The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Embassy Suites Hotel in Phoenix, AZ is the site of the 2012 Technical Seminar. A preliminary schedule of topics is included.

NAFA 2012 Technical Seminar
April 18 – 20, 2012
Phoenix, AZ


Hotel Information

Embassy Suites Scottsdale
4415 East Paradise Village Parkway South
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Reservations: 602.765.5800
Reservation cut-off date: 3/17/12
Check in time: 3:00 pm; Check out time: 12:00 pm

Hotel Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by calling (602) 765-5800. When making reservations, mention you are with the National Air Filtration Association. To ensure you receive the group rate of $149.00 (single / double); $159.00 (triple) or $169.00 (Quad), you must make your reservations by March 17, 2012. After this date, reservation requests will be made on a space available basis. We encourage you to make your reservations today, as we cannot guarantee availability after the room block has been filled. Make sure you call early and request a room with a view of the mountains.

TECH2012 Sponsors


3M • Airflow Products Company
Cameron Great Lakes, Inc.  • Clarcor Air Filtration Products
Columbus Industries, Inc.   Expanded Technologies, Inc.
Flanders Corporation   Franklin Adhesives & Polymers
Glasfloss Industries, Inc. • Koch Filter Corporation
Sanuvox Technologies, Inc. • Superior Fibers LLC


 Wallner Tooling\Expac, Inc.


Quality Filters, Inc.


D-Mark • Fiber Bond Corporation • Smith Filter Corporation •  Viskon-Aire Corporation

Transportation & Directions

Embassy Suites Phoenix Scottsdale offers airport transfer services through ET Limousine Service in luxury town cars for $42 for up to two people and shuttles on the hour, every hour, for $25 dollars a person. (602) 439-7413. Taxi: $42.

From Sky Harbor Airport (drive time: 20 min) I-10 west to 51 north (Squaw Peak Pkwy) exit Cactus Road,(approx 10 miles north) turn right ( East) go 1.4 mile to Paradise Village Parkway West turn right, hotel on right 1/8th mile.

From Scottsdale Airport (drive time: 10 min) Scottsdale Road South to Cactus Road. Right on Cactus Road to Tatum Blvd. Left on Tatum Blvd. to Paradise Village Parkway South. Right on Paradise Village Parkway South. Hotel is on left 1/8 of a mile next to Stone Creek Golf Club.

NCT Exam Tutorial – New!

Steve Nicholas, CAFS, NCT, Air Industries, Inc. has volunteered to conduct the three-hour tutorial for the NAFA Certified Technician (NCT) Level I exam. The tutorial will be held on Friday, April 20th from 7:30 am – 10:30 am. This will be the only instruction for those who intend to take the NCT exam.  The exam will be administered immediately following the tutorial.

The NCT Level II Training and Exam

The NCT Level II Training and Exam will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. To sign up for this training, you must complete the registration form enclosed. The cost is $520.00 for members and $1,120.00 for nonmembers. Session begins at 8:00 am April 17th and includes lunch.

Track One

Track One is for those who are new to the industry, or planning to take the Certified Air Filter Specialist (CAFS) exam.  The CAFS exam will be administered Friday, April 20th immediately following a final review conducted by Rick Peckham, CAFS of Clarcor Air Filtration Products.

If you are interested in registering for any exam, please complete the Registration Form.

NAFA Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

A Golf Tournament, benefiting the NAFA Scholarship Fund will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Orange Tree Golf Resort. The tournament will begin with a 6:30 a.m. shotgun start and will conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m. Teams will be formed at random unless you specifically ask to be paired with another member. Transportation to the golf course, breakfast and lunch is included with the cost.

Do you want to sponsor TECH2012?

There are four levels of sponsorship:

PLATINUM Sponsorship ($1,000.00)
  • Recognition at the Convention
  • Signage displayed throughout the event*
  • Recognition in NAFA publications
  • One Static Tabletop Display for Your Company**
  • One paid TECH2012 registration for one employee
GOLD Sponsorship ($750.00)
  • Recognition at the Convention
  • Signage displayed throughout the event*
  • Recognition in NAFA publications
  • One Static Tabletop Display for Your Company*
SILVER Sponsorship ($500.00)
  • Recognition at the Convention
  • Signage displayed throughout the event*
  • Recognition in NAFA publications
BRONZE Sponsorship ($250.00)
  • Recognition at the Convention

* One large banner will be produced with sponsors’ names. In order to be included on the signage, sponsorship must be received by March 17, 2012.
** This will involve anything you want to display as long as it fits on top of a table – we suggest any new filters, new applications, or your product line – couple of filters and literature. We request that you not congregate at your display while sessions are in progress.

TECH2012 Registration package includes:

  • Full cooked-to-order breakfast, served daily
  • All breaks and lunch on Thursday, April 19th
  • Manager’s Reception every evening
  • Opening reception on Wednesday, April 18th
  • All Educational Sessions – attendees can choose either Track One or Track Two training sessions at no additional cost!
  • Registration materials and TECH2012 gift bags

Cocktail receptions are held nightly from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the hotel. The hotel is sponsoring these events free of charge; therefore, you must have a room at the hotel to attend.

Registration Deadline

Please note that the registration deadline is March 17, 2012.

Please join us as NAFA educates its membership and the general public to the benefits of improved air quality with filtration. If you should have any questions, please contact your NAFA Staff by phone at (757) 313-7400 or by e-mail at