Registration is Now Open for 2021 NASCC: The Virtual Steel Conference

Learn about the latest in the structural steel industry without leaving your living room! Registration is now open for NASCC: The Virtual Steel Conference 2021, which will take place online from April 12-16. Register now at

“While we wish we could be meeting in person, our virtual conference is the next best thing,” stated Scott Melnick, AISC’s senior vice president. “We offer sessions on all aspects of design and construction from leading experts who are also fantastic presenters.”

Registration costs just $200 for AISC members ($400 for non-members). A discount is available when multiple attendees register from one firm: The first 4 members who register will pay $200 per person, and each member who registers after will pay $50 per person. Educator registration costs $25 per person, and student members and DOTs receive complimentary registration.

The Virtual Steel Conference is an educational and networking event offering more than 150 practical seminars on the latest design concepts, construction techniques, and cutting-edge research, as well as over 200 virtual exhibitors showcasing products ranging from structural design software to machinery for cutting steel beams. 

Attendees can earn up to 23 PDHs by attending the conference’s many dynamic sessions on topics ranging from “Durability of Present-Day Corrosion Protection Systems” to “Retrofitting Existing Buildings with Steel Joists” to “Why Good Employees Say Goodbye: Employee Retention and Equity in the AEC Industry.”

This year’s conference features two keynote speakers, one leading off the conference and one closing it. The first is former chair of the AISC Specification Committee James M. Fisher with “Jim Fisher's Keys for Successful Designs: Quips & Myths.” Amit Varma will present the 2021 T.R. Higgins Lecture, “SpeedCore and Steel-Concrete Composite Construction -- The Best of Both Worlds,” on the final day of the conference.

The Steel Conference also includes the World Steel Bridge Symposium, the Annual SSRC Stability Conference, QualityCon (a new offering from AISC Certification), and the NISD Conference on Steel Detailing. One registration fee allows participants to attend any of the sessions from all of the conferences.

Gain access to all of the conference’s virtual sessions, keynote speakers, and exhibitors with one low registration fee. Visit to register and view more conference information.

At present, AISC intends to hold the 2022 Steel Conference live and in person in Denver, March 23 to 25, 2022.