WELCOME TO IIW ON-LINE
ANNUAL ASSEMBLY!

To adapt to the current situation, the IIW decided to transform the IIW 2020 Annual Assembly into a fully on-line event, to offer the international welding community the possibility to have a real IIW experience through a renovated approach.

The IIW is excited to announce that the 73rd IIW Annual Assembly will be held on-line, on July 15/25, 2020!

GENERAL INFORMATION

This is the opportunity to exploit a great chance: going on-line staying together virtually! 

It is our goal that the virtual Assembly will meet the needs of the IIW Community: presentations, discussions, development of documents and best practices, general interaction.

The Event will be hosted on an interactive and responsive web-based platform which can operate on any device and allows to implement the IIW Online Annual Assembly with various participation modalities. All the functionalities of a traditional meeting will be covered and even extended, including panel discussions, voting, Q&A and sharing.

Use of the browser Chrome ver.72 or later is strictly recommended in order to better enjoy the platform features In case you need to install it, you may to download the latest version free of charge at https://www.google.com/chrome/

To join the 73rd Annual Assembly you just need to register on-line and, in accordance to the profile chosen or assigned, you will be able to explore the program, select the Commission you have to chair or you would like to join, explore the virtual exhibition areas or simply stay up to date with worldwide professionals in the field of welding and joining.

The General Assembly will be held on July 15, 2020 and the Units (commissions, Study Groups and IAB Meetings) will take place on line from July 20 to 25, based on the final Programme.

PROGRAMME

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COMMISSION I
Additive Manufacturing, Thermal Cutting and Thermal Spray
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COMMISSION II
Arc welding and filler mateals
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COMMISSION III
Resistance Welding, Allied Processes and Solid-State Based Processes
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COMMISSION IV
Power Beam Process
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COMMISSION V
NDT and Quality Assurance of Welded Products
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COMMISSION VI
Terminology
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COMMISSION VII
Microjoining and Nanojoining
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COMMISSION VIII
Health, Safety and Environment
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COMMISSION IX
Behavior of metals subjected to welding
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COMMISSION X
Structural Performance of Welding Joints – Fracture Avoidance
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SUB-COMMISSION XI-E
Transmission Pipelines
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COMMISSION XII
Arc Welding Processes and Production Systems
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COMMISSION XIII
Fatigue of welded components and structures
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COMMISSION XIV
Education and Training
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COMMISSION XV
Design, Analysis and Fabrication of Welded Structures
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COMMISSION XVI
Welding of plastics
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COMMISSION XVII
Brazing, diffusion bonding and soldering
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COMMISSION XVIII
Quality Management in Welding and Allied Processes
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STUDY GROUP 212
Physics of Welding
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IAB – GROUP A
Education, Training and Qualification
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IAB – GROUP B
Implementation, Authorisation and Certification
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TG-YL MEETING
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WG-RA MEETING
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WG-STAND MEETING
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IAB – BOARD MEETING
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IAB – MEMBERS MEETING
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Please see below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the iiw 2020 Online Annual Assembly.

GENERAL INFORMATION

How will the meeting take place?
Meeting will be held based on the meeting schedule. Each Unit will follow its agenda, with time for presentations and discussion of documents.
The meeting environment will replicate the face-to face annual assembly inasmuch as possible, including presentations, discussions and questions.

How many participants do you expect for this event?
Every year the face-to-face Annual Assembly gathers more than 600 participants in average. As based on the reduced cost and the limited resources for the participation to the on-line event, we expect a significantly increased number of participants.
The IIW community gathers more than 2.000 registered individuals; this gives a view of the possible impact of the IIW event.

Have you got any material to present the event?
We’re promoting the on-line assembly mostly on-line. A full set of information is available on www.iiw2020.online, including alive demo of the virtual event.
Please contact the IIW communication specialist  rosario.russo@iiwelding.net if you need any material.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

What is the young professional criteria for discounted registration?
The IIW has a specific policy to encourage Young professionals to become Young Leaders in Welding. Young professionals are identified as those individuals starting their career in welding. The requirements is age under 35 and limited experience in welding.

What is the difference between full package for young professionals and not young professional?
The only difference is with the price of registration.

REGISTRATION

What are the registration options?
The standard registration has a full or a young professional rate. These allow a complete experience: joining all the sessions and the relevant recordings (as available), viewing the welcome address by the IIW President and the handover message form the incoming IIW President, the recognition of awardees, the welded art exhibition, the Sponsors exhibition and to download the materials.
In case of companies enrolling more participants, corporate fees have been included to grant access to multiple participants at a discounted fee.
Also, a “one session” option has been included, to allow access one session only, with full access to the other content (it doesn’t include the access to recordings).

Is it possible to upgrade the “one session” registration during the AA to visit other sessions?
The registration fee for one session is offered, to join just one session. This can be upgraded during the event to a full registration.

