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Why should I attend CORROSION 2020

This comprehensive conference is jam-packed with technical information exchanges and sessions. Attendees can plan their day around a wide variety of conference offerings such as a symposia presentation on the latest corrosion prevention techniques, a forum discussion about best practices for corrosion mitigation, or a committee meeting to hear about current and upcoming NACE standards. After a full day of technical presentations or checking out the latest problem-solving products and services displayed in the Exhibit Hall, attendees can find networking opportunities and receptions where you can connect with the entire global community. Meanwhile, exhibitors can expect their days to be filled with speaking to CORROSION’s extensive audience of decision-makers and key players from across the corrosion industry that only CORROSION can attract.

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Conference Venue

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

Travel Information

Dress Code

The dress code for all official conference activities, excluding the NACE Honoree Night, is business casual. Attire for the NACE Honoree Night is business dress.

Express Pass and Registration

CORROSION 2020 Registration will be located in Exhibit Hall D in the George R. Brown Convention Center.

2 to 5 p.m.
Early Bird Registration
Foyer - Exhibit Hall E

Sunday & Monday
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall D

Tuesday & Wednesday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibit Hall D

Manage Your Itinerary

Create your personal schedule of events, forums, symposia, and technical committee meetings before you attend conference. Access the CORROSION 2020 visual schedule here.

PDH Station

Earn PDHs in technical meetings, forums, and symposia you attend. Print out your personalized PDH certificates at the PDH Station located near Registration in Exhibit Hall D. Certificates are based solely on the information provided to NACE at the time of printing.

This system will be available online for six months after the conclusion of the conference from your NACE profile.

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NACE Information Kiosks

Got a question? We can help. NACE staff will be available to help you with directions or answer general conference questions. The kiosks will be located at the entrance of the convention center near the shuttle drop-off. More details and shuttle schedule to follow in the Final Program.

FirstService will offer "How To" Mini-Sessions each day from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Have questions about how to log in to your profile, access your grades, renew your certification, schedule your CBT exam or just navigate your NACE profile? NACE's FirstService team will be hosting an array of short tutorials throughout conference week to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Stop by the information kiosk located on Level One - Hall D to learn the "how to's" and get your specific questions answered.

Corporate Access Lounge

The Corporate Access Lounge offers qualifying Corporate Member representatives specialized service and an oasis for conducting business while at conference. Reserve meeting rooms, check e-mail on our computers with Internet access, or just relax between meetings.

The Diamond Access Lounge will have extended benefits for qualifying Diamond Corporate Member representatives, offering additional services.

Lounge Hours


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday – Wednesday

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


8 a.m. to Noon

Learn how you can become a corporate member of NACE International today. Please contact our corporate membership coordinator at 1 800-797-6282 U.S./Canada, or +1 281-228-6282 worldwide, or visit

NACE Bookstore

Looking for a certain book on corrosion? Visit the NACE Bookstore where you can browse through corrosion-related books, standards, reports, and software. Hundreds of products will be available with many at special sale prices.  The NACE Bookstore will be located in the lobby outside Exhibit Hall C of the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Bookstore Hours

Sunday - Wednesday

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


8 a.m. to Noon

Press Office

The NACE Press Office is a workspace available for registered media and includes complimentary WiFi in a quiet space away from exhibits and sessions. A press badge is required for access to the Press Office. Each preregistered member of the press will have a mailbox located in the press room. Exhibitors may deliver press kits for distribution to registered press at any time the Press Office is open.

Press Office Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


8 a.m. to Noon

NACE Business Center

Questions related to the conference may be directed to NACE staff in the office. Office hours are open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Located in the George R. Brown Convention Center, on Level 3

Speaker Ready Room

This room, set up with monitors, can be used by speakers to rehearse or preview their pre-submitted PowerPoint presentations (technical and research symposium authors only). There will be an audio-visual company representative on hand to help upload chair-approved PowerPoints and address speakers’ concerns.

Located in the George R. Brown Convention Center, Room 330B, Level 3

Speaker Ready Room Hours


2 to 5 p.m.

Monday - Wednesday

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


7 to 11:15 a.m.

NACE Booth

The NACE Booth offers information on all things NACE, including education and certification programs, publications, public affairs, conferences, standards, and the NACE Foundation.

Located in the far right of the Exhibit Hall, in booth 2729.

NACE Sales Office - Marketing Solutions: Advertising, Exhibits, CORROSION 2021 sign up!

One stop gives you access to information on marketing to the entire corrosion/protective coatings universe -- upcoming NACE events; advertising in Materials Performance, CORROSION journal, and CoatingsPro Magazine; and a variety of cross-media options.

Located in rear of the NACE booth 2729

Convention Center Accessibility

George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) is committed to accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities.  The GRB complies with all federal ADA laws.  If you have any special requirements, please contact NACE International for additional assistance.

Official Conference Language

The official conference language is English.