December, 2019
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Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



See you in New Orleans in January 2020!

JEN GALLEGOS & CHRIS KARCZEWSKI

Another year has flown by! Here at ASHI Headquarters, we are approaching the end of the calendar year and preparing for our annual conference, InspectionWorld® 2020. We are very excited to be holding IW in New Orleans, LA, January 19-22, 2020. In the words of the legendary singer-songwriter Hank Williams: “We’ll have big fun on the bayou!” 

When it comes to visiting the Vieux Carré, the best place to start is with the food. Around the city, you will find no shortage of Cajun classics like jambalaya, gumbo and po’boys, and the list goes on and on. What makes Cajun food so special is how so many cultures and cuisines came together over the years to create an entirely new and delicious culinary style. 

Similarly, what makes InspectionWorld® so special is the conference attendees meeting and talking with others from not only across the United States, but also from all around the world. One thing that I love about IW is meeting the ASHI members I’ve worked with in previous months over the phone or by email. It’s always nice to put faces with names and to learn more about each other.

In January 2020, the IW calendar of events is packed with excellent educational pre-conference courses. One pre-conference session will be led by Brent Loya and Rose Buckley from ID Energy; they have put together a session that will help ASHI members go through a Fast–Track Program to become Certified DOE Home Energy Score Assessors. 

Of course, IW also features three days of fantastic educational tracks that will enhance your knowledge of the home inspection profession and set you apart from your competition.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to network with other inspectors and vendors in the Expo Hall. You can meet the ASHI Membership Team at the ASHI booth located in the center of the hall. We all hope you’ll stop by, say hello and pick up a great giveaway or two to take home! 

Also at the ASHI booth, you can meet Dr. Jim Johnson, who can answer all your questions about verification and reports. ASHI Board members and officers will also be on hand at the ASHI Booth to greet you!

New ASHI members and first-time IW attendees should definitely plan to attend the “Welcome to ASHI” event, hosted by seasoned home inspectors. This popular event will give you a great opportunity to receive essential information about the profession, learn about “moving up in ASHI” and find out tips to prepare for the National Home Inspection Examination (NHIE). 

Aside from all the excellent educational opportunities, there will be two marquee events to celebrate at IW:

  • On Monday, January 20, the InspectPAC Reception will take place in the French Quarter’s Napoleon House—a beautiful backdrop in which to raise money to support the home inspection profession.
  • On Tuesday, January 21, you can take a trip back in time for An Evening at the Museum, held in the National World War II Museum. You’ll be afforded an unforgettable experience in this world-renowned museum, as well as dinner and unlimited drinks. 

With so much to do and learn, be sure to take advantage of IW 2020 in New Orleans! If you have not registered yet, there’s still time.

Visit the IW 2020 website at www.inspectionworld.com or contact Michele George, Director of Education (847-954-3188, email micheleg@ashi.org) with any questions.

We can’t wait to see you in NOLA this January!