International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC) 2018

International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC) 2018

Apr 15, 2018 - Apr 18, 2018 Cresent Ballroom, Doubletree by Hilton, New Orleans, Louisiana

Welcome to the IBSC 2018 website – the central location for information needed to plan your trip to the 2018 International Brazing & Soldering Conference (IBSC).

The IBSC remains the premier event for the brazing and soldering community. For years, the IBSC has provided professionals, scientists and engineers involved in the research, development and application of brazing and soldering, a unique networking and idea-exchange forum. This five-day conference provides cutting-edge education and technical programming for the brazing and soldering community, as well as peer-networking and a full exhibit program, showcasing the latest trends, products, processes and techniques available in the industry.

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Conference Registration


Educational Seminar
 • Educational Seminar held on Sunday, April 15th
  Member Non-Member
  $552 $736
International Brazing and Soldering Conference
 • International Brazing and Soldering Conference, held Monday, April 16-18
 • USB Drive with technical manuscripts from the IBSC
 • Two Drink Ticket to Opening Reception
 • Attendees lunches in AWS’ exhibit hall during IBSC
*Award’s Night Reception Sold Separately
  Member Non-Member
Early Bird (ends February 1st, 2018) $675 $760
Regular Price $775 $860
Conference Combo
 • Educational Seminar held on Sunday, April 15th
 • International Brazing & Soldering Conference, held Monday, April 16-18
 • USB Drive with technical manuscripts from the IBSC
 • Two Drink Ticket for IBSC Opening Reception
 • Attendees lunches in AWS’ exhibit hall during IBSC
*Award’s Night Reception Sold Separately
  Member Non-Member
  $924 $1,232
Conference Student
 • International Brazing and Soldering Conference, held Monday, April 16-18
 • USB Drive with technical manuscripts from the IBSC
 • Two Drink Ticket to Opening Reception
 • Attendees lunches in AWS’ exhibit hall during IBSC
*Award’s Night Reception Sold Separately
  Member Non-Member
  $250 $250
Award’s Night Reception
The networking highlight of the 2018 IBSC! This special event will take place at the historic Antoine’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. Your ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks and access to the distinguished Chairs and Authors from this year’s IBSC.
  Member Non-Member
  $95 $95


Invitation Letters

VISA Application for International Delegates

Any individual traveling from an international location into New Orleans will need to check the U.S. Department of State website to verify their specific country VISA requirements:

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Week at a Glance

Educational Seminar Session

Session Chair  Dr. Hui Zhao, Creative Thermal Solutions, Inc.

Morning Session  Fundamentals

Title  Furnace Brazing
Instructor  Dr. Steve Feldbauer, Abbott Furnace Company
Time  8:00-10:00
Duration  2 Hours
Course Outline
Furnace brazing is one of the most widely used processes for mass productions. The advances in science and technology has promoted the development of a new generation of brazing furnace that features high energy efficiency and brazing quality. This course introduces the fundamental principles related to furnace brazing, presents some of the most recent developments in furnaces and furnace braze processing, as well as important furnace maintenance strategies.

Title  Corrosion and Brazing
Instructor  Dr. Doug Hawksworth, Diomedea, Inc.
Time  10:00-12:00
Duration  2 Hours
Course Outline
When two metals, of the same or different composition, are brazed together using a third metal, the composition of which is also different to the first two alloys, a complex metallurgical system is produced. The morphology of the joint, composition, post braze phases and electrochemical differences within the brazed system will determine whether or not corrosion will be inhibited or initiated and how it may propagate into the metal substrate.

The fundamental principles of brazing and corrosion of metal substrates will be reviewed and how various parameters interact thus influencing post braze durability. These principles are illustrated with examples from industry.


