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Spring CFA Meeting: May 1-2, 2017 - Chicago, IL

  • 01 May 2017
  • 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • 02 May 2017
  • 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Chicago Athletic Assn., 12 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603


  • Must be an employee from a CFA member company to qualify for a free attendance. CFA limits companies to having 2 company employees attend as a portion of their dues.

    Spouses and significant others as well as employees above 2 will be charged $100. We will invoice you.

    A cancellation fee of $175 will apply for any and all registrations cancelled within 72 hours of the first event.
  • Sponsors are limited to 2 attendees.

    A cancellation fee of $175 will apply for any and all registrations cancelled within 72 hours of the first event.

Registration is closed

May 1-2, 2017 Meeting

 Chicago Athletic Association Hotel 

Chicago, IL

Your CFA Board is working hard to create great meeting experiences for you. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
CFA Board of Directors Meeting
Evers Room

4:00 PM – 6:00 pm

General Session
White City Ballroom

CFA Annual Meeting

2016 Safety Awards Winners Presentation

General Session featuring:

Vision for the Future of AISC

Presented By: Charlie Carter, AISC | President

• AISC’s new President will talk about the vision for the future of AISC, the benefits AISC offers its members, it’s new marketing plan and an overview of the new AISC Marketing Bootcamp.

Panel Discussion: How can AISC better serve its members?

Panelists include:

• Charlie Carter, AISC

• Larry Kruth, AISC VP of Engineering and Research

Mark Trimble, AISC VP of Certification

• 3 CFA members

The panel will explore topics such as: - but not limited to:

1. AISC Certification: How can fabricators better prepare? How can AISC achieve better consistency between auditors? How can fabricators challenge CAR’s?

2. AISC Marketing Efforts: What message is AISC sending to the design community with respect to the value that a fabricator can bring through inclusion in the project team early in the design phase?

3. What can be done to keep structural engineers from waiving certification requirements for a non-certified low bidder of projects specified as a certified job?

4. NASCC Seminar Topics: What topics do fabricators want to see more of? Can we include the types of topics that were previously addressed at the AISC Annual Meeting that was open to all members?

5. Is the AISC Wage Survey every going to be revived?

Please consider other questions you would like to see answered during this very interactive panel discussion. Submit questions to the CFA office ( no later than
April 15., 2017.

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mill Dinner & Reception

Chicago Cut Steakhouse
300 N. LaSalle
Chicago. IL 60654

Enjoy an exceptional dinner at one the best steakhouses in Chicago.

Take two steak-house veterans, a dazzling space along the Chicago River, add a butcher and dry-aging room and you begin to see what Chicago Cut is about. Chicago Cut is dedicated to putting culinary flair back into Chicago’s upscale restaurant scene. That requires a unique menu, an unmatched wine list, and a modern twist on the traditional steakhouse setting.

Tuesday, May 2, 2016

7:30 am – 9:45 am
Breakfast Breakouts and Large Group Discussion
White City Ballroom

Contact CFA with any topics you would like to see discussed via

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

(for paid committed members only)

White City Ballroom

• Committed participants will receive a separate agenda and communication regarding the Peer Group session within the next week or so.

• Committed companies can bring up to 2 participants

• Please plan to attend the complete session until 1:00 pm

• Lunch will be served

Printable Meeting agenda

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