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01/21/2018

January 21-26 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort and Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL. Organized by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Contact ACerS, 866-721-3322 (customerservice@ceramics.org, www.ceramics.org/icacc2018).

01/22/2018

January 22-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Organized by Informa Exhibitions. Contact Jackie James, 972-536-6379 (jackie.james@informa.com, www.worldofconcrete.com).

01/23/2018

January 23-25 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, NC. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course covers how to reduce bin and feeder problems, including flow stoppage, segregation, and ratholing, to improve bin and feeder operation. Course includes an explanation of dilute-, medium-, and dense-phase pneumatic conveying systems and their components. Contact Elaine M. Andrysick, 608-262-8708 (elaine.andrysick@wisc.edu, https://epd.wisc.edu).

01/23/2018

January 23-25 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Golf Resort in Coral Springs, FL. Organized by Applied Market Information (AMI). Contact Stephanie Berchem, 610-478-0800 (sb@amiplastics-na.com, www.amiplastics-na.com).

01/24/2018

January 24-26 at the Pyle Center in Madison, WI. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course teaches how to conduct high-performance, effective process safety management (PSM) audits. Workshop-format course provides information on understanding a range of PSM compliance audit approaches, assessing and allocating required resources to conduct the audits, and how to continuously improve PSM programs. Contact Douglas Reindl, 608-262-6381 (dreindl@wisc.edu, https://epd.wisc.edu).

01/29/2018

January 29-February 3 at the Grande Lakes Orlando in Orlando, FL. Presented by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). Contact Brian Sansoni, 202-662-2517 (bsansoni@cleaninginstitute.org, www.cleaninginstitute.org).

01/30/2018

January 30-February 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Organized by the US Poultry & Egg Association, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), and the American Meat Institute (AMI). Contact Pennie Stathes, 678-514-1977 (pstathes@ippexpo.org, www.ippexpo.org).

02/06/2018

February 6. Free webinar. Hosted by Powder and Bulk Engineering magazine. Webinar provides information on calibrating the velocity profile in your dilute-phase pneumatic conveying system. Presented by Jack Hilbert, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC. Contact Michelle Robinson (education@cscpub.com, www.powderbulk.com).

02/13/2018

February 13-15 at the Embassy Suites Hotel by Orlando Airport in Orlando, FL. Organized by AIB International. Training prepares attendees to meet the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) requirement at an FDA-registered food facility. Training also covers how to modify a current HACCP plan to meet FSMA’s food safety plan requirements. Attendees receive a certificate from the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) to show they’ve completed FDA-recognized PCQI training. Contact AIB International, 800-633-5137 (info@aibonline.org, www.aibonline.org).

02/20/2018

February 20-23 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Conducted by Particulate Solid Research Inc. (PSRI). Course consists of lectures, videos, and workshops on particle-related topics, including basic fluidization hydrodynamics, cyclone design and operation, circulating fluidized beds and high-velocity systems, particle entrainment, and others. Contact PSRI, 773-523-7227 (www.psri.org).

02/20/2018

February 20-24 at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. Organized by the Contract Packaging Association (CPA). Contact CPA, 630-544-5053 (info@contractpackaging.org, www.contractpackaging.org).

02/20/2018

February 20 online webinar. Conducted by ASTM International. Webinar overviews various measurement techniques utilized and developed at NIST and other organizations to characterize metallic powder additive manufacturing. Contact Tye Beard, 610-832-9539 (tbeard@astm.org, www.astm.org).

02/25/2018

February 25-March 1 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA. Presented by the Adhesion Society. Colocated with the 6th World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena (WCARP). Contact Malinda Armstrong, 301-986-9700 (adhesionsociety@ascouncil.org, www.adhesionsociety.org).

02/25/2018

February 25-28 in Minneapolis, MN. Organized by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). Colocated with the 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section. Contact SME, 800-763-3132 (meetings@smenet.org, www.smenet.org).

02/26/2018

February 26-March 1 at the Orange County Convention Center – West in Orlando, FL. Sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). Contact the Pittsburgh Conference, 800-825-3221 (info@pittcon.org, www.pittcon.org).

02/26/2018

February 26-27 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix, AZ. Conducted by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Contact ASQ, 800-248-1946 (help@asq.org, asq.org).

