Annual 2018

Annual 2018

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ASNT Annual Conference 2018

George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
28 - 31 October 2018

The ASNT Annual Conference is the largest, dedicated gathering of industry professionals, equipment and technology suppliers, engineers and researchers working in the field of nondestructive testing and evaluation of materials in the world.

98% of the 2017 attendees would likely recommend this Conference to a colleague!

And here are what some of them had to say:

  • “This was the best conference that I have attended yet. What I liked best was the variety of topics and the exhibitor turnout.”
  • “I always enjoy the conference, there are many opportunities for career and personal advancement.”
  • “One of my favorite overall ASNT conference experiences. Well done!
  • “Each time I attend it just gets better.”

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70% of the 2000+ 2017 attendees identify as an inspector, an engineer or a manager.

Presenters are able to engage like-minded users from across the world and expand their professional networks all in one sweep. All of a sudden you become a much wanted expert...all because you spoke up to share your knowledge.

Focus should be on application of technology, case studies, inspection problems and NDT solutions.

Why should you present at the ASNT Annual Conference?

  • Showcase new technologies and applications
  • Build awareness for you and your organization
  • Create relationships with new clients, peers and professionals
  • Contribute to the growth and future of your industry
  • Position yourself as an expert in NDT!

Want to organize a complete session?

Do you know four top notch speakers in your area of expertise (only three if you include yourself)? Serving as a session chair gives you an additional opportunity to be recognized as an industry leader. You will have the opportunity to introduce the speakers, facilitate the question and answer period and help make the conference a meaningful experience for hundreds of attendees.

If you are interested in organizing a complete session please contact the ASNT Conference Department at

Abstract Submission Process

  • Submit a 250-word text abstract for technical review purposes that is suitable for publication. ASNT will circulate your abstract to conference committee members for review and selection purposes. If accepted, this abstract will be made available online prior to the meeting.
  • During the submission process you will be asked to choose a relevant topic from a predefined list.
  • Commercial papers, papers where supporting data or a technical description cannot be given for proprietary reasons will not be accepted for presentation. See ASNT’s Policy on Commercialization below.
  • Please do not submit the same abstracts to multiple conferences.
  • Accepted speakers will be notified of acceptance in July 2017

By submitting an abstract, you agree to the following:

  • Attend the meeting and make the presentation as scheduled in the program. Speakers will be allowed 30 minutes for presentation including questions and answers
  • Obtain funding for registration fees, travel, and accommodations, independent of ASNT
  • Ensure that all clearances have been obtained to present and publish.

Conference Proceedings

Presenters at the ASNT Annual Conference are encouraged to submit a 10-page paper for the Conference Proceedings. The Proceedings will be made available electronically to all attendees at the Conference, and will be stored in the ASNT Digital Library after the Conference. The deadline for submitting your paper summaries is September 15, 2018. Complete details will be provided with the acceptance letter.

Commercialization Policy

ASNT strives to provide a forum for objective presentation of ideas and knowledge free of commercialism (i.e., a sales pitch for a specific product from the speaker’s company) which may interfere with the primary purpose of a given presentation—to educate the listener.

Questions? Contact the ASNT Conference Department at or by phone at 614-274-6003.

Now accepting abstracts for presentations!

It’s been eight years since ASNT met in Houston! We are looking forward to coming back to the epi-center of the nondestructive testing marketplace!


Speaker Resources

Build Your Brand: Exhibit with ASNT!

Exhibiting at an ASNT conference or topical event is a productive way to showcase products and services. With constant face-to-face interactions with your target audience, exhibiting at our conference ensures that your marketing budget and time is being well spent!

Exhibitor resources and registration options are at right, details about this conference are below.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Table top exhibits available. If you are interested in having a table top exhibit to share your latest products, technology or service offerings, contact Ruth Staat at or call her at 614-274-6003, ext. 227.

