Conferences

2019 Government Affairs Fly-In

June 11-12, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Your voice counts. Every U.S. foundry and supplier is encouraged to send at least one employee to participate in this important Fly-In. With 100 new lawmakers and hundreds of new congressional staff, it’s time to stand together as an industry. We will hear from policy experts, then band together for meetings with our lawmakers, calling for commonsense policies including infrastructure investment, workforce readiness programs, and more.

Early registration (through May 19, 2019): $750 for AFS members, $1,000 for non-members

Future Directions In Steel Castings

July 10, 2019
Schaumburg, Illinois

Could there be a better time to devote one day focused on the future of steel castings? The American Foundry Society has assembled an all-star cast of senior steel foundry executives and steel-casting academic leaders from around the country. Their insightful presentations, combined with your own participation in the discussions, will make for an informative day you won’t want to miss. Future Directions in Steel Castings will cover new innovations, ground-breaking research now underway, and an economic forecast for steel castings. Lunch and refreshments are included.

2019 Copper Alloy Workshop

September 18-19, 2019
Schaumburg, IL

This workshop will focus on many aspects of copper-based alloy castings, walking participants through everything from melting to molding, with a review of basic foundry practices and new advancements in the industry.

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

If you manage safety as just one of your many responsibilities, or if you’ve worked in the safety field or the foundry industry for three years or fewer, this seminar is for you. Safety 101 will introduce a wide array of safety topics, and you’ll leave with resources so you can find relevant safety regulations and know the required training frequency for each topic.

31st Environmental, Health, & Safety Conference

October 8-10, 2019
Louisville, KY

Where is the one place you can learn about cutting-edge and relevant EHS issues, share case studies of successful EHS projects with other metalcasters, network with EHS peers, check out vendors of EHS related equipment/services and visit Churchill Downs, watch the production of major league baseball bats and enjoy a tasting along the Urban Bourbon Trail? That’s easy … just make your plans to attend the 31st EHS Conference in Louisville, KY, on October 8-10. Don’t miss it!

2019 International Ferrous Melting Conference

October 30 - November 1, 2019
Nashville, TN

Participants at this conference will be able to listen to and network with the leading minds in ferrous melting practice and research. The conference features presentations from industry experts on metallurgy, charge materials, induction melting, cupola melting, energy use measurement, bidding for energy contracts in deregulated states, channel furnaces, and automatic pouring.