Mark your calendars, and plan for your technical personnel to attend the 67th Annual Technical and Operating Conference on December 12-14, 2013. Your T&O Committee is presenting a solid program of practical papers relating to most operating areas of your plant and operating issues.

We will provide a copy of the programs for the National Technical and Operating Conference and the Workshop when it is ready. The program will bring the most comprehensive review of SFSA members' experiences and the most up to date reviews of the research program. The program reflects the considerable effort by the T&O Committee and the members who are willing to share their experiences. We are confident that you will find this program to be of great value to you and your company. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in December.

The Conference will be held at the Drake Hotel located on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and the format will be the Thursday, Friday and half-day Saturday. A Members' T&O Workshop has been scheduled on Wednesday afternoon, December 11, prior to the Conference. Morning sessions start at 8:30 AM on the Thursday and Friday, 8:00 AM on the Saturday. Afternoon sessions start at 1:30 PM.

Registration fee information will be added once it becomes available. There will be a discount for registrations submitted with payment received by November 1. As in the past, attendees will receive a USB drive containing the proceedings, and the proceedings will be made available online during the conference for the convenience of use on iPads and similar devices.

Also, please make sure to make your hotel reservations before November 10. The hotel must receive them no later than November 10 to guarantee accommodations at the special rate. Make hotel reservations here:

After reviewing the program we are certain that you will want your foundry to attend this Conference given for and by the steel casting industry. We look forward to your participation in December.

Conference program and registration information

The 2013 Technical & Operating Conference Registration Package including the Conference program, Workshop information, Conference Registration form, Hotel information and policy notices.