122nd Metalcasting Congress

Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

Tuesday, April 25

  8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Technical Sessions
  8:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Institute Course: Casting Material Properties
  10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
  10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker Harry Moser: Manufacturing Reshoring
  11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Copper Luncheon (ticket required)
The Copper Division will present its David Kunkel Distinguished Service Award along with the Copper Division Scholarship. Held at the Wisconsin Center, First Floor, Ballroom B
  1:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Institute Course: Identifying the Correct Casting Defect
  6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Cash Bar
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Awards, Dinner and Enterainment
Annual Banquet (ticket required)
Join us for the presentation of AFS's highest honor, the Gold Medal. The Gold Medal presentations will be followed by entertainment from comedian Mike Bliss. Held at Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Crystal Ballroom.


Wednesday, April 26

  7:30 a.m. Women in Metalcasting Breakfast
  8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Technical Sessions
  8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Institute Course: Virtual Casting Process
  10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
  11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Recognition Luncheon (ticket required)
This luncheon will feature the presentation of the Best Paper and Division awards, as well as the Applied Research and Howard F. Taylor Award. Held at Wisconsin Center, First Floor, Ballroom B.
  1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Institute Course: Building Positive Buzz, Intentionally Shaping Your Reputation Through Emotional Intelligence
  3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Future Leaders of Metalcasting meeting

  3:00 p.m.

Student Chapter Town Hall

  4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Reception With Exhibitors
Held on the show floor.
  6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. AFS Alumni Dinner (AFS Alumni only)
Held at Hilton Milwaukee City Center-Empire Ballroom.


Thursday, April 27

  8:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Technical Sessions
  9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
  10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Hoyt Memorial Lecture: Doug Trinowski, The Power and Need for Research in Metalcasting
  11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. President's Lunch & Annual Business Meeting (ticket required)
Join the annual business meeting where the election of AFS officers and directors will be announced. In addition, the AFS Awards of Scientific Merit, Service Citations, Casting of the Year, Corporate Contribution Award and Millionaire's Safety Awards will be presented. Held at Wisconsin City Center, First Floor, Ballroom B
  1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. AFS Silica Exposure Control Workshop (separate registration required)
This workshop will focus on to controlling silica exposure levels in the foundry, including equipment and procedures associated with the sand system process operation and maintenance, material handling, ventilation and housekeeping. The workshop will feature case studies and foundry experiences in controlling silica exposure hazards. Held at Wisconsin City Center, Room 203C.
  2:00 p.m. Raffle drawing in The Hub

*Schedule subject to change.