IR/INFO 2017 A Huge Success

Held 22-25 January | Orlando, Florida

Some of the IR/INFO 2017 AttendeesBurlington, NJ, USA — Infraspection Institute’s annual IR/INFO conference was recently held in Orlando, FL.

IR/INFO 2017 marked the 28th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium, and technology expo.

IR/INFO 2017 was attended by infrared thermographers, predictive maintenance technologists, and building inspection professionals from around the world who enjoyed four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Jim Seffrin, Director of Infraspection Institute, states, “We were extremely pleased with this year’s IR/INFO conference. With 5 short courses and 23 technical presentations, this year’s conference covered a broad array of infrared applications, new equipment and technologies, home and building inspections, medical applications, and current legal issues.

“We thank our exhibitors, our speakers, and all who attended and helped to make this year’s conference our best one to date.”

Co-sponsored by, United Infrared, and Maintenance Technology magazine, this year’s conference also featured the latest in infrared imagers and software from several manufacturers.

Sunday evening’s Welcome Reception and Tailgate Party provided an opportunity for attendees to reconnect with friends and colleagues and to make new acquaintances.

Corbett & JimHighlights from the Conference included a keynote presentation by noted author and building performance expert Corbett Lunsford, a pre-conference hands-on workshop, and the formal rollout of the Infraspection Institute Master Thermographer™ program.

First time attendee Cody Jackson had this to say about his initial IR/INFO experience: “The conference was very informative. With the vast knowledge in the crowd and the presentations, there was a ton of tips, tricks, and business strategies.”

Return guest Alan Kowalik, a Level III Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer®, offered the following: “Great conference with great information to help me sharpen my business potential. I will be attending IR/INFO every year!”

IR/INFO veteran Phil Conte was particularly impressed by the variety of topics and summed up his experience as follows: “Wow! A wealth of information applicable to all – from starting a business, legal issues, and safety, to the nuts and bolts of thermography.”

In addition to achieving her Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® status at the conference, Lindsey Pagozalski summed up her experience as follows: “It was a tremendous learning opportunity. I look forward to returning.”

Jim Seffrin concluded: “Plans for Infraspection’s next IR/INFO event are already well underway. IR/INFO 2018 will be held at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter, in New Orleans, LA January 21 – 24, 2018. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for another fun-filled and informative event.”

If you missed this year’s event you can view the program summary, including paper abstracts and some photos of presenters online (for a few months, at least) at:

Downloadable copies of the program written papers will be available soon on the Infraspection sales store at: The papers from conferences over the period 2001 to 2016 are already for sale there.

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