List of Exhibitors for Annual 2018

as of 18 March 2018


3IG Corporation

Access Plug Flange Inc

Acoustic Technology Group

ACS-Solutions GmbH


Advanced Inspection Technologies

Advanced OEM Solutions

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals

Aerospace Testing International

A-Fab Co Inc


Amerapex Corporation

American Institute of Nondestructive Testing

American Society for Nondestructive Testing

American Stress Technologies Inc

AMS Store and Shred LLC

Arrow-Tech Inc

AUT Solutions

Baugh & Weedon Ltd

Blatek Inc

British Institute of Nondestructive Testing


Carestream NDT

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology

Chemetall US Inc

Chongqing Leeb Instrument Co Ltd

Circle Systems Inc

CM Diagnostics sp zoo

Comet Technologies USA Inc

Consultco Inc

Creaform Inc

Dakota Ultrasonics


Dantec Dynamics GmbH

Direct Conversion



Echo Ultrasonics

Eclipse Scientific



ETher NDE Ltd



Foerster Instruments Inc

Fujifilm North America - NDT Materials and Equipment

GE Measurement & Control

Geophysical Survey Systems

Golden Engineering Inc

Guangzhou Doppler Electronic Technologies Co Ltd

Guided Ultrasonics Ltd

Guided Wave Analysis LLC


Hamamatsu Corporation


Hocker Inc

I & T Nardoni Institute Srl


INETEC - Institute for Nuclear Technology

Innerspec Technologies Inc

Inspection Plug Strategies LLC

Inuktun Services Ltd

Ionix Advanced Technologies


Iris Inspection Services Inc

Jentek Sensors Inc

JIREH Industries


Kinetic Solutions LLC

Labino AB

Laser Technology

Lavender International NDT Consultants

Lickenbrock Technologies Inc

Logos Imaging LLC



Matec Instrument Companies Inc

Metal Fatigue Solutions


MFE Enterprises / MFE Rentals

Mirion Technologies



NDT Classroom Inc

NDT Italiana Srl

NDT Seals Inc

NDT Solutions

NDT Systems Inc


Nikon Metrology

North Star Imaging Inc


Oceanscan USA

Olympus America Inc

Pan American Industries Inc

Peak NDT

Peltec Services Inc

PH Tool Reference Standards

Phased Array Company

Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd

Phoenix, LLC

Pinnacle X-Ray Solutions


Premium Inspection & Testing


QSA Global Inc

Quality Equipment Distributors Inc


REL, Inc.

RF System Lab

Rohmann Eddy Current Instruments & Systems

ScanMaster IRT Inc

ScanTech Instruments Inc

SciAps Inc

SE International Inc

Sensor Networks


Shanghai CHiNDT Systems and Services

Shenzhen Coantec Automation Technology Co Ltd

Sherwin Incorporated


Sonaspection International Inc

Sonatest LTD

Sonaxis SA


Source Production & Equipment Co Inc

Southwest Research Institute

Spectronics Corporation

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation

TEAM Industrial Services

Technology Design Ltd

Teledyne ICM

Test Equipment Distributors LLC

Testex Inc

Thermal Wave Imaging Inc

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Trikon Technologies/Nexus Metrology

Ultracon Service LLC


USA Borescopes

Varex Imaging

Vector NDT Training

VFG Leasing & Finance


VisiConsult X-Ray Systems & Solutions GmbH

Vizaar Industrial Imaging

VJ Technologies Inc

Volume Graphics Inc

Warren Associates


Willick Engineering Company Inc

XARION Laser Acoustics GmbH

X-Scan Imaging Corporation

YXLON Comet Technologies

Zetec Inc

Zhengzhou Runde Dellonscope Co Ltd

Hotel Information

Marriott Marquis
1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010

ASNT Group Rate: $209 per night (plus taxes)
ASNT Government Rate: $121 per night (plus taxes)
Rates good until October 1, 2018

To reserve, use the online link below, or call 1-888-236-2427 or 1-301-380-3000. Be sure to refer to the American Society for Nondestructive Testing when making your reservation by phone.

About Houston

The fourth-largest city with more than 2.2 million residents, Houston attracts visitors and transplants with a wonderful mix of world-class arts, booming business, pro sports and award-winning cuisine. Just last year, the city landed on several “best of” lists, including the Travel + Leisure roundup of America’s Favorite Cities and the index of most affordable U.S. vacation destinations.

Much of daily life in Houston happens outdoors, thanks to mild, year-round temperatures. Take time to explore the eclectic, culture-filled neighborhoods, gallery spaces and attractions, which offer diverse flavors. Learn more about things to do in Houston here

Unauthorized Housing Warning

Please be vigilant if contacted by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider for ASNT. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. The only way to book your rooms for ASNT is to use the channels provided on our website. If you are contacted by one of these pirate companies, please notify ASNT staff immediately.

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with ASNT. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by ASNT.

Furthermore, room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

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As a sponsor, you will reach each event attendee on the show floor and beyond. A sponsorship increases your company's visibility to NDT decision makers, your current customers, and prospective clients. You'll also benefit from additional exposure though pre-event promotional materials, in print and online.

We provide a variety of sponsorships at each of our trade shows. Contact Ruth Staat at to discuss sponsorship opportunities for your company today.

A special thanks to our Sponsors
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