Experience the POWER of the World's Largest Corrosion Conference
NACE International is the leader in the corrosion control community, and is recognized worldwide as the premier authority for corrosion solutions. NACE International's Annual Conference and Exposition, CORROSION 2013, brings together more than 6,000 leaders from industry, government, and academia who convene to discuss the latest technologies and issues, and make decisions on the most effective means of corrosion prevention. 375+ exhibitors will display the latest corrosion control technologies at the world's largest corrosion expo.
71% of attendees recommend or specify the purchase of products and services
370+ Exhibitors on an 80,000 sq. ft. show floor
Over 1,000 hours of lectures, forums, tutorials, technical symposia, and meetings
Opportunities to meet face-to-face with industry experts
Industry-specific training (pre- and post-conference)
Opportunities to earn Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Numerous formal and informal networking opportunities
HEAR how government regulations and standards impact the industry. LEARN about the latest technology and research being developed in the corrosion field. GAIN insight into lessons learned and best practices from the leading subject matter experts. NETWORK with 6,000 industry professionals from around the globe.
The dress code for all official conference activities, excluding the Awards Dinner, is business casual. Attire for the Awards Dinner is business dress.
Build your personal schedule of events, forums, symposia, and technical committee meetings before you attend conference. Click here to build your My Itinerary.
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Conference Shuttle Service
Shuttles will be available to the Orange County Convention Center to/from all of the hotels except The Peabody Orlando and the Hilton Orlando. This service is only for attendees and exhibitors staying at the selected official hotels. Transportation will begin on Sunday, March 17, and continue through Thursday, March 21. Detailed schedules will be posted in the CORROSION 2013 Final Program, at the official hotels, and in the convention center.
The NEW CorporateAccess Lounge offers qualifying Corporate Member Representatives specialized service and an oasis for conducting business while at conference. Reserve meeting rooms, check e-mail on our computers with Internet access, or just relax between meetings. The lounge will be open from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday.
Learn how you can become a Corporate Member of NACE International today. Please contact our Corporate Member Coordinator at 1-800-797-6223 U.S./Canada, or +1 281-228-6223 worldwide, or visit www. nace.org/corporate-membership.
Eligible press representatives may register by contacting email@example.com or +1 281 827 3401. All members of the press must have a badge to access conference events and the exhibit hall.
Who is eligible for a complimentary press badge?
Complimentary press registration is available only to members of the working press who are reporting on events, programs and activities of NACE International and its conference attendees, speakers, or exhibitors.
Those requesting media registration must be currently employed by a publication or news organization, and your press badge will reflect this affiliation.
Advertising, public relations, marketing and sales representatives, and other non-editorial staff from any media outlet will not be granted press badges and must register through general registration and pay appropriate fees. Similarly, non-credentialed companions of properly credentialed media representatives must pay registration fees via attendee registration.
Photo identification is required at on-site registration.
The NACE Press Office is a workspace available for registered media and includes complimentary WiFi in a quiet space away from exhibits and sessions. A press badge is required for access to the Press Office. Each pre-registered member of the press will have a mailbox located in the press room. Exhibitors may deliver press kits for distribution to registered press at any time the Press Office is open.
Got a question? We can help. NACE staff will be available to help you with directions or answer general conference questions. The main kiosk will be located on the bottom level of the convention center's South building. A Technical Coordination Committee (TCC) information kiosk will also be located on the second floor of the convention center.
Looking for a certain book on corrosion? Visit the NACE Bookstore where you can browse through corrosion-related books, standards, reports, and software, as well as NACE-branded products such as shirts, hats, and jackets. Hundreds of products will be available with many at special sale prices.
Earn PDHs in technical meetings, forums, and symposia you attend. Print out your personalized PDH certificates at the PDH Station located at Registration. Certificates are based solely on the information provided to NACE at the time of printing.
If you will require a visa to enter the United States to attend CORROSION 2013, you should apply now. U.S. regulations now require security checks for most visitor visas, resulting in a process that may take three months or more. Citizens of certain countries must have an invitation in hand before they can obtain a passport from their government and then apply for a U.S. entry visa. General information on the U.S. visa application process is available through the National Academies' International Visitors Office. Official information on U.S. visa policies and procedures is available from the U.S. Department of State.
