American Design Drafting Association is hosting the 53rd annual Technical & Education Training Conference on March 27-30, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The theme this year is “Training with Evolving Technologies”.
The conference is a 4 day event focused around building drafting and design skills. There is heavy focus on drawing standards by ASME, in particular GD&T and ASME Y14.5-2009. CAD technologies are also well covered.
Though this is not one of the larger trade conferences, its tight focus on design and drafting puts it at the top for training in the area of ASME standards, in my opinion. This will benefit individuals who need more in-depth skills related to GD&T and drafting (even when paper drawings aren’t used). The two day workshops on GD&T are particularly valuable.
Due to scheduling conflicts, I won’t personally won’t be able to attend this year, but I do hope to get a chance to go again within the next couple of years.
The early bird special for people who register by March 5, 2012 is $100 off the attendance fee. More information may be found at their registration form page.
Description of workshops for this conference are now available.