In which Annie shamelessly turns to blog-land for some help in coming up with a new conference name
OK, here’s my pressing work issue of the day: I have to come up with a new, memorable, catchy name for a conference that focuses on corrosion, paints and coatings.
The “Corrosion Technology Exchange” and the “Marine and Off-Shore Corrosion Conference” have merged, and we are now the hosts of the event, which takes place in June. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to come up with a new name for the event that will a.) be easy to say or pronounce, b.) be easily remembered, and c.) be clean/tasteful.
The prize will be a large box of my mother-in-law’s fabulous dyed fiber blends (roughly 2-3 pounds, processed by Stonehedge Fiber Mill into their fiber “clouds”). Usually the blends consist of blue-faced leicester, mohair, and angora.
Submit your entries to me via comments or e-mail (atarbox at mttc.org) by 10:00 am EST Friday, November 12 to be considered.
Here’s the description from last year’s conference program:
You are invited to participate in the 14th Annual U.S. Navy & Industry Corrosion Technology Exchange, a conference to be held on July 12-15, 2004 (Training Courses held July 11-16) at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference will provide you the opportunity to take part in an exciting forum for technology, education and networking for those involved in corrosion prevention and control. “Rust 2004″ will encompass technical symposia, military presentations, technical committee meetings, current issue presentations, informative lectures, outside equipment demonstrations and a comprehensive two-day vendor show. The Corrosion Technology Exchange brings together professionals involved in research, academia, all branches of the military, shipyards, overhaul facilities and private industry, which are concerned with materials selection, corrosion prevention, and corrosion control. It is an excellent opportunity for industry members to hear about the latest industry technologies, as well as lessons learned by military activities that invest billions of dollars each year in corrosion avoidance and management. Many of the technologies used by the U.S. Navy and other branches of the military are easily transferred to industry applications. You’ll find engineers, technicians and management personnel from a variety of specialized fields come together at this forum to effectively exchange information, technology and solutions to today’s corrosion problems. We hope you will join us for “Rust 2004″!