Professional Program 2018

Professional Program 2018

Nov 6, 2018 - Nov 8, 2018 World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


The American Welding Society (AWS) will hold its 2018 Annual Conference, officially known as the 2018 AWS Professional Program, in Atlanta, GA, from Monday, November 5th through Thursday, November 8th. In order to present your latest research results at the 2018 AWS Professional Program, please submit your abstracts at no later than April 2, 2018. Although full papers are not required for theProfessional Program, authors are encouraged to submit full papers to the Welding Journal at for possible publication.

Authors with accepted abstracts are required to give oral presentations at the Professional Program. The Professional Program welcomes presentations on novel developments and research areas related to materials joining including surfacing and additive manufacturing. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Battery and Energy Systems Welding
  • Modeling and Numerical Analysis
  • Sensors, Controls and Robotics
  • Surfacing and Overlay
  • Welding Processes/Methods
    • High Energy Density (Laser and Electron Beam) and Laser Hybrid Welding
    • Solid State Welding
    • Arc Welding Processes and Methods
  • Weldability and Properties of Welded Components
  • Weld Repair and Performance of Welded Joints including Corrosion, Creep and Fatigue
  • Industrial Applications and Technologies

In addition to the presentations in the 2018 AWS Professional Program, you are also encouraged to attend the following:

  • The AWS General Assembly in the morning of Monday where the new AWS President and officers will be introduced, and new AWS Fellows and Counselors will be inducted
  • The Comfort Adams Lecture following the General Assembly in the morning of Monday
  • The Honorary Symposium for and Plenary Presentation by Dr. John Elmer, Group Leader for Welding and Joining, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Plenary Session Presentation by Professor John Norrish, Emeritus Professor of Materials Welding and Joining, University of Wollongong, Australia

The authors’ registration for the 2018 AWS Professional Program is complementary.

This registration also provides free access to the 2018 FABTECH Show which is the largest metal forming, fabrication, welding and finishing event in North America

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