Global TapRooT® Summit

Knoxville, Tennessee
June 14 – 18, 2021


Register 3 people or more and SAVE. Also, save when you register for the Summit plus one of the 2-day Pre-Summit courses. See all the courses to choose from that will benefit you and your team.

Guaranteed Summit

When you join us at the Knoxville Convention Center for the Global TapRooT® Summit, you will be investing your time to improve your organization. We guarantee that you will learn valuable skills and best practices. Here’s our guarantee:

GUARANTEE: Attend the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit. Go back to work and implement your roadmap 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 your team’s performance—and that of your whole organization—to the next level.


2021 Global TapRooT® Summit ... MORE INFO

Need more information before you invest your limited time and budget on the Global TapRooT® Summit? Explore the links below and be confident that the TapRooT® Summit will be the best conference you attend.

Pre-Summit Courses
Keynote Speakers
Summit Schedule
Venue & Hotel

World’s Best Problem-Solver Summit

In 1994, we started the Global TapRooT® Summit as a 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 the Summit so Valuable?

The Summit addresses issues that you need to improve. How do we know what these issues are? First, we teach root cause analysis to the world’s leading companies. These interactions make us premier “knowledge-brokers.” We use this knowledge to design the Summit to address your biggest challenges.

Second, we make networking fun. The Summit will be the BEST networking and benchmarking event you ever participate in. Meet people from industry-leading companies, performance-Improvement experts, and our knowledgeable TapRooT® Instructors from around the world.

Third, TapRooT® Users share their Success Stories as part of the Summit. Look at the Summit schedule and see the many sessions that address key issues that you are facing. Attend the Summit to learn new best practices to improve performance at your company.

Summit Participants

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 & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis
  • Stopping Human Error
  • Analyzing & Fixing Safety Culture Issues
  • Risk/Opportunity Based Thinking & Risk Management Best Practices
  • TapRooT® Software Implementation & Application
  • TapRooT® Evidence Collection & Interviewing Techniques to Sharpen Investigation Skills
  • Best Practices in Mistake Proofing & Effective Corrective Actions

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

Summit leaders and participants

Should YOU Attend The Summit?

Do you want to:

  • Save lives
  • Reduce risk
  • Prevent injuries
  • Achieve excellence
  • Improve production
  • Eliminate sentinel events
  • Stop human errors and change behavior
  • Maintain your TapRooT® Instructor Certification
  • Enhance equipment reliability and maintenance
  • Become a TapRooT® Software Super-User/Administrator
  • Learn the latest root cause analysis and investigation best practices
Mark Paradies and Summit participants

Blast from the Past!

Back in 2007, Mark Paradies, President of System Improvements, detailed the reasons you should attend the Global TapRooT® Summit in the video to the right. It was true in 2007 and it’s even more true today! Why? Because we continue to make the Summit better every year. Learn, have fun, and benchmark/networks with some of the smartest and most friendly people you will ever meet.

Read more Frequently Asked Questions about the Global TapRooT® Summit.

People Recommend the Summit

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

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

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

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

Jeff, 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,”

Summit leaders and participants

Networking at the Summit

Hundreds of companies send experts/teams to the Summit to bring back great ideas to improve performance. Here is a sample of the companies at previous Summits…

Abbott Labs | AES | Alcoa | Ameren | Anglo Gold | Ashland | Babcock & Wilcox | Barrick | Bayer | Boart Longyear | Cameco | Champion Technologies | Chevron | CNSC | Cogentrix | ConocoPhillips | Corteva | CSB | Duke Energy | DuPont | 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 | Matrix | Military Healthcare System | Momentive | Monsanto | MSHA | Norsk Hydro | NRC | NTSB | Nutrien | ORNL | Oxy | Parsons | PCS | Petrobras | Petro-Canada | Petrobras | Pfizer | Pratt & Whitney | Praxair | Qantas | Rayethon Technologies | Rio Tinto | Rust-Oleum | Sandia National Labs | Sasol | Saudi Aramco | Sealed Air | Shell | Siemens | SKF | Suncor | Talisman | Total | TVA | Valero | Weatherford | Westar

Summit leaders

Global TapRooT® Summit ... Speakers - Schedule - Registration

A schedule packed with great information and keynote speakers. Click the registration link and make your travel plans!

Keynote Speakers

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