What is CORROSION 2019?

CORROSION is the world’s largest conference and exposition on corrosion. Each year, NACE’s CORROSION conference welcomes more than 6,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, technicians,coatings inspectors and contractors, educators and students, as well as business executives and asset owners from more than 60 countries. This comprehensive conference is packed with technical information exchanges and sessions. Attendees can plan their day around a wide variety of conference offerings such as a presentation on some of the latest corrosion prevention techniques at one of our many symposia, participate in a forum discussion about best practices for corrosion mitigation, or attend one of our committee meetings to hear about current and upcoming NACE standards. After a day in technical meetings or the Exhibit Hall, you’ll find networking opportunities and receptions where you can connect with the entire global corrosion community.

The World’s Largest Corrosion Conference & Expo hits Music City

March 24 - 28, 2019
Nashville Music City Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Getting to Nashville

Nashville International Airport (BNA)
One Terminal Drive
Nashville, TN, 37214

Things to do in Nashville

VISA Application for International Delegates

Any individual traveling from an international location into Nashville will need to check the U.S. Department of State website to verify their specific country VISA requirements: travel.state.govAttendees requesting an invitation letter for visa processing must send their registration confirmation email to papers@nace.org.

Conference Shuttle Service

NACE International is providing shuttle service between the Nashville Music City Center and selected CORROSION 2019 hotels. This service is only for attendees and exhibitors staying at the selected official hotels. Transportation will begin on Sunday, March 24, and continue through Thursday, March 28. Detailed schedules will be posted in the CORROSION 2019 Final Program, at the official hotels, and in the convention center.

Nashville Music City Center Maps and Parking

The Music City Center is home to the largest, covered parking garage in downtown Nashville and with our reasonable rates and 24-hour roving security, it’s the best place to park in downtown. Our three-level, covered parking garage has 1,800 spaces and is equipped with a 24/7 fully-automated system that accepts debit and credit cards upon exit.

Our garage is located on 6th Avenue and Demonbreun, directly across from the south entrance to Bridgestone Arena. There are three entrances to the garage: one on 7th Avenue and Demonbreun and two on 6th Avenue between Demonbreun and Korean Veterans Boulevard.

Parking rates:

$10 for 15 minutes to 5 hours
$15 for 5 to 9 hours
$20 for 9 to 12 hours
$25 for lost ticket or daily max
*Special event rates may apply and will be posted as you enter the garage

View Parking Map

Professional Development Hours (PDH) Stations

Don’t forget that you can earn PDH by attending: technical meetings, forums, and symposia. All you have to do is printout your personalized PDH Certificates at the PDH station located near Registration. Certificates are based solely on the information you provide NACE at the time of printing.

Please note that PDH hours are not given for Networking Events.

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Information Kiosks

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.

Travel Partnership

We have partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to CORROSION 2019.Visit united.com/meetingtravel and enter code ZGHW766528 in the offer code box. You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Booking fees are waived for meeting reservations. Please note that travel must be booked between March 15 and April 2, 2019 in order to receive the discount.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Sunday, March 24

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In/Set Up

Monday, March 25

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In/Set Up
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

Tuesday, March 26

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

Wednesday, March 27

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

Thursday, March 28

9 a.m. to Noon Exhibit Hall Open
Noon to 7 p.m. Exhibitor Move-Out

Friday, March 29

8 a.m. to Noon Exhibitor Move-Out

NACE Store

Looking for a particular corrosion title? Visit the NACE Store where you can browse through corrosion-related resources and purchase at a member price while avoiding shipping fees. The NACE Store will be located in the main corridor before you enter the Exhibit Hall.

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 email on your 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.org/corporate-membership.

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.

High Rollin’ for a Harley

This is YOUR chance to ride away on a Harley Davidson in Nashville! Simply visit each “High Rollin' for a Harley” sponsor at CORROSION 2019 and collect a playing card at each sponsoring booth. Once playing cards have been collected from all sponsors, hightail it over to the Harley on the Exhibit Hall floor, and complete the submission card to enter to win. Return to the Exhibit Hall on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to see if you've won!

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Don’t Miss Out on Your Custom Lapel Pin

While you are checking out our vendors, don’t forget to come by the NACE Booth and update your profile information to receive your custom NACE 2019 lapel pin. Please remember, you will need to know your username and password for your account to update your profile. Need help with your login information? Visit Nace.org to reset your password. We look forward to seeing you there!