Keynote Speakers

Earn PDHs

Attendees earn one professional development hour (PDH) for each hour of participation at a technical session at The Steel Conference (One PDH is equivalent to 0.1 CEU). Additionally, AISC is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA/CES), and some sessions are approved for AIA continuing education credit (LU or LU/HSW). Information on AIA approved sessions will be coming soon. Some industry and business-focused sessions may not align with the PDH criteria for licensure requirements and have been assigned Attendance credit (AU).  Session credit information (PDH, LU, LU/HSW, and AU) can be found in the program and in The Steel Conference mobile app. It is ultimately up to the individual to determine whether or not the content of a session meets the requirements for his or her particular licensure. In all cases, the credits earned will be noted on the attendee's certificate.

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 credits. For your convenience, you can keep track of the codes on the inside back cover of the final program or in The Steel Conference mobile app. 

Register PDHs

Stay tuned for more information on how to register your PDHs.



Jim Fisher

Jim Fisher's Keys For Successful Design: Quips and Myths


Amit Varma

T.R. Higgins Lecture: SpeedCore and Steel-Concrete Composite Construction -- The Best of Both Worlds


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 sessions at the SSRC Annual Stability Conference, World Steel Bridge Symposium, QualityCon, NISD Conference on Steel Detailing, and the Architecture in Steel program). All of these great sessions are included with your conference registration!

Proceedings and Recordings

The Steel Conference does not offer 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.