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Call for Presentations

Open Call for 2021 General Session Speakers
Professionals within the boiler and pressure vessel industry are invited to submit presentation proposals for the 89th General Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 10-14, 2021. 
Informative and timely topics relevant to the boiler and pressure vessel industry are wanted for consideration. Submission deadline is October 1, 2020.
Topics of interest include the safe operation, maintenance, construction, repair, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels, as well as:
  • New technologies
  • Future developments
  • Ethics
  • Case studies
  • Safety valves and other unit components
  • Code development
  • Testing codes and standards
  • Risk and reliability
  • Training
Presentations of a commercial or promotional nature will not be considered.
Past themes have included an ASME international update, inspection ethics, cross-industry relationships, industrial boilers, the welding sector, and lessons learned from the past. 
Those interested in submitting presentations for consideration should send an abstract of no longer than 200 words in English (please do not include supplementary materials) to:
Wendy White, Manager of Public Affairs
The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
1055 Crupper Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43229.
Submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2020. Abstracts may also be emailed to by October 1.
Additional Information
Presentations should be limited to 30 minutes. Speakers chosen to deliver General Session presentations will be notified by November 30, 2020. Each will receive one complimentary National Board registration packet, which includes one ticket to the Wednesday Banquet, as well as entry to the General Session, all guest activities, and General Meeting receptions. It is requested that speakers assume their own travel and hotel expenses.

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