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VALVE forum + valve basics
A content-rich Program with technical, manufacturing, management & marketing, AND valve repair TOPICS pLUS VALVES 101

This comprehensive virtual event for those who make, sell, distribute and use valves and related products is being held Nov. 9-12. Visit for more information and to register!



VMA's Basics program can be held at end-user, engineering firms and valve manufacturers' locations. We'll provide customized training on valves, actuators & controls adapted to your company’s business and training needs. Perfect for when you have more than 25 employees in need of training!


We’re currently booking custom events for 2021. Don’t wait until travel has resumed as we have a limited number of slots open each year. Find out more:


VMA Virtual


Learn, Network and Connect!


No matter the circumstances, business intelligence, product and manufacturing innovations and trends, and personal relationships are needed to succeed and thrive in your career. The Valve Manufacturers Association is known for its learning and networking opportunities, and while those have taken place in-person, VMA is now facilitating these same things virtually.

  • Webinars
  • Virtual Member Roundtables
  • Valve Basics Online Training

Easy, Quick and Affordable

Expert speakers, timely content and Q&A sessions – all from your desk at home or in the office. Typically lasting 60-90 minutes, participants can join our webinars live or view a recording. VMA’s webinars will cover a broad range of subjects appropriate for all company employees, as well as companies and customers in the valve, automation and flow control industry. PLUS, webinar participants receive PDHs (professional development hours)!




Registration is now open for:


A Viable Approach to Cellular Manufacturing for High-Mix, Low-Volume Manufacturers

Oct. 21, 3:00 pm EDT


2020 Election Outlook: An In-Depth Analysis of the Race for the White House and Congress

Oct. 21, 10:00 am EDT - FOR VMA/VRC MEMBERS ONLY!


 Call for Topics and Speakers: Have a topic you’d like to present? Let us know! Please note that all submissions must include the title, a 25- to 50-word description, learning objectives and speaker information. They must be educational in nature.


Sponsorships: Interested in sponsoring VMA's webinar program or a specific webinar? Contact Heather Rhoderick.


Virtual Roundtables

Member company employees with similar interests can now meet virtually to network, connect, exchange ideas and stay current on relevant issues for their job or current situation.

  • Find business contacts to help you solve problems and improve performance
  • Learn about other companies in the industry
  • Share your expertise and be viewed as a leader to your company and industry
  • Find a mentor
  • Demonstrate your commitment to your employer, job and industry

MEMBERS: Interested? Sign up now


Groups are being formed around these areas: Human Resources, Young Professionals, New to the Industry, Engineering staff, Manufacturing personnel, Women in the Industry, IT staff and COVID-19.  Please note these groups are for VMA members only.


Valve Basics Online Training (VBOT)

For Home or Office, Start Learning Now!

This short course on Valve, Actuator and Control basics is available 24/7 and provides a balanced overview of introductory level information on valves, actuators and other flow control and automation equipment. Perfect for anyone specifying, manufacturing, distributing, modifying, repairing or selling valves—whether you are new to the industry, need a refresher, or even if you are in an office support function and want to learn more about the industry.


This online training course provides basic information in 8 lessons featuring narration and the ability to work at your own pace. Once you pay to access the program, you’ll begin the course, with 90 days to finish. Find out more and secure your license in The VMA Store.

  • Completely narrated and presented in 8 lessons, with quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Topics include an Overview of the Industry, Check, Linear, Quarter-turn, PRVs, Control Valves and Actuators
  • Earn 6 PDHs and receive a VMA Certificate of Completion
  • Accessible via the cloud—no downloads required
  • Obtain individual licenses through The VMA Store
  • Group licenses with significant discounts are offered; contact VMA for group pricing

Education Credits: All VMA educational programs offer professional development hours.


Questions? Contact  Judy Tibbs, VMA education director




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11/9/2020 » 11/12/2020
2020 VMA Virtual Valve Forum

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