli has over 25 years’ experience in NDT and Structural Health Monitoring. She is a Chartered Engineer and a Materials Science Engineer with experience in NDE research, technology commercialization, failure analysis, field assessments, & quality assurance. She’s worked on projects such as fatigue analysis of the George Washington Bridge, the NY Mets baseball stadium, and condition assessment of the Empire State Building antenna as well as various bridges around the world. Miceli is on the US Federal Highway NDT Research Working Group and the National Academy of Sciences Field Testing of Bridges Committee. Ms. Miceli has been recognized internationally for her work and leadership in the field of NDT.




Lee A. Pielaet
Lee A. Pielaet

Principal

Pioneer Steel Services, Inc.

Read Bio
Pioneer Steel Services

Lee A. Pielaet of Pioneer Steel Services, Inc. was a contract auditor for 14+ years for AISC’s Certification programs and also reviewing those participants for compliance with appropriate AWS D1’s. Lee is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor as well as a CWI-CWE, Lee has conducted over 1100 audits of steel fabricators and erectors in more than thirty countries. Lee’s company Pioneer Steel Services, Inc. has changed its business model and is now “Helping Companies Achieve, Manage and Upgrade their AISC Certifications.” In the first three years, Pioneer Steel Services has 76+ clients and growing.


 
topics
 
• Inspection Fundamentals
• Roles of QA/QC
• Nondestructive Testing
• Corrosion and Inspection Plan Development
• Inspection Careers
• Visual Defect and Remote Inspections
• Inspection Documentation
• Advanced Ultrasonic Testing
• Welding, NDT and Coating Procedures
• Inspection Auditing
• Welding Design Fundamentals
• Steel Structural Bolting
• Coating Inspection

*Conference Topics Subject to Change


SCHEDULE
 

FEB

22

Registration Opens
  2:00 – 5:00pm
Exhibitor Set Up
  2:00 – 5:00pm

FEB

23

Registration
  7:00am – 5:00pm
Exhibit Hours
  7:30am – 6:30pm
Keynote
  8:30am – 10:00am
Program
  10:00am – 5:00pm
Happy Hour
  4:30 – 6:30pm

FEB

24

Registration
  7:00am – 5:00pm
Exhibit Hours
  7:30am – 6:30pm
Program
  8:00am – 5:00pm
Happy Hour
  4:30 – 6:30pm

FEB

25

Registration
  7:00 – 10:00am
Program
  8:00am – 12:00pm
Exhibitor Tear Down
  8:00am – 12:00pm

*Conference Schedule Subject to Change

registration & Pricing

Registration


Includes:
• Morning & Afternoon Breaks
• 2 Lunches
• 2 Drink Tickets to Exhibitor Happy Hour


Technical Program
• Advanced program by August 2021
• 20 PDHs Earned

Pricing
Member
Nonmember
Early Bird (before Aug 1, 2021) $375 $450
Regular $475 $550
Student $75 $75

 
All cancellations MUST BE IN WRITING. If you cancel 35 DAYS PRIOR to the school 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.

Registrations are non-transferable. After February 18, 2022, registrations will be only accepted on-site.


 

for exhibitors

Welding Summit Sponsorship
 

Exhibit Space (*Limit of 65)

$990 per Exhibit Space
 

Includes:
8 x 10′ Exhibit Space (1 table + 2 chairs)
One Booth Attendant with full conference registration
One tent card displaying your company name
Company logo listed on conference website
Company name in final program
Recognition on exhibit “Thank You” sign prominently displayed at event
Electrical outlets
One waste basket

Why Exhibit with AWS?

Exhibiting with the American Welding Society allows for increased exposure of your company among vendors in the welding industry. Through exhibition, you’re able to establish name recognition and product identity amongst competitors. Our events bring in qualified professionals interested in welding trade right to you. This provides a valuable enabling your business to increase sales and forge new partnerships. Participating in AWS conferences allows you to network with industry peers, find the best solutions for business growth, and obtain broader access to lenders within different fields in the welding industry.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION Coming Soon

For More Info on Exhibiting
Martica Ventura
mventura@aws.org



SPONSORSHIPS

*Sponsorships Subject to Change


Keynote
$5,500
(*Limit of 4)
Benefits Include:

  • Includes 8 x 10 exhibit space
  • Recognition on sponsor “Thank You” sign prominently displayed at event
  • 4 full-conference registrations
  • Opportunity to distribute your company’s product literature to all attendees
  • Company logo and link on the conference website Welcome page and in promotional e-mails
  • Acknowledgement as the event sponsor during networking reception

Each booth will receive:

  • Includes 8 x 10 exhibit space
  • Tabletop to display promotional materials
  • Two chairs
  • One waste basket
  • One tent card with company name

* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway items. Giveaway items must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway items to AWS HQ by January 1, 2022, or sponsor can bring items to conference for distribution.


