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122nd AFS Congress, Learn About Advances in Foundry Chemicals at Booth 209

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Feb 27, 2018 5:03:46 PM

The Leading Industry Event for Education and Networking, Learn More

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122nd AFS Metalcasting Congress
April 3-5, 2018 – Ft. Worth, Texas
Fort Worth Convention Center
Hill and Griffith Company Booth 209

Thursday, Feb. 22 – 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

American Foundry Society
1695 North Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: +1-800/537-4237, +1-847/824-0181
Fax:+1-847/824-7848

Conference Schedule At-A-Glance, Learn More

Monday, April 2

  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open

 

Tuesday, April 3

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Tuesday Keynote Speaker/Honorary Lecture
Jean Bye, Dotson Iron Castings, Mankato, MN
Disaster Recovery—Everyone’s Worst Nightmare

Sponsored by the AFS Cast Iron Division

In the early morning hours of Sept. 23, Dotson Iron Castings experienced a fire that would destroy all of its molding capabilities, completely shut down its operation and require a recovery effort beyond what could ever have been detailed in a disaster recovery plan. Bye will talk about the many twists, turns, and lessons learned throughout the recovery process relating to disaster preparedness.

  7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Author Chair Breakfast
  8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up
  9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
Management Track Sessions
  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Jean Bye
Disaster Recovery - Everyone's Worst Nightmare
Sponsored by the AFS Cast Iron Division

  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Copper Division Luncheon

  1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
Management Track Sessions
  1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Institute Course
  3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
Management Track Sessions
  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Annual Banquet Reception
  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Annual Banquet

 

Wednesday, April 4

Wednesday Keynote Speaker
Hoyt Memorial Lecture
Changing Perceptions: The Need for an "Unbalanced Force"

Dan Oman,

Perceptions are a function of information received from many different sources. These perceptions become firmly held beliefs that rarely, if ever, change. Today, the typical perception of the metalcasting industry is that of a smokestack industry utilizing low technology and lacking in challenging career opportunities. This perception remains virtually unchanged since the 1970s. According to Newton’s First Law of Motion, an object moving in space continues to move in the same direction at a constant velocity in the absence of an unbalanced force. In the absence of an unbalanced force, perceptions also will not change. Over the past 40 years many individuals have acted as an unbalanced force to change perceptions. This presentation will examine the common aspects of these efforts so that each of us can have an impact on perceptions.

  7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Author Chair Breakfast
  7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Women in Metalcasting Breakfast
  8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
Management Track Sessions
  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Management Track – Women in Metalcasting
Work Hardening: How to Overcome Obstacles
  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
  9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
Management Track Sessions
  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Hoyt Lecture
Dan Oman
Changing Perceptions 

  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Division Recognition Luncheon

  1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Institute Course

  1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
Management Track Sessions
  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Management Track
Today's Students, Tomorrows Future Leaders in Metalcasting

  3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
Management Track Sessions
  4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Exhibitors

 

Thursday, April 5

Thursday Keynote Speaker
Economic and Political Update
Stephen Moore

Serving as Keynote Speaker on the morning of April 5 will be respected economist Stephen Moore, who was Senior Economic Adviser to the Trump Campaign in 2016.

"Stephen Moore is one of the foremost experts on tax policy and one of the most influential advocates for economic growth," said Doug Kurkul, CEO of the American Foundry Society. "The insight and perspective he offers will benefit Metalcasting Congress attendees in their business planning and decision-making."

Moore is currently the Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation. In prior roles, he was the Founder of the Club for Growth, a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, and Founder of the Free Enterprise Fund. Moore was the Co-Founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, alongside Arthur Laffer, Steve Forbes and Larry Kudlow.

The author or co-author of several books, Moore earned a bachelor of arts degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a master's of arts in economics from George Mason University. Moore's commentary has often been featured on CNN, Fox News, and other news outlets.

  7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration
  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Author Chair Breakfast
  8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
Management Session – Careers in Metalcasting
  8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Institute Course
  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
(9:30 – 10:30 Continental Breakfast)
  9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. SESSIONS
Technical Track Sessions
Management Track Sessions
  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Stephen Moore
Economic and Political Update

  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

President's Lunch/Annual Business Meeting

  12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall – Tear Down

  2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Foundry Tour

 


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