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Monthly Technical Meetings

Monthly Technical Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month. We welcome all members and non-members to our technical meetings and events! For information contact Eric Lichtfusz ( To register for the Technical Meeting contact Jason Workman ( No April Technical Meeting will be hosted. 

Educational Series Seminar

Seminars are part of the AWS Detroit Section education series. They are held throughout the year, bringing interactive information and processes to attendees; RSVP is required to reserve a seat.

AWS CWI Seminar and Exam - Visit for more info

The CWI Seminar and Exam take place in the spring and fall.  For 2020, the CWI Seminar and Exam dates are: 

Spring 2020: CWI Seminar May 3-8 / Exam May 9 at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott. This event is no longer being held. 

Fall 2020: CWI Seminar October 11-16 / Exam October 17 at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott.

Interested in becoming an AWS CWI? Are you an AWS member within the AWS-Detroit Section region? If so, you may qualify to take the AWS CWI Seminar for free. Click here for more details.

Scholarship Night – Sept 2019

Scholarship Night is generally in September. AWS Detroit section promotes the welding industry by investing in students who are attending universities, community colleges, and trade schools. In September, we honored students who received the scholarships at an AWS Detroit dinner meeting. 

Christmas Party

Our Technical meeting for December is our great Christmas party. More info to follow.

Ladies' Night - Cancelled due to COVID-19

Ladies' Night is our second largest event. The dinner and dance event is to honor our wives with gifts and elegant dining. While we gather, guests are invited to enjoy cocktails & hors d'oeuvres. Once gathered, we transition to awards, dinner, and the raffle. 

Ladies' Night has been cancelled due to concerns regarding COVID-19. This event will be rescheduled at a later date. Individuals who have reserved rooms at the Detroit Marriott must cancel their reservation 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid fees. Each guest is responsible for canceling their own reservation since they made their own reservation.

We are reaching out to each registrant to ensure they are aware of these Ladies' Night changes - look for an email from us! 

Golf OutingCancelled 

The annual Golf Outing is a very nice event that raises money for scholarships and is a good opportunity to mingle. The Golf Outing for 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and will be resumed in 2021. 

High School Welding Contest - Cancelled due to COVID-19

The 47th annual high school welding contest will take place at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We will provide more information soon. Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors. 

Due to the K-12 face-to-face school closure set forth by the Governor, we will unfortunately have to cancel this year's high school welding competition that was scheduled for May 15th. 

Sheet Metal Welding Conference (SMWC) - Click for More Information

The SMWC is the premier technical conference dedicated to bringing experts together to discuss state-of-the-art welding and joining technologies for the automotive, transportation, and light manufacturing industries. SMWC also provides important opportunities for engineers and researchers from manufacturers, suppliers, universities, and research institutes to network and meet experts in the field of welding.

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