What's Happening at the AWS Booth

The AWS Booth is where you can stop by to learn everything about the American Welding Society, speak to representatives from the organization, register for an AWS Membership, and more. This year the AWS Booth is located in hall C at C11361, and the Bookstore is located right nearby at C11567. Find our location and explore the event map here.

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AWS Member Events

Each year, AWS hosts a variety of valuable events–exclusively for members. This year, catch up with fellow members, find out who is the winner of the CWI Lifetime Achievement Award, and more.

View the Events Schedule here.

Sean Flottman
“FABTECH is a veritable pantheon of the welding industry. It's a welders wonderland. This week encapsulates everything I love about the industry. Surround yourself with like-minded Titans of industry and immerse yourself in everything Fabrication."

Sean Flottman, @dabswellington

Networking Events

Throughout FABTECH, we'll be holding networking events where you can connect with AWS members and representatives, other welding professionals, and even some of your favorite welding influencers, like Stephanie Hoffman and Jason Becker.

Arcs & Ales
Brought to you by AWS and hosted by Stephanie Hoffman and Jason Becker, this event is your chance to network with other welding professionals.  It's taking place Wednesday, November 9, from 6–10 PM at the New Realm Brewing Co.  Don't miss out—your first beer or hard seltzer is on us. 
Arc Junkies Podcast
Stop by the AWS booth every morning throughout the show for a special edition of the Arc Junkies Podcast. Broadcasting live, host Jason Becker and guests will discuss trending topics in the welding industry. Hang back after the discussion and meet some of your favorite social media influencers.
Welding Journal: Meet the Editors
On Wednesday at 2 PM at the AWS Booth, meet the Welding Journal's editors, Kristin Campbell and Carlos Guzman. Listen in as they honor 100 years of our flagship magazine and give a peak at the publication's future.
Social Influencers: Meet & Greet
On Wednesday from 3–4 PM, stop by the theatre to meet some of the welding industry's most known social media influencers, including Stephanie Hoffman, Jason Becker, Sean Flottman, Chloe Hudson, and Rae Ripple.

Panel Discussions 
Join us as we cover topics relevant to welders of every level with a panel of experts in the industry. Panel discussions occur every day at 11 AM in Theater Space - Hall A. Here's a look at the topics we will be discussing.
☑️ Tuesday - How to Add Welding Automation to Your Business 
Welding automation doesn‘t eliminate the human element or intelligence, and the process doesn‘t need to threaten the welder workforce. This panel will discuss the mystery of automation, how the implementation of welding automation constantly evolves, and how humans and robots can work together to create an adaptive welding process. 
☑️ Wednesday - Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask About Your CWI
Our panel of CWIs are here to answer the questions to your burning questions—even if you’ve been afraid to ask them before. From tips on tricky Standards/Codes to what skills welding inspectors need to be successful, our knowledgeable CWIs will answer your technical and personal questions. 
☑️ Thursday - The Benefits of Welding Competitions
Our expert panelists, including welding instructors, Worldskills Committee members, and renounced competitors, are breaking down how welding competitions are an effective tool for networking between educators, the industry, and the community. They‘re also diving into how these competitions bring awareness to the skilled trades, build confidence, and create an advantage over real-world competition. 
Jason Becker

"I had an amazing time at FABTECH 2021, hanging out with old friends, meeting new friends, checking out new tools and products, and working the show. Can't wait for Atlanta."

Jason Becker, @arcjunkiespodcast