March, 2015
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Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



InspectionWorld 2015 - Making History in Philadelphia

MICHELE GEORGE

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IW Philadelphia was an awesome success!

More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed the conference, which began at the Opening Night Reception in the lively expo hall for an entertaining evening of wining and dining. The attendees included over 800 home inspectors and more than 200 exhibitors, and exceeds the attendance at any IW conference in almost a decade.

The education program included pre-conference and post-conference courses, a three-day schedule of classes, lunch 'n learns and special events – lots of opportunities to learn from knowledgeable experts in discussions and classes.

ASHI successfully launched the new Event App at IW. This exciting tool connects the user to peers and exhibitors, gives the latest news, provides schedules and details, and offers the ability to create a personal agenda and give feedback on sessions.

For the first time, staff scanned student name tags at the door of each session. The a QR code will identifies each student and provides proof of session attendance for use in creating affidavits.

We welcomed new members and first-time attendees at our Welcome to ASHI Event, and The ASHI School held a class reunion. The ASHI Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, a traditional time to recognize achievements and induct new officers, provided some wonderful moments. At the President's Gala, everyone enjoyed the delicious meal and a fun evening dancing the night away to the sounds of a fantastic band.

Attendees experienced a successful, event-packed conference. Everyone enjoyed the Philly theme, good food, exchange of ideas and camaraderie. Many spouses enjoyed the classes and planned tours of historic Philadelphia. Thank you to everyone for attending and to all of our wonderful exhibitors and sponsors.

A link to free IW photos is included in an InspectionWorld Recap article found on the homepage of the ASHI website.

We have already begun planning an educational and entertaining event for next year's IW. Mark your calendar to join us at InspectionWorld San Diego when we meet at the Town and Country Resort, January 24-27, 2016. Join us in celebrating ASHI’s 40th Anniversary!