Elevator U Conference - 2015

Columbus, Ohio
Monday, June 22, 2015
Elevator U Conference - 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Place
the Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
Columbus, Ohio 43210
United States

Map and Directions

The 18th annual Elevator U conference is planned for June 23-25, 2015.  The conference is being hosted by The Ohio State University (Elevator U Professional Member Kathleen Harper), Columbus, OH. The conference and vendor expo will be held at the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center. The agenda includes great educational sessions for all, a vendor show, silent auction and the return of the popular Vendor-mercials.  

The following presentations have been approved by NAESA International for Continuing Education Units.
  • Elevator Cab Modernization: New Shells vs Interiors Only - .1 CEU
  • Hydraulic Telescopic Jack Application and Service - .1 CEU
  • Improving Maintenance Through Inspection - .1 CEU
  • Inspections and AHJs -.05 CEUs
  • Review of the Elevator Industry Field Employee’s Safety Handbook - .1 CEU
  • Wire Rope Maintenance - .1 CEU

The NAEC Education Committee has reviewed your Continuing Education Application for the 2015 Elevator U - Annual Conference. We are pleased to inform you that the committee has approved the educational content at total value of 5.5 hours CET, 4.5 hours CAT and 1.0 Safety credit for a total of 6.5 contact hours.

  • Elevator Cab Modernization – 1.0 CET
  • Hydraulic Telescopic Jack Application & Service – 1.0 CET/CAT
  • Improving Maintenance through Inspection – 1.0 CET/CAT
  • Improving Performance on Hydraulic Elevator – 1.0 CET/CAT
  • Inspections & AHJs – 0.5 CET/CAT
  • Review of EIFESH – 1.0 Safety
  • Wire Rope Maintenance – 1.0 CET/CAT

To view the online conference agenda brochure click the link below.

Presenters/Exhibitors Guide:

One of the topics of education will include discussion on the benefits of having your own in-house elevator repair team or whether to contract those services outside your facility. Elevator U has professional members who do both and the information they share will be helpful in determining what the pros and cons are of each. 

Golf Outing - Monday June 22nd, 2015
1:00 pm  -  5:00 pm 
Golf Outing - 1pm Shotgun Start
Ohio State University Golf Club - Gray Course
Transportation to the golf course is up to the participants.

Club rental is extra and must be set up ahead of time by the individual. A shirt with a collar or mock collar must be worn and shorts must be at least mid thigh in length.  No denim is allowed and no steel spikes; soft spikes only.

5:00 pm  -  9:00 pm 
Elevator U - Board of Directors Meeting
Location: The Blackwell Executive Boardroom

**The 2015 Elevator U Conference tentative schedule is as follows and is subject to change.

Day 1 – Tuesday June 23rd, 2015
- Registration
– Educational Sessions
– Social Activity at Night

Day 2 – Wednesday June 24th, 2015
- Educational Sessions
– Vendor-Mercials
– Vendor Expo – During Lunch & Dinner
– Dinner, Open Bar, EESF Silent Auction

Day 3 – Thursday June 25th, 2015
- Educational Sessions Morning
– Closing Luncheon

EU Conference Fees
$300 per person – 3-Days – **Includes $100 Membership Fee For 2015-2016 Year

Exhibitor Fees – 10 X 10 Foot Exhibit Space
$1000 per booth space/company EU Member – Includes Exhibit Table & Educational Conference For One Representative. **Includes $100 Membership Fee For 2015-2016 Year
$130 per person for an extra worker
8 x 2.5 Foot Draped Tables Provided
***Table Top Booth Exhibit***

Please note that we will send out a full conference agenda with presentation topics as soon as the speakers are all confirmed.

As with every year, plan on great learning experiences, interesting conversation and awesome networking opportunities from your colleagues. Register today through our online registration website.


Contact Information

  • Elevator U - Mission/Purpose Statement

    “There is a need for colleges, universities, government agencies and public institutions to have an organized vehicle to promote excellence in design, construction and maintenance of all forms of vertical transportation. ELEVATOR U is a voluntary association of individuals the purposes of which are exclusively charitable and educational.

    As technologies, materials and business practices continually change, we need to ensure we have an organization to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technical expertise to properly build and maintain vertical transportation that is safe, durable and efficient.

    To create a forum where stewards of vertical transportation systems can exchange ideas and information.
    To accumulate technical information and make it easily accessible to members.
    To provide information and education for the benefit of the elevator industry.
    To provide a regular opportunity for gathering to share fellowship, information and education.
    To acquire means to reinvest in the charitable and educational interest of ELEVATOR U.
    The purpose of ELEVATOR U is to provide a medium at the national level for advancement of the objectives of the Organization, to promote closer relations and cooperation among the professions, contractors, manufacturers, trade associations and societies which are engaged in, or directly connected with, the vertical transportation industry.”

    Terri Flint – President - tlflint@umich.edu
    Eddie Morris – Vice President - nem6r@eservices.virginia.edu
    Steve Pydynowski – Treasurer - SBPYDYN@ilstu.edu
    Brad O’Guynn – Secretary - brad@elevator-world.com
    Don Ross – Director - dhrosselevinsp@msn.com
    Brad Haldeman – Director - blh12@psu.edu
    Tom Sybert – Director - tom.sybert@cjanderson.com
    Martin Culp – Chairman of the Board - mculp@fm.umd.edu
    Glenn Duncan – Founding Director - glennduncan@partsspecialistsinc.com

Payment Instructions

  • If you prefer to pay with check instead of credit card please continue with online registration, print out registration form/confirmation/invoice and mail payment to:

    Elevator U
    4751 N. Olcott Avenue
    Harwood Heights, IL 60706

    The remit address will appear on the registration form. Thanks!

    Elevator U

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