Regularly scheduled PVMA meetings serve as a focal point for programs and activities. PVMA meets at least two times each year. The annual meeting, usually held in March, blends three days of business and leisure activities at a resort location. A one-day business meeting is held in September.

Regular business is the focus of each meeting. Business is conducted by committees and special interest groups. All members have an opportunity to participate. The committees and groups address the issues, discuss industry matters and recommend direction for the Association.

There are two key working groups: The Technical and Code Issues Group, and the Member Services Committee which addresses membership growth and benefit issues.

Besides regular business matters, meetings often include informative programs on topics of specific importance to member representatives.

In addition to PVMA meetings, the Association is well represented by members and its technical consultant at meetings of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, held four times each year. For further information on upcoming meetings, please contact the association headquarters in Chicago. (630) 942-6590 or

Upcoming Meetings

2021 PVMA Fall Business Meeting - September 13 - 14, 2021: National Board Training & Conference Center, Columbus, OH

2022 PVMA Annual Meeting - April 11 - 12, 2022: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, FL

COVID-19 Liability Waiver &Acknowledgements

By attending the PVMA 2021 Fall Meeting at the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Training Center, Columbus, OH (“conference”) in-person you acknowledge that neither PVMA nor the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors can prevent you from being exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending the conference and related events. Attendance at the conference constitutes your acceptance of the following terms:


  • I am attending the conference at my own risk and understand that by attending I risk being exposed to or infected with COVID-19 as a result of my actions or those of other attendees or participants including the hotel’s employees and PVMA’s officers, directors and staff.
  • I hereby release, for myself, my heirs, and personal representatives, and do forever discharge, indemnify and hold harmless PVMA, its directors, officers, staff, agents, members, and representatives, from any and all claims, liabilities,actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of, in connection with, or relating to my attending or participating in the conference including, without limitation, any illness, damages, or injury resulting from my travel to and from, and attendance at, the conference, participation in events related to the conference, exposure to an infectious disease (including COVID-19) or the manner in which the conference or its related events and activities are conducted.
  • I will follow all required health and safety guidelines, protocols, policies, regulations, and mandates while attending the conference, including those implemented or recommended by PPFA or the hotel (regardless of whether federal, state, or local laws dictate otherwise), or by federal, state, or local authorities (collectively, “Guidance”) which may include (among other actions) wearing a face mask or covering while attending conference meetings and events and maintaining appropriate social distance from others.
  • I agree to monitor my own health status and will not attend the conference if (i) I am symptomatic of COVID-19 in any way (even if I am fully vaccinated against COVID 19); (ii) I believe I have been exposed to or been in close contact with someone with COVID19 in the 14 days prior to the conference (unless I am fully vaccinated); (iii) I have had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the 10 days prior to the conference or, at the time of the conference are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test; or (iv) a public health or medical professional told me to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection with the 14 days prior to the conference.

NOTE: Close contact is being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period with a person; or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 with or without wearing a mask (i.e., being coughed or sneezed on). People are considered fully vaccinated (i) 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or (ii) 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. If it has been less than 2 weeks since your final dose, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected.


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