March 12, 2022 | Mark Paradies

Should You Attend the Summit?

Questions You Might Have…

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.

To help you decide if you should attend the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit in Knoxville, TN, on May 2-6, you  might ask me:

  • What kind of people would I meet at the Summit?
  • What companies/industries typically attend?
  • Why do people attend the Summit?
  • Do past participants recommend the Summit?
  • Are there any discounts?
  • Can we bring our whole team?

Let me answer these questions to help you decide if you, and others from your company – including your whole improvement team, should attend the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit.

What Companies are Represented at the Summit?

We aren’t close to finalizing registration, but I can tell you what companies have sent people in the past

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 | Military Healthcare System | Momentive | Monsanto | MSHA | New Brunswick Power | Norsk Hydro | NRC | NTSB | ORNL | Oxy | Parsons | Patheon | PCS | Petrobras | Petro-Canada | Pfizer | Potash | Pratt & Whitney | Praxair | Qantas | Qatar Gas | Rio Tinto | Rust-Oleum | Sandia National Labs | Sasol | Saudi Aramco | Sealed Air | Shell | Siemens | SKF | Subsea 7 | Suncor | Talisman | Total | TVA | Valero | United Technologies | Weatherford | Westar | Willbros

That’s just a start to give you a sample of the companies that participate. We have had over three hundred people attend but expect a lower number of attendees this year as things recover from COVID.

By the way, there are no COVID restrictions or requirements in Tennessee. No mask or COVID passports. Things have pretty much returned to normal. I even read that the FAA will be lifting mask requirements for flying in March.

Why Did People Attend?

General Session Participants

What motivates people to attend? They usually have some form of performance improvement in mind. They may be interested in…

  • Saving lives
  • Reducing risk
  • Preventing injuries
  • Changing behavior
  • Stopping human errors
  • Improving production
  • Eliminating sentinel events
  • Improving regulatory compliance
  • Improving thier Lean, Six Sigma, or CAPA Program
  • Maintaining their TapRooT® Certified Instructor status
  • Becoming a TapRooT® Software Super-User/Administrator
  • Enhancing equipment/asset reliability and achieving excellence
  • Learning the latest in root cause analysis and investigation techniques

What do past attendees have to say?

Here’s a sample of quotes from the past:

Pat at Suncor: “Fantastic speakers and sessions. I’m taking a lot of tools back to improve performance.”

Teresa at Irving Oil: “The Summit was fun! There were wonderful speakers. I have a lot of good information to take back to my workplace.”

Rich at 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 at Halliburton: “It’s like a family reunion except you meet root cause experts from around the world.”

Dave at Marathon: “Very Valuable. Well-organized multiple breakout sessions with good practices and even some things not to do.

Jeff at 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,”

And here are some videos of people discussing their Summit experience at the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit (the Summit in Knoxville four years ago)…


So, Should You Attend?

Absolutely YES!

You can either attend live or, if you still have travel restrictions, you can attend virtually. 

Check out the great sessions and speakers at the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit by viewing the Summit schedule:

We even GUARANTEE that you will learn valuable lessons:

Attend the 2020 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.


Summit Discounts

Don’t miss these ways to SAVE when you attend the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit on May 2-6 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Attend a pre-Summit Course and the Summit

When you register for the Summit and a pre-Summit Course, you will SAVE $200 OFF the course fee. This happens automatically when you register using the Summit Registration website…

Click the form to start registration.

What are the pre=Summit Courses?

Virtual Only

In-Person Only


Just click on the course title to get more details.

Bring a team!

A team at the Summit getting a picture with Mark & Linda.

Having your whole improvement team attend the Summit is a great way to get multiple people all working together to improve performance. Plus, you can save up to $600 per person if you bring 10 or more people and they attend the Summit and a pre-Summit Course.

See the table below for the seven different levels of discounts.

Bring Your Senior Executives

Senior executives (CEOs, COOs, VPs, Directors, and Plant Managers) can show their support for your company’s improvement efforts by attending the Summit and they can learn even more by attending the pre-Summit Course – TapRooT® Executive Leadership Training. They should register for the Executive Leadership Track at the Summit and they can participate in building the Roadmap to Success for the company.

Plus they count toward your discounts.

Register Today!

Courses have a limited number of seats and you want your first choice, so


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