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METALCON / October 6-8 / 2021 Tampa

Maximize Your METALCON Experience; Make Education a Priority

Trade shows and education go hand in hand. Both are essential to learning about our industry and gaining a competitive edge. Be sure to take advantage of all the education METALCON has to offer. Learn from the industry’s top technical whizzes, business experts, design professionals, and industry insiders. From intensive pre-show workshops to 40+ FREE educational sessions conveniently located inside the exhibit hall, to inspiring Keynotes and Super Sessions, METALCON has it all. Check back regularly as we continue to add valuable sessions to our education schedule!

New for 2021! Get the credit you deserve!

Most of METALCON’s education will qualify for AIA, ICC, and CSI credits.
All Courses will offer a Certificate of Completion for self submission.
Check back regularly for updated crediting information for specific courses.


The METALCON team will continue to update this page to reflect current recommended strategies from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, Florida Government, and the City of Tampa. Last Updated: March 2, 2021 at 1:53pm

METALCON is dedicated to making 2021 the safest event you attend all year.

While we continue to work with the city of Tampa and the State of Florida to adjust and anticipate the health safety guidelines for October 2021, our partnering venues have made significant changes to address and mitigate the current pandemic.  Here is what they will be implementing:

Tampa Convention Center:

Obtained the Global Biorisk Advisory Council Star, or GBAC Star.  The GBAC star is the cleaning industry’s highest standard and is given out by the ISSA, the world leading cleaning industry association.  Cleaning standards for the GBAC Star include but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak infectious disease preparation and response.

Marriott (Including Westin):

Commitment to Clean:

The Marriott Commitment to Clean encompasses sanitization and cleaning of surface areas and public spaces, limited guest contact, and increased food safety.  For all guest rooms, Marriott cleans all in-room surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants, and each room will also have disinfectant wipes placed in them for personal use.

Hilton (Including Embassy Suites):


Hilton has implemented a program throughout all their properties called “CleanStay” including hospital-grade sanitization of high-touch surfaces in all hotel common areas, and mask requirements when in indoor public areas, and increased contactless food delivery systems.  Guest rooms are fully cleaned and sanitized using Lysol brand products and the rooms are inspected prior to being sealed by a cleaning manager.


Registration is open, register now. We look forward to seeing you at the Tampa Convention Center on October 6-8!


  • Lost or Forgotten badges will be subject to a $50 reprint fee and are ONLY provided with proof of identification.
  • Attendees assume all risk incidental to participation in all activities, loss or damage to property and release show management, it's employees and agents against any claims.
  • No one under 18 is permitted on the show floor during move-in/out or during show days, no exceptions. 
  • While METALCON, the Tampa Convention Center, and all hotel partners will do their best to keep all attendees safe and healthy throughout the event, by attending METALCON you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses.