The Steel Conference

International Attendees

NASCC: The Steel Conference in Baltimore!

The Steel Conference (April 11-13) is the premier educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, bringing together structural engineers, steel fabricators, erectors, and detailers. In addition to practical seminars on the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting-edge research, The Steel Conference also offers an extensive trade show, as well as plentiful networking opportunities. 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! 

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Letter of Invitation

If you need a temporary non-immigrant visa to attend The Steel Conference, AISC offers an official letter of invitation for participants. The visa letter of invitation, though not required for the visa application, can assist as a supporting document. Simply download the letter of invitation, fill it out, and present it to the consular officer during the visa interview. 

We suggest you apply for your temporary visa at least four months in advance of the conference.This letter does not guarantee admittance into the U.S., but can provide compelling evidence for immigration officials to consider. Please note that AISC cannot intervene with either U.S. embassies abroad or with the U.S. State Department on behalf of any participant. 

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 on the mobile app or at (link will be available during The Steel Conference). 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


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.