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Past NDT Events in Canada

AITA 2017
Wednesday, September 27 2017 to Friday, September 29 2017

The 14th International Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications, AITA 2017, is a forum that brings together researchers in the field of infrared science and technology to exchange knowledge and ideas. The Workshop will take place from September 27 to September 29, 2017.

Interestingly, the VIIIth edition of the International Workshop on Advances Signal Processing for  NonDestructive Evaluation (IWASPNDE, Quebec Workshop) will take place as a simultaneous event.

This edition of the workshop will take place at Université Laval, in Quebec City, Canada.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit Québec City, Canada and participate to two important academic events, especially since 2017 is the 150th Anniversary of Canada: Join us for the celebrations!

AITA 2017 Website

Location: Universite Laval, Quebec City

MIVIM - Electrical and Computing Engineering Dept.
Université Laval Québec (Québec) Canada G1V 0A6
Phone: 418 656-2962

PEMAC MainTrain 2017
Monday, September 25 2017 to Thursday, September 28 2017

PEMAC is excited to be hosting MainTrain 2017 at the historic Delta Bessborough hotel in the heart of the dynamic city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan! With an economy that is driven by a diverse combination of agriculture, mining, advanced technology and innovation, the City of Saskatoon is one of the fasted growing centres in Canada offering both a youthful vitality and cultural richness.

Don't miss PEMAC's 19th conference and your chance to Connect, Learn and Contribute as you build more effective strategies for maintenance, reliability and asset management programs.

Learn more on the MainTrain website.

Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Nicolle Guillen

905-823-7255 Ext. 4

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

Past NDT Events Worldwide

8th iCT Conference 2018
Monday, February 12 2018
Non-destructive Testing 3D Materials Characterization Dimensional Measurement
Conference Language: English

Organiser: University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels Campus

Important Dates: 
July 28th 2017: Abstract Submission
September 2017: Acceptance Notification
September 2017: Conference Programme available
December 15th 2017: Abstract Submission for last minute posters without paper and talk
December 15th 2017: Paper Submission
1st February 2018: Online Registration Deadline
6-9th February 2018: Conference
Location: University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Wels, Stelzhamerstrasse 23, 4600 Wels / Austria

Mag. Nicola Spitzer
Congress Organisation

Phone: +43 50804-54106
Fax: +43 50804-54199
NDT - The Cornerstone of Engineering
Wednesday, February 7 2018 to Thursday, February 8 2018
Saint is celebrating their 50th Anniversary and part of these celebrations is the hosting of a NDT conference.
It will be held over 2 days incorporating:
  •  Various Technical Application Papers/Presentations
  • Live Action Demonstrations
  • Indoor & Outdoor Exhibitions
  • Gala Dinner
We cordially invite all people either directly or indirectly involved in NDT to attend this conference and exhibition to come and learn about and witness the new techniques, developments and trends in NDT as found in South Africa and internationally.
Call for papers: Please see the call for speakers here.
Location: Accolades Conference Centre, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
For more information, visit:
12th International Conference on Non-Destructive Investigations and Microanalysis
Tuesday, November 21 2017 to Friday, November 24 2017
12th International Conference on non-destructive investigations and microanalysis for the diagnostics and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage

Turin (Italy) – November 22nd/24th, 2017


March 31st, 2017 Abstract Submission
April 30th, 2017 Notification of Abstract Status
July 31st, 2017 Full Paper Submission
July 31st, 2017 Early fee registration
October 2017 Final Programme Publication
Location: Torino, Italy
Organized by AIPnD (Italian Society for Non-Destructive Testing Monitoring Diagnostics)
15th APCNDT 2017
Monday, November 13 2017 to Friday, November 17 2017

The 15th APCNDT is considered the major regional event for the Asia Pacific Federation for Non-Destructive Testing (APFNDT) and its member societies. The conference includes a technical and scientific program and workshops, which presents the latest developments in the field of research and development as well as the applications of NDT in all major industrial areas. The exhibition organised in conjunction with the conference emphasises the close link between research and development and the equipment and instruments used in the industry. The conference and the exhibition combine the best promotion of NDT and at the same time offer unique opportunities to establish contacts and exchange experience and ideas between participants and visitors.

