ARDC North America 2018
Customize your schedule with sessions tracks focused on reliability and durability topics.
Choose from interactive discussion panels, moderated by industry professionals and guided by your feedback.
With the new online community, it's easy to make the most of ARDC — direct messaging, polls, custom scheduling, and more!
The biggest benefit ... is meeting people with the same problems [and] finding out how they approach the problems. If I come away ... with one or two new ideas, it's well worth it.
It's well done... And the people that you meet are here because they want to get something out of the conference. And you meet people who are seriously trying to learn new stuff.
I would highly recommend [the event] if you have interest in exposing your product outside to a lot of different decision makers... and doing it very smartly financially. This is the way to do it.
At ARDC, you have the opportunity to lead a global conversation on the challenges and advancements in the engineering community. We invite practitioners in reliability, durability, quality, asset lifecycle maintenance and related engineering fields to take center stage by presenting.
Presenters are the highlight of ARDC, and their ideas ignite the conversation throughout the conference.
By presenting at ARDC, you'll receive essential feedback from the audience, allowing you to strengthen and build upon your ideas.
The primary author of the presentation receives complimentary registration.
Would you like to present at the 2018 ARDC North America? Download the submission form today, and please subscribe to stay informed about upcoming events! The deadline to submit your presentation proposal is January 12, 2018.
Results-oriented presentations from leading reliability and durability practitioners are the main focus of every ARDC event. We hand-select the best presentations that directly connect attendees to the most current and pressing topics within the reliability and durability community. The program for the 2018 event will be announced February 2018.
The following was the program for the 2017 ARDC event:
Dr. Klaus M. Blache - Director
Reliability & Maintainability Center, University of Tennessee
Dr. Blache has over 30 years of experience in various areas of manufacturing and continuous improvement (processes, products and people). Included are areas such as lean manufacturing, reliability & maintenance, competitive analysis, continuous improvement tools & techniques, new facility planning and implementation, industrial engineering, ergonomics, and change management. He has written and lectured globally in numerous technical and management areas. Klaus is currently at the University of Tennessee as the Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center and Research Professor (College of Engineering).
All registrations include attendance at the three-day event, plus a digital membership to the interactive 2018 ARDC North America community. Additional benefits include:
The Hilton Portland Downtown is where the ARDC event will take place.
At the Duniway hotel across the street, a special rate of US$189.00 is available to ARDC participants. Call 1-800-HILTONS, specify the hotel (The Duniway), and the group block name, ARDC. Be sure to secure your reservation by Wednesday, June 6. [See map of area]