NASCC: The Steel Conference



1. Conference Information

1.1. What is NASCC: The Steel Conference?

NASCC: The Steel Conference is the premier educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, bringing together structural engineers, structural steel fabricators, erectors and detailers. The Steel Conference offers more than 130 sessions on topics ranging from “Stiffeners, Doublers, Web Plates--Oh My!” to “10 Seismic Lessons from the Design of Large and Complex Structures” to a “Fundamental Principles of Project Management and Tools for Project Success.” In addition to practical seminars on the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting- edge research, the conference also offers an extensive trade show, featuring products ranging from structural design software to machinery for cutting steel beams, and plentiful networking opportunities. And one low registration fee gains you access to all of the technical sessions, the keynote addresses, the T.R. Higgins Lecture and the exhibition hall.

1.2. What is the SSRC Annual Stability Conference?

The Structural Stability Research Council’s Annual Stability Conference has been held in conjunction with The Steel Conference since 2001. In addition to 12 sessions with more than 30 papers, the SSRC Conference includes the 2018 Beedle Award and MAJR Medal presentations. SSRC Conference also holds its annual meeting immediately prior to The Steel Conference on Tuesday. Admission to all SSRC Conference sessions is included with your registration. For more information visit

1.2.5 What is the World Steel Bridge Symposium?

The World Steel Bridge Symposium (WSBS) brings together bridge design engineers, construction professionals, academicians, transportation officials, fabricators, erectors and constructors to discuss and learn state-of-the-art practices for enhancing steel bridge design, fabrication and construction techniques.
The 2018 WSBS, in conjunction with NASCC: The Steel Conference, will be held April 11-13, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Two full bridge tracks featuring topics in research, design, fabrication, and construction will be available.

1.3. Who attends NASCC: The Steel Conference?

More than 4,500 structural engineers, steel fabricators, erectors, detailers, educators and others that design and build  fabricated steel buildings and bridges participate in The Steel Conference each year. 

1.4. What will I find in the Exhibit Hall?

This year’s exhibit hall features more than 220 exhibitors demonstrating a wide array of products. You’ll find fabrication equipment, bridge products, detailing software, connection products, safety equipment, engineering software, and coatings. Equipment manufacturers typically provide full demonstrations of their equipment: Steel beams are cut, punched and drilled right on the exhibit hall floor! The exhibit hall is open April 11-13, 2018.

1.5. What is the conference dinner?

More information coming soon!

1.6. Is The Steel Conference open to the public?

Although the show is tailored for structural engineers, steel fabricators, erectors, detailers, architects and educators; anyone is welcome to attend the show. All attendees must be registered in order to enter any of the sessions or gain access to the exhibit floor

1.7. Are children allowed on the Exhibit Hall floor at The Steel Conference?

Children 12 and under are not permitted on the Exhibit Hall Floor for safety reasons.

1.8. Will the papers be available online?

The Steel Conference does not offer a conventional proceedings and papers. 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. 

1.9. Will I receive Conference Proceedings?

The Steel Conference does not offer a conventional proceedings and papers. 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.



1.10. What is the breakdown of attendees to The NASCC show each year?

Approximately 1/3 of the attendees are fabricators, 1/3 are engineers, and the remaining 1/3 is a combination of detailers, erectors, educators and others involved in the design and construction of fabricated steel attend the conference each year.

1.11. How many PDHs can I earn?

Participants can earn 16 PDHs plus an additional 4 PDHs if they participate in the optional short course

1.12. How do I submit my PDH Credits?

During each NASCC session the speaker will announce a PDH Code, be sure to write each code down! Then,

1. Once you attend the session, go to the PDH portal at

2. Login to the PDH portal with the last name and email address used to register for NASCC (or your badge number)

3. Enter each PDH Code for the sessions attended

4. Print or email yourself a PDH summary

1.13. I forgot the PDH Code for a session I attended, who do I contact to get the PDH code?

If you misplaced your PDH Code, please contact with your first name, last name, session title, and time of session. We will verify your registration and get the code for you.