Some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews, so applicants should first contact the consulate to determine how long the wait is for an interview. Visa wait times are available at http://travel.state.gov/visa.
All persons who require a Letter of Invitation, including authors; symposium chairs; and NACE members who reside in countries requiring visas; will need to first register for the conference. After registering for CORROSION 2013, please send your request for a Letter of Invitation to Denise Hookstra.
Are you attending CORROSION for the very first time? Here are some helpful tips to make the most out of your conference experience.
Prepare Ahead of Time
Take advantage of reduced costs by registering in advance. Do you know you can save $100 by registering for CORROSION before February 1, 2013? Fully paid conference attendees who register by February 1 also get online access to the CORROSION 2013 full Conference Proceedings – a $100 value!
Make sure hotel and travel accommodations have been completed.
If you require a visa to attend CORROSION 2013, apply as soon as possible! U.S. regulations now require security checks for most visitor visas, resulting in a process that may take three months or more.
Plan out your week at conference with My Itinerary. Simply log in and select the meetings and events you wish to attend, and then print out your schedule.
What to Bring
Be sure to pack your cell phone charger for your hotel room.
Make sure to bring plenty of business cards for your networking opportunities.
Bring pens to make notes on attendees or exhibitors you have come across.
What to Wear
We recommend business casual for the conference and exhibition.
Be sure to bring a jacket for the cooler evenings. In Orlando, the average daily low temperature in March is 56° F and the average high is 78° F.
Wear comfortable shoes or bring an extra pair to change into.
Arrive 30 minutes in advance to get through the registration process.
Orient yourself with the convention center. During on-site registration, you will receive the Final Program for CORROSION. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the floorplan that is included in the Final Program.
Expect to be in a line during CORROSION. While waiting, spend your time networking with those around you.
Remember to turn off your cell phone or set it on vibrate during meetings and forums.
Arrive to your meetings and forums early. Seats fill up pretty quickly.
Keep a list of people you meet and want to contact after CORROSION.
When conference is over, be sure to complete the conference survey. Your opinion is valuable in improving next year's conference!
Need help on figuring out the difference between each meeting? The following guide is to help CORROSION 2013 attendees identify the different types of meetings and event held at this conference.
Technical Symposia There are formal technical sessions in which authors of the technical conference papers present their work.
Forums These are generally panel discussions made up of industry leaders that focus on a subject. They are typically two hours in length and consist of informal presentations as well as the opportunities for questions and answers.
Training Sessions and Workshops These are sessions that impact specific, practical knowledge on a signle subject.
Meetings Technical Committee Meetings
These meeting are required by individual technical committee chairs to carry out the specific goals and work of the committee. They are classified into the following:
Specific Technology Groups (STGs): Administrative committees in charge of a number of Tack Groups and Technology Exchange Groups; these are the voting groups for NACE standards and technical committee reports.
Task Groups (TGs): Small committees that develop standards and technical committee reports. They may be working on drafts or discussing cotes received on a draft standards of reports.
Technology Exchange Groups (TEGs): Committees that host Technical Information Exchanges (TIEs) and sponsor symposia. TIEs consist of either formal or informal presentations, or discussions of new technologies and solutions to corrosion problems.
These meeting are open to all attendees. Being a member of NACE or a member of a committee is not required.
Members of administrative committees meet to discuss and plan for various functions of NACE International. These committees are made up of NACE members, with headquarters staff liaison.
NACE administers two ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to international Organization for Standardization (ISO) technical committees. The TAGs review drafts of ISO standards and submit the U.S. vote. These is also maintenance panel for NACE MR0175/ISO 15156, a NACE/ISO standard, and sometimes, ISO technical committees meet at the conference.
Department of Defense
NACE is a strategic industry partner with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and is pleased to host meetings of the DoD Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight (CPO) at CORROSION 2010. Many of these meetings are open to conference attendees and exhibitors. These meetings help drive the directions of CPO and the selection of projects at address corrosion of military facilities and equipment.
These are meetings that do not fall under any of the meeting types listed above, or under any broad heading.