APCNDT started in 1976 with the first conference being held in Japan. Over the last 4 decades, APCNDT has made considerable progress and has provided the international forum for highlighting the accomplishments in the field of non-destructive testing. The Asia Pacific Conference for Non-Destructive Testing (APCNDT) is held every four years, the last one was held in Mumbai, India in November 2013.

Abstract Submission: January 6, 2017 - March 31, 2017. Submit an abstract now!

Conference Website:

Location: Singapore

Annie Ng


NDT in Aerospace
Wednesday, November 8 2017 to Friday, November 10 2017
Location: Xiamen, China
For details, visit the conference website.
ASNT Annual Conference
Monday, October 30 2017 to Thursday, November 2 2017

95% of the 2016 attendees found value in the Conference and would likely recommend this Conference to a colleague!


  • “It is the best attended NDT conference in the USA each year.”
  • “The potential for learning about new ideas and sharing knowledge from experts is invaluable.”
  • “A very professional conference.”
  • “Excellent opportunity to connect with peers.”
  • “A wide range of disciplines represented--radiographers, engineers, manufacturers and researchers.”
Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Centre, Nashville, TN
Materials Testing 2017
Tuesday, September 5 2017 to Thursday, September 7 2017

Materials Testing – the world’s most comprehensive exhibition of non-destructive testing (NDT), materials testing, condition monitoring and diagnostic technologies – returns this year with a new range of features and industry speakers.
Materials Testing 2017 will take place from 5-7 September in Telford, UK and will showcase the latest innovations from companies around the world.The show comes at an exciting time for the industry, with the market set for strong global growth and new technologies offering huge potential for improved testing and monitoring.
Materials Testing 2017 promises to be the biggest and best exhibition to date, with over 70 exhibitors and a wide range of seminars covering the practical aspects of NDT and related technologies.
The biennial event is organised by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) and will run alongside its annual conference, NDT 2017, providing additional networking opportunities.

Location: The International Centre, Telford, UK

For further information, visit the website at, follow Materials Testing on Twitter @BINDT_MT2017 or contact Karen Cambridge at BINDT on +44 (0)1604 438300.


14th International Conference on the Application of Contemporary Non-Destructive Testing in Engineering
Monday, September 4 2017 to Wednesday, September 6 2017

The Slovenian Society for Non-Destructive Testing is organizing the 14th International conference on the applications of contemporary non-destructive testing in engineering.

Subjects of the Conference:

-Applications of non-destructive methods for constructions testing;
-Control of materials and constructions with various non-destructive testing of materials and constructions;
-Mathematical modelling in non-destructive testing;
-Computer-aided methods for non-destructive examinaion of materials and constructions;
-Applications of various non-destructive methods for materials testing in manufacturing and operation;
-Automation of non-destructive testing of materials and products in mass production;
-Innovations in non-destructive testing techniques;
-Evaluation in indications, reliability estimations and estimation of defect acceptability;
-Training, personel qualification and certification for non-destructive testing;
-Facilities and equipment qualification and authorization of non-destructive testing;
-Standards and application of standards in the fields of non-destructive testing.

Location: Grand Hotel Bernardin, Bernardin, Slovenia

Assist. Prof. Toma Kek

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Aškerčeva 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


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 :


