Saturday | March 23, 2019

CORROSION Crew Social Brew

6 to 10 p.m.
Nashville Underground

Make plans to enjoy Nashville's world-famous live music, cuisine, and spirits at the Nashville Underground, located on famous Broadway Street. Owned by brothers Joey & Gavin DeGraw, Nashville Underground showcases Nashville's local flavors. Show off your rodeo skills and see if you can last 8 seconds on a mechanical bull. Admission price is $25 USD and includes dinner, a drink ticket, and a concert. See you there!

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Sunday | March 24, 2019

24th Annual NACE Race

8 a.m.
Shelby Park
Shelby Ave at S. 20th St.
Nashville, TN 37206

Join us for this year’s NACE Race and run for a reason at CORROSION 2019. This non-competitive 5K run/walk is a tradition for conference attendees and their guests, and a great way to stretch your legs before the NACE conference begins. The $20 USD 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.

Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament

8 a.m.
Hermitage Golf Course

Start your week at CORROSION 2019 with a relaxing round of golf on 300 acres of natural Tennessee wetlands along the banks of the Cumberland River. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top 10 golf courses in Tennessee, the President’s Reserve course can offer any golfer a pleasurable golfing experience.

CORROSION 2019 Opening Reception

5:30 to 7 p.m.
Nashville Music City Center

The 2019 Opening Night Reception opens CORROSION 2019 in Nashville, as attendees and exhibitors interact over drinks and hor d'oeuvres. Drink tickets will be provided at registration. This reception is co-sponsored 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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NACECares Volunteer Day Bicycle Build Off

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nashville Music City Center - Behind Registration

Come participate in a bicycle build off! We will be building and donating bikes to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Sign up for an hour slot during conference registration. Limited spots available.

Don’t have the time to participate in the Bicycle Build Off? You can still help by making a donation towards a bicycle and make a donation when you register to attend CORROSION 2019.

Monday| March 25, 2019

Effective Leadership Luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open to all attendees of CORROSION 2019, this special luncheon features an exclusive keynote from Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) executive director, Cathy Leslie, who will share successful team building and leadership development strategies employed by EWB-USA's 16,800 skilled volunteers. Leslie will also share insights into the impact EWB-USA members are making worldwide and how NACE's support of those programs makes a difference.

Luncheon admission: $50 (lunch included).

MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards

4:45 p.m.
Nashville Music City Center

The 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program is now underway. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Award guidelines and nomination forms for this event are available online. Nominations will be judged by a distinguished panel of corrosion experts. Awards for the highest-rated innovations will be presented in front of the Exhibit Hall before the Expo Grand Opening. For more information, please visit

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

5 to 7 p.m.
Nashville Music City Center

The grand opening of the Exhibit Hall is one of the most popular events each year. CORROSION 2019 attendees will get their first opportunity to meet with more than 400 exhibiting companies. A complimentary drink ticket redeemable only at the Expo Grand Opening will be included in your registration packet. All attendees must wear their badges for admittance.

Tuesday| March 26, 2019

Career Fair

1 to 5 p.m.
Nashville Music City Center

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. Tables are still available. For more information, contact Cindy Tracy at

2019 Participants: ​Aegion, Citgo Refining & Chemicals, Haynes International, Hempel, Integrated Corrosion Companies IncInternational Paint, LLC, KEC Services, Lake Superior Consulting, Mears Group, Inc., MobilTex, Northern Inspection Services, Shell Oil, The Mannik & Smith Group Inc., True Inspection Services

GenNEXT Bash

7 to 11 p.m.
Wildhorse Saloon

Come for the awards…stay for the party! Join us as we honor our outstanding 2019 students and scholarship recipients and celebrate the future of our industry. Individual tickets are $50 USD through February 1 ($65 USD after the conference advance registration deadline), and can be purchased with your CORROSION 2019 registration. Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door the evening of the event. Sponsorships are also available! NACE staff contact: Heather Lowry, +1 281-228-6205,

Wednesday | March 27, 2019

NACE Honoree Night

6:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Bell Tower - Cocktails Begin at 6:15 p.m., The Program will Start at 7 p.m.

​Enjoy a lively evening of music, camaraderie, and tastings of Tennessee's finest flavors as NACE International celebrates and recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the association and the corrosion control profession. Taking place at Nashville’s historic Bell Tower, the event will begin with a presentation of the 2019 awards to the honorees, and the Tower’s bell will toll for the annual presidential passing of the gavel. A great opportunity to mingle with industry leaders in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, this event is the perfect way to end your busy week at CORROSION 2019. Individual tickets are available for purchase online or by contacting First Service at Due to limited capacity, it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact for more details.