AEC offers numerous conferences, training, and other special events to assist members with developing a better understanding of cutting-edge issues and industry-related skills.

Process Optimization Workshop
November 4-5, 2014
Hilton Rosemont
Rosemont, Illinois

AEC Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference
March 5-7, 2015
J.W. Marriott Desert Springs
Palm Springs, California

Press Maintenance Workshop
April 21-22, 2015
Atlanta Airport Marriott
Atlanta, Georgia

Management Conference
September 22-24, 2015
Hilton Chicago O'Hare
Chicago, Illinois

*Unless otherwise noted, only AEC members are eligible to register for AEC events.*


AEC provides education opportunities that will further develop members' knowledge in specific procedures and processes used within the aluminum extrusion industry. Check back regularly for new webinars as they become available and visit the AEC Tech webinars page to view previous webinars on demand.

Return On Investment of Your AEC Membership: It Pays Big to be a Member!
October 24, 2014
11:00 a.m. CDT
Presenters: Rand Baldwin, AEC; Rick Merluzzi, Metal Exchange; Matt McMahon, Pries Aluminum; Jeff Henderson, AEC

Mastering Press Quenching - A must!...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Presenter: Jerome Fourmann, Rio Tinto Alcan

Return On Investment of Your AEC Membership: It Pays Big to be a Member!
November 3, 2014
11:00 a.m. CST
Presenters: Rand Baldwin, AEC; Martin Bidwell, Magnode Corp.; Duncan Crowdis, Bonnell Aluminum

Aluminum Extrusion Press Maintenance Value: What's It Worth to YOU?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CST
Presenter: Al Kennedy, Extrusion Industry Consultant

Industry Conferences and Events


October 21 - 22, 2015
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aluminum Structural Design Using the 2015 Aluminum Design Manual

Instructor: Randy Kissell, P.E., TGB Partnership
November 13-14, 2014
Wyndham Peabody Court Hotel
Baltimore, MD

Eleventh International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar - ET '16

Chicago, Illinois
May 2-6, 2016

AEC will be participating at the following events in 2014:

  Booth # 4413