Global TapRooT® Summit

Knoxville, Tennessee
May 2 – 6, 2022

Join us for the Summit

The in-person experience is one we’ve come to treasure. We are holding the Summit at the Knoxville Convention Center in 2022. Meet your participants and expert speakers face-to-face.


2022 Global TapRooT® Summit ... MORE INFO

Need more information? Explore the links below and be confident that the Global TapRooT® Summit will be the best conference you attend in 2022.

TapRooT® RCA Training
Pre-Summit Courses
Keynote Speakers
Summit Schedule
Venue & Hotel

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

Attend the 2022 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.


Best Problem-Solver Summit

In 1994, we started the TapRooT® Summit as a three-day meeting of the best TapRooT® Users. The Summit has grown for 30 years into an international event with world-renowned speakers and multiple tracks designed to share performance improvement best practices across industries and professions.

Why is the Summit so valuable?

First, we know the issues that you have and need to improve. How? We teach root cause analysis to the world’s leading companies. This makes us premier “knowledge-brokers.” We use this knowledge to design the Summit to address your biggest challenges.

Second, we make networking fun. The Summit is the BEST networking/benchmarking event. 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 issues that you face. Attend the Summit to learn new best practices to improve performance at your company.

Summit Participants

Advanced Pre-Summit Courses

Save $200 off the regular course price when you register for a Pre-Summit Course and the Summit! What kind of advanced courses could you attend?

  • 3-Day VIRTUAL TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training (Sunday – Tuesday)
  • 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training (In-Person)
  • 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training (In-Person or VIRTUAL)
  • 2-Day Stopping Human Error Course (In-Person or VIRTUAL)
  • 2-Day Risk/Opportunity Based Thinking & Risk Management Best Practices Training (VIRTUAL Only)
  • 2-Day Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® Software Course (In-Person and VIRTUAL)
  • 2-Day TapRooT® Evidence Collection & Interviewing Techniques to Sharpen Investigation Skills Training (VIRTUAL Only)
  • 2-Day Best Practices in Mistake Proofing & Effective Corrective Actions Training (VIRTUAL Only)

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

TapRooT® Course

Should YOU Attend The Summit?

Attend virtually or in-person if you need to:

  • Save lives
  • Reduce risk
  • Prevent injuries
  • Improve production
  • Eliminate sentinel events
  • Stop human errors and change behavior
  • Learn the latest compliance best practices
  • Maintain your TapRooT® Instructor Certification
  • Enhance operations excellence and asset reliability
  • 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 to attend the Global TapRooT® Summit in the video to the right. It was true in 2007 … 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 Frequently Asked Questions about the 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 Services | Military Healthcare System | Momentive | Monsanto | MSHA | Norsk Hydro | NRC | NTSB | Nutrien | ORNL | Oxy | Parsons | 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 | Weatherford | Westar

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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