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FIERF Professor Summit 2024

Join us for FIERF's Annual Professor Summit on August 1, 2024 at FIA Headquarters in Independence, OH. Attendees will get the chance to hear from forging industry professionals on the state of the industry, receive an overview and update on the activities of the Forging Foundation, learn how the foundation is working with educators to prepare the next generation, and network with professors and FIA members.



Meet, learn and network with follow forging professors and area FIA members!

August 1, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location for In-Person Attendees:
FIA Headquarters
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131

Suggested Hotel Accommodations:

SpringHill Suites
6060 Rockside Place
Independence, OH 44131

Embassy Suites
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131

Registration Fee*

There is no cost to attend the summit, but pre-registration is required. Attendees can join the event in-person or virtually. You must select either the in-person or virtual registration option below. 

If attending the Summit virtually, prior to the webinar you will receive a calendar invite with the webinar link and details on how to join.

*The deadline to register for this event is Friday, July 26, 2024.


9:30 a.m.                   Welcome & Introductions 
9:45 a.m.  Overview of the Forging Industry Association 
10:00 a.m.  Overview of the Forging Foundation 
10:30 a.m.  Engagement Opportunities for Schools & Students 
11:30 a.m.  Workforce Development Panel Session 
12:30 p.m.  Lunch & Networking 
1:00 p.m.  Open Discussion 



For questions concerning registration, please contact Kathy Edwards by email at or by phone at (216) 781-6260.

Please Note:

No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any registration that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full.

8/1/2024 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
FIA Headquarters 6363 Oak Tree Blvd. Independence 44131