Afternoon Session:  Applications

Title  Brazing of titanium: processes, properties and prospects
Instructor  Dr. Alex Shapiro, Titanium Brazing, Inc.
Time  1:00-3:30
Duration  2.5 hours
Course Outline
Applications of titanium brazing, light-weight and corrosion-resistant joints. Classification and properties of base metals. Critical brazing temperatures. Selection of brazing filler metals. Structure and mechanical properties of brazed joints of alpha-, alpha-beta, or beta-titanium alloys. Brazing of titanium heat exchangers and honeycomb panels. Methods of improving strength of brazed joints. Diffusion in titanium brazed joints. Designing of brazed joints. Industrial brazing processes: selection and setup. Risk factors, defects, and repair of brazed joints. Brazing titanium with other metals, ceramics, or graphite.

Title  Direct Brazing of Ceramic to Metal
Instructor  Dr. Toshi Oyama, WESGO Metals
Time  3:30-5:00
Duration  1.5 hours
Course Outline
Direct brazing of ceramic material to metal component can be achieved by active brazing process using active brazing filler metals. Active brazing filler metals contain a reactive element, titanium in most cases, and the reactive element wet on ceramic by chemical reaction with the base ceramic materials. Active brazing process is now widely accepted, and there are many commercially available active brazing alloys. In this presentation, basic wetting mechanism on ceramic material is briefly described, and key parameters for successful brazing of ceramic to metal are discussed. Finally, several industrial applications are explained.

IBSC Conference Program

  Sunday, April 15, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Educational Offerings - Crescent Ballroom
Session Chair: Dr. Hui Zhao
8:00 am Furnace Brazing
Dr. Steve Feldbauer, Abbott Furnace Company
10:00 am Corrosion & Brazing
Dr. Doug Hawksworth, Diomedea, Inc.
1:00 pm Brazing of Titanium: Processes, Properties, and Prospects
Dr. Alex Shapiro, Titanium Brazing, Inc.
3:30 pm Direct Brazing of Ceramic to Metal
Dr. Toshi Oyama, WESGO Metals
  *Refreshments offered in back of room.
  Monday, April 16, 2018
8:15 am – 11:00 am Plenary Lectures - Crescent Ballroom
8:15 am Mastering the Art of Brazing – Improving the Precision and Quality of Brazed Components
Prof. Kirsten Bobzin, Germany
9:15 am Brazing of Stainless Steel and Analysis of Brazed Joints
Prof. Yasuyuki Miyazawa, Japan
10:15 am New Experimental Data in Brazing Titanium and their Practical Interpretation
Dr. Alexander Shapiro, USA
11:00 am – 1:00 pm LUNCH - Crescent Ballroom
1:00 pm – 2:40 pm Session 1: Lead Free Solders - Crescent A
Session Chairs: Dr. Paul Vianco and Prof. Guntram Wagner
1:00 pm Role of Intermetallic Compounds on the Heterogeneous Nucleation of Tin in Sn-based Solder Alloys During Solder
Liashenko O., Hodaj F., France
1:20 pm Voids Formation and Extinction in SAC305 Paste at the Beginning of Melting Stages Using Rotational Viscometer
Yuasa T., Nakayama H., Yamazaki T., Japan
1:40 pm Effect of Rare Earth Elements on Microstructures and Properties of Lead-free Solders
Zhou W., Zhai W. G., Li X. F., Wu Y. C., Singapore
2:00 pm Stress-strain Response of Lead-Free Solder Joints in MEMS Device Using Finite Element Code
Zhang L., Liu Z. Q., Ji Y. T., China
2:20 pm Wetting Kinetics of SnBiAg on Different Substrates under Different Temperatures
Li Y. L., Wang Z.L., China
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Refreshment Break, AWS Exhibit Hall, (International Ballroom)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Session 2: Fundamentals, Modeling, and Simulation for Brazing - Crescent B
Session Chairs: Prof. Dusan Sekulic and Prof. Juan Carlos Madeni
1:00 pm Capillary Flow on an Aluminum Brazing Sheet in Gravity Field
Yu C. N., Wu Y. Y., Sekulic D. P., USA
1:20 pm A New Procedure for Determining the Spreading and Flow Behavior of Brazing Fillers Using Flux
Uhlig T., Sattler B., Weis S., Wagner G., Germany
1:40 pm Diffusion Fields in TRILLIUM™ Brazing Sheet under Different Heating Rates
Wu Y.Y., Fu H., Hawksworth D.K., Yu C. N., Sekulic D. P., USA
2:00 pm Furnace-based FEA Model of the Diffusion Bonding Process
Gemse F., Fey A., Dahms S., Jahn S., Germany
2:20 pm Aluminum Braze Triple Line Movement in a Wetting/Non-wetting Setting
Wu Y.Y., Yu C. N., Sekulic D. P., USA
2:40 pm Eutectic Phase Formation During Friction Stir Spot Welding of EN AW 1070 and EN CW 004A Dissimilar Joints
Koehler T., Regensburg A., Petzoldt F., Bergmann J. P., Germany
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break, AWS Exhibit Hall, (International Ballroom)
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Session 3: Materials and Process Design - Crescent A
Session Chairs: Grayson Alexy and Dr. Bryan Riggs
3:15 pm Improved Binder Degassing for Defect Reduction in Large Area Paste Brazing
Hebing J., Bobzin K., Öte M., Wiesner S., Germany
3:25 pm Development of Laser Brazing System with Precise Temperature Control
Matsu K., Shi K. D., Sechi Y., Japan
3:45 pm A study on Bonding Method for Nickel Foam Heat Exchangers
Heo H. J., Park Y. C., South Korea
4:05 pm Influence of Nitrogen in Process Atmospheres on the Fatigue Behavior of Brazed Stainless Steel Joints
Fedorov V., Uhlig T., Wagner G., Langohr A., Maier H. J., Germany
4:25 pm Specialized C/C Fixtures for Today's Brazing
Kay D., Nagamine L., USA
3:20 pm – 5:20 pm Session 4: Ceramic, Composite, Glass Joining (Session I) - Crescent B
Session Chairs: Charles Walker and Professor Igor Pashkov
3:20 pm Development of Thin Film Active-Brazing Alloy for Brazing Ceramics
Kishimoto T., Japan
3:40 pm Reliability of Alumina-Kovar Based Feedthrough on Brazing and Laser Welding
Kaplan B., Baloglu E. C. , Turkey
4:00 pm Active Diffusion Bonding of ZrCx Ceramics
Pan R., Song L. T., He P., Sekulic D. P., China
4:20 pm A Novel Method for Testing Mechanical Bonding of Diamond Single Crystals
Laurila V. J., Vuoristo P., Tuovinen O., Finland
4:40 pm Influence of Electric Current Passing Through Interface on Wetting of Zirconia with Metals
Durov O., Sidorenko T. V., Ukraine
5:00 pm Joining of SiBCN Ceramic With CuPd-V filler Alloy and the Interfacial Reactions
Li W.W., Xiong H.P.,Ren H. S., Chen B., Wu X., Cheng Y.Y., China
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Opening Reception, AWS Exhibit Hall, (International Ballroom)
  Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8:00 am – 10:20 am Session 5: Special & Advanced Process - Crescent A
Session Chairs: Professor W. Tillmann and Dr. Manfred Boretius
8:00 am Accelerated and Directed Diffusion During Current-Assisted Brazing
Schmidt A., Bobzin K., Öte M., Wiesner S., Germany
8:20 am Repairing Oxidized Surface of Heat Resistant Steels by Micro-Plasma Arc Welding with Transition Metals
Tajiri Y., Yamazaki T., Japan
8:40 am 3D Printing of Filler Metal Preforms by FDM
Weis S., Uhlig T., Germany
9:00 am Resistance Microwelding Best Practices in Brazing Set-up Operations
Kapur J., USA
9:20 am Aerospace Brazing: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Kay D., USA
9:40 am Eutectic High Entropy Alloys - A novel Class of Materials for Brazing Applications
Wojarski L., Tillmann W., Timmer C., Manka M., Germany
10:00 am High Performance Brazing Robot with Real Time Laser Vision Tracking and Inspection
Boillot J.-P., Simoneau R, Li R. R., Canada
10:20 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break, AWS Exhibit Hall (International Ballroom)
8:00 am – 10:00 am Session 6: Corrosion, Strength, & Joint Reliability (Session I) - Crescent B
Session Chairs: Robin Gourley and Dr. Stefanie Wiesner
8:00 am Estimation of Corrosion Resistance of Brazed Joint by Electrochemical Method
Iwata M., Miyazawa Y., Shinoda Y., Shimada R., Bizen Y., Japan
8:20 am Effect of Microstructure and Gap Thickness on Joint Strength
Hedin E.
8:40 am Interpretation of Ni-Cr-Si-B and Ni-Cr-Si-P Brazed Stainless Steel Mechanical Properties
Kemmenoe D. J., Theisen E. A., Coughlan W., Baker S. P., USA
9:00 am Effect of Active Element on Crack in Al2O3/SS 430 Joints
Heo H., Lee J., Jeong K., Choe Y., Kang C., South Korea
9:20 am Corrosion Resistance of High-Temperature Intermetallic Nickel Alloy with Palladium Brazing Filler Metal
Maksymova S. V., Myasoid V., Nyrkova L., Ukraine
9:40 am Microstructures and Mechanical Strengths of P/M Superalloy-Single Crystal Superalloy Brazed Joints Using Ni-Cr-B Brazing Alloy
Chen B., Zou W.J., Xiong H.P., Li W.W., Mao W., China
10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break, AWS Exhibit Hall, (International Ballroom)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Session 7: Corrosion, Strength, & Joint Reliability (Session II) - Crescent B
Session Chairs: Dr. Steven Feldbauer and Dr. Huaping Xiong
10:30 am The Impact of Unspecified Impurities on Brazing & Spatter Test
Raykhtsaum G., Bush J., USA
10:50 am Characterizing Crack Propagation Life for Joints by Abnormal Magnetic Signals
Shi C. L., Tang W. X., Zhan H., China
11:10 am Influence of the Grain Size of Alloy and Superalloy Additives for Gas Turbine Repair Brazing
Uddin S. M., Krappitz H., Bobzin K., Öte M., Germany
11:30 am Qualification of Brazed Ferritic Stainless Steel Joints for Corrosive Applications
Tillmann W., Manka M., Wojarski L., Bekker T., Germany
11:50 am Interfacial Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the TiC-Ni Cermet/Ag-Cu-Zn/Invar Joint
Lei M., Feng J., Zhang H., Li Y., Zhang L., China
12:10 pm Filler Metal Control in Sinter-Brazing
Bear K., Rishel G., Smith B., Feldbauer S. L., USA
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH - International Ballroom
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Session 8: Solder Joining Technologies (Session I) - Crescent A
Session Chairs: Dr. Ronald Smith and Prof. Peng He
10:30 am Achievement in Soldering of Thermo-Electric Cell With Zinc-Based Filler Alloy
Pashkov I., Shargayev E., Bazlova T., Bazhenov V., Russia
10:50 am Direct Aluminum Soldering
Avery W. F., Baskin Y., USA
11:10 am Basics of Induction Heating for Brazing and Soldering Applications
Morrison A., USA
11:20 am The Mechanical Performance of Sn-Pb Solder Joints on LTCC Substrates
Vianco P. T., Kilgo A. C., McKenzie B., Walsh M., Price W., USA
11:40 am Ultrasonic-Assisted Air Bonding of SiC Ceramics Using Zn-Al Filler Metals for Electronic Packaging Application
Wu B., Yan J., China
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH - International Ballroom
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Session 9: Brazing of Light Metals - Crescent B
Session Chairs: Dr. Alex Shapiro and Dr. Kotaro Matsu
1:30 pm Analysis of Coatings Deposited by Brazing and Cold Spraying for Casting Aluminum/Steel Hybrids
Gerdt L., Bobzin K., Öte M., Wiesner S., Germany
1:50 pm Joining of Aluminum and Stainless Steel for Heat Exchanger Applications
Zhao H., Elbel S., Hrnjak P., USA
2:10 pm Brazing of Dissimilar Materials with the Amorphous Filler Metal Foil Stemet® 1202
Sevrukov O. N., Morokhov P., Fedotov I., Suchkov A., Penyaz M., Ivannikov A., Russia
2:30 pm Brazing of Titanium by Ni-Cr-Si Amorphous Foils: Structure and Shear Strength of Brazed Joint
