We hope to see you at the Global TapRooT® Summit, San Antonio, Texas, August 1 – 5, 2016.

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What Makes The TapRooT® Summit So Valuable


The Summit hotel is located on the world-famous River Walk!

Each year we consult with and teach root cause analysis to the world’s leading companies. This interaction makes us premier “knowledge brokers.” Instead of keeping all the best practices we learn to ourselves, we share them once a year at the TapRooT® Summit.

This sharing started out as a simple three day meeting of our best TapRooT® users. Over 20 years, it has grown to an international event with world-renowned speakers and multiple tracks designed to share best practices within and across industries and professions.

2-Day Pre-Summit Courses

To enhance your knowledge even more, before the Summit there are optional two-day courses to pick from! Participants can get CEU credits for both the Summit and the Pre-Summit Courses! Save $200 when you register for a Pre-Summit Course and the Summit. Here are the Pre-Summit Courses handpicked by Mark Paradies that will be held two days prior to the Summit:

2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis Course
Special 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis
Advanced Causal Factor Development Course
Advanced Trending Techniques
TapRooT® Analyzing and Fixing Safety Culture Issues
Risk Assessment and Management Best Practices
2-Day TapRooT® Quality Process Improvement Facilitator Course
Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® Software
TapRooT® for Audits
Interviewing & Investigation Basics
Understanding and Stopping Human Error

VIEW Pre-Summit Course descriptions.

What Past Participants Have To Say

Here are just a few of the comments we receive from participants who rave about the well-organized event with excellent speakers, practical and directly applicable best practice sessions, enjoyable/valuable networking, and fun activities:

  • The TapRooT® Summit continues to be the best gathering I’ve ever attended.
  • The speakers were absolutely wonderful – every one of them!
  • Outstanding! Great combination of technical breakout sessions and self-introspective / self-growth general sessions. Also, top-flight peers to talk and share ideas with.
  • The keynote speakers were way beyond my expectations. Networking opportunities were excellent.
  • Overall, enjoyed the diversity of speakers and sessions. Dr. Beverly Chiodo’s speech on character and its importance was a highlight.
  • Awesome! I look forward to attending future events and will be recommending this to my company.
  • The Best Practice Sessions were invaluable.
  • This week inspired me to go home and revitalize my improvement program. The networking with others in my field was well worth the money.

Who Attends A TapRooT® Summit?

Hundreds of companies have seen the value that Summit attendance provides. Here are a few you may recognize…

Abbott Labs | Alcoa | Ameren | American Elec. Power | Bayer | BUMED | Cameco | Champion Technologies | Encana | ENSCO | Entergy | EPA | Anglo Gold | Ashland | Babcock & Wilcox | Barrick | Boart Longyear | BP | Brookhaven National Lab | Chevron | CNSC | Cogentrix | ConocoPhillips | Duke Energy | Encana | ENSCO | Entergy | EPA | Exelon | Expro | ExxonMobil | FAA | FedEx | First Energy | Flint Hills Refining | Fluor | GE | General Dynamics | Genetech | Good Samaritan Hospital | Halliburton | Hess | Hydro One | INPO | Integris Health | Irving Oil | KBR | Luminant | Marathon Oil | Mercy Hospital | M-I SWACO | Military Healthcare System | Momentive Performance Materials | Monsanto | MSHA | Norsk Hydro | NRC | NTSB | ORNL | Oxy | Parsons | PCS | Petrobras | Petro-Canada | Petroleo Brasileiro | Pfizer | Potash | Pratt & Whitney | Praxair | Qantas | Rio Tinto | Rust-Oleum | Sandia National Labs | Sasol | Saudi Aramco | Sealed Air | Shell | Siemens | SKF | Talisman Energy | Total | TVA | Valero | United Region Healthcare | United Technologies | Wackenhut | Weatherford | Westar| Willbros

Who Should Attend The Summit?

People who want to:

  • Save lives
  • Reduce risk
  • Improve safety
  • Change behavior
  • Stop human errors
  • Improve production
  • Eliminate sentinel events
  • Manage performance improvement
  • Create effective performance measures
  • Enhance equipment reliability and maintenance
  • Maintain their TapRooT® Certified Instructor status
  • Become a TapRooT® Software Super-User/Administrator
  • Learn the latest improvements to root cause analysis and investigation techniques


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Our Guarantee

We know you have only so much time and resources to give to training and conferences in any given year. We are confident that the TapRooT® Summit will be the best conference you attend this year and worth every effort you make to get there.

One way you can judge our commitment to you is our SUMMIT GUARANTEE.

Attend the Summit and go back to work and use what you've learned. If you don't get at least 10 times the return on your investment, simply return the Summit materials and we'll refund the entire Summit fee.

With a guarantee like this one, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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