1.14. Do PDHs received at NASCC: The Steel Conference qualify for New York state continuing education requirements?

AISC is approved by New York State as a provider of continuing education programs. New York does not pre-approve individual courses. While AISC considers its courses to contribute to the enhancement of the professional practice of engineers, individuals must determine for themselves whether or not they consider a course to satisfy the requirements of the New York State Board for Professional Engineering and Land Surveying.

1.15. Do you have a Steel Conference app?

Yes, you can find everything you need to know about NASCC: The Steel Conference in the mobile app. The app for this year's show will be available in early February 2018.

2. Convention Center Information

2.1. What is the contact information for the Convention Center?

Baltimore Convention Center
1 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MA 21201


2.2. Where can I find parking information and driving directions to the convention center?

Please visit the Baltimore Convention Center’s website for parking information.

3. Registration Information

3.1. How do I register for the Conference?

Attendees: registration will open on January 15, 2018

Exhibitors: All exhibitors should register via the exhibitor management console (EMC). Log-in information and instructions will be sent via email to your booth coordinator on January 15th. Please email with any questions.

3.2. I have a question about my registration; who should I contact?

If you have questions prior to registering please contact AISC Meetings Department at or (312) 670.7019

If you have already registered or need to make changes to your registration please contact our Official Registration and Housing Partner, MCI USA:
p: 800.830.5812 (in the U.S.) 972.349.5930 (outside of the U.S)
f: 972.349.771

3.3. When will I receive my name badge?

Upon your arrival to The Steel Conference, please bring your registration confirmation, or your handheld device/mobile phone with the included barcode, to the Badge Print station located at the registration area within the convention center.  There you will be provided with all of your badge materials, as well as your complimentary conference bag.
Please note: Badges will not be mailed in advance of the conference.

3.4. How do I modify my registration?


Your confirmation email includes a Record ID number. Visit the registration page and click "modify registration." If you misplaced your ID number, contact our Official Registration and Housing Partner, Wyndham Jade at

p: 800.830.5812 (in the U.S.) 972.349.5930 (outside of the U.S)
f: 972.349.771


To modify your registration, please contact your Booth Coordinator. Booth Coordinators are responsible for registering and modifying booth personnel registrations in the Exhibitor Management Console (EMC). Should you have any questions about your registration, or require additional details, please contact Maggie Liston at 312-670-7019 or  



3.5. What are the requirements for receiving the educator registration discount?

Educators currently employed full-time by an accredited university in the U.S. qualify for the discount.

3.6. What associations qualify for member pricing?

Members of AISC, NSBA, CISC, IMCA, SSRC, and NISD qualify for member pricing. 

3.7. What is a guest registration?

Guest registration refers to a significant other or personal friend, not a business associate, staff colleague or fellow student. This entitles them to visit the exhibit hall.

3.8. What are the on-site registration hours?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
noon - 5:00p.m.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 13, 2018    
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3.9. Do I need to register for individual sessions?

No, with the exception of short courses. Entrance to all technical sessions is included in full registration pricing. See the advanced program in January for a listing of what's included in your registration type. Short courses are available at an additional fee.

3.10. I would like to attend a Short Course. Is that pricing included in any registration types?

No.  You must register separately for all Short Courses and they include an additional fee.

4. NASCC Live

4.1 What is the cost for NASCC Live?

The NASCC Live registration price for AISC members is $225 ($350 for non-members) for the first person from your firm. Each additional registrant is just $10 ($20 non-members)

4.2 I am the second or more registrant with my firm, and the $10 price is not coming up, why?

In order for the 2nd or more registrants to receive the $10 ( $20 for non-members) price, the company name must exactly match the company name of the first registrant in our membership data base. If your company name is different than the 1st registrant, the registration system will think it is a new firm and charge the full price.