Shapiro A. E., Shapiro L. A., USA
2:50 pm Diffusion Bonding of Aluminum - Challenges and Solutions
Gemse F., Dahms S., Jahn S., Germany
3:10 pm Mg Tolerance in Controlled Atmosphere Brazing with Different TRILLIUM® Claddings
Koscielski S., Sweden
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break, AWS Exhibit Hall, (International Ballroom)
1:30 pm – 3:10 pm Session 10: Solder Joining Technologies (Session II) - Crescent A
Session Chairs: Michael Paponetti and Dr. Lucas Wojarski
1:30 pm Active Soldering vs Active Brazing – A Technology Review
Smith R., USA
1:50 pm Joining of Germanium to Kovar by Fluxless Soldering Under Formic Acid Vapors
Kaplan B., Baloglu E. C., Turkey
2:10 pm The Fast Formation of Cu-Sn Intermetallic Compound by Induction Heating
Yin Z., Sun F., Guo M., China
2:30 pm Microstructural Evolution of SiC Joints Soldered with the Assistance of Ultrasonic Using Zn-Al Filler Metals
Wu B., Yan J., China
2:50 pm Study of Material Thickness Variation in Soldering Dissimilar Metals (Brass-Steel)
Waheed R., Saeed H. A., Tara W., Mahmood H., Butt S. U., Pakistan
3:10 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break, AWS Exhibit Hall, (International Ballroom)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Session 11: Ceramic, Composite, Glass (Session II) - Crescent B
Session Chairs: Dr. Toshi Oyama and Michael Graham
3:30 pm Preventing Active Braze Filler Metal Run-Out Using Conformal ALD Coatings
Walker C., De Smet D., Goeke R., McKenzie B., Vianco P., USA
3:50 pm Strengthening of ZrB2-SiC to TC4-TiBw Joint with Self-Toughened SiC Substitution-Interlayer
Feng Q., He P., China
4:10 pm Laser Processing Effect on Wettability with Reaction Bonded SiC Substrate
Rogers B., Madeni J. C., Liu S., Nelson S., Xu R., USA
4:30 pm Microstructure and Strength of ZrB2-SiC/TC4-TiBw Joints Brazed with AgCu Inactive-Alloy
He P., Feng Q., China
4:50 pm Interfacial Studies of a Metallurgical Bond Between “Active” Ultrasonically Applied Solder Silica Glass
Smith R., USA
5:10 pm Effects of Graphene on the Brazed C/C Composite/TC4 Joint
Liu D., Song Y., Song X., China
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Evening Reception, Antoine's Restaurant
*Tickets can be purchased online or on-site at registration desk.
  Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:00 am – 10:20 am Session 12: Filler Metal Properties (Session I) - Crescent A
Session Chairs: Dr. Hui Zhao and Dr. Sebastian Weis
8:00 am Brazing of Ferritic Stainless Steels - A New Look
Biglari M. H., Krassenburg L.C.P., Brom J.H.G., Hejazi T., van Veen N.J.A., Kodentsov A. A., Netherlands
8:20 am Mechanical Properties of Stainless Steel Joints Brazed with Nickel Filler Metals
Kalin B., Sevryukov O. N., Penyaz M., Ivannikov A., Bachurina D., Russia
8:40 am Residual Stress Reduction of Brazed WC-Co/Steel
Sasaki T., Goto T., Miyazawa Y., Takato T., Japan
9:00 am Fabrication of Ni-alloy Metal Sheet by Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Ikeshoji T. T., Yonehara M., Nakamura K., Kyogoku H., Japan
9:20 am Investigation of CuTi, CuNiSi and CuNiSiB Alloys for Brazing Applications
Tillmann W., Lehmert B., Manka M., Wojarski L., Holewa M., Germany
9:40 am Brittle Brazing Filler Metals Made in Flexible Wire Forms
Ziani A., USA
10:00 am Melting Characteristics of Selected Brazing Filler Metals by Thermal Analysis; Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Weinstein M., USA
10:20 am – 10:50 am Refreshment Break, AWS Exhibit Hall (International Ballroom)
8:00 am – 10:20 am Session 13: Filler Metal Properties (Session II) - Crescent B
Session Chairs: Michael Weinstein and Prof. Huaping Xiong
8:00 am Design Approach for Development of Novel Nickel-Based Brazing Alloys
Hardwick L., Rodgers P., Pickering E., Goodall R., United Kingdom
8:20 am Temperature and Hold Time Effect on Strength and Microstructure in SiC/SiAlTi/SiC Braze Joints
Wei J., Madeni J. C., Liu S., Nelson S., Xu R., USA
8:40 am Strength of Steel, Copper, and Brass Lap Joints Brazed by Silver-Free and Silver-Based Filler Metals
Shapiro A. E., Alexandrov B. T., Boutilier J., Brown N., Klidas N., USA
9:00 am Braze Powder Characteristics & Their Effects of Brazing
Michael Graham, USA
9:20 am Influence of the Bulk Material Surface Condition on AISI H13 / BNi-2 Brazed Joints
Tillmann W., Bobzin K., Wojarski L., Öte M., Manka M., Wiesner S., Eilers A., Germany
9:40 am Investigation of Joining Process Regarding the Brazing of Copper with Aluminum
Gley F., Lindemann M., Zabel M., Ebbinghaus M., Koronakis P. , Germany
10:00 am Comparative Study on Thermodynamic Characteristics of AgCuZnSn Filler Metals
Wang X. X., Peng J., China
10:20 am – 10:50 am Refreshment Break, AWS Exhibit Hall (International Ballroom)

