Safely Charging Ahead: Navigating Battery Safety, Regulations & Innovation Symposium

live demonstrations & Expert Insights


November 18-19, 2024 | Americase, 6200 N-I35E, Waxahachie, TX 75165


This symposium will deliver a combination of live on-site demonstrations of battery safety testing and fire containment and expert-led interactive sessions. The agenda will cover the current and upcoming trends in battery safety practices, delivering the latest updates on safety and compliance in battery storage and transportation. The discussion will also focus on the current and future government regulations and code updates, as well as facility preparedness and planning. Optional DOT Certification Training Course is also offered.

Who Should Attend

  • Battery & Electrochemistry Industry Members
  • Battery Material Makers
  • Battery Manufacturing Equipment Makers
  • Data Center Operations Managers
  • Fire Code Officials
  • Facilities Managers
  • Environmental, Health, & Safety Managers
  • New Technology Startup Owners
  • Potential Investors in Lithium Technology
  • Academic Researchers
  • Other Battery Industry Members
Highlights from the February 2024 symposium

Pricing

Early bird (until September 18, 2024): $1,000
With DOT Certification Training: $1,300

Regular (after September 18, 2024): $1,100
With DOT Certification Training: $1,400

Includes soft copies of slides, breakfast/snacks/lunch, networking reception

Live On-site Testing Demonstrations

This two-day symposium will demonstrate live a variety of regulatory and safety battery and packaging tests, including:

  • UN Informal Working Group propagation test
  • Drop test
  • Stack test
  • Recall packaging and thermal runaway containment tests:
    • Consumer electronics
    • Power tools
    • Industrial battery

This panel of industry experts will address some of the hottest topics concerning lithium-ion batteries today and in the future. Discussion will include regulatory issues regarding battery storage and transportation, new fire code implications, as well as risk management and facility planning. The panel will also address how to prepare for battery recalls and how to best plan for battery end of life and recycling. The panel includes a Q&A session where the panelists will answer your questions, even those tough “elephant in the room” ones – no holds barred!

Topics covered will include:

  • Battery storage and transport regulations.
  • New fire code implications.
  • Risk management/Facility considerations.
  • Recalls, end of life, recycling planning.

The symposium will delve into a variety of topics and issues affecting lithium-ion batteries, including safety practices, regulations, transportation, storage, and more:

  • International Fire Code and storage regulations changes concerning li-ion batteries and products.
  • Future regulations, UN IWG hazard classification project, and UN IWG 38.8 battery testing overview/updates.
  • Airlines update concerning the lithium batteries state of charge/DG regulations.
  • Facility preparedness/planning for potential thermal runaway events.
  • Battery storage, handling, and disposal, including regulatory and transportation implications, safety best practices, and recycling considerations.
  • Battery testing and failure analysis, from design and compliance to safety and reliability.
  • Optional – DOT Certification Training Course.

We have invited renowned experts in battery technology and safety to share their insights and experiences during the symposium. Presenter lineup will include experts from a variety of industry-leading organizations and companies, including:

  • PHMSA
  • PRBA
  • Recharge
  • Exponent
  • All4
  • Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd
  • Hazmat Safety Consulting
  • Fulcrum Testing
  • General Motors
  • Toyota
  • Americase

*We are currently finalizing our list of speakers for the symposium. Please note that the lineup is subject to change if unforeseen circumstances arise as the event date approaches.

Location

Seminar will take place just outside of Dallas, TX:
Americase
6200 N-I35E
Waxahachie, TX 75165


Cancellation Policy

Written notice only will be accepted:
Until October 18, 2024 – 50% refund; From October 18, 2024 – No refund


Area Lodging and Dining Options

If you are planning to stay in Waxahachie during the seminar, below please find links to some of the local hotels and restaurants.

Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites Waxahachie

Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Waxahachie

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waxahachie

Restaurants

Branded Burger Company

Campuzano Mexican Food

Carino’s

Chic-fil-a

Chili’s

Fish City Grill

Mi Casa Mexican Cuisine

Ohana Sushi & Ramen

Olive Garden

Panera Bread

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