Registration Now Open for 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference in St. Louis
(Chicago, IL) – Registration is now open for NASCC: The Steel Conference. The sooner you register, the more you save! Registration starts at $420 and will increase on a weekly basis, so be sure to register now for the best price. If you’re involved in the design or construction of steel buildings or bridges, The Steel Conference is the premier opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting-edge research while engaging with thousands of industry professionals. The 2019 educational and networking event takes place April 3-5 in St. Louis and offers nearly 150 sessions of topics ranging from properly specifying welds to connection design to tackling the skilled trade shortage. The conference also offers an extensive trade show featuring products ranging from structural design software to machinery for cutting steel beams. Remember, prices will increase as it gets closer to the conference, so register now at www.aisc.org/nascc.
Scott Melnick, AISC’s senior vice president, is looking forward to this year’s event. “Our goal is to focus on the practical, rather than the theoretical. While some conferences have too many sessions essentially consisting of executive summaries of researcher’s papers, we try to go more in-depth with information you can use today. We want you to learn something you can apply when you walk into your office tomorrow. But beyond that, we want to bring together engineers and fabricators to exchange ideas that will improve the design and construction of steel buildings and bridges.”
Attendees can earn up to 17 PDHs by attending the conference’s dynamic, expert-led sessions (plus an additional 12 PDHs if participants take the optional pre- and post-conference short courses). Session topics range from “The Structural Stability Game Show” to “Lessons From the First SpeedCore Project” to “30+ Good Rules of Connection Design.”
Seminar tracks are available to help you find what you are most interested in — attendees are encouraged 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).
This year’s conference also features three keynote sessions — one each day. The first is on a general topic designed to engage the audience and will feature Ozan Varol, a former rocket scientist turned law professor who has the reputation for stimulating a whole new way of looking at a problem. The second will feature a presentation from the top-rated speaker Jon Magnusson (Senior Principal from MKA) who, according to Melnick, “is not just a brilliant speaker but also someone who I can learn from every time I hear him.” The third is the 2019 T.R. Higgins Lecture, presented Ron Ziemian for his work on brace stiffness for compression members.
One low registration fee gains you access to all of the technical sessions (including NASCC: The Steel Conference, SSRC Annual Stability Conference, and the World Steel Bridge Symposium), the keynote sessions, the T.R. Higgins Lecture and the exhibition hall. Visit www.aisc.org/nascc to register and to view more conference information, including the Advance Program.
American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.