Conferences & Exhibitions

Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference
July 23–25, 2014

Ivy Tech Community College
50 W Fall Creek Parkway North Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Registration Rates

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Registration
Member $575 $675
Non-Member $705 $805
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  * Discount valid until Saturday, June 7, 2014.

Join with welding education visionaries this summer to learn how your institution can be integrated into the future of welding workforce training and employment. The American Welding Society and leaders from industry’s most respected employers and labor experts–including Siemens, Lincoln, Iron Workers and UA–will help attendees gain new insights, exchange ideas, and solve problems specific to your technical program and local needs.

On July 25th all conference attendees are invited to participate in an optional tour of the NASCAR Automotive Welding Lab and the John Force Racing Headquarters!

Who Should Attend:
Technical program directors, Community College Program Managers, Corporate Trainers, High School Welding Lab instructors, state policymakers, veterans advocates, and others who want to solve the shortage of welders.


Hotel Information
Accommodations listed by proximity to venue:

The Villa Inn Restaurant & Spa
1456 North Delaware Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 916-8500

The Looking Glass Inn
1319 North New Jersey Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 635-8832

Stone Soup Inn
1304 North Central Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 639-9550

Nestle Inn
637 North East Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 610-5200

Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol
320 North Senate Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 684-7733
Residence Inn Indianapolis Downtown
on the Canal
350 W New York Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 822-0840

Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
31 West Ohio Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 638-0782

Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
10 East Market Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 955-9700

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites
120 West Market Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 972-0600

Conrad Indianapolis
50 West Washington Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 713-5000


Program

 Wednesday, July 23, 2014

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Introduction
Welcome Address
Dennis Harwig, American Welding Society
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Keynote Speaker
Welcome and “State Approaches & Impact for Skill Training & Certification in Community Colleges”
Glen Roberson/Vearl Turnpaugh, Ivy Tech Community College
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Keynote Speaker
“Education Partnerships for Next Generation Workforce”
David Landon, Vermeer

 Session 1

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm AWS Welder Skill Standards & Credentials - SENSE & Certified Welder
Steve Houston, American Technical Publishers
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Trends in Community College Welder Skill Training & Education
Monica Pfarr, AWS & WeldEd
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm AFTENOON BREAK
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm NSF ATE WeldEd Program Results & Opportunities
Duncan Estep, LCCC & WeldEd
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Welder Training Curriculum Strategies & Results at Ivy Tech
Glen Roberson, Ivy Tech Community College
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm WorldSkills International: Developing Skills as the New Global Currency and US Involvement
Carl Peters, Lincoln Electric Company
 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception at Ivy Tech
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

 Session 2

8:00 am - 8:30 am Advanced E-Learning Welding Education & Training at AWS
David Hernandez, AWS Education Services
8:30 am - 9:00 am Importance of Access to Technical Standards in Education
Mike Walsh, World Engineering Xchange
9:00 am - 9:30 am Impact of Virtual Welder Training
Carl Peters, Lincoln Electric Company
9:30 am - 10:00 am Welder Motion Analyzers for Accelerated Welder Training
Bill Forquer, Real Weld Systems, Inc.
10:00 am - 10:30 am MORNING BREAK
10:30 am - 11:00 am Motion Tracking Technology and Welding Training
Steve Hidden, Miller Electric Mfg Co
11:00 am - 11:30 am Calumet Welding Center Perspectives
Renae Kondrat, Calumet Welding Center
11:30 am - 12:00 pm AWS ATF - Specification Requirements, Preparation, & Assessment
John Gayler, American Welding Society
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm AWS ATF - Operation & Industry Strategies
Dennis Harwig, American Welding Society
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm ATF Certified Welder Maintenance - New Passport & Registry System
John Gayler, American Welding Society
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm TBD
David Hernandez, AWS Education Services
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm AFTERNOON BREAK
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm International Training Institute ATF Network
Michael Harris, International Training Inst.
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Arizona State Strategies & Pathways for Welding Education
Samuel Colton, Arizona Western College
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Networking
 

Friday, July 25th, 2014

 Session 3

8:00 am - 8:30 am Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) Perspectives
Scott Mazzulla, HIWT
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welder Training & Testing Institute (WTTI) Perspectives
Robert Wiswesser, WTTI
9:00 am - 9:30 am Soldamatic Augmented Training: the innovative comprehensive solution for welding training
Basilio Marquínez, Seabery Augmented Training Technology
9:30 am - 11:30 am Panel Discussion – Welding Education & Training Opportunities
Facilitator: Dennis Harwig
David Landon, Scott Mazzulla, Carl Peters, Monica Pfarr & Glen Roberson
11:30 am - 12:30 pm TRANSITION TO TOUR LOCATION
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tour of Welding Applications in Automotive Racing
(Box Lunch Provided)

 

Need additional information regarding conferences, conference exhibits, or registration?
Call (800) 443-9353 x 234 (U.S.) or (305) 443-9353 x 234 (outside the U.S.)
or email Belkys Riveron-Raimundez