Registration prior to the 2013 Training Conference is strongly recommended. The conference registration fee for June 19-21, 2013 includes the Opening General Session, all concurrent sessions, the Conference Proceedings, continental breakfasts, meeting breaks, luncheons, networking receptions, and exhibit hall. Additional fees apply for the three one-day pre-conference courses on June 18 and the Introduction to Machinery Vibrations (IMV) course on June 18-21.
Registration Fees (June 19-21, 2013): Register Before Registered After
Full Meeting Registration: $ 950 $1,050
Speaker/Chapter Officer Registration: $ 550 $ 600
Academic/Student Registration: $ 350 N/A
One-day Registration Fee: $ 250 $ 350
Two-day Registration Fee: $ 400 $ 500
One-day Courses Registration-June 18 (additional fee):
Machinery Fundamentals: $ 275 $ 350
Reciprocating System Dynamcis: $ 275 $ 350
Rolling Element Bearing Diagnostics: $ 275 $ 350
Four-day Course Registration-June 18-21 (separate fee):
Introduction to Machinery Vibrations Course (4 days): $1,150 $1,250
Please be advised that if you arrive at the 2013 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 Jacksonville?
We know sometimes the decision to attend the 2013 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 2013 Vibration Institute 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 2013 Conference.
The hotel is located approximately 13 miles from Jacksonville International Airport and taxi’s are available at the airport. Round-trip taxi fare to the hotel will cost approximately $40. Additionally, discounted self-parking is available at the hotel for conference attendees for $5.00 per day.
Continuing Education Units:
The Vibration Institute will award the following continuing education units (CEUs) for the 2013 Vibration Institute Training Conference as follows:
0.8 points - Reciprocating System Dynamics – June 18, 2013
0.8 points - Machinery Fundamentals – June 18, 2013
3.0 points - Vibration Institute Training Conference – June 19-21, 2013
3.2 points - Introduction to Machinery Vibrations Course – June 18-21, 2013
If registered for the conference and/or courses prior to June 5, 2013 a CEU certificate will be included in your registration packet that will be distributed upon your on-site conference registration.
Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
1515 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
P: (904) 396-5100
$99 Single/ $149 Suite
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 Conference is scheduled however, the room block and discounted price are only available until May 16, 2013. Please contact the hotel directly at (904) 396-5100 and reference Go Leads.
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.