02/27/2018

February 27 online webinar. Conducted by ASTM International. Webinar covers an introduction to how particle shape and size characterization of metallic powders can be accurately performed in three dimensions (3-D) using a combination of x-ray tomography and mathematical analysis. Contact Tye Beard, 610-832-9539 (tbeard@astm.org, www.astm.org).

03/03/2018

March 3-6 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV. Organized by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). Contact Brynn Horne, 703-835-2106 (bhorne@affi.com, afficon.affi.org).

03/05/2018

March 5-7 in Irvine, CA. Organized by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). Contact MPIF, 609-452-7700 (info@mpif.org, www.mim2018.org).

03/06/2018

March 6-8 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. Organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Contact customer service, 414-272-0943 (customerservice@aem.org, www.aem.org).

03/09/2018

March 9-13 at the Naples Beach Grande Resort in Naples, FL. Conducted by the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Contact Kimberly MacLaren, 239-260-8406 (kim@cemanet.org, www.cemanet.org).

03/11/2018

March 11-15 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ. Organized by The Mineral, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). Contact TMS, 800-759-4867 (mtgserv@tms.org, www.tms.org).

03/12/2018

March 12-14 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Organized by SNAC International. Contact Liz Wells, 703-836-4500 (lwells@snacintl.org, www.snacintl.org).

03/12/2018

March 12-15 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, TX. Organized by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). Contact Veronica Rovelli, 703-558-3563 (vrovelli@afia.org, www.afia.org).

03/13/2018

March 13-15 at the Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Clear Lake in Webster (Houston), TX. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course provides a practical understanding of the chemical engineering discipline, even for those without a background or degree in chemistry. Course overviews process flow sheets, material and energy balances, typical unit operations found in chemical plants, process control, and process safety. Contact Elaine M. Andrysick, 608-262-8708 (elaine.andrysick@wisc.edu, https://epd.wisc.edu).

03/13/2018

March 13-15 at the Embassy Suites – Ontario Airport in Ontario, CA. Organized by AIB International. Training prepares attendees to meet the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) requirement at an FDA-registered food facility. Training also covers how to modify a current HACCP plan to meet FSMA’s food safety plan requirements. Attendees receive a certificate from the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) to show they’ve completed FDA-recognized PCQI training. Contact AIB International, 800-633-5137 (info@aibonline.org, www.aibonline.org).

03/13/2018

March 13-16 at the Kansas State University (K-State) Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS. Presented by K-State and the Bulk Solids Innovation Center. Comprehensive course covers pneumatic conveying system design, common pneumatic conveying problems, and discusses solutions to these problems. Contact the K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach office, 855-552-0079 (profed@k-state.edu, www.bulksolids.k-state.edu/profdev).

03/18/2018

March 18-22 in New Orleans, LA. Organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Contact ACS, 800-227-5558 (nationalmeetings@acs.org, www.acs.org).

03/18/2018

March 18-20 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. Organized by the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA). Contact Faith Silvers, 202-289-0873 (fsilvers@ngfa.org, www.ngfa.org).

03/21/2018

March 21-22 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. Organized by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Contact Connie Meadows, 770-447-5038 (connie@aeecenter.org, www.globalconevent.com).

03/24/2018

March 24-27 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. Sponsored by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). Contact GEAPS, 763-999-4300 (info@geaps.com, exchange.geaps.com).

03/25/2018

March 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. Cosponsored by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the Food Industry Environmental Council. Contact Brynn Horne, 703-835-2106 (bhorne@affi.com, environ-council.affi.org).

03/26/2018

March 26-29 at the DoubleTree at Universal in Orlando, FL. Conducted by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Contact Christine Schnitzer, 614-766-6003 (cschnitzer@asnt.org, www.asnt.org).

03/27/2018

March 27-28 at the Holiday Inn Airport in Charlotte, NC. Organized by AIB International. Workshop offers practical instruction on developing an 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).

04/02/2018

April 2-6 at the Phoenix Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ. Organized by the Materials Research Society (MRS). Contact MRS, 724-779-3003 (info@mrs.org, www.mrs.org).

04/03/2018

April 3-5 at the AIChE office in New York, NY. 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).

04/09/2018

April 9-13 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center in Atlanta, GA. Hosted by the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM). Contact IAOM, 913-338-3377 (info@iaom.info, www.iaom.info).

