AWS Announces Inaugural Inspection Conference, Call for Abstracts

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced its inaugural Inspection Conference, where experts from AWS, AISC, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and NACE International (The Corrosion Society) will join forces on a comprehensive array of topics common to corrosion engineering, nondestructive testing, steel construction and welding inspection.

Attendees will learn tips, technology and resources to improve the quality of plans, drawings, documentation and visual inspections, procedures and testing processes.

The conference will take place in Houston, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency Houston from January 21 to 23, 2020. Click here for more information.

In addition, the call for abstracts is now open. Inspection professionals are invited to submit abstracts of 150 to 200 words describing original, previously unpublished work for consideration. The work may pertain to current research, actual or potential applications or new developments. Commercialism must be avoided to maintain the high level of technical quality and integrity of the Inspection Conference series.

All abstract submissions must be completed by June 1, 2019. Submit your application and abstract via email to

Before submitting your abstract, AWS asks that you carefully consider your ability to present your work at the conference. Speakers are required to pay a (reduced) conference registration fee and are responsible for their travel, housing and any related expenses.