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NDT in Canada 2017
Tuesday, June 6 2017 to Thursday, June 8 2017

The Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation (CINDE) is pleased to announce The NDT in Canada 2017 Conference! The event will be held from June 6-8, 2017 at the Centre des congrès de Québec in Quebec City, Quebec.

Important Dates & Times:

March 10, 2017 - Deadline for author/presenter title and abstract submissions
March 24, 2017 - Author/presenter acceptance
April 3, 2017 - Preliminary program announced
June 1, 2017 - Deadline for receipt and full presentations

June 6, 2017 (Evening only): Welcome to Quebec City! Pre-conference Mix 'n Mingle Reception
June 7, 2017: Plenary sessions & technical program, Conference Banquet & CINDE Awards Dinner (Details to be announced)
June 8, 2017: Plenary sessions & technical program
*Dates may be subject to change

For more information, please visit the conference website.

Location: Quebec City

Don Courchesne

CINDE Member Services Coordinator

905-387-1655 Ext. 238

ASNT Southwestern Ontario Section April Meeting
Thursday, April 20 2017 at 6:00pm

With great pleasure, the ASNT Southwestern Ontario Section is happy to announce that we will host two leaders in our industry, Dave Bajula, ASNT President and P.K. Yuen, Director, National Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body [NDTCB], Natural Resources Canada, Govt. of Canada, who will speak at our upcoming meeting on Thursday, 20 April 2017.
Mr. Bajula and Mr. Yuen will speak about current NDT topics of interest, including the establishment of a formal collaboration between ASNT and NRCan NDTCB. As we all know, this is a very hot topic related to NDT certification that affects us all. The meeting will also include an open forum where the speakers will answer questions related to NDT and certification. We are sure that all members of our NDT fraternity, from our most veteran technicians to the students who are thinking of entering the NDT field, will find this meeting not only useful but very interesting.
Everyone is welcome, so please pass this message along to your NDT community as we look forward to welcoming everyone to this great event!
Date: April 20th, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Canadian Welding Bureau, 8260 Parkhill Drive. Milton, ON L9T 5V7 (Courtesy of Canadian Welding Bureau)
Admission: Free . Food and beverages will be provided.
Attendance: Please send RSVPs by Monday, April 17th to Please include the number of guests attending the session.


Location: CWB (8260 Parkhill Drive, Milton)

Parvin Sidhu
Chair, ASNT Southwestern Ontario Section
Cell: (519) 239 - 7681

8 Wing CFB Trenton Education and Transition Fair
Tuesday, April 4 2017, Recurring 603

The 8 Wing Personnel Selection Office (WPSO) would like to invite you to participate in our Annual Education Fair on Tuesday April 4!  The Education Fair will take place in the Jr Ranks Mess/Astra Lounge (on base) at 8 Wing Trenton.

The purpose of this event is to provide members of the Defence Team (military and civilian) and their dependants with information allowing them to explore academic and transition options.  Members of the CAF and community look forward to this event as it provides information in pursuit of academic upgrading, personal and professional development opportunities, and in some cases facilitation to a second career.

Location: CFB Trenton, Trenton ON

Jill Swejda
Lieutenant (Navy)

Why Stuff Falls Apart - Life Lessons of a Failure Analyst
Wednesday, March 15 2017 at 6:00pm

Dr. Mac Louthan is the mystical unicorn of materials engineers.  Not only has he had an incredibly interesting and successful career (including receiving many distinguished awards), but he is ALSO a renowned teacher known for his ability to connect with his students, AND he is one of the most entertaining and captivating lecturers you'll ever have the privilege to see.  He has the brains of an engineer, complimented by the personality and skills to spread his knowledge and wisdom.

Why Stuff Falls Apart is a humorous, motivational lecture that presents the six fundamental causes of failure.  This lecture demonstrates that the same causes that apply to engineering failures are also applicable to societal failures.  Dr. Louthan will discuss specific failure examples and show how these failures can be frequently related to poor ethical decisions driven by human greed, peer pressure and/or cost and schedule deadlines.

