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2017 AWS Conferences

Quality educational materials – and welding conferences in particular – are just one way your membership serves you. By presenting the latest technology, cutting-edge topics, and industry experts, AWS puts the key to industry expertise and advancement in its members’ hands. Rely on AWS to bring you the highest quality conferences in the welding industry.

  • Weld Repair Conference
    August 8-9, 2017 / Portland, Oregon
  • Weld repairs occur across nearly all industries and types of alloys. Whether it is performed immediately after joint completion, after hydrostatic testing & NDE or after the failure of an in-service component, successful repair welding should take into account code compliance, Quality Assurance, Fitness-for-Service and economic considerations. Each weld pass adds another chapter in the thermal and mechanical history of the component, affecting its mechanical and/or corrosion resistance properties. Accurately planning, designing and executing the repair are critical to make the component suitable for continued service.

VIEW FULL CONFERENCES SCHEDULE


2017 Upcoming CWI Seminar/Exam

  • New Orleans, LA – June 4-9, 2017 (Signup Deadline: May 1, 2017)
    New Orleans, LA – September 24-29, 2016 (Signup Deadline: August 21, 2017)

VIEW UPCOMING SCHEDULES


2017 District Conferences – Staff Report

  • Overall, when compared to the welding industry, the American Welding Society had a reasonably good year in 2016. We want to thank our Volunteers and Staff for their devoted efforts in making AWS successful.

VIEW FULL REPORT HERE


Scholarships

Welder Training Scholarships

Welder Training Scholarships are available to AWS Districts to provide funds to students seeking welder training through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs, such as Tulsa Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology; or for an AWS Certified Welder (CW) seminar.
    AWS Welder Training Scholarship Overview
    Welder Training Scholarship Application


AWS Weldlink

You can now create your free profile on WeldLink! This is the future of job searching, planning, and management for welders around the world. Sign up today and get started! REGISTER NOW


Diversity in Welding: Welders in the Spotlight Videos

Learn about the inspiring stories of four welders in the welding community.


Compilation

Sydnee Brey

Samuel Torres


Bobby Counts

Roman Weasel


CWA Dinner Meeting - Qualifying WPS and WPQ to CSA Z662 Annex I for Steam Pipelines

CWA is hosting hosting their first dinner meeting of the 2012 - 2013 season on Wednesday September 19th, 2012.  The topic will be Qualifying WPS and WPQ to CSA Z662 Annex I for Steam Pipelines.



Dinner at University of Alberta Faculty Club & Tour at GT Metal Products

AWS Dinner & Tour hosted by AWS Alberta Section. Following a welcome from the Chairman, and a buffet dinner at the University of Alberta Faculty Club, we will head off to GT Metal Products for a tour of their welding and cutting faciliities.



Myles Langier Memorial Golf Tournament

Register for the Myles Langier Memorial Golf Tournament held on May 29th, 2012 at Goose Hummock Golf Resort near Gibbon, Alberta.  Proceeds to Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.



AWS Annual Welder’s Night - Virtual Reality Welder Training - With Top Gun Competition

AWS Alberta Section is hosting Virtual Reality Welder Training - With Top Gun Competition on May 22, 2012 with a presentation by Dale Malcolm



AWS Alberta Section Edmonton Dinner Meeting - “PCL Industrial Constructors Shop Tour”

AWS Alberta Section is hosting an Edmonton Dinner Meeting on April 12, 2012 for a PCL Industrial Constructors Shop Tour with a presentation by Iulian Radu



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Alberta Section Officers

Chris Vrolyk
CHAIRMAN
Phone: 780-884-0355
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Wanda Griesheimer
1ST VICE-CHAIR
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Patrick Belanger
2ND VICE-CHAIRMAN
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Dale Lesik
TREASURER
E-mail
Richard Witzke
SECRETARY
E-mail
Ken Nelson
PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
E-mail
Joel Pepin
PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
E-mail
Matthew Yarmuch
SPECIAL EVENTS CHAIR
E-mail
Luke Balderson
SPONSORSHIP CHAIR
E-mail
Patricio Mendez
UofA EDUCATION CHAIR
E-mail
Pat Alberts
NAIT EDUCATION CHAIR
E-mail
Kioumars Poorhaydari
AWARDS CHAIR
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Jim Mitchell
CALGARY REP.
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Jacek Mielczarek
CATS REP.
E-mail
Sheri Acheson
FORT McMURRAY REP.
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Kim Meszaros
FACILITIES CHAIR
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Tran Mah-Paulson
PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR
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Kurtis Bell
PUBLICITY CO-CHAIR
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Shawn Wylie
TECHNICAL CHAIR
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Brett Berger
STUDENT REP. (UofA)
E-mail
Brittany Schuk
STUDENT REP. (NAIT)
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Bruce Cormier
CWA LIASON
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Chris Lantos
MEMBER-AT-LARGE
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Darcy Yantz
MEMBER-AT-LARGE
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James Lambert
MEMBER-AT-LARGE
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