Conferences

2022 Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

July 26 - 27, 2022
Itasca, IL

Industry 4.0 is no longer just about the future. Smart, proactive manufacturers are using innovation and technology to improve productivity, profitability, and worker safety. Evaluating and implementing technology today is the key to remaining competitive and sustainable into your tomorrow. Discover how at this innovative conference focused on Industry 4.0 for metalcasters.

Please note: This event also includes an optional outing at Eaglewood Golf Course on July 25.

2022 Chapter Officers Conference

August 8 - 9, 2022
Schaumburg, IL

Save the date and assemble a delegation to represent your AFS chapter at the Chapter Officers Conference at AFS headquarters in Schaumburg, IL. In addition to a fun social event at Topgolf the evening of August 8, chapter leaders from all AFS chapters will convene on August 9 to discuss best practices in meeting planning, communications, recruitment, student engagement, and more. There will be a comprehensive overview of AFS membership benefits as well as the resources available to you as chapter leaders.

2022 Sand Casting Conference

September 12 - 14, 2022
Milwaukee, WI

Discover the latest advances in sand casting technologies at the 2022 Sand Casting Conference. Led by experts in green sand casting and chemically bonded molds and cores, this conference will provide practical tools to improve your processes. You'll learn how other metalcasters are perfecting their sand casting operations and have the opportunity to benchmark your operation.

2022 Foundry Leadership Summit

September 18 - 20, 2022
White Sulphur Springs, WV

Rejuvenate in idyllic White Sulphur Springs, WV, at the 2022 Foundry Leadership Summit, where leaders from all corners of the metalcasting industry will gather in an energizing setting for highly rated speakers, thought-provoking discussions, and rich networking opportunities.

2022 Advanced Cupola Concepts Workshop

September 27-28, 2022
Tell City, IN

Would you like to:

  • Have the opportunity to discuss cupola issues and operations beyond the basics?
  • Learn how to further reduce variations and improve the consistency and quality of the iron you melt?
  • Gain a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of all things cupola?

Then join us for this two-day seminar with leading experts in the field who will teach you well beyond the basics of your cupola operation.

2022 Safety 101 Seminar

October 2 - 3, 2022
Milwaukee, WI

Explore the essentials of metalcasting health and safety at this two-day seminar for people who are relatively new to the field.

Topics include OHSA regulations and visits, industrial hygiene, emergency planning, incident investigations, electrical safety, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, fire protection, and more.

34th Environmental, Health & Safety Conference

October 4 - 6, 2022
Milwaukee, WI

Benchmark your progress, network with peers, and learn the latest in metalcasting EHS developments at the 34th Environmental, Health and Safety Conference. Professionals from across the industry will gather to discuss successful foundry case studies and best practices, explore cutting-edge issues with industry and regulatory experts, and discover EHS equipment and services from leading vendors.

Note: The AFS Safety 101 Seminar will be hosted at the same venue from Oct. 2-3, 2022, leading up to the EHS Conference.

2022 Future Leaders of Metalcasting Meeting

October 10 - 12, 2022
South Pittsburg, TN

Rising metalcasting leaders are invited to Lodge Manufacturing Co. in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, to experience an immersive networking event from AFS Future Leaders of Metalcasting (FLM).

Attendees will learn to assess their emotional intelligence skills as leaders and identify how to cultivate a strategic professional network. This event includes a full tour of Lodge's manufacturing facilities and the new Lodge Cast Iron Museum.