Networking: 6:00 PM
Dinner: 6:45 PM
Speaker: To Follow Dinner
Member: $40 (ASM)
Non-member: $45
Students: $30

Location: Otello's, 2273 Royal Windsor Dr., Oakville, ON

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IPEIA 2017
Wednesday, March 1 2017 to Friday, March 3 2017

The 21st annual IPEIA promises to be another highly informative conference.

North america wide speakers will deliver highly informative papers!

View more information at

Location: Banff, AB
Kelly Jaskow
ASM Technology Night
Wednesday, February 8 2017 at 6:00pm

Are you curious about the cool new toys available to help engineers and materials professionals?  If you want to see how some of the newest technologies in the industry work, then come out and join us for ASM Technology Night!
When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
Where: Otello's Banquet Hall, Oakville

CINDE Members get a special price of $40. Register online.

Location: Otello's Banquet Hall, Oakville
NDT in Canada 2016 in conjunction with 6th International CANDU ISI Workshop
Tuesday, November 15 2016 to Thursday, November 17 2016

The Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE) is proud to announce the The NDT in Canada 2016 Conference in conjunction with the 6th International CANDU In-Service Inspection Workshop. The program will improve attendees' knowledge of current and future technologies/applications in non-destructive testing (NDT), non-destructive evaluation (NDE), and inspection.

The program will feature presentations relating to the ISI of CANDU nuclear power plants and of industrial equipment as found in mining, primary metals, manufacturing, civil infrastructure, oil & gas, and aerospace industries. Special emphasis will be placed on new developments in NDE technology and the qualification of inspection systems. These will be discussed ni multiple sessions for inspection experience, engineering, inspection qualification, personnel training and certification, NDE equipment, new technology development, and other sessions relating to NDT and ISI.

December 1, 2015: Call for Abstracts
June 30, 2016: Abstract submission deadline
July 15, 2016: Acceptance of Abstracts
August 15, 2016: Preliminary program announced for Early Bird registration
November 14, 2016: Deadline to upload final paper or presentation for the Web App proceedings
November 15, 2016 (Evening only): Welcome to Burlington! Pre-Conference Mix 'n Mingle reception
November 16, 2016: Plenary Sessions & Technical Program, Conference Banquet and CINDE Awards Dinner (Evening)
November 17, 2016: Plenary Sessions & Technical Program


Location: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, Burlington, ON

CINDE Events

905-387-1655 ext, 238

Alberta Chief Power Engineer Education Conference
Wednesday, October 26 2016

In response to requests from Chief Power Engineers who are currently working within power plants, thermal liquid heating system facilities and heating plants as per the Safety Codes Act (ACT) and the Power Engineers Regulation (PER), a conference for Chief Power Engineers or the Person in Charge has been organized by a committee. You are invited to attend and invite one person of your choosing to attend with you as your guest. Approved Power Engineering Training Providers are also invited to attend.

This is an educational seminar that is designed to provide you continued education on your role (responsibilities) under the PER, understanding the need to be in compliance to the ACT and Regulation(s) along with other matters that are related to your duties.

The first Alberta Chief Power Engineer Conference was a great success. On behalf of the committee, we thank everyone who participated.

Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary, AB
8th Canadian Quality Congress
Tuesday, September 20 2016 to Wednesday, September 21 2016

Theme: Quality in Service Industries

Focus Areas
    -Comparing successes from the manufacturing industry
    -Role of governance and leadership
    -Performance measurement
    -Applying Systems thinking
    -Engaging patients and family members in the healthcare system
    -Using Six Sigma and lean management
    -Knowledge management
    -Quality and innovation in healthcare, governance, education, and service industries

Join us for 2 days of world-class learning experience
Knowledge building, networking, learning from the world’s best, sharing stories, exchanging ideas, teamwork experiences, continuous improvement, the latest revision of ISO 9000 standards, lean management, six sigma, healthcare quality, educational reform, government quality, social responsibility, customer satisfaction indexes, Kaizen, and much more!

