CORROSION Crew Social Brew

6 to 10 p.m.
El Big Bad

Admission: $25 USD each
Includes dinner, a drink ticket, and live entertainment.

Kick off CORROSION 2020  the right way! Join other attendees at El Big Bad, located in Houston's historic Market Square. Enjoy a taste of local Mexican cuisine made with fresh ingredients in a fun, colorful, and inviting atmosphere.

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25th Annual NACE Race

8 a.m.
Memorial Park

Join us for this year’s NACE Race and run for a reason at CORROSION 2020! This non-competitive 5K run/walk is  tradition for conference attendees and their guests, and a great way to stretch your legs before the start of the conference. The $20 entry fee includes an official race shirt and post-race celebration, including refreshments and medal presentation for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the men’s and women’s division. Bus transportation is provided to and from the convention center.

Sign up when you register for CORROSION 2020 or visit the NACE Foundation website. Sponsorships are also available starting at $150. Contact Brandy Adams for more information.

Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament

8:30 a.m.
Wildcat Golf Club

Great news, golfers! Due to popular demand, we have opened more space on Wildcat Golf Club's second course, and limited availability is now available!

Start your week at CORROSION 2020 with a relaxing round of golf on Wildcat Golf Club's Lake course, a links-style course with Texas Hill Country topography. Designed by renowned golf architect, Roy Case, guests will enjoy navigating around the water, managing the rolling fairways and experiencing the fast greens and dramatic elevation changes, while taking in stunning views.

Register today as a team or as an individual player!

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this popular event! HOLE, PIN FLAG, and STATION SPONSORSHIPS are still available. Contact Heather Lowry at for more information.

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Opening Reception

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Ballroom of the Americas, Hilton Americas Houston

The 2020 Opening Night Reception opens CORROSION 2020 in Houston, as attendees and exhibitors interact over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Drink tickets will be provided at registration. This reception is cosponsored by Carboline and NACE International. The two organizations are bound together by a common vision of corrosion prevention, environmental preservation, and education.

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NACE U Student Meeting “Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Solutions”

1 – 2 p.m.

Room 350 D-E at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Join us for a panel discussion where panelists include former NACE student members discussing the impact of NACE in their professional career.

Network with other students and young professionals at this year’s NACE U Student Meeting. Attend this meeting to hear from others across the globe and share learnings impacting young professionals.

15th Annual Silent Auction

Exhibit Hall at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Take a break from the action in the CORROSION 2020 exhibit hall and browse the wide variety of items and collectibles available at the silent auction! Items will be on display and open for bidding during conference hours through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.


Headshot Station

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Need to upgrade your professional headshot? Stop by the Headshot Station to update your look and professional profile.

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Career Fair

1 – 5 p.m.

Whether you are a student, new to the industry, or a corrosion expert, take advantage of the Career Fair. Our goal is to assist you with your career and recruitment needs.

Job seekers – find your dream job and connect with registered employers.

Employers – register for an exhibit booth today to recruit your dream candidate.

For more information, contact Cindy Tracy.

2020 Participating Companies for the Career Fair: Aegion, Anderson Materials Evaluation, Blade Energy Partners, CCI Piping Systems, Corrosion Probe, Inc. EnbridgeIntegrated Corrosion Companies, Inc., JRGO LLO, Lake Superior Consulting, Matcor, Mears Group, Inc., Pond, Rosen, Sherwin Williams, Southern Company Gas, Vercor Pipeline Integrity

GenNEXT Bash

7 – 11 p.m.
House of Blues

Come for the awards…stay for the party!

Join us as we honor our outstanding 2020 students and scholarship recipients and celebrate the future of our industry.

Individual tickets are $65 and can be purchased with your CORROSION 2020 registration. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door the night of the event.

Sponsorships are also available – contact Heather Lowry for more information!

*To attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony you must have a GenNEXT Bash ticket. Student registrants for CORROSION 2020 receive a complimentary ticket with their conference registration. Conference shuttles will be available for guests’ transportation needs. Limited hosted bar.


NACE Honoree Night

6:15 – 10 p.m.
Minute Maid Park

$75 USD
Tickets can be purchased online at the time of registration.

NACE invites you to an evening of celebration as the association’s annual awards are presented in recognition of members who have made outstanding contributions to NACE and the corrosion control profession. Taking place at Minute Maid Park, the evening will include remarks from the President’s Award winner, recognition of our volunteer board leaders, and the passing of the gavel to the incoming 2020-2021 NACE president. Guests will then enjoy a relaxing evening of networking, heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Space is limited, so it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance.

Tickets are available online or by contacting First Service. Please contact us about sponsorship opportunities.