Past Ontario Chapter Events

Joint CWA/CINDE Ontario Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, February 6 2018 at 6:00pm
Canadian Welding Association (CWA) and CINDE Ontario Chapter are hosting a joint dinner/technical talk as the first technical session of the year.
Pre-registration is required. Cut-off for registration is Monday, January 29, 2018 at 4:00pm EST. Please pre-register online here
Topic: "Ultrasonic Testing of Welds: Upcoming Changes in CSA W59-2018"
The presentation will be highlighting the changes to the ultrasonic testing techniques in the 2018 edition of CSA W59. There are  numerous  updates to the existing testing techniques, and introduction of a distance-amplitude based technique. This new technique is common in most other industries and permits use of a wide variety of probe sizes and frequencies, as well as phased array testing.
Speaker: Paul Holloway (Holloway NDT & Engineering Inc.)
Paul Holloway is a Professional Engineer in Ontario, certified in non-destructive testing to CGSB Level 3 in Ultrasonics and visual inspection to CSA w178.2 Level 2.  He is the President of Holloway NDT & Engineering Inc., a company specializing in ultrasonic testing field services, NDT training and consulting, and Mechanical Engineering services. Industries served include offshore petrochemical, power generation, chemical, construction, manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace sectors. He received his Master of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2004. He is also an active member of the CSA W59 committee.
Time: 6:00 pm (dinner); 6:30pm (seminar)
Location: CWB Group, 8260 Parkhill Dr, Milton, ON L9T 5V7
Students: $15
CINDE Members: $30
Non-members: $35
*Due to the nature of having to order food for the event, no refunds will be provided.
Location: CWB Group, 8260 Parkhill Dr, Milton, ON L9T 5V7
Don Courchesne
CINDE Ontario Chapter Meeting
Thursday, January 18 2018 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Pre-registration is required. Find out what your Ontario Chapter has planned for the year, meet the Chapter Executive,  and network with other professionals. Volunteering opportunities with the CINDE Ontario Chapter will also be discussed.

If you wish to attend the CINDE Ontario Chapter meeting on January 18, 2018, please register online here
Free for members.
$5 for non-members.
Light refreshments provided.
Location: Mohawk College (Room provided in confirmation email)
Don Courchesne
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:

Past Quebec Chapter Events

Introduction to Ultrasonic Inspection with Phased Array Probe Methods (PAUT *) and time of flight diffraction (TOFD **)
Thursday, October 19 2017 at 19h00
Members: Free
Members Dinner: $20 (Dinner is optional. 18H00)
Non-Members: $40
Non-Members Dinner: $60 (Dinner is optional. 18H00)
****For security reasons, pre-registration is required. NO attendees who are not pre-registered 5 days before will be able to participate. Please email with your full name , driver's license number (and issuing province), and passport number (and issuing country) for security clearance****
As a second activity in 2017, the CINDE chapter of Quebec is pleased to announce a conference on ultrasound. The meeting is organized in collaboration with the Quebec Welding Institute.
The presentation will cover two ultrasonic technologies for the inspection of welded structures: network probes (PAUT *) and diffraction (TOFD **).
These two techniques are very effective in detecting and characterizing defects and are also complementary.
The presentation will be divided into 5 stages:
1) Basic Principles of Ultrasonic Inspection and Data Representation
2) Introduction to Network Sensor Inspection
3) Introduction to Diffraction Inspection
4) Examples: Bridge over Orinoco (Venezuela) and Anti-flood gates lagoon of Venice
5) Training and certification available
The city of Québec is the world's center in the field of ultrasonic inspection instruments for industrial use. For more than 30 years, the technological center in CND (non-destructive testing) in Quebec City has been innovating by developing and marketing state-of-the-art ultrasonic technologies. During the 1990s, equipment using network sensor technology appeared with a retail price of about $ 250k, limiting access to high-end applications such as steam turbines and the nuclear sector.
Today, network probe technology has grown to the point where manufacturing costs have dropped dramatically. All manufacturers of portable ultrasound devices today offer instruments using network probes and this technique is being replaced with conventional ultrasound.
With the commercialization of portable devices, the use of network probes has spread in the welding sector. Inspection procedures have been refined and today inspection of welds with a network probe has become a very effective method of visualizing defects in the volume of the weld. In parallel with the development of inspection procedures, training programs and inspection standards have evolved to make the network probes technology available to technicians and engineers working in the CND and welding sectors.
Location: Institut de recherche Hydro-Québec, pavillon PLB 1800, boul. Lionel-Boulet, Varennes (QC), J3X 1S1
Don Courchesne
To register:
***You must provide your full name and driver's license number and passport number in the registration email**

Past Alberta Events

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