2021 Western States Corrosion Seminar (WSCS) CANCELED
due to COVID-19 Corona Virus
After careful review of the recent events pertaining to COVID-19, the Western States Corrosion Seminar Board (WSCS) has canceled its 54th Annual Seminar at Cal Poly Pomona’s Kellogg West Conference Center scheduled to take place on May 4-6, 2021.
Our next seminar is scheduled next year in 2022 from May 3 to 5.
The health, safety, and well-being of our attendees, speakers, staff, exhibitors, sponsors and the communities they live in is of utmost importance.
In Memory of our long serving board members who recently passed:
Ray Nelson 2019
Sylvia Hall 2021
May they rest in Peace
For those signed up for our Seminar or short courses, we will provide a full refund, unless you prefer to credit your account for our 2022 Seminar. If you would like to request a full refund, please email WSCS Treasurer/Registration Chair Nooshin Galati at GalatiN@pondco.com.
If the refund request is not completed, we will assume you would like your registration fees applied towards the cost of next year’s Seminar.
1. Request a refund, credit or donation through Treasurer/Registration Chair Nooshin Galati at GalatiN@pondco.com (if this is not completed, we will credit your account towards next year's Seminar)
3. Cancel any other travel bookings directly with your airline.
Several airlines have already alerted passengers regarding new policies to cancel and refund flights without penalty or receive a credit for flight reservations. You will need to call your airline carrier to speak directly with their team about your reservation.
Please cancel your hotel reservation as soon as possible. You MUST contact the hotel directly if you made your reservation. Please contact Kellogg West(909)869-2222 by March 30th to receive your deposit refund and a release of charges for any additional nights.
These are uncertain times for all of us and the news about COVID-19 is changing daily. Please find helpful links below to the CDC, WHO, and State of California Public Health websites on COVID-19 for up-to-date resources and information.
The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
·Wash your hands and under nails often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
·Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
·Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
·Stay home when you are sick.
·Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
·Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces like your phone.
·Practice Social Distancing by working from home when possible or maintaining a 6 ft distance from others.
·Flattening the curve refers to using protective practices to slow the rate of COVID-19 infection so hospitals have room, supplies and doctors for all of the patients who need care.
Some organizations have assigned every employee the “Cold, Flu, and Transmissible Illness Prevention” course through online training. This course takes only 8-10 minutes to complete and can be a key piece of your proactive response to the current COVID-19 situation.
WELCOME Welcome to our Web site. This site offers you the opportunity to learn more about the 54th Annual Western States Corrosion Seminar, which was founded in 1966 as a non-profit educational program, the 22nd Annual CP Tester Recognition Course, and the 15th Annual Rectifier Course. Throughout the years, the seminar has included some of the foremost experts in the field of corrosion control. Whether your field is pipeline, cables or tanks, underground or aboveground, internal or external, there is a presentation by an expert that could benefit you and your company. Instructors are available for one-on-one discussions and are happy to discuss your problems. The seminar is held in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages discussions.
Don't miss this excellent opportunity to network with professionals, develop helpful contacts, and exchange ideas and experiences with your counterparts in the world of corrosion control. For a quick look at the program, go to SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE. CLICK HERE TO REGISTERPROGRAMS OFFERED SEMINAR Western States Corrosion Seminar begins on Tuesday morning with a GENERAL SESSION.In the afternoon, the seminar breaks into the following three sessions:
II INTERMEDIATEIII ADVANCEDEach student may attend all classes in a given session or may choose to attend select classes among the various sessions. CATHODIC PROTECTION TESTER RECOGNITION COURSE We also offer the Cathodic Protection Tester Recognition Course which is a 2-1/2-day intensive course with exam. Those who successfully complete the exam and have documented work experience within the last year are qualified to become recognized as a "CP TESTER" as defined in Code 40 CFR 280.12 of the Code of the Federal Regulations. This course is not the NACE 5-day CP Tester (CP1) course. Click here for more information on the CP Tester Course. RECTIFIERCOURSE The Western States Corrosion Seminar is offering a 2-1/2 day Rectifier Course. It includes theory and operation, rectifier component design and operation, shunts, special purpose rectifiers and their use, wiring diagrams and schematics, rectifier and CP system efficiencies and improvements, general rectifier maintenance and repairs, troubleshooting, and a NACE-sponsored rectifier exam.Click here for more information on the Rectifier Course.
EXHIBITSfrom foremost corrosion control companies showing their products and services will be on display. This is an excellent opportunity to meet local and internationally known companies in the field of corrosion control. Open throughout the seminar, the exhibit hall is the main gathering place during morning and afternoon breaks. Click here for more information on exhibiting at the seminar.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND Engineers in all fields, corrosion technicians, construction foremen, maintenance foremen, and management, who have responsibility for approving engineering and corrosion control related expenses, will discover the corrosion control options, their importance, and overall savings possible when corrosion control is properly implemented.
REGISTRATION FEE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The registration fee for the seminar and CP Rectifier Course is $495. The registration fee increases to $545 after April 20. This fee includes proceedings or course materials, 3 lunches, continuous refreshments, and two evening hosted social hours. Meals for non-attendees, such as a spouse, can be purchased at the Registration Desk downstairs.
One-day registration fee for the seminar is $225. There is no 1-day registration option for the CP Rectifier or CP Tester Courses. The fee includes the proceedings, handouts during the day, one lunch, continuous refreshments, and the evening social hour.
Breakfast can be purchased in the dining room. A ticket for dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday can be purchased when you register or by 10:30 am on the day of the seminar at the downstairs Registration Desk.
All attendees receive a copy of the proceedings or course materials, additional handouts, and attendance certificate.
LODGING RESERVATIONSLodging with complimentary full buffet breakfast at Kellogg West is $95 per night (single occupancy) and $105 per night (double occupancy) plus hotel occupancy tax. Room check-in is after 3 pm. Check-out is noon.
Dinner is available in the Kellogg West dining room for $25 per meal (tax included). Dinner tickets must be purchased by 10:30 am at the downstairs Registration Desk. Call Kellogg West Conference Center and Lodge at 909-869-2222 to make lodging reservations. Request the "Western States Corrosion Seminar" or "Leader #136904" rate by April 16 to ensure this rate. Early reservations are essential to assure accommodations on the Kellogg West campus.CANCELLATION DATE Registration is very limited. For this reason, the Seminar Committee reserves the right to retain registration fees for students cancelling their reservation after April 17. PRIOR PROCEEDINGS Additional proceedings for past and present seminars can be purchased for $45 each. CLOTHES The attire for the seminar is informal. The weather in May is very comfortable but the attendee should prepare for cool mornings and evenings.CONTACT HOURS Each session provides 0.75 to 1.5 contact hours for a maximum of 14.25 contact hours.CALL FOR EXHIBITORS & SPONSORS We are actively seeking exhibitors and sponsors for this year's seminar. Click here to register as an exhibitor or sponsor.
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