IR/INFO 2011 – A Tremendous Success!
Burlington, NJ January 24, 2011 — Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO conference was recently held in Orlando, Florida. IR/INFO 2011marks the 22nd anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium and technology expo. IR/INFO was attended by infrared thermographers, PdM technologists, and building inspection professionals from around the world who enjoyed four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed, family atmosphere.
Jim Seffrin, Director of Infraspection Institute, states, “We were very pleased with this year’s IR/INFO conference. With 5 short courses and 20 technical presentations, this year’s conference covered a broad array of infrared applications, new equipment and technologies, medical and veterinary applications, home and building inspections, and legal issues. We thank our exhibitors, our speakers and all who attended and helped to make this year’s conference our best ever.”
Co-sponsored by Temperatures.com, United Infrared and Maintenance Technology Magazine. this year’s conference also featured the latest in infrared imagers and software from several manufacturers. Sunday evening’s Beach party was a big hit with fantastic door prizes going to several lucky winners. Door prizes were graciously donated by AC Tools, ACS Thermasearch, Disney Destinations, Flir Systems, IRINFO.ORG, Logos Computer Solutions, Maintenance Technology Magazine, and United Infrared.
Several attendees enjoyed a round of golf at Osprey Ridge Golf Course under beautiful blue skies prior to the conference on Sunday morning. Maintenance Technology magazine co-sponsored the event by providing gift bags for all. Top honors and bragging rights went to the threesome of Tom Frail, Garry Ward, and Jim Brady.
Ten fishermen showed off their talent on Crescent Lake by pursuing trophy largemouth bass. High hook went to Mike Montogomery with a total of six. In all, 26 fish were caught and quickly released in order to prevent sunburn.
Another highlight of the conference occurred on Tuesday when guests were treated to evening admission and a dessert reception at Disney’s Epcot theme park. IR/INFO guests enjoyed several rides and park attractions and topped off the evening with front row seats in a private viewing area for the Illuminations fireworks and multimedia spectacular.
Newcomer Dale Duffy had this to say about his first IR/INFO experience: “Thank you for the great Conference, I have to say it was the best I have ever attended and left with a lot of knowledge. You’ll see me at all future IR/INFO Conferences in the future.”
Chuck Evans summed up his first IR/INFO experience with the following: “This conference is a great eye opener and gives insight into the many applications of infrared thermography in use at different companies and international locations. It was a great learning experience.”
IR/INFO veteran Stuart Raney of Infrared Building Diagnostics, an Infraspection Institute
Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer noted, “IR/INFO is the best investment of our annual training budget. Knowledge, expertise and resources from a variety of disciplines are all here.”
Perry Cabrera, Infraspection Sales Manager concludes: “Plans for Infraspection’s next IR/INFO event are already well underway. IR/INFO 2012 will be held at at Harrah’s Hotel in New Orelans, Louisiana in next January. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for another fun-filled and informative event.”
Copies of the proceedings from IR/INFO 2011 are available on CD-ROM by calling Infraspection Institute at 609-239-4788 or visiting the Infraspection Online Store. Proceedings include color copies of papers presented and PowerPoint slides from all Short Courses.