IBSC Exhibitor Hall Floor Plan

International Scientific Advisory Board



Sponsorship Opportunities

Current Sponsors


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Current Exhibitors

Exhibitor space sold out.


Bellman-Melcor LLC

CFC Design

Empower Materials


GH Group Induction Atmospheres


Metglas, Inc.


Tanaka Precious Metals




Exhibit Information

Welcome to the International Brazing & Soldering Conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 15-18 – DoubleTree by Hilton. This document is meant as an exhibitor planning tool for the event. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding exhibits, please contact CaLae Browne (


DoubleTree by Hilton – New Orleans
300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana


Sunday, April 15th

  • Exhibitor Set-Up 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., October 10th

Monday, April 16th

  • Exhibits Open 12:00 noon – 7:00p.m.Weday, October 11th

Tuesday, April 17th

  • Exhibits Open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18th

  • Exhibits Open 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Exhibitor Tear Down 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Tabletop Spaces (8') – Member $748/Non-Member $996 USD

Additional booth attendant* may register for the full conference registration fee of Member $748/ Non-Member $440 USD**.

*Please note that there is an additional charge for electrical.
**Please note: Every booth attendee must register. Company representatives will not be permitted in the exhibits area unless registered.


PSAV Order Form listing availability and pricing.


If you need to have meeting materials shipped to the hotel, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:

Please schedule materials to arrive no earlier than 3 days prior to arrival. A storage and handling fee will be charged at a rate of $5.00 per box for packages under 30 lbs, and $8.00 for packages between 31-50 lbs.

  • Please notify us in advance if your shipment will be large, bulky, heavy, or requires special attention.
  • Label all boxes or packages as follows:
    • Your First and Last Name
    • The Name of Your Group
    • Your Date of Arrival
      (this important information helps our staff to keep the packages organized for easy retrieval!)
    • DoubleTree Hotel New Orleans
      300 Canal Street
      New Orleans, LA 70130
      c/o Racquel T. Bruno, Sr. Event Manager
  • Shipping Reminders:
    1. Upon arrival, the Bell Desk should be contacted to retrieve any shipped packages so that they can be delivered to your meeting area.
    2. Shipments will be accepted no more than 3 days prior to the conference.


