Conferences

2019 Foundry Leadership Summit

September 22-24,2019
Traverse City, MI

Join us for North America’s premier event for leaders from foundries and supplier companies at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City, Michigan. The Foundry Leadership Summit features high-level speakers, industry roundtables, and presentations about issues important to metalcasting leaders, including industry innovation, public policies and economic forecasts.

2019 Safety 101 Seminar

October 6-7, 2019
Louisville, KY

This course is designed for people with only a few years of experience in the health and safety field, and for those newer to the metalcasting industry. Some participants may have worked in a foundry for decades but manage safety and health as only one of many responsibilities.

31st Environmental, Health and Safety Conference

October 8-10, 2019
Louisville, KY

Where is the one place you can learn about cutting-edge, relevant EHS issues facing metalcasters? The 31st annual Environmental, Health and Safety Conference! Share case studies of successful EHS projects, network with peers, and check out vendors of EHS equipment/services. Located in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky, home of Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger, and the Urban Bourbon Trail, make your plans to attend the 31st EHS Conference today!

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Brent Charlton  Metal Technologies Auburn, LLC

2019 Young Professionals Program - Sold Out!

October 14-18, 2019
Schaumburg, IL

Sold Out! - Join fellow metalcasters from around the world at the Young Professionals Program this October in Chicago and Milwaukee. This gathering promotes career development and networking among young metalcasting professionals from the U.S., Japan and Germany. It’s a week of foundry tours, manufacturing presentations, industry discussions and more, all designed to enhance the competitiveness of the metalcasting industry and promote global exchange and networking. Sold Out!

2019 International Ferrous Melting Conference

October 30 - November 1, 2019
Nashville, TN

The 5th International Ferrous Melting Conference is a 3-day gathering co-sponsored by the AFS Melting Methods and Materials Division. The conference will be held Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee, with more than 200 expected attendees. Speakers from the foundry and related melting industries will focus on the topics of coreless melting, channel furnace melting and holding, pressure pouring, cupola melting, metallurgy, and charge materials.

2020 Metalcasting Management & Development Summit

February 6-7, 2020
New Orleans, LA

Learn to boost your problem-solving finesse and how to leverage competing values in your culture at the 2020 AFS Metalcasting Management and Development Summit.  

This is a prime event for supervisors, HR professionals, and all levels of management designed to help you lead others with actionable items you can utilize immediately.  This year’s summit is in the Paris of the South, New Orleans.  New Orleans boasts a rich history and even richer culture. 

2020 Foundry Environmental 101 Seminar

March 3-4, 2020
Schaumburg, IL

Gain a basic understanding of the issues and concerns encountered daily by individuals with environmental responsibilities in a metalcasting facility. This will include practical level instruction on routine compliance activities, permitting, reporting, record keeping, testing, pollution control and environmental management systems.