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IAPMO Conference 
Bruce Pfeiffer,
IAPMO President

The 86th annual IAPMO Education and Business Conference is quickly approaching. Over the years, the conference has evolved into a showcase highlighting the talents of IAPMO staff and volunteers. The planning process for this year’s event began even before the conference in Minnesota ended. The IAPMO Conference Planning and Special Projects Committee (CPSPC), in conjunction with IAPMO staff, work hard every year to make our annual conference a success. As spouses and partners of IAPMO board members, each CPSPC member plays an integral part in welcoming conference attendees, as well as planning and hosting many of the week’s events and outings. During the week, while members are tending to association business, the CPSPC also provides the spouses/partners of attendees the opportunities to attend interesting and exciting events and outings, many with a local flare. From the annual Roscoe King Memorial Golf Tournament to the closing Installation of Officers Banquet, the IAPMO conference has become one of the yearly highpoints for inspectors, installers, design professionals and manufacturers.

As in the past, this year’s conference will feature educational opportunities for those wanting to stay abreast of the latest information related to the plumbing and mechanical trades. As an added bonus, all of the classes offered will have Continuing Education Units (CEU) associated with them. With this being the first year of the code cycle, there will be extensive training sessions covering code changes within the 2015 Uniform Plumbing and Uniform Mechanical codes. Additionally, classes covering other code and industry related issues, as well as the ever popular Plumbing and Mechanical Code Workshop, will round out a great week of education and training.

This year’s conference will be held at the Planet Hollywood Casino & Hotel, located on the “infamous” Las Vegas Strip. Attached to the hotel and casino is the “Miracle Mile,” a veritable shopping, dining and entertainment mecca. You can truly spend hours wandering through the seemingly endless array of shops and eateries without leaving the building. If you’re a little more adventurous, many of Las Vegas’s most renowned landmarks are within a short walking distance of the hotel. Need a break from the tables or slots? You may want to spend an evening at one of the many nightspots featuring America’s most talented entertainers. Not into the glitter of the Strip? Some of nature’s most spectacular venues are within a short drive. Red Rock Canyon, Zion National Park, and the Valley of Fire would be a great short day trip, or if you stay an extra day the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon are truly breathtaking. Let’s not forget that one of the greatest engineering landmarks in the world, Hoover Dam, is a short 30 miles away.

Whether you’re a “first timer” or a seasoned veteran, the IAPMO Education and Business Conference has proven to be an excellent educational value, as well an outstanding opportunity to network with the industry’s most influential leaders. And, of course, it’s a great time to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. See you in Las Vegas!

Click here to Register Online                                                               Conference Attendance Request Guide

Click to Book a Room Online                                                              Click to Download Conference Program

Click to book a Southwest Airlines flight to Conference

Attendee Recruitment Program                                                    

In an effort to get the word out about IAPMO’s Annual Education & Business Conference as well as bring new members to the association, IAPMO will extend a discount to existing members who recruit someone to attend Conference. In particular, IAPMO is looking to welcome someone who has never or not recently attended an Annual Conference.

The member who recruits the most attendees will be recognized for their efforts during the conference’s Opening Session.

Qualifying requirements for Recruiter:

    * The recruiter must be an existing member of IAPMO, in good standing.
    * Only one individual or organization can receive credit for the recruit(s). Qualifying requirements for Recruit:
    * The recruit must be or become a member of IAPMO prior to recruit receiving credit.
    * The recruit must have a fully paid Conference registration.
    * The recruit is required to list the referring individual or organization.
    * The recruit will not have attended an IAPMO Annual Education and Business Conference in the past 3 years.

For each person recruited in accordance with the rules above, the member (recruiter) will receive a $50 discount off of the member Full Conference Registration Fee up to a maximum of $500.


 Set up:  Sunday, 9/27  11:00am – 6:00pm
 Expo:  Monday, 9/28  7:30am – 9:30am
 Expo:  Tuesday, 9/29  7:00am – 8:30am
 Expo:  Wednesday, 9/30  7:00am – 8:30am
 Dismantle:  Wednesday, 9/30  8:30am – noon


Monday, September 28, 2015
Point of Use Tempering Mixing Valve (0.2 CEUs) 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Concurrent Education Presented by Scott Hamilton
2015 UMC Installation of Specific Appliances (0.2 CEUs) 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Concurrent Education Presented by Roger Fuller
2015 UPC Thermal Expansion (0.2 CEUs) 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Concurrent Education Presented by Tim Collings
Inspecting Radiant Systems (0.2 CEUs) 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Concurrent Education Presented by Mark Eatherton
Tuesday, September 29, 2015  
Understanding and Mitigation Legionella (0.2 CEUs) 10:15 – noon
Presented by Joe Smith
Comparing Tankless Water Heaters and Recirculating Systems (0.2 CEUs) 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Mike Mitchell  
Technology in the Inspection Profession (0.2 CEUs) 3:15pm – 5:00pm
Presented by Laura Biggie
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
2015 UPC Changes (0.2 CEUs) 9:00am – 10:30am
Presented by Dan Rademacher
2015 UMC Changes (0.2 CEUs) 10:45am – 12:15pm
Presented by Roger Fuller
UPC/UMC Workshop (0.2 CEUs)
Presented by the UPC/UMC Workshop Committees 1:30pm – 5pm
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Understanding and Preventing Backflow Incidents – Repercussions and Remedies (0.2 CEUs) 1:30pm – 3pm
Presented by Sean Cleary