What To Expect from the Western Area Conference

Join us in November 2021 as NACE International and the NACE San Francisco Section unites different areas from across the corrosion industry, with a focus on “How to Outsmart Corrosion”. This year’s comprehensive technical program offers real case-based corrosion issues, testing, and remediations as well as the latest technologies relating to:

  • Cathodic Protection
  • Coatings
  • Corrosion Failure Analysis• Asset Management
  • Water & Waste Water Corrosion Issues
  • Corrosion Control & Economics
  • Building Corrosion & Corrosion Control
  • Stray Current Corrosion• Detection & Monitoring of Corrosion
  • Corrosion Considerations in the Solar Industry
  • Corrosion and Corrosion Control in the Oil & Gas Industry

Conference Committee

Conference Chair
Darby Howard, P.E.

Vice Chair/Exhibit Chair:
Mongkol Mahavongtrakul, P.E.

Technical Program Chair
Mohammed Ali, P.E.

Larry Wong, P.E.

Committee Member:
Meng Lopez-Garrity, P.E. Ph.D.

Committee Member:
Patrick Byrne

Committee Member:
Billy Campbell

Committee Member:
Paul Bostwick

Committee Member:
Sean Yost

Committee Member:
Elmer Cheung

Who will you meet at Western Area Conference?

o 300-400 people from across the Western United States

o 60% of attendees are NACE members

o Our attendees come from:

  • Department of Transportation
  • Upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas facilities
  • Inspection equipment and service providers
  • Coatings manufacturing, equipment, application, and inspection providers
  • Cathodic Protection equipment and service providers
  • Energy providers

o Job titles of our attendees include:

  • Business development directors and managers
  • Managers - Asset integrity, facility, construction, and sales
  • Engineers – asset, corrosion, reliability, metallurgical, and pipeline integrity
  • Cathodic protection/corrosion technicians
  • Operations directors and managers
  • Coatings applicator or inspector

Exhibitor/Attendee Alert! – There are vendors attempting to sell conference attendees list. Please be aware that these vendors are not affiliated with NACE International and has no access to the information they claim to be selling. Please disregard emails from any companies attempting to sell you a false list. If you receive a message from any vendor you are unfamiliar with and would like to confirm their affiliation with any NACE conferences, please contact Meghan Leyva at Meghan.Leyva@nace.org.