What is the registration address? Is the registration now open? Will there be any form of corporate / group registration or is it only individual registration?
To register visit https://iiw2020.online
We’re offering the possibility of Group registration (5 and 10 accesses): it cannot be managed through the registration portal, please contact registrations@iiw2020.online
For larger groups, please contact the IIW Secretariat at iiw@iiwelding.net

Is the access personal or is it possible to replace the person?
Each individual will be recognised through his registration pass; speaking and voting rights are assigned to this pass. The access is personal and the person cannot be replaced.

PRESENTATION AND PROCEEDINGS

Will all the reports and presentations be available on the IIW SharePoint web site after the assembly?
This on-line Annual Assembly follows the same rules as the face-to-face assemblies.
Will all the reports and presentations be available on the IIW SharePoint web site after the assembly? This on-line Annual Assembly follows the same rules as the face-to-face assemblies.
All materials for the meetings will be managed as always through the IIW Sharepoint.
In addition, a recording of the sessions will be available on the AA site after the sessions are ended.

Do we get in advance the various presentations listed under each commission, after we complete the Registration procedure?
This on-line Annual Assembly follows the same rules as the face-to-face assemblies. Presentation are uploaded on the page of each unit in the IIW Community website on SharePoint.

Could you please advise if the sessions will be recorded?
This will be very useful in cases of concurrent sessions. Sessions will be recorded and made available on demand to full registrants.

PARTICIPATION RULES

How will voting be managed during the sessions?
During the sessions the Chair has the ability to lunch a vote. This can be a simple survey on the participants agreement on a given item, or a formal vote opened to delegates only.

What are the rules for voting? Does everyone have the right to vote?
This on-line Annual Assembly follows the same rules as the face-to-face assemblies.
During some meetings the Chairman will request for  formal voting, where only delegates will be allowed to vote. The list of delegates is managed by each IIW member. Please contact the member(s) of your Country (list of members available on http://iiwelding.org/iiw-members) to understand the rules applicable to your national delegation.

Is there a limitation of participation for each country? For example in room of IAB group A & B
The technology itself does not put any limitation. According to the IIW rules, some groups may have restricted participation. This is the case of administrative groups (e.g. the IIW general Assembly, with a limitation of three representatives per Country) or the IAB groups with 2 representatives of the Country.

How will you identify and check if the Participants has the right to vote for the meeting of the International Authorisation Board (IAB)?
Each individual will be recognised through his registration pass; speaking and voting rights are assigned to his pass. Voting rights to the IAB meetings will be assigned by each Authorised Nominated Body (ANB) or Authorised Nominated Body for Company Certification.

SUPPORT TO PARTICIPANTS

How will I get IT support during the sessions?
IT support will be offered during each session by an IT expert joining each session. To troubleshoot, you just have to ask for support during the chat.

How do you get immediate support during the meeting, if you have problems with the conference system and it crashes for example, email, phone?
This can be obtained through the chat at the information desk.

If you need to find an IIW Staff member or even any attendee during the online assembly, is there a way to locate them within the site and text them?
IIW staff will be available in a dedicated and well recognisable area in the main entrance.
The IIW staff will provide support to Chairs, Attendees and representatives of working units as relates to IIW procedure. A separate area will be offered for Information technology support for anyone needing assistance.

HOW TO…

You can find here the General Guidelines for Speaker, Chair and Attendees.

TIMING

Commissions meetings, with active participation and vote will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm CEST in order to allow all parties from all around the world to be able to join the event. Other events, the sponsor’s area and the welded art exhibition, will be available during other times during the whole IIW Annual Assembly on-line. 

WELDED ART PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

“THE ARTISTIC SOUL OF WELDING – DIGITAL COLLECTION”
People from around the world were invited to send in photographs of their welded art to be selected for display and we are pleased to say that 33 artists will be featured at this exhibition. Click the button to view the entire collection.

REGISTRATIONS

Registrations are open. In the table you can see the registration fees.

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TYPE

INCLUDES

EARLY BIRD
(Within July 7, 2020)

STANDARD

Full package

Opening

General Assembly (1)

Any Commission meeting

Recording of the commissions

IAB meetings

350 €
VAT included
440 €
VAT included

Full package

(Young Professionals)

Opening

General Assembly

Any Commission meeting

Recording of the commissions

IAB meetings

250 €
VAT included
350 €
VAT included

One unit/meeting

(available now)

Opening

Admission limited to 1 session in one day amongst any Commission meeting

N/A
70 €
VAT included
Corporate rate 5 * 5 accesses, for full package 1,270 €
VAT excluded
1,516 €
VAT excluded
Corporate rate 10 * 10 accesses, for full package 2,295 €
VAT excluded
2,625 €
VAT excluded

(1) Only for delegates designated by their responsible Member Society
* Corporate registrations have to be finalized directly with the Secretariat. For any information please contact registrations@iiw2020.online

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