Author: Stephanie Jordan R. EEG/EP T., CNIM, CLTM
Why do you attend the Annual Conferences? Why do you choose to go in-person to ASET conferences? What do they mean to you?
I enjoy visiting with past students and learning how their carrier paths have taken off, how they have established themselves in the NDT community; some even presenting at the ASET conference! To attend a presentation or view a poster of a past student and seeing their contribution to the Society is a thrill for me. It validates that supporting the NDT schools is a positive and rewarding experience for technologists and a way to give back to the community. I love to see the student volunteers in the host town so excited to be helping and participating; it is contagious.
I go to show my support of ASET, believing that achieving credentials and continuing education declares your passion and commitment to your field. It shows your energy and drive towards self-improvement which benefits you and your patient, as well as your facility.
I go to visit with past coworkers and collaborators discussing the past, present, and future dreams and ideas to enhance the field. Of course, the wonderful presentations at ASET stir up new ideas and memories worth talking about!