Get the practical, solutions-oriented education on the key trends impacting the metal construction industry you can’t get anywhere else.  From best practices and industry insights, to tools, techniques and technical knowledge, your business will be well positioned to win in 2022, 2023 and beyond.

Learn from the top technical whizzes, business experts, design professionals, and industry insiders in metal construction today. From intensive pre-show workshops to 25+ FREE educational sessions conveniently located inside the exhibit hall, to inspiring Keynotes and beyond, METALCON has it all!

With almost all of the education conveniently located in the exhibit hall, it’s easy to take advantage of free education conveniently located in Learning Centers.

Learn more about:

Keynotes | Learning Sessions | Workshops | The Architect’s Experience | NEW! Future Leaders Program | NEW! NRCA Pro-Certification    

All of this education is available for FREE as part of your Total Experience, Exhibitor, or Architect’s Experience registration (with the exclusion of workshops). Space is limited so we encourage you to show up for your preferred sessions early!


In today’s economy, it’s important that your business is running as smoothly, maximizing every employee’s time and every dollar you spend running your business. Sessions in the Best Practices Learning Center feature industry experts providing you with solid, sensible advice and the tried and true techniques, tools and strategies you need to ensure your business’s growth and success.

★ Take Your Metal Roofing Business From Good to Great

★ Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Building a Winning Culture

★ Estimating the Right Way

★ Ground-up Self Storage: From Slab to Success

★ Metal Building Systems (MBS) – A Creative Design Approach

★ Residential Metal Roofing Specifications – Ensure Quality

★ The Importance of Digital Twins in Construction

★ The History and Future of Metal Retrofit Roofing


Sustainability is on our minds now more than ever. The Sustainability Learning Center is special educational hub located on the showfloor dedicated to helping you capitalize on this critical issue. Get up to the minute information on sustainability practices and products for metal buildings and discover new ways to deal with that nasty “C” word: Carbon.

★ The Total Solar Solution

★ Understanding Embodied Carbon

★ Solar in High Wind and Snow Country: Design Considerations

★ BIPV Versus Traditional Solar for Steel Buildings

★ ROI of Installing Solar PV on Metal Roofing

★ Above-Sheathing Ventilation: The Forgotten Cool Roof


Be sure to head to the METALCON Main Theater to check out our inspiring Keynotes, Panel Discussions and General Sessions you won’t want to miss!


★ Leading for Today and Tomorrow, Presented by Dr. Melissa Furman

★ The Road to Success, Presented by Josef Newgarden

★ There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch – How Changing Energy Flow Changes Everything by Joseph Lstiburek (This session will be held in Meeting Room 135)


Architect’s, shake up your perception of what’s possible in design! The Architect’s Experience at METALCON is a ‘show within a show’ exclusively for architects, designers, specifiers and engineers eager to breathe new life into projects, wow clients, and solve a wide variety of design, structural, technical, environmental, cost and performance challenges, all through the use of metal. In partnership PSMJ Resources Inc. and AEC Daily, one of the largest providers of continuing education in the built industry, this curated experience offers exclusive education and so much more!

Expert-led education on topics that will illuminate opportunities and reduce risk. Earn up to 19 AIA LU’s including 12 HSW’s. Our lineup of 27 different education sessions includes a special track of courses exclusively for architects, including:

★ OPENING KEYNOTE! There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch – How Changing Energy Flow Changes Everything by Joseph Lstiburek (This session will be held in Meeting Room 135)

★ Clif Bar Case Study of Award-Winning Headquarters Redesign

★ How to Avoid Being Sued

★ Embodied Carbon and EBLCA in Pre-Fab Construction

★ The Art of Competing with Big Firms: How Designing Next Generation Facilities Gave TBA a Competitive Advantage

★ Creating the Perfect All-In-One Air Barrier Back Up Wall System

★ From Cooling to Color Changing: New Pigments Deliver Benefits Architects Appreciate

★ How Reducing Metal’s Carbon Footprint IS the Paradigm of Today’s Design and Construction Industries

★ The Devil’s in the MCM Details

★ Air Barriers in Metal Buildings

★ Portable Roll-Formed Metal Panels Vs. Preformed Metal Panels: Answers to the Questions You Never Asked

NEW! Future Leaders of METALCON (FLMC)

The Future Leaders of METALCON is a new program for rising stars, up-and-comers, management trainees, apprentices and others, roughly age 40 and under, ready to take their career to the next level.

Gain the knowledge, insights and tools you need to advance through dedicated content and activities available virtually through METALCONLive! and in-person, on-site at METALCON 2022 in Indianapolis next October.

The FLMC will help the next generation of metal construction industry professionals – and their managers –prepare to step into leadership roles.

NEW! NRCA ProCertification®

Are your best installers ready to become nationally recognized?

Through NRCA ProCertification,® experienced workers who demonstrate substantial roofing skills and knowledge can become certified by NRCA in specific roof system installations.

Metal panel roof system installers are invited to take their NRCA ProCertification hands-on performance exams FREE in NRCA booth 101 courtesy of METALCON.

Wednesday, Oct. 12                        7 a.m. – Noon

Thursday, Oct. 13                             7 a.m. – Noon

Preregistration is required and candidates must pay the application fee by Sept. 28 to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited.             

Interested candidates should visit or contact Brad Martz, NRCA’s services sales manager, at (847) 493-7574 or

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Maximize your METALCON experience! Take advantage of these in-depth, skill-building, and life-saving workshops! Note: All workshops require pre-registration, an additional fee and include your Total Experience/Exhibit Hall Pass. Plan accordingly, some workshops begin on Tuesday, October 11th.

*Workshops require separate registration. Workshop registrations includes access to all exhibits, free education sessions on the show floor, keynotes and networking events.

★ Metal Roof Installation Training Parts I & II

★ Game Plan Your Fall Plan

★ Architectural Excellence with Insulated Metal Panels

★ Understanding Metal Roofing Parts I & II

★ Rollforming for the Metal Construction Industry Part I

★ Rollforming for the Metal Construction Industry Part II

★ Life or Death Accountability: Transforming Your Team to Act as if Lives Depend on Them