Saturday, April 27, 2019
8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Technical & Management Sessions
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Exhibits Open
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Outthink the Competition - Kaihan Krippendorff - Keynote Speaker
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Copper Division Luncheon (Ticket Required)

The Copper Division Luncheon will feature a speaker of general interest from the Atlanta area and the Copper Division will present their annual awards.  The luncheon is open to everyone with an interest in copper alloys.

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Management Division Luncheon (Ticket Required)

Please join the newly formed Management Division for a fun, unique networking experience.  Whether you're a seasoned networker or new to the industry, this event will offer an opportunity to meet fellow metalcasting professionals on a new level.  Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Institute Course
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception (Ticket Required)

AFS welcomes all attendees to kick off CastExpo 2019 with a reception in the convention lobby.  The reception provides the opportunity to meet with customers, vendors and attendees.  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Sunday, April 28, 2019
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Women in Metalcasting Breakfast (Invitation Only)
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Technical & Management Sessions
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibits Open
9:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Designer & Buyer Track (AFS Hub)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cast Iron’s Meritocractic Ascendance from Witchcraft to Virtual Simulation - Dr. Doru Stefanescu - Hoyt Memorial Lecture
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Division Recognition Luncheon (Ticket Required)

This luncheon will feature the presentation of the Best Paper and Division awards, as well as technical research awards. 

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Institute Course
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Future Leaders of Metalcasting Meeting
6 p.m.
Annual Banquet Reception (Cash Bar)
7 – 9:30 p.m.
Annual Banquet (Ticket Required)

Join us for the presentation of the highest honor from AFS, the Gold Medal.  The cash bar opens at 6 p.m.  The awards presentation and banquet starts at 7 p.m.

Monday, April 29, 2019
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Technical & Management Sessions
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibits Open
9:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Designer & Buyer Track (AFS Hub)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Catch Me If You Can – Frank Abagnale - Keynote Speaker
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Past President’s Luncheon

The annual meeting for all past AFS Presidents.  Must be previous AFS president to attend.  

11:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Spouse Tour – Swan Coach House

Spouses of CastExpo 2019 attendees are invited to explore Atlanta with a day excursion to the Swan Coach House.  The Swan Coach House, located in Buckhead on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center, offers the complete Atlanta experience.  Situated on the grounds of the Swan Mansion, this historical building houses a restaurant, gift shop and gallery. Lunch is included.

6 – 10 p.m.
AFS Alumni Dinner – World of Coca-Cola (AFS Alumni Only)

Enjoy the camaraderie of other Alumni over dinner and be introduced to this year's award winners and incoming board members.  Must be an AFS Alumni to attend. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
8 – 9 a.m.
Technical & Management Sessions
9 a.m. – Noon
Exhibits Open
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
President’s Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting (Ticket Required)

Join the annual meeting, where the electio 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 Millionaires Safety Awards will be presented.