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SteelDay is Friday, September 25, 2020!

SteelDay is the annual celebration of the structural steel industry sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and hosted by its members and partners. SteelDay is the industry's largest educational and networking function, with events occurring all over the country.

AISC and the rest of the Structural Steel Industry will still be celebrating SteelDay 2020, but with some changes this year! Due to the current restrictions caused by the COVID-19 virus, AISC's staff events will be 100% virtual this year. Our structural steel specialists are planning a variety of award presentations, virtual tours, quiz nights, and webinars to get people involved in SteelDay from the comfort of their home or office. AISC staff travel to speak at events will be limited by the number of available staff and travel restrictions.

For SteelDay hosts, it's difficult to have a one size fits all solution since different parts of the country are under very different levels of restriction. We're encouraging hosts to follow any national and local restrictions for in-person events, and to keep their own comfort level and the needs of their particular space/ shop/ work area in mind when planning. We expect to see a range of events from normal shop and site tours to totally virtual events.

For more information contact Erika Salisbury at


Why host a SteelDay event? 

SteelDay events draw a broad array of attendees who are interested in learning more about your company and about steel in general. In previous years, thousands of people, ranging from architects, engineers, and contractors to government and DOT officials to students, have come to a SteelDay event at a steel facility. It's the perfect opportunity to make new contacts and promote the advantages of structural steel!

  • Develop new connections, leads, orders, and vendors
  • Host a highly engaged and motivated group of companies and individuals 
  • Demonstrate the full range of products and services you provide
  • Create a better appreciation and understanding of the steel life cycle for architects and engineers who don't always see what happens after they specify steel
  • Educate and rectify any misconceptions about your process and product 
  • Employees have the chance to connect with other companies, promote their abilities, and diversify their daily routine

The question is: How will you participate in SteelDay?

This year, we're focusing on what makes steel great: our industry's dedicated, hard-working people. The #WeAreSteel theme will show the world how proud we are of what we do every day.

Check out our Host Resources page to get started! Here you'll find potential event ideas, info on how to register your event, tips for promoting your event, and more!