880 attendees gathered in Nashville for ASHI's annual education conference and expo, January 12th -15th. This number matched attendance in Las Vegas in 2013. In the lively expo hall, everyone enjoyed a great time wining, dining and visiting with the exhibitors. A bluegrass band played a country sound and a Dolly Parton look-a-like sang and said "howdy y'all." Some brave souls rode the mechanical bull or competed in crawl races, and others sat for a portrait. These were some of the activities availablt from a few of our many great sponsors. Raffle drawings provided excitement and happy winners.
The education program included pre-conference and post-conference courses, a three-day schedule of classes, lunch 'N learns and special events—plenty of opportunities to learn from knowledgeable experts in discussions and classes.
We welcomed new members and first-time attendees at our New to ASHI Event and The ASHI School held a class reunion. The ASHI Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, a traditional time to recognize achievements and induct new officers, provided some wonderful moments. At the President's Gala, everyone enjoyed the delicious meal, a fun evening learning country line dancing and rocking the night away. Attendees experienced a successful, event-packed conference. Everyone enjoyed the live country music, good food, exchange of ideas and camaraderie. Many spouses enjoyed the classes and planned tours of the Nashville area.
A link to free IW photos is included here: InspectionWorld 2014 Photos.
We have already begun planning an educational and entertaining event for next year's IW. Mark your calendar to join us in America's birthplace, Philadelphia. InspectionWorld will be held January 6-9, 2015 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.