Global TapRooT® Summit

Knoxville, Tennessee

June 14 – 18, 2021

What is the Global TapRooT® Summit? An international event with world-renowned speakers and multiple tracks that share performance improvement success stories and root cause analysis best practices across industries and professions. Network and benchmark with people from industry-leading companies and performance-Improvement experts from around the world.

Don’t forget the Pre-Summit Courses (June 14 – 15, 2021).

Register 3 or more at a discount. Also, save when you register for the 3-day Summit plus a 2-day Pre-Summit course.

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Join us at the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee for the Global TapRooT® Summit.

GUARANTEE: Attend the 2021 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 your facility’s performance to the next level.

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Summit for The World’s Best Problem-Solvers

In 1993, the Global TapRooT® Summit started out 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?

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 to the world’s leading companies. These interactions make us premier “knowledge-brokers.” But we don’t keep knowledge secret, we share it with the Summit’s participants.

Second, we make the Summit the BEST networking and benchmarking event you will ever attend. 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. Learn new best practices 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
  • 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, 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,”

Here are the highlights from the 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit … just imagine what you will learn at the 2021 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 to bring back great ideas to improve their performance. Here are some of the companies represented 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 | Rio Tinto | Rust-Oleum | Sandia National Labs | Sasol | Saudi Aramco | Sealed Air | Shell | Siemens | SKF | Suncor | Talisman | Total | TVA | Valero | United Technologies | Weatherford | Westar

Contact Us

Register By Phone: (865) 539-2139

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