Lanyard
$1,000
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Company name on lanyard distributed to all attendees. * Production is not included
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by January 1, 2022)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference website

* Sponsor responsible for providing 600 lanyards. Sponsor may choose to ship lanyards to AWS HQ by January 1, 2022, or sponsor can bring items to conference for distribution.


Registration
$1,200
(*Exclusive)
Benefits Include:

  • Exclusive sponsor of registration with signage recognition throughout duration of event
  • Opportunity to provide a giveaway item to each attendee at registration
  • Company recognition on one easel sign by registration desk
  • Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event and mentioned in the final program
  • Company name and link displayed on conference website
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by January 1, 2022)

* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway items. Giveaway items must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway item to AWS HQ by January 1, 2022, or sponsor can bring item to conference for distribution.


Happy Hour
$1,500
(*Limit of 2)
Benefits Include:

  • Company logo on drink tickets given to each attendee
  • Acknowledgement during the Happy Hour as the sponsor(s) of the event (sponsor’s choice of days available on a first come, first served basis)
  • Company name and logo on signage at the Happy Hour
  • Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event and Final Program (confirmation by January 1, 2022)
  • Company name displayed included on all promotional e-mails

* Sponsorship must be sold by January 1, 2022.

 


Break
$1,500
(*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
  • Recognition as sponsor on “Thank You” signage at event and mentioned in the final program
  • Company name and link displayed on conference website

* Sponsor responsible for providing giveaway items. Giveaway items must be approved by AWS. Sponsor may choose to ship giveaway items to AWS HQ by January 1, 2022, or sponsor can bring items to conference for distribution.


Pen
$500
(*Limit of 2)
Benefits Include:

  • Company name on pens distributed to all attendees *Production is not included
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by January 1, 2022)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference website

* Sponsor responsible for 600 providing pens. Sponsor may choose to ship Pens to AWS HQ by January 1, 2022, or sponsor can bring items to conference for distribution.


Notebook
$750
(*Limit of 2)
Benefits Include:

  • Company name on Notebook distributed to all attendees. * Production is not included
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Company name displayed on conference website
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by January 1, 2022)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference website

* Sponsor responsible for providing 600 notebooks. Sponsor may choose to ship Notebooks to AWS HQ by January 1, 2022, or sponsor can bring items to conference for distribution.


Final Program
$800
(*Limit of 2)
Benefits Include:

  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Option to choose back over or front inside cover ad position of the final program. Sponsor is responsible for providing artwork by January 1, 2022 (Full page color ad)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference website
  • Company logo in the printed final program to be distributed to all attendees.

* Placement of ad is on first come, first serve basis.




Koozies
$500
(*Limit of 2)
Benefits Include:

  • Company name on koozies distributed to all attendees. *Production is not included
  • Company recognition on “Thank You” signage at the conference
  • Company recognition in the Final Program (confirmation by January 1, 2022)
  • Company name and link displayed on conference website

* Sponsor responsible for providing 600 koozies. Sponsor may choose to ship koozies to AWS HQ by January 1, 2022, or sponsor can bring items to conference for distribution.


For More Info on Sponsorships
Martica Ventura
mventura@aws.org

 
Codes and Standards

HOTEL & VENUE

Hotel Drover

Fort Worth Stock Yards

Hotel Drover Logo
Hotel Drover, Autograph Collection
817 353.2896
200 Mule Alley
Fort Worth, TX 76164


Inspired by the pioneering spirit of the West, Hotel Drover delivers true Texas hospitality. Named to honor the legendary cowboys who drove cattle to market across the plains, Hotel Drover is an Autograph Collection® hotel, offering a rustic-luxe guest experience in the heart of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.

*Cutoff date: 02/01/22

American Welding Society Learning
^