Conferences

2024 Safety 101 Seminar

March 18* – 20, 2024
Schaumburg, IL

Elevate your safety and health expertise with the AFS EHS Safety & Health Committee's enhanced Safety 101 Seminar coming in March 2024. We are excited to announce an extra half-day of content at no additional cost, offering in-depth training on cutting-edge safety management and incident investigation practices.

91st AFS Southeast Regional Conference

March 19 – 21, 2024
Birmingham, AL

The goal of this conference, hosted by the AFS Birmingham Chapter,  is to “bridge the gap” between older, established foundry practices and processes with the new technology and personnel available to the industry. 

Texas Regional Conference

April 11 – 13, 2024
Arlington, TX

The 2024 Texas Regional Conference is set for April 11-13, 2024 in Arlington, Texas. This event is a great opportunity to network and meet with metalcasting professionals. Key speakers of the event include AFS CEO Doug Kurkul and AFS Government Affairs Representative, Stephanie Salmon.

2024 Advanced Waste Seminar

May 15 – 16, 2024
Schaumburg, IL

This seminar is for individuals with a basic knowledge and understanding of EPA RCRA/solid waste regulations and waste characterization. It will build on basic knowledge with advanced practical knowledge, tools and techniques needed to address relatively complex foundry waste and beneficial use issues. This two-day seminar will cover the following topics regarding foundry waste AND byproducts: regulatory overview, identification & characterization, onsite management, storage and shipment, generator treatment, end users/TSDFs, and compliance demonstration.

2024 Government Affairs Fly-In

June 11 – 12, 2024
Washington D.C.

Issues on Capitol Hill have millions of dollars of implications for your company, including taxation, Buy America, trade enforcement, workforce policies, EPA rulemaking, and OSHA regulations. Each year, AFS members from across the entire supply chain gather to advocate for the metalcasting industry, grow the metalcasting economy, and get an inside look at policies that affect the industry.

2024 AFS Talent Development & Retention Summit

June 19 – 20, 2024
Schaumburg, IL

Talent development and retention is crucial to the success of foundries. In fact, AFS Quarterly Surveys document that overcoming the talent shortage is the greatest challenge facing our industry. 

Now is the time for your company and our industry to come together for solutions! 

Join other metalcasting HR directors, front-line managers, and expert presenters for the AFS Talent Development & Retention Summit on June 20, 2024, in Schaumburg, IL. 

2024 Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

July 30 – 31, 2024
Milwaukee, WI

Industry 4.0 is here. Forward-thinking metalcasters are leveraging innovation and technology to boost productivity, profits, and worker safety right now. Attend our upcoming conference to discover practical strategies to implement Industry 4.0 in your foundry or die casting facility. Learn how data-driven manufacturing, automation, and workforce training can future-proof your operations for sustained success. Network with industry experts and walk away with an action plan tailored to your unique goals.

2024 Foundry Leadership Summit

September 22 – 24, 2024
Colorado Springs, CO

Mark your calendars for the premier metalcasting industry Leadership Summit. Enjoy networking with a friendly group of nearly 150 leaders from across the metalcasting supply chain and hear from world-class speakers discussing leadership, economic, workforce, technical and political issues that go to the heart of leading your business.

All this at one of the nation’s premier, 5-star resorts! Registration will open in spring 2024.

36th Environmental, Health and Safety Conference

October 1 – 3, 2024
Grand Rapids, MI

The AFS Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Conference returns for its 36th year as the premier event for foundry industry EHS professionals. Taking place October 1-3, 2024, at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the conference brings together leading experts and peers to discuss the latest developments, innovations, and best practices in foundry EHS. From foundry case studies to updates from Washington D.C. to networking with other professionals, this event has what you need to enhance your knowledge, EHS programs, and performance.  

2024 Aluminum Specialty Conference

October 15 – 16, 2024
Mars, PA

Expand your knowledge of the aluminum metalcasting industry at the 2024 AFS Aluminum Specialty Conference. This conference will feature experts in molding, melt prep, casting process controls, and post-casting processes with the newest knowledge broken down to target engineering, operators, and plant managers making this a must-attend for all foundry personnel and casting users.