(For example- if registrant #1’s company name is listed as AISC, and registrant #2’s is listed as American Institute of Steel Construction, the system will think it is a new firm and charge the full price for registrant #2) 

If you need to update your company name, contact AISC Membership at or call (312)670-2401

For any additional questions or support, email

4.3 Does the NASCC Live Registration cover all NASCC Live sessions?

Yes! With NASCC Live registration, all 24 NASCC Live Sessions are included. The schedule will be posted January 2018

4.4 How do I receive PDH Credit for NASCC Live sessions?

During each NASCC Live session the speaker will announce a PDH Code, be sure to write each code down! Then:

1. Once you watch the session go to the PDH portal at

2. Login to the PDH portal with the last name and email address used to register for NASCC Live (or your badge number)

3. Enter each PDH Code for the sessions watched

4. Print or email yourself a PDH summary

If you’re having trouble with PDH Credit please email

4.5 I would like to do a group viewing of NASCC Live sessions, is this allowed?

You are more than welcome to watch the NASCC Live sessions with a group. However, in order for your personnel to receive PDH credit, they must be registered individually.  If your group is just interested in watching and not receiving PDH credit- only one person needs to register.

4.6 I missed a NASCC Live streaming session, how can I view it?

NASCC sessions, including NASCC Live sessions, will be available approximately 45 days after the conference. Approximately 45 days after the conference, we post slideshows (complete with audio presentations) of most of the sessions to our education archives at Proceedings for the SSRC Conference will be also be available in the archives.

4.7 How do I access the NASCC Live sessions when it is time to view them?

To watch the NASCC Live sessions on April 11-13, 2018 you will be directed to the streaming portal at

5. General Inquiries

5.1. I would like to bring a spouse/ guest to the Conference Dinner. Are guests welcome?

Welcomed and encouraged! Additional tickets can be purchased in advance or on-site through registration. Attendees and guests of all ages are welcome to attend this year’s conference dinner, however, you must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please bring your ID to the event. 

5.2. Are guests welcome to attend the sessions?

Guests can register for the conference for a discounted fee of $40. This entitles them to visit the exhibit hall and attend only the Keynote Sessions. However, guest registration does not include the technical sessions.

5.3. What activities are planned for spouses/guests?

There will be organized tours planned for spouses/guests. Visit back soon for a schedule of tours.

5.4. What other meetings does AISC plan throughout the year?

AISC sponsors a number of seminars and live webinars as part of its continuing education programs. For more information, please visit

5.5. Where will NASCC: The Steel Conference be held in the future?

April 11-13, 2018 – Baltimore, Maryland [Baltimore Convention Center]

April 3-5, 2019 – St. Louis, Missouri [America’s Center Convention Complex]

April 22-24, 2020 – Atlanta, Georgia [Georgia World Congress Center]

April 14-16, 2021 – Louisville, Kentucky [Kentucky International Convention Center]

5.6. What should I wear to The Steel Conference?

Business casual attire is recommended for the conference. Attendees and exhibitors should dress in office appropriate attire. If you have any questions about what is appropriate, please email Scott Melnick at for additional information.

5.8. I'm a student. Are there any sessions offered specifically for me?

Yes! Students are welcome and encouraged to attend NASCC: The Steel Conference. As part of their student membership, The Steel Conference registration fees are waived and stipends are available to help offset some of your travel expenses. 

Visit to learn about the free student program called Students Connecting with Industry Sessions (SCIS).

6. Exhibitors Information

6.1. I'm interested in becoming a sponsor. Are there still sponsorships available?

Yes! Please email Elizabeth Purdy at purdy@aisc.orgif you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

6.2. What are the hours of the exhibit hall?

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.



6.3. How do I inquire about reserving booth space?

Contact Renae Gurthet if you are interested in exhibiting.

Renae Gurthet
RG Enterprises
540 Leeward Court
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231.995.0637
Mobile: 231.631.4614
Fax: 231.995.0638

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