CORROSION 2020 Conference & Expo Canceled

CORROSION 2020, NACE’s annual flagship five-day event, has been canceled. CORROSION 2021 will take place in Salt Lake City in April.


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Due to circumstances arising from the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the continuing danger it poses to public health and safety, the NACE International Board of Directors announced that CORROSION 2020, NACE’s Annual Conference & Expo, will not take place in Houston this June 14-18.

Originally scheduled for March 2020, the association postponed its conference based on guidelines available at that time from the U.S. Government, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization. Since then, the COVID-19 outbreak has escalated worldwide. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott recently issued an executive order which does not change prior orders prohibiting mass gatherings and events. The executive order also includes protocols which direct all Texans to minimize social gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.

NACE International CEO Bob Chalker acknowledges that the staff and member leaders of NACE have worked hard to make the even happen, but NACE cannot safely hold the event in June.

NACE will work with event venues, registrants, exhibitors and sponsors to process all changes, refunds and transfers. All questions can be directed to NACE International’s First Service team at firstservice@nace.org or by phone at 1-800-797-6223 (U.S./Canada) or +1-281-228-6223 worldwide.

“We want to thank our exhibitors and attendees for their patience and enduring support,” said Chalker. “NACE staff is already working on creating an incredible event for 2021 in Salt Lake City and we look forward to reuniting our corrosion community next April.”