After the conference, each exhibiting company will receive a final attendee list (excluding e-mail addresses). This list is provided to exhibiting companies only and is not for sale.


DoubleTree by Hilton – New Orleans
300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana



  • It is the responsibility of the exhibiting company to comply with AWS rules and regulations
  • Non-compliance may require modifications at the exhibitor’s expense
  • AWS reserves the right to pursue any action it deems necessary in the best interest of the exhibition and in fairness to all exhibitors
  • Pop ups are not allowed unless they can fit on the tabletop, and, combined height of table and pop up is less than 8’ high
  • If you require electricity and/or internet for your exhibit, please order these services directly from the official contractors of that service
  • Exhibitors may be asked to remove any display items not in compliance with these guidelines.

Intent: Each exhibitor is entitled to a reasonable sightline from the aisle, regardless of the size exhibit.


Limit of one table per contracted tabletop space, 6ft x 2ft (1.8m x .6m)

  • Display space may not exceed 6 ft (1.8m) width limit
  • Display materials are not allowed to be hung on back drape
  • Floor standing back walls are not allowed


  • One 6ft x 2ft (1.8m x .6m) skirted display table, 2 chairs
  • Company identification sign

Each contracted tabletop space is limited to (not provided):

ONE table-mounted display [height may not exceed 5ft (1.5m) from the table surface] OR UP TO TWO TOTAL of the following display combinations:

  • Pop-up banner positioned behind the table [maximum 3ft (0.9m) wide and 8ft (2.4m) high]
  • Easel positioned behind the table
  • Table top or floor standing monitor
  • Literature stand
  • Bag stand AWS reserves the right to remove any display that does not conform to tabletop display regulations.

Exhibitor Prospectus

Hotel Information


Doubletree by Hilton – New Orleans
300 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Hotel Rate: $209/night

Hotel Reservation Link:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans on Canal Street is set in a downtown New Orleans location overlooking the Mississippi River, and major business and entertainment districts. Enjoy access to New Orleans International Airport only 13 miles away. Expect a warm welcome from the staff and a signature warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival. Select from 367 spacious guest rooms and suites with views of the Mississippi River, French Quarter, Harrah’s Casino or Canal Street. For more space, upgrade to a spacious suite offering additional amenities and room features, such as whirlpools or kitchenettes.

Explore your dining options at this New Orleans hotel. For breakfast on the go, visit PJs Coffee of New Orleans, proudly serving specialty coffees and breakfast pastries and muffins. Complimentary WiFi is also available at PJs. Dine at WOW Café, a restaurant and lounge featuring an extensive menu of wings, appetizers, salads, and New Orleans options.

Take a dip in the 4th-floor terrace heated outdoor pool and keep fit in the fitness room, featuring cardio equipment and free weights.

Book your business or social event at this New Orleans hotel, with 16,000 sq. ft. of flexible, modern meeting and event space, and banquet staff ready to serve you. The International Ballroom offers unforgettable views of both the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans. Take advantage of the complimentary 24-hour business center, equipped with computer workstations, a copier and fax machine.

Additional Information

International Attendees
For information on obtaining visas, please email

The closest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), which is only 13 miles away from the host hotel.

Getting to the Hotel: If arriving at MSY, a 23-minute taxi ride is the best option.

All presentations at the conference will be presented in English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

The Proceedings of IBSC 2018 will be made available to each full conference registrant at the event.

Photo Release
Photographs will be taken during the 2018 IBSC. Registration to this conference constitutes agreement to allow AWS use of your photo in any IBSC-related publications or websites.

Audio/Video Recording Policy
AWS reserves the right to any audio and video reproduction of presentations at each technical session. Recording of sessions (audio, video and still photography, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of AWS and individual authors is strictly prohibited.

Cellular Phone Usage Policy
In consideration of fellow event attendees and presenters, AWS kindly requests that cellular phones and other electronic devices be silenced while you are in the meeting rooms. Please step away from the meeting room for cell phone conversations.

Need additional information regarding conferences, conference exhibits, or registration?

Email CaLae Browne

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