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

Dr. Madhav Sinha
Chairman, 8th Canadian Quality Congress
President, Canadian Society for Quality
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Tel: 1+204-261-6606

MainTrain 2016
Monday, September 19 2016 to Thursday, September 22 2016

Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) invites you to join us September 19 to 22, 2016 for MainTrain 2016. Next year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. View the conference website here.

Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto, ON

Nicolle Guillen
Events Coordinator
(905) 823-7255 Ext. 4

Past NDT Events Worldwide

QIRT-Asia 2017
Sunday, July 2 2017 to Thursday, July 6 2017

Quantitative Infrared Thermography (QIRT) conference is a biannual international conference, in which Infrared Thermography (IRT) specialists from industries and academia discuss and present their current interests and novel developments.

With the growing interest in IRT technology and the growing number of participants in Asia, the QIRT committee has launched a sister conference series called QIRT-Asia. The 1st QIRT-Asia conference was successfully held at Mahabalipuram in India.

Daejeon, the hosting city of QIRT-Asia 2017, has grown into a world-class science and cultural city as a result of both cultural heritage and metropolitan developments. I believe QIRT-Asia 2017 in Daejeon would be an exciting and memorable experience to all.

Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2017 April 30, 2017
Abstract acceptance notification: April 15, 2017   May 12, 2017
Full paper submission deadline: May 30, 2017
Early Registration deadline: April 30, 2017

Location: Daejon, Korea

Conference Secretariat
The Korean Society for Nondestructive Testing
Email :

8th International Conference on Acoustic Emission & 23rd International Acoustic Emission Symposium
Monday, December 5 2016 to Thursday, December 8 2016

Key Dates:
Deadline of Abstract submission: March 31, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2016
Deadline of Paper submission: June 30, 2016

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Yozo FUJINO
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo &
Distinguished Professor of Yokohama National University
Program Director (Infrastructure) of Strategic
Innovation Program, Council of Science,
Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office

Location: Kyoto Terrsa & RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, Japan

Program Chair:
Tomoki Shiotani, Kyoto University
Conference website:

7th African Conference on Non Destructive Testing ACNDT 2016
Saturday, November 26 2016 to Monday, November 28 2016

The main aim of the 7th African Conference on Non Destructive Testing ACNDT 2016 is presenting the current research activities in the field of non-destructive Testing, material analysis and their applications and bringing together national and international experts, scientists and professionals to share their experiences in this field.

The national and international community’s actives in this field are invited to participate in this conference to enrich and promote knowledge and techniques in the Non-destructive Testing field, and to envisage future prospects and trends.

The scientific activities of the conference will include a keynote presentation by international and national recognized scientists to highlight recent progress in Non-destructive Testing as well as related regulations and the promotion of applications of Non-destructive Testing in industry. Panel discussions will be also included during the conference.

Location: Oran, Algeria

Conference Administrator:

AFNDT Chairman

Dr. Zergoug Mourad


NDT Russia
Tuesday, October 25 2016 to Thursday, October 27 2016

NDT Russia is an effective platform for demonstration, sale and subsequent introduction of developments in the field of NDT and technical diagnostics.

Each year leading Russian and foreign suppliers of equipment for non-destructive testing, as well as Russian universities and research institutes, representing the latest scientific developments, take part in the exhibition.

The exhibition is visited by specialists, who are responsible for non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics in enterprises of different industries. In 2015, spring and autumn NDT Russia exhibitions were visited by specialists, who represented more than 1 800 enterprises of different industries from regions of Russia and some neighboring countries.

