Registration prior to the 2014 Annual Training Conference is strongly recommended. The conference registration fee for June 11-23, 2014 includes the Opening General Session, all concurrent sessions, the 2014 Conference Proceedings (electronic), continental breakfasts, meeting breaks, luncheons, networking receptions, and exhibit hall. Additional fees apply for the two one-day pre-conference courses on June 10 and the Introduction to Machinery Vibrations (IMV) course on June 10-13.
Registration Fees (June 11-13, 2014): Register Before Registered After
Full Meeting Registration: $ $
Speaker/Chapter Officer Registration: $ $
Academic/Student Registration: $ N/A
One-day Registration Fee: $ $
Two-day Registration Fee: $ $
One-day Courses Registration-June 10 (additional fee):
Reciprocating System Dynamcis: $ $
Rolling Element Bearing Diagnostics: $ $
Four-day Course Registration-June 10-13 (separate fee):
Introduction to Machinery Vibrations Course (4 days): $ $
Please be advised that if you arrive at the 2014 Annual Training Conference or IMV course without prior registration, payment must be made in full on-site. Registration is required in advance to sit as a candidate for any of the Vibration Institute certification examinations.
Need a push to get to San Antonio?
We know sometimes the decision to attend the 2014 Annual Training Conference is not just yours. You may need to convince your supervisor or manager, or there may be some financial implications. We are here to help – check out our Justification Toolkit with information to assist you in getting you to Williamsburg in June!
Justification Tool Kit
A "justification letter" template — a letter to your supervisor explaining all of the benefits you will receive by attending the 2014 Training Conference, how it will make you a better vibration analyst, employee, and help advance your organization.
Although you might understand the benefits of the conference that interests you, DO NOT assume that your manager will be able to automatically make those distinctions. Many of the benefits from conference attendance are hard to quantify. When you propose a conference for approval(s), don't focus on how much you want to go; focus on what you will specifically bring back to the organization as a return on the investment. Use the Benefits Worksheet to help you quantify the benefits of attending.
Conference expenses are affected by a number of factors. Before you can even begin to justify conference expenses, you need to calculate what those expenses are. To do this, the Institute has developed an Expense Worksheet to help you develop a cost estimate for attending the 2014 Conference.
If you require the Word documents for the above information contact the Institute office at (630) 654-2254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education Units:
The Vibration Institute will award the following continuing education units (CEUs) for the 2014 Annual Training Conference as follows:
3.0 points - Vibration Institute Training Conference – June 10-13, 2014
3.2 points - Introduction to Machinery Vibrations Course – June 10-13, 2014
If registered for the conference and/or courses prior to May 28, 2014 a CEU certificate will be included in your registration packet that will be distributed upon your on-site conference registration.
The Historic Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205
P: (210) 223-4361
Attendees are responsible to make their own hotel reservations. For your convenience the Institute has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel where the 2014 Conference is scheduled however, the room block and discounted price are only available until May 12, 2014. Please contact the hotel directly at (210) 223-4361 and reference the 2014 Vibration Institute Annual Training Conference.
Cancellation of your registration for the Conference will be honored less a $75 administrative fee, provided written notification is received by the Institute office via mail or e-mail no later than ten (10) days prior to the first day of the Conference. A $200 fee will be charged for cancellations received after that date.