METALCON’s Extensive Conference Program Offers More Education and CEUs than Ever Before

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

Introducing METALCON’S best education yet! Learn from the industry’s top technical whizzes, business experts, design professionals, and industry insiders. From intensive pre-show Workshops to Keynotes, Super Sessions and 40+ FREE educational sessions conveniently located inside the exhibit hall, METALCON has it all.  Best of all … you’ll earn valuable credits while you learn!

You can customize and organize your daily education schedule by clicking on the favorite “star” button by the sessions you want, then clicking on the tab “My Sessions.” You can then export your show schedule. Read on for details on Keynotes, Super Sessions, Workshops, and the Education Sessions.


Keynote speakers for this year’s show include Keith Colburn, star of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Deadliest Catch and captain of the Alaska King Crab fishing boat, Wizard, along with Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contractors of America. 

Words of Advice from the Captain of the Wizard: It’s Not Magic, It’s Hard Work! Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 10.00 a.m.

Colburn will share his insights on leadership, teamwork, safety and being successful in today’s hyper-competitive business environment by providing parallels between his life as a captain and the high stress, highly competitive construction industry.

 U.S. Construction Outlook: Pandemic Impacts, Policy Initiatives, Project Implications Thursday, Oct. 7 at 10.00 a.m.

Simonson has 40+ years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues and currently serves as liaison to the Census Bureau’s Construction Data Modernization Working Group. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics, and co-director of the Tax Economists Forum in which he co-founded. 

“Knowledge has a beginning but no end.” Geeta S. Iyengar

Keynote Address at METALCON 2019

Super Sessions

Super Sessions are designed to address many of the major issues facing the construction industry today including post-covid strategic planning, the ownership transition process, material, supply chain and labor woes, and growth opportunities to get on your radar. These sessions will take place each day of the show in the main theatre and most qualify for continuing education credits. They include: 

  • Find Your Focus for 2022 & Beat the Competition 
  • Creating an Exit Strategy: How to Successfully Transition Ownership and Leadership 
  • Disrupting Construction – Trends in Modular Building & Shipping Container-Based Structures 
  • Stop the Insanity: Why Construction Needs Workforce Diversity 
  • Federal Update – Solar Trade & Manufacturing 
  • Perspectives: What Contractors & Architects Wishes the Other Understood About Their Process 
  • The Roaring ‘20s Are Here!  METALCON Live!… LIVE at METALCON! 
  • How to Recruit & Retain Women in Construction 
  • Using Technology Automation to Work Smarter 
  • Metal Architecture Design Awards Seminar 

Check out the 40+ FREE Education sessions all available in the exhibit hall

Attendees can maximize their METALCON experience and earn valuable CEU’s without ever leaving the showfloor! This years’ education sessions are organized into 6 tracks, each with its own icon to assist attendees with navigation.

  1. Building Envelope
  2. Business Competencies
  3. Machinery & Equipment
  4. Metal in Architecture
  5. Sustainability
  6. Practice Management

The Total Experience attendees can earn up to 15 ICC Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), 15 AIA Learning Units (LU), including up 5 LU HSW’s. Certificates can be provided for all other Continuing Education bodies.

Education Session at METALCON 2019


In addition to the sessions listed above, IIBEC, the MCA, the MBCEA and others will be offering in-depth, skill-building and life-saving workshops will also be offered. These include: Metal Roof Installation Training, Metal-Focus Safety Training, Roll Forming for the Metal Construction Industry, Understanding Metal Roofing, Business Practice, Wind Mitigation Methodologies, IMP Roofs, Guidelines for Temporary Bracing, and more.

Workshops are at an additional cost, however, the price includes the Total Experience and Exhibit Hall Registration. Plan accordingly as some of these workshops will begin one day before the show begins on Tuesday, October 5.


METALCON is produced by PSMJ Resources Inc. and sponsored by the Metal Construction Association.