NASCC: The Steel Conference

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Check back soon for registration information and a list of our official Steel Conference hotels!

Information from our 2017 Conference




Why Should you attend the Steel Conference?


Unlike other conferences that issue a call for papers and then allow the presenters to simply summarize their papers, the Steel Conference instead selects topics of interest and then seeks out the top experts to present informative and practical seminars.

There are more than 240 exhibitors showcasing everything from fabrication equipment to structural engineering software. The Steel Conference is your one stop shop for seeing the latest in equipment, services, and software.

We try and keep the price of Steel Conference as affordable as possible. Members can register early for around $300 -- which includes lunches, a dozen technical sessions plus keynote sessions. Attendees can typically receive up to 16 PDHs.

Every conference says they're great for networking, but the Steel Conference includes more than 4,500 attendees who are all involved in the design and construction of steel buildings and bridges. It's your chance to meet other practitioners with the same issues and to talk with the leading experts in the steel community. Whether you want to talk with the leading expert on wind design, the author of a design guide on vibration, or members of the committee who put together the Code of Standard Practice, they're all at the Steel Conference.

2018 The Steel Conference Tentative Schedule

Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday, April 11 , 2018       12:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m

Thursday, April 12 , 2018           9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Friday, April 13 , 2018                9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Tuesday, April 10 , 2018              8:00 a.m. - noon

Wednesday, April 11 , 2018         8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m

Thursday, April 12 , 2018            8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 13 , 2018                 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.


Exhibit Hall Load In & Out

Monday, April 9, 2018                    By Appointment Only 

Tuesday,  April 10 , 2018                7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 11 , 2018             8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Friday, April 13 , 2018                    2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Exhibit Hall Tear Down)


The Steel Conference in Baltimore

  Things to do in Baltimore

Baltimore is a year-round vacation destination filled with experiences that appeal to travelers of all interests. From free museums and unforgettable dining experiences to strolls along the Inner Harbor and afternoons at Camden Yards - Baltimore's attractions leave visitors wanting more! We can't wait to see you there April 11-13, 2018! 

Traveling To Baltimore

Situated in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore is easily accessible by plane, train or highway. Just 15 minutes from downtown, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport offers more than 650 flights daily to more than 70 domestic destinations. This means that once you land at the airport, you're just minutes from the convention center and our official conference hotels! And once you’re there, getting around is a snap thanks to their wide selection of transportation options, including the free Charm City Circulator, Uber and Lyft, and the Baltimore Water Taxi. If you have questions about how to get around, Baltimore's Visitor Center is a good source of up-to-the-date information.


The Baltimore Convention Center

The Baltimore Convention Center

One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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The Baltimore Convention Center is the premier location for conventions, tradeshows and expositions in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Center's location is a tourist's dream and an attendee's delight. From the world renowned Inner Harbor to historic Little Italy, Baltimore Convention Center offers attendees a grand variety of attractions in an affordable prime destination.

Buyer Beware

There is only one official housing provider for NASCC: The Steel Conference, which is Wyndham Jade. AISC does not have influence over or responsibility for any reservations made through a housing company or group other than NASCC Housing/Wyndham Jade. In recent years, a number of attendees have informed AISC of housing solicitations (often fraudulent) from groups with no affiliation with The Steel Conference. We encourage you to book your reservations through Wyndham Jade and avoid providing information to the following companies:
  • Convention Housing Management
  • Elite Corporate Planners
  • Global Housing Management (GHM Travel)
  • HDMC Group
  • International Events
  • TradeShow Housing
  • Convention Expo Travel
  • Expo Housing
  • Golden Events
  • IEP Group
  • Le Company LLC

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