We hope to see you at the Global TapRooT® Summit, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, Montgomery, Texas, March 11 – 15, 2019. Don’t forget our exclusive Pre-Summit courses March 11 – 12, 2019. We are certain this will be the best conference you attend in 2019.


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What Makes The TapRooT® Summit So Valuable

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 30 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:

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training
Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis
TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis to Improve Patient Safety
Trending for Managing Performance
TapRooT® Analyzing and Fixing Safety Culture Issues
Risk Management – Best Practices & Risk-Based Thinking
TapRooT® Software Implementation & Application
“What if” and TapRooT® for Hazard Assessment
TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques to Sharpen Investigation Skills
Stopping Human Error
Mistake Proofing & Effective Corrective Actions

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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