PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Join Us in Charlotte, Go Home Smarter

Among the many benefits of attending an IAPMO annual conference — education, code development, networking, investing in IAPMO’s mission — is the opportunity to visit someplace you’ve perhaps never been before. That’s the case for IAPMO itself this year as we head to Charlotte, N.C., for the first time!

The birthplace of NASCAR and America’s 11th president, James Polk, Charlotte offers ample history and things to do/see when we’re not busy with the vital work of IAPMO’s 91st annual Education and Business Conference. And we will be busy!

There’s a reason we place “education” ahead of “business” in the event’s name: because IAPMO is the best provider of education for code enforcement professionals in the world. We have once again assembled an all-star lineup of instructors, addressing a wide variety of subjects, code sections, job-site concerns and emerging technologies. A lot of continuing education is something we do because its mandatory to maintain licenses and credentials, but please trust me when I tell you education at the IAPMO conference is not a chore; you’ll be engaged, encouraged to share your expertise with the group, and leave each session a more knowledgeable professional.

This year, in the absence of assembly code development work, we will host a full extra day of education named “Industry Day.” With two tracks, running concurrently to present 16 unique 45-minute sessions on such subjects as water pressure, medical gas, flue gas venting, geothermal, scald awareness, onsite wastewater treatment, and effective communication. That’s all in addition to the traditional UPC/UMC workshops, code language seminars, and interactive learning opportunities. The education alone is worth the effort to attend the conference and yet there’s so much more.

When each day’s learning and business are done, the evening offerings provide ample opportunity to catch up with friends, make new professional connections, and just plain have a great time. As always, the events staff has an incredible program lined up and you won’t want to miss any of it.

I hope that you’re already making all necessary arrangements to join us in Charlotte. Your attendance will not only benefit you, but it will benefit IAPMO, our codes and the industry we continue to lead. See you there!

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