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WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THE STEEL CONFERENCE?

THE BEST EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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, then seeks out the top experts to present informative and practical seminars.

TOP-NOTCH EXHIBIT HALL

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

OUTSTANDING VALUE

We keep the price of The Steel Conference affordable. Members can register early for less than $300, which includes dozens of technical sessions, keynote sessions, daily lunches, and entry to the Wednesday welcome lunch. Participants can earn up to 20 PDHs.

NETWORKING

The Steel Conference includes more than 4,500 participants who are involved in the design and construction of the steel buildings and bridges. Whether you want to interact with the leading expert on wind design, the author of a design guide, AISC Code of Standard Practice committee members, or other professionals experiencing similar issues, The Steel Conference is the best place to connect.
 

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The Steel Conference Registration Fees

Weekly prices valid from 12:00 a.m. CST Monday through 11:49 p.m. CST Sunday. (i.e., 12:00 a.m. CST Monday, 1.2.19–11:59 p.m. Sunday, 1.6.19)

 

*The following qualify for Member pricing: AISC, NSBA, CISC, IMCA, SSRC, NISD.

 Registration Type

Pre-registered Cost

On-site Cost

Full Day Wednesday $375 $395
Full Day Thursday $375 $395
Full Day Friday $125 $150
Exhibit Hall Only Wednesday $50 $60
Exhibit Hall Only Thursday $25 $35
Exhibit Hall Only Friday $15 $25
Exhibit Hall Only (W,Th, F) $75 $85
Guest $50 $55

 

What's Included in your registration?

Full Registration

    • All Technical Sessions (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks
    • Wednesday lunch (Exhibit Hall)
    • Wednesday Welcome Reception
    • Thursday lunch (Exhibit Hall)
    • Thursday Conference Dinner
    • Access to The Steel Conference presentations online following the conference

Full Day Wednesday

    • Wednesday Technical Sessions
    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks (Wednesday)
    • Wednesday lunch (Exhibit Hall)
    • Wednesday Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall)
    • Access to The Steel Conference presentations online following the conference

Full Day Thursday

    • Thursday Technical Sessions
    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Thursday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks (Thursday)
    • Thursday lunch (Exhibit Hall)
    • Thursday Conference Dinner
    • Access to The Steel Conference presentations online following the conference

Full Day Friday

    • Friday Technical Sessions
    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Friday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks (Friday)
    • Access to The Steel Conference presentations online following the conference

Exhibit Hall Only (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Wednesday's Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall)
    • Wednesday and Thursday lunch and Conference Dinner are not included and must be purchased separately.

Exhibit Hall Only (Wednesday)

    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday) 
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks (Wednesday)
    • Wednesday's Welcome Reception
    • Wednesday lunch is not included and must be purchased separately.

Exhibit Hall Only (Thursday) 

    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Thursday) 
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks (Thursday)
    • Thursday lunch and Conference Dinner are not included and must be purchased separately.

Exhibit Hall Only (Friday) 

    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Friday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks (Friday)

Educator

Educators currently employed full-time by an accredited university in the U.S. qualify for the discount. Visit www.aisc.org/nascc/educators for more information

    • All Technical Sessions (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks
    • Wednesday's Welcome Reception Exhibit Hall)
    • Wednesday and Thursday lunch (Exhibit Hall)
    • Thursday Conference 
    • Access to The Steel Conference presentations online following the conference

Student

Registration is free for AISC Student Members. Visit www.aisc.org/nascc/students for more information

    • All Technical Sessions (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks
    • Wednesday's Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall)
    • Wednesday lunch (Exhibit Hall)
    • Students receive complimentary Thursday Lunch and Conference Dinner tickets if they attend SCIS.
    • Access to The Steel Conference presentations online following the conference

Public Agency Employee (DOT)

    • All Technical Sessions (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks
    • Wednesday's Welcome Reception
    • Wednesday and Thursday lunch (Exhibit Hall)
    • Thursday Conference Dinner
    • Access to The Steel Conference presentations online following the conference

Recent Graduate

Must have obtained degree in last 5 years

    • All Technical Sessions (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks
    • Wednesday's Welcome Reception
    • Wednesday and Thursday lunch (Exhibit Hall)
    • Thursday Conference Dinner
    • Access to The Steel Conference presentations online following the conference

Guest

    • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Wednesday's Welcome Reception
    • Thursday lunch and Conference Dinner are not included and must be purchased separately.

What's New This Year?

Welcome Reception

This year features the return of the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening in the exhibit hall! 

Conference Dinner

We’ve now included the cost of the Conference Dinner on Thursday night with your full registration!

Keynote Sessions

There will be three keynote sessions—one each day. The first is a general topic designed to engage the audience and will feature a a former rocket scientist turned law professor who’s best known as a professional contrarian. Ozan Varol will share why not following the herd can lead to spectacular success. The second will feature a presentation from a top-rated speaker from the last decade of conferences—Jon Magnusson from MKA, who will share stories from his amazing projects and use his crystal ball to look at future trends that will impact design and construction. And the third will offer the 2019 T.R. Higgins Lecture by Ron Ziemian for his work on brace stiffness for compression members.

Earn More PDHs

The conference offers 17 PDHs plus an additional 4 PDHs if they participate in an optional Short Course on Tuesday afternoon and another 8 PDHs for the optional short course on Saturday.

Tracks

With so many seminars running concurrently, it can be tough to select the one that’s right for you. So we’ve created tracks (or groupings) to help you find the seminars you’re most interested in—but we don’t require you to pre-register for specific tracks, and we encourage you to explore a wide range of seminars (including the 13 sessions at the Annual Stability Conference and the 26 sessions at the World Steel Bridge Symposium). All of the sessions are included with your conference registration!

National Student Steel Bridge Competition

On Wednesday in the exhibit hall, you’ll be able to witness student teams demonstrating the erection of their entries into the Student Steel Bridge Competition. If you’ve never participated in one of these fabulous events, you’re in for a surprise!

Women Who Weld Workshops

Women Who Weld will hold a special workshop in the exhibit hall on Thursday and Friday morning.

Professional Development Hours (PDHS) at The Steel Conference

Earn PDHs

Participants earn one PDH for each hour of participation at a technical session at The Steel Conference. (One PDH is equivalent to 0.1 CEU). A numeric session-specific code will be given during each session so only those who participate will have access to the code. It is critical that you keep track of your session codes as this is the only way you will be able to obtain your PDH credit.

Registering PDHs

Register your credit hours at www.aisc.org/nasccpdh. Following submission of the corresponding codes, you can download or email a PDF of your certificate. If you're having trouble registering your PDHs, contact us at nascc@aisc.org.

 

Proceedings and Recordings

The Steel Conference does not offer a conventional proceedings. Instead, approximately 45 days after the conference, we post slide shows (complete with audio) of many of the presentations. Visit our education archives to view recordings from past conferences. 

NASCC LIVE

What's the next best thing to attending this year's NASCC: The Steel Conference? Watching the sessions live on your computer or in your conference room. More information coming in February 2019.