Tuesday, April 21, 2020
8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Technical & Management Sessions
10:30 a.m.
Keynote Presentation

Father, Fate and Field of Dreams

Presenter: Dwier Brown, Field of Dreams Actor and Author

11:45 a.m.
Volunteer Leadership Awards Luncheon (Ticket Required)

Join us for a fun, fast-paced luncheon as the AFS officers welcome four new Board members.  The Technical and Management Division chairs will also present key AFS national and divisional awards.  Recommended dress is business casual. 

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
AFS Institute Course

Metalcasting Process Basics

2 p.m.
AFS Board of Directors Meeting
6 p.m.
Annual Reception and Banquet (Ticket Required)

Join us for business networking, the presentation of the highest AFS honor, the Gold Medal, and the presentation of the Scientific Merit and Service Citation awards.  The cash bar opens at 6 p.m.  The awards presentation and banquet starts at 7 p.m.  The President's After party starts at 9 p.m.  Recommended dress is business formal. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
7:30 a.m.
Women in Metalcasting Breakfast
8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Technical & Management Sessions
9 a.m.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Celebrate the start of Metalcasting Congress 2020 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting with incoming AFS president Mike Lenahan and the Executive Board. 

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Exhibits Open
10 a.m.
Attending Guest/Spouse Tour (Ticket Required)

Spouses and guests of Metalcasting Congress 2020 are invited to explore Cleveland with a half-day excursion which includes a visit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, guided sightseeing, and lunch at the Market Garden Brewery.  

10:30 a.m.
Keynote Presentation - Hoyt Memorial Lecture

Transformation of the Modern Foundry
Presenter:  Greg Miskinis, Waupaca Foundry Inc
 

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
AFS Institute Course

Identifying the Correct Defect

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Reception
6 p.m.
Future Leaders of Metalcasting Reception
6 p.m.
Alumni Dinner (Ticket Required)

Alumni will experience the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, touring its special exhibits, permanent installations, and enjoy views of Lake Erie, FirstEnergy Stadium and the Steamship William G. Mather. Must be AFS Alumni to attend. 

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020
8 - 10:15 a.m.
Technical & Management Sessions
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Exhibits Open
9 a.m.
Exhibit Floor Breakfast
10:30 a.m.
Keynote Presentation

The Automotive Supply Chain: An Era of Innovation and Disruption
Presenter:  Paul Eichenberg
 

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
AFS Institute Course

Employee Retention