VIATC2017 Highlights


The Vibration Institute successfully completed our 41st consecutive Annual Training Conference in June at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Rochester, New York. The conference included many excellent short courses and papers, including a Basic Machinery Vibrations course, certification exams, and good weather for the event. We had a record number of exhibitors and sponsors this year helping to make the event and receptions better for all. I’d like to thank all 15 of our sponsors for their support, with special thanks to our two Champion sponsors: CTC and IMI Sensors, which each provided major support for one of our two evening receptions, including free drinks! The support of our vendors makes it possible to hold a world-class event.

We had so many great presentations that it is impossible to talk about them all in such a short article. I would like to mention that our preconference short courses on Rotor Dynamics for Users, Basic ODS, Rotor Modeling, and Impact Testing were well attended and received very positive feedback. Our keynote address by Dr. Chris Kuehl on our current economic condition was incredibly well received. Dr. Kuehl was not only well informed on the topic but also an excellent presenter with a great sense of humor that kept everyone laughing. The diverse program, including balancing, gearbox analysis, resonance testing, modal analysis, pump analysis, piping vibration, and other topics, had something that appealed to just about everyone in attendance.

Additionally, Dr. Eshleman, a Vibration Institute founder, recieved a lifetime achievement award and it was announced that the Vibration Institute has created the Eshleman Foundation in honor of Dr. Eshleman. The Eshlman Foundation is the charitable arm of the Vibration Institute, and will be responsible giving our academic grants, vocational grants and event grants to those that qualify.



Continuing Education

The Vibration Institute awards continuing education units (CEUs) for the 2018 Vibration Institute Annual Training Conference.

Why VIATC2018

Vibration Institute’s 42nd Annual Training Conference is the premiere vibration and condition monitoring event of the year. The Training Conference has SET RECORDS for attendance and exhibitors for the last three years in a row.

New This Year


  • Co-Location with RELIABILITYWEB Reliability Leadership Conference
  • Additional 150 Attendees
  • Reliability Education Track