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About CORROSION 2014

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 2014, 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. 380+ exhibitors will display the latest corrosion control technologies at the world's largest corrosion expo.

Power by the numbers. CORROSION 2014 features:

  • 6000+ attendees from 70 countries
  • 92% of attendees rate the overall value of the conference to be extremely valuable or valuable
  • 93% of attendees authorize buying decisions for their company
  • 380+ Exhibitors on the 225,000 sq. ft. show floor at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
  • 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 (PDHs)
  • 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.


   
 
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CORROSION 2014 Conference Location

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 E. Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205, USA


Getting to San Antonio

San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
9800 Airport Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78216, USA


Official Conference Language

The official conference language is English.


Dress Code

The dress code for all official conference activities, excluding the Awards Dinner, is business casual. Attire for the Awards Dinner is business dress.


My Itinerary

Build your personal schedule of events, forums, symposia, and technical committee meetings before you attend conference. Click here to build your "My Itinerary".


On-site Resources

Graciously sponsored by:

Conference Shuttle Service

NACE International is providing shuttle service between the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and selected CORROSION 2014 hotels. This service is only for attendees and exhibitors staying at the selected official hotels. Transportation will begin on Sunday, March 9, and continue through Thursday, March 13. Detailed schedules will be posted in the CORROSION 2014 Final Program, at the official hotels, and in the convention center.

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Corporate Access Lounge and Diamond Access Lounge

The Corporate Access 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 during event hours from 8 a.m. Sunday through noon on Thursday, with extended evening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Diamond Access Lounge will have extended benefits for qualifying Diamond Corporate Member Representatives, offering additional services. Learn how you can become a Corporate Member of NACE International today. Please contact our Corporate Member Coordinator at 1-800-797-6282 U.S./Canada, or +1 281-228-6282 worldwide, or visit www. nace.org/corporate-membership.

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Press Office

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.

Press Registration

How to Register:
Eligible press representatives may register by contacting alysa.reich@nace.org 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?
Members of the working press, who meet NACE criteria, receive complimentary registration to CORROSION 2014 Conference and Exhibition. Media registration provides access to most conference events. You must meet the following criteria and present acceptable identification to qualify for a complimentary press badge.

Carefully read the criteria before applying for press registration.

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. (Examples: reporter, freelance writer with a documented assignment from a news publication, editor, publisher, etc.)

  • 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 onsite registration.

Press Office Hours

Date Time
Tuesday, March 11 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 8:00 a.m. - noon

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NACE Information Kiosks

Got a question? We can help. NACE staff will be available to help you with directions or answer general conference questions. The kiosks will be located on the first and second levels of the convention center. More details will be available in the Final Program.

 
Main Information Kisok
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Date Time
Sunday, March 9 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 10 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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NACE Bookstore

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.

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PDH Stations
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Professional Development Hours (PDHs) Stations

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.

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CORROSION 2014 Conference Papers

The CORROSION 2014 conference proceedings will be available on CD and online. Please see below for pricing details.

Free CD or Online Access $99 USD for CD or Online Access

   Fully paid attendees registered before January 28, 2014
   Full exhibitor comp registration
   Student registrants

   Registered after January 28, 2014
   Not attending CORROSION 2014

Demonstration stations on how to access papers online will be available in the NACE Bookstore.

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International Attendees

Español (Spanish)
   

Travel Visas

If you will require a visa to enter the United States to attend CORROSION 2014, 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. Persons who are giving presentations in the technical symposia are provided invitation letters and all NACE members who reside in countries requiring visas will automatically be sent a letter of invitation to CORROSION 2014. The letters will be mailed in October. If you are not an author in a technical symposium or a member of NACE, you must first register for the conference, then send your request to C2014visas@nace.org.

Letter of Invitation

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 2014, please send your request for a Letter of Invitation to Deborah Richter.

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On-Site Registration Hours

Date Time
Sunday, March 9 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 10 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Exhibit Floor Hours

Date Time
Monday, March 10 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 9:00 a.m. - noon

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Contact Us

Important Contacts U.S. International E-mail
Registration Services & General Questions 1-800-797-6223 +1 281-228-6223 FirstService@nace.org
Housing Information 1-877-305-5195 +1 980-819-4638 nace@conferencedirect.com
Membership Services 1-800-797-6223 +1 281-228-6223 FirstService@nace.org
NACE Conferences +1 281-228-6263 +1 281-228-6263 calae.mcdermott@nace.org
NACE Exhibits +1 281-228-6227 +1 281-228-6227 jackie.hune@nace.org
NACE Sponsorships +1 281-228-6299 +1 281-228-6299 sales@nace.org
Conference Symposium Papers +1 281-228-6218 +1 281-228-6218 papers@nace.org

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Thank you to our Conference sponsors:
Thank you to our Media sponsors:
   

Official Publication of
CORROSION 2014


Official Publication of
CORROSION 2014