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June 17-20 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. Cosponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI International. Colocated with Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy (AMPM 2018). Contact MPIF, 609-452-7700 (info@mpif.org, www.mpif.org).


June 18-20 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, OR. Organized by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Contact the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, 202-872-6102 (gceconferences@acs.org, www.gcande.org).


June 24-26 at the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. Organized by the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI). Contact PFI, 206-209-5277 (office@pelletheat.org, www.pelletheat.org).


June 24-27 at the LaPlaya Beach Hotel in Naples, FL. Organized by the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Contact Karen Lampart, 239-514-3441 (karen@cemanet.org, www.cemanet.org).


June 24-27 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. Sponsored by AACE International. Contact the meetings department, 304-296-8444 (meetings@aacei.org, www.aacei.org).


July 17-19 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, MO. Organized by AIB International. Course uses FSPCA-trained instructors to prepare participants to comply with the FSMA’s requirement for a complete food safety system, including providing a preventive-controls-qualified individual certification. Contact AIB International, 800-633-5137 (info@aibonline.org, www.aibonline.org).


July 18-20 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, TN. Organized by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). The course is recognized by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance and covers the role of a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI). FDA rules require one PCQI in each feed manufacturing facility. Course is the standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA as adequate for PCQI training. Contact Jessica Morse, 703-558-3573 (jmorse@afia.org, www.afia.org).


July 22-24 at the New York Hilton Midtown Manhatten Hotel in New York, NY. Organized by the Controlled Release Society (CRS). Contact CRS, 651-454-7250 (crs@scisoc.org, www.controlledreleasesociety.org).


August 15-19 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei City, Taiwan. Organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). Contact TAITRA, +886 2 2725 5200 (plas@taitra.org.tw, www.taipeiplas.com.tw).


August 19-23 in Boston, MA. Organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Contact ACS, 800-227-5558 (nationalmeetings@acs.org, www.acs.org).


August 21-24 at the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS. Presented by Kansas State University (K-State) and the Bulk Solids Innovation Center. Comprehensive course focuses on the design of pneumatic conveying systems, common pneumatic conveying problems, `and discusses solutions to these problems. Attendees will participate in the actual design of a dilute-phase pneumatic conveying system following step-by-step procedure. Contact the K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach office, 855-552-0079 (http://bulk-solids.k-state.edu/profdev/, www.bulksolids.k-state.edu/profdev).


August 21-22 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport in Portland, OR. Organized by AIB International. Workshop offers practical instruction on developing your hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) program, taking a step-by-step look at the development, implementation, and verification process. Contact AIB International, 800-633-5137 (info@aibonline.org, www.aibonline.org).


August 27-30 at ASM International headquarters in Novelty, OH. Sponsored by ASM International — The Materials Information Society. Course covers the fundamental principles of corrosion, including identifying the eight major forms of corrosion, describing the common corrosion test methods for your applications, avoiding design traps that speed corrosive decay, and recognizing applicable corrosion control techniques and their limitations. Contact ASM International, 440-338-5151 (memberservicecenter@asminternational.org, www.asminternational.org).


September 11-13 at the Hilton Garden Inn–Chicago O’Hare Airport in Chicago, IL. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course provides practical understanding of the chemical engineering discipline and how it translates into chemical processes and processing equipment. Contact Elaine M. Andrysick, 608-262-8708 (elaine.andrysick@wisc.edu, https://epd.wisc.edu).


September 17-21 at the DoubleTree suites by Hilton Cincinnati-Blue Ash in Cincinnati, OH. Conducted by ACGIH. Course covers basic and advanced topics in industrial ventilation, including industrial process exhaust system design, hands-on testing and measurement, and dilution ventilation systems. Course also includes useful equation work, such as calculation and estimation approaches to airborne contaminants and a calculation lab where participants work in a team. Contact ACGIH, 513-742-2020 (www.acgih.org).


September 25-27 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Presented by Powder and Bulk Engineering magazine. Contact Shannon Flaherty, 651-253-7485 (sflaherty@cscpub.com, www.pbepowdershow.com).


October 1-2 at the Hilton Garden Inn–Chicago O’Hare Airport in Chicago, IL. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course will review the general hazards of combustible dusts and help you understand where the different standards apply and the specific differences between the standards. Contact Elaine M. Andrysick, 608-262-8708 (elaine.andrysick@wisc.edu, https://epd.wisc.edu).


October 3-5 at the MicroTek Training Center in Chicago, IL. Conducted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Course addresses the basic concepts of fluid flow, heat transfer, heat exchanger design, cooling towers, solids handling, tank and vessel design, polymerization, and polymer processing. Contact AIChE, 800-242-4363 (edu@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).


October 9-11 in Raleigh, NC. Presented by Bühler Aeroglide. Course is a 2.5-day interactive seminar designed for plant and project managers, plant engineers, and quality control personnel. Participants learn how to apply drying theory to enhance drying equipment performance and improve processing capacity, product quality, and energy efficiency. Contact Carolyn Gill, 919-851-2000 (aeroglide.training@buhlergroup.com, www.buhlergroup.com).


October 9-10 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison in Madison, WI. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course meets one of the five course requirements for the popular Maintenance Management Certificate. Course covers effective maintenance planning, scheduling of processes, and tracking key performance indicators and metrics. Contact Jeff Oelke, 608-262-2061 (joelke@engr.wisc.edu, https://epd.wisc.edu).