Location: IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia



75th ASNT Annual Conference
Monday, October 24 2016 to Thursday, October 27 2016

Visit the ASNT website for more information

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California, USA

ASNT Conferences Department

Serbian Society for Non-Destructive Testing: NDT 2016 Conference
Wednesday, October 5 2016 to Friday, October 7 2016

Conference Topics at  “NDT 2016”

1.    Application of NDT, testing, and inspection

2.    Ecology, safety, and protection in NDT

3.    Qualification, certification, standardization, and accreditation

4.     Equipment, development, new NDT methods

Location: Subotica City, Galleria Hotel

Serbian Society for Non-Destructive Testing

Telephone: +381 11 2851 061


12th International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components
Tuesday, October 4 2016 to Thursday, October 6 2016

The conference is a traditional gathering of professionals from many different countries from utilities, service vendors, inspection equipment manufacturers, universities, research centres, and other related organisations. The topics discussed are related to advanced NDE methods, newly developed and improved NDE technology, NDE reliability, personnel training and qualification requirements, the application of risk informed methodology as well as current inspection issues that the industry is facing. The conference will cover all aspects of these vital subjects, with special emphasis on the relationship between structural integrity requirements and NDE performance.

The 12th International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components will provide discussion on these challenges and related issues, but experience will also be exchanged among international participants. During the conference, an exhibition will take place where all companies could bring about the opportunity to gain insight into their technology development and inspection approaches.

The conference is coordinated jointly by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Japan Society of Maintenology (JSM).

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia

INETEC – Institute for Nuclear Technology
Dolenica 28
10 250 Zagreb

Conference website:

9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Monday, September 12 2016 to Friday, September 16 2016

The Congress will be held in the City of Oulu, Capital of Northern Scandinavia. The main venue and the exhibition site is the Oulu City Theatre in the city centre.

This event is expected to attract around 500 participants around the Europe in the field of simulation. The programme of the EUROSIM 2016 Congress will have a multi-conference structure with several special topics related to methodologies and application areas. The programme includes invited talks, parallel, special and poster sessions, exhibition and versatile technical and social tours.

The congress is organized by Scandinavian simulation society (SIMS), Finnish Society of Automation, and University of Oulu.

We wish you warmly welcome to Oulu Finland!

Location: Oulu City Theatre, City of Oulu, Finland

Esko Juuso
President, EUROSIM

32nd European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing
Wednesday, September 7 2016 to Friday, September 9 2016

EWGAE General Assembly in September 2014 entrusted the Czech Society for NDT (CNDT) with organizing the 32nd EWGAE conference in the year 2016. As the conference venue was chosen capital of the Czech Republic Prague.

The conference, joined with exhibition of technique and services for AE testing, will provide the good opportunity to present the latest research results and the newest technique along with current applications. Attendees from different industrial and research branches will be invited to exchange information, experience and knowledge, explore new ideas and benefit from expertise of other practitioners, engineers, scientists, and students.

It will be also a nice chance to showcase the Czech Republic as a heart of Europe with its magical city Prague.

We believe that the 32nd European Conference on Acoustic Emission will provide a big forum for the meeting of specialists, researchers, students, and all common users of acoustic emission technique from around the world. We hope that also you will participate at this outstanding event.

The conference is organised by Czech Society for NDT in cooperation with European Working Group on Acoustic Emission.

Location: Congress Centre Olympic - Tristar, Prague, Czech Republic

Conference Secretariat
Assoc. Prof. Pavel MAZAL
Brno University of Technology
Technicka 2, CZ 616 69 Brno
Czech Republic

Confererence Website:

Ultrasonics for NDT
Wednesday, July 27 2016 to Friday, July 29 2016

Ultrasonics for Nondestructive Testing is ASNT's newest topical conference dedicated to Phased Array UT (PAUT), Time-of-Flight Diffraction (TOFD) and conventional Ultrasonic Techniques. The market for ultrasonic NDT inspection has grown immensely since the introduction of portable equipment: the last decade has been dominated by phased array UT; time-of-flight diffraction has been gaining traction due to the performance benefits when operating with phased array; and now research and development is being focused on these two techniques, yielding key developments for the field.

Location: Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA

ASNT Conference Department
Tel: 800-222-2768

Past Ontario Chapter Events

CINDE Ontario Chapter Meeting - Meet the Managers Night
Wednesday, March 8 2017 at 6:00pm

Pre-registration is required. Email with your CINDE ID to register.

