Global TapRooT® Summit

March 9 – 13, 2020

Come join us at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas (near Austin), for Summit week.

Get the benefit of learning through advanced Pre-Summit courses, conveniently offered March 9 – 10, 2020. The Summit will be held March 11 – 13, 2010.

GUARANTEE: Attend the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit. Go back to work and implement your road map to success. If you don’t save 10 times the cost of your attendance at the Summit, let us know and return your Summit materials and we will refund 100% of the Summit registration fee. This guarantee shows how certain we are that you will learn valuable best practices to take performance at your facility to the next level.

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Global TapRooT® Speakers and Sessions

Who will you learn from and what can you learn? See these links…

Keynote Speakers

Global TapRooT® Summit Links

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.

Keynote Speakers
Pre-Summit Courses
Venue & Hotel


Summit for Problem-Solvers

The Global TapRooT® Summit started out as a simple three-day meeting of the best TapRooT® users. Over 30 years, it has grown to an international event with world-renowned speakers and multiple tracks designed to share performance improvement and root cause analysis best practices across industries and professions.

Why is Attending the Summit so Valuable?

We designed the Summit to address the issues that you need to improve. How do we know what these issues are? First, we teach root cause analysis of 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 at the TapRooT® Summit.

Second, we plan the Summit so that you can network and benchmark with other attendees from industry-leading companies, with performance-Improvement experts, and with our knowledgeable instructors from around the world.

Third, we connect with our users to get their ideas and to encourage them to present their proven best practices as part of the Summit.

Have a look at the Summit schedule and decide how many sessions address issues that you are facing or that provide opportunities for you to learn new best practices to apply to improve performance at your company.

Pre-Summit Courses

Save $200 off the regular course price when you register for a Pre-Summit Course and the Summit at the same time! The courses are held on the Monday and Tuesday before the Summit. What kind of advanced courses will you attend? Pick from one of these 2-day courses:

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

Participants can get CEU credits for both the Summit and the Pre-Summit Courses!

What Do People Say About the Summit?

Pat Fortune, Suncor: “Fantastic speakers and sessions. I’m taking a lot of tools back to improve performance.”

Teresa Guy, Irving Oil: “The Summit was fun! There were wonderful speakers. I have a lot of good information to take back to my workplace.”

Rich Horan, PPL Electric Utilities: “Well organized. This was my first Summit and from the start to the end was a great experience and great networking.”

Jeff Hubbart, Halliburton: “It’s like a family reunion except you meet root cause experts from around the world.”

Dave Burns, Marathon: “Very Valuable. Well-organized multiple breakout sessions with good practices and even some things not to do.

Jeff Hubbart, First Energy: “This is my second Summit in a row and each time I come, I learn new, valuable things to take back to work and apply,”

Here are some highlights from the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit…

Who Should Attend The Summit?

People who want to:

  • Save lives
  • Reduce risk
  • Prevent injuries
  • Change behavior
  • Stop human errors
  • Improve production
  • Eliminate sentinel events
  • Enhance equipment reliability and maintenance
  • Maintain their TapRooT® Certified Instructor status
  • Become a TapRooT® Software Super-User/Administrator
  • Learn the latest for root cause analysis and investigation technique improvements

Who Might You Meet at the Summit?

Hundreds of companies send their experts to the Summit because of the great ideas they bring back to work. Here are a just few companies who have attended past Summits so you have a feeling for the people you might meet…

Abbott Labs | AES | Alcoa | Ameren | Anglo Gold | Ashland | Babcock & Wilcox | Barrick | Bayer | Boart Longyear | Cameco | Champion Technologies | Chevron | CNSC | Cogentrix | ConocoPhillips | CSB | Duke Energy | Encana | ENSCO | Entergy | EPA | Exelon | 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 | Monsanto | MSHA | Norsk Hydro | NRC | NTSB | ORNL | Oxy | Parsons | PCS | Petrobras | Petro-Canada | Petrobras | Pfizer | Potash | Pratt & Whitney | Praxair | Qantas | Rio Tinto | Rust-Oleum | Sandia National Labs | Sasol | Saudi Aramco | Sealed Air | Shell | Siemens | SKF | Suncor | Talisman | Total | TVA | Valero | United Technologies | Weatherford | Westar | Willbros

Contact Us

Register By Phone: (865) 539-2139

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