04/09/2018

April 9-12 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Organized by the American Coatings Association. Contact Cheryl Matthews, 202-462-6272 (cmatthews@paint.org, www.paint.org).

04/10/2018

April 10-12 at the Holiday Inn Airport in Charlotte, NC. Organized by AIB International. Training prepares attendees to meet the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) requirement at an FDA-registered food facility. Training also covers how to modify a current HACCP plan to meet FSMA’s food safety plan requirements. Attendees receive a certificate from the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) to show they’ve completed FDA-recognized PCQI training. Contact AIB International, 800-633-5137 (info@aibonline.org, www.aibonline.org).

04/10/2018

April 10-14 at Heidelberg Marriott Hotel in Heidelberg, Germany. Conducted by Particulate Solid Research Inc. (PSRI). Course consists of lectures, videos, and workshops on particle-related topics, including basic fluidization hydrodynamics, cyclone design and operation, circulating fluidized beds and high-velocity systems, particle entrainment, and others. Contact PSRI, 773-523-7227 (www.psri.org).

04/11/2018

April 10-11 at the AIChE office in New York, NY. Conducted by Jenike & Johanson and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Course covers proven design and troubleshooting principles for handling bulk solids in bins, hoppers, feeders, and transfer chutes for safe plant operation. Contact AIChE, 800-242-4363 (edu@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).

04/11/2018

April 11-13 at the Mills Hour Wyndham Grand in Charleston, SC. Organized by the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA). Contact FIBCA, 952-412-8867 (info@fibca.com, www.fibca.com).

04/12/2018

April 12 at the AIChE office in New York, NY. Conducted by Jenike & Johanson and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Course teaches practical design and troubleshooting principles that improve the efficiency, safety, and reliability of pneumatic conveying systems. Contact AIChE, 800-242-4363 (edu@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).

04/14/2018

April 14-18 at the The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ. Sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA). Contact ABA, 202-789-0300 (info@americanbakers.org, www.americanbakers.org).

04/15/2018

April 15-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Organized by TAPPI. Contact Amanda Thomas, 770-209-7220 (athomas@tappi.org, www.papercon.org).

04/15/2018

April 15-18 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL. Organized by the American Spice Trade Association (ASTA). Contact ASTA, 202-331-2460 (info@astaspice.org, www.astaspice.org).

04/15/2018

April 15-19 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ. Contact CaLae McDermott, 281-228-6263 (calae.mcdermott@nace.org, www.nace.org).

04/16/2018

April 16-18 in New Orleans, LA. Conducted by the New Standard Institute. Seminar provides instruction and workshops for developing and improving facility maintenance. Seminar is for maintenance planners, supervisors, and managers. Contact New Standard Institute, 203-783-1582 (nsi@newstandardinstitute.com, www.newstandardinstitute.com).

04/17/2018

April 17-19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY. Organized by Reed Exhibitions. Contact customer service, 888-334-8704 (inquiry@interphex.com, www.interphex.com).

04/22/2018

April 22-26 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL. Organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Colocated with the 14th Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS) and the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT8). Contact Jeffrey Wood, 646-495-1315 (meetings@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).

04/22/2018

April 22-26 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL. Organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Colocated with the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety. Contact Ilia Killeen (meetings@aiche.org, www.aiche.org).

04/22/2018

April 22-25 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL. Sponsored by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Safety and Health Division. Colocated with the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting and the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology (WCPT8). Contact CCPS, 646-495-1371 (ccps@aiche.org, www.aiche.org/gcps).

04/24/2018

April 24-26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Organized by UBM. Contact Informex Holdings LLC, 866-217-1926 (informex@informex.com, www.informex.com).

05/07/2018

May 7-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Conducted by the Plastics Industry Association. Contact NPE, 202-974-5200 (attend@npe.org, www.npe.org).

05/15/2018

May 15-17 at the Hilton Garden Inn–O’Hare. Conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison department of engineering professional development. Course will cover fundamental relationships for impeller power, pumping capacity, blend time, shear rate, and flow patterns. Course overviews mixing fundamentals, flow patterns, mixer performance, mixer power, and process improvement. Contact Elaine M. Andrysick, 608-262-8708 (elaine.andrysick@wisc.edu, https://epd.wisc.edu).