The CINDE Ontario Chapter Executive are proud to announce their next event, held March 8, 2017 at Durham College (Oshawa Campus).  The event will be a Meet the Managers Night where each speaker will discuss what their organization does as well as what those who are new to the industry can do to stand out.

The event will begin at 6:00pm and finish at 8:30pm.

Members: Free

Non-members: $10

Durham College (Gordon Riley Building, Room l110)
2000 Simcoe St. N
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7K4

Please view campus map at the following link:

Location: Gordon Wiley Building, Oshawa Campus, Durham College

For more information, please email

CINDE Ontario Chapter Meeting - Meet the Managers Night
Wednesday, February 22 2017 at 6:00pm

Pre-registration is required. Email to register.

The CINDE Ontario Chapter Executive are proud to announce their next event, held February 22, 2017 at Mohawk College (Fennell Campus).  The event will be a Meet the Managers Night where each speaker will discuss what their organization does as well as what those who are new to the industry can do to stand out.

The event will begin at 6:00pm and finish at 8:00pm.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Members: Free

Non-members: $10

*Please note that parking fees will apply. Mohawk College enforces parking fees.

Location: Mohawk College (135 Fennell Ave W. Hamilton, ON), Room E005

Ed Cabral - CINDE Ontario Chapter Program Chair:

Notice of Ontario Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 15 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Ontario Chapter of CINDE is delighted to host another educational event. There will be two presentations followed by a meeting. Pre-registration for this event is required. Please contact to register for the event.

1. Welcome
2. Evening schedule
3. Presentation: FMC Full Matrix Capture by Ray Ten Grotenhuis (Ontario Power Generation)
4. Presentation: Digital Radiography by Glenn Snell (Carestream)
5. Questions
6. Overview of activities for 2016-2017
7. Miscellaneous
8. Snack/networking

Fee: Free for CINDE members
$10 for non-members

**Parking is free in the lot across the street from McMaster Innovation Park after 5pm.

Location: McMaster Innovation Park, Room 1 AB

To register:

Please contact Ed Cabral, your Ontario Chapter Program Chair, with your full name and CINDE ID:

Past Quebec Chapter Events

Notice of upcoming CINDE Quebec Chapter meeting Thursday October 20th, 2016
Thursday, October 20 2016 at 18H30 - 22H00

Registration is required.

As our second activity in 2016, the CINDE Quebec Chapter is pleased to announce an evening with the theme Digital Radiography. The event will be held at the Hydro-Québec research center and an optional tour of the Maintenance, inspection and robotics laboratory will take place before the presentations.

The subject of digital radiography will be dealt with four (4) different presentations of 30 min. each and also with the exhibition of equipment by Quality NDE, Trikon and Hydro-Québec. Two (2) presentations will be made by vendors to give an overview of available and future technologies and also criteria for the choice of equipment. Two (2) presentations will be made by users. Francisco Miranda of Pratt & Whitney Canada will talk about the transition to digital radiography, and Gilles Rousseau of Hydro-Québec who will describe an X-ray application using robots.

The evening will conclude with a snack and an equipment display.
A cold buffet will be available throughout the evening.

Agenda :

1. Visit of the inspection and robotics laboratory (1740 Lionel-Boulet) from 18:30 to 18:45.
2. Welcome
3. Presentations
4. Solicitations for ideas on Chapter events for 2017-2018
5. Miscellaneous Business
6. Snack and equipment display

Fee: Free for CINDE members
$10.00 for non CINDE members

Hope to see you there,
CINDE Quebec chapter board

Location: Institut de Recherche d'Hydro-Quebec, Pavillon PLB, 1800, boul. Lionel-Boulet, Varennes (QC), J3X 1S1

Registration is required to access the IREQ site. To resister, email Gilles Rousseau below:
Tel: 450-652-8499 ext.  8401

Past Alberta Events

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