Delivering practical, business-boosting, solutions-oriented education you simply can’t get anywhere else. Whether you are a seasoned expert or exploring ways to extend your business to include metal, you will learn from the top technical whizzes, business experts, design professionals, and industry insiders in metal construction and design today.

From immersive workshops to complimentary educational sessions conveniently situated within the expo hall, and from awe-inspiring Keynotes to so much more, METALCON offers a comprehensive experience like no other!


Discover important topics that affect every aspect of the metal construction and design industry, learn from robust panels that present courses that will affect everything from design, to testing, to implementation and installation, and lifetime usage.

Wednesday, October 18

Keynote  HGTV’s Rico to the Rescue: Real Life Scenarios – From Nightmares to Dreams Come True
Presented by Rico León, Host of HGTV’s Rico to the Rescue
Moderated by Tony Bouquot, General Manager of MBMA

Morning Kickoff 
Designing for Las Vegas: a Full House of Finishes for Allegiant Stadium to Enhance, Protect & Cool
Presented by Christopher Sotiropulos, Vice President of Stadium Operations, Las Vegas Raiders
+ Gary Edgar, Manager of Architectural Specifications, Industrial Coatings, PPG Industries

Thursday, October 19

Keynote  Construction Outlook for ’24: Forbidding or Reason to Cheer
Presented by Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, The Associated General Contractors of America

 Kickoff  Steel and Skylines: Unveiling Innovations from the Las Vegas Strip to Super Tall Buildings
Presented by Stefan Al, PhD, Ra, LEED AP, Stephen Al Architects

Friday, October 20

BONUS Keynote!  “Fighter Pilot Mindset” – From Ideas to Execution
Presented by Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis, Fighter Pilot and CEO of Afterburner

Keynotes will be held at the Flack Global Metals Theater  Flack Logo



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

Wednesday, October 18

Understanding the Customer Experience & Digital Transformation

Accounting Doesn’t Have to Suck

Winners and Losers: Those Who Control Their Metal Prices Vs. Those Who Don’t

          State of the Industry – Presented by the Metal Construction Association

Thursday, October 19

Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Company

Sales 101: Successful Sales Strategies

Buying MCM: What the Industry Has in Store for You

Powerful Strategies for Converting Asphalt Shingle Leads to Metal Roof Sales


Gain a deeper understanding of how to improve building and product performance in the Technical Know-How Learning Center where the focus is on installation techniques, craftsmanship, resiliency, testing procedures, real-world influences and more.

Wednesday, October 18

Low Slope Metal Roofing Best Practices

Resilient Buildings, Disaster is a Hazard You Didn’t Prepare For

Aluminum Coil Anodizing for Architectural Designs

Basics of Metal Retrofit Roofing

Thursday, October 19

Sealant and Adhesive Technology for Metal Applications

AC472 & AC478 Accreditation for the Metal Building Industry

FUSE: Color Trends for the Future of Architectural Building Products

What’s in a Coating and It’s Warranty for Your Pre-Painted Metal


Discover how the concepts of “sustainability” and “green” align with the metal construction and steel industries, learn what is happening at the legislative level, and how to choose the right metals for your region and environment. Common myths and beliefs of metal buildings will be debunked. All these sessions are timely and important.

Wednesday, October 18

Improve Sustainability of Pre-Painted Metal with Radiation Cured Coatings

Understanding EPDs

Why Design and Build with Metal – The Most Sustainable Construction Material Available

Choosing the Right Metals for the Environment

Thursday, October 19

Closing the Loop – Circularity in Embodied Carbon

Incorporating Metal in Your Company’s Sustainability Strategy 

How to Complete an Accurate COMcheck Building Envelope Compliance Report: A Live Demo



Maximize your METALCON education by adding 4- or 8- hour workshops to your agenda. Choose from a selection of essential topics for beginner and experiences building and design professionals, business owners and executives, and anyone else ready to take their knowledge and skills to the next level. Plan Accordingly, some workshops begin on Tuesday, October 17th.

NEW! Value Pass registration options are the BEST DEAL for adding workshops to your agenda!

Tuesday, October 17

Mergers & Acquisitions Essentials Workshop

Metal Roof Installation Training Certificate Program

Wednesday, October 18

 Rollforming for the Metal Construction Industry Part 1

           Low Slope Detailing Workshop – Certificate Course

Thursday, October 19

Metal Roofing from A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc)

Rollforming for the Metal Construction Industry Part 2

the architect's experience at metalcon
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 and wow clients. Produced in partnership with AEC Daily, this one-of-kind, curated experience will explore an impressive range of aesthetic possibilities and provide access to experts who will show you how to solve a wide variety of design, structural, technical, environmental, cost and performance challenges, through the use of metal.

Earn a year’s worth of AIA LU’s (including HSW’s) and enjoy exclusive education, networking and much more!

Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday Morning Kick-Off: Designing for Las Vegas: a Full House of Finishes for Allegiant Stadium to Enhance, Protect & Cool

Managing Risk in Innovations (Creative Ideas) of the Architect/Consultant

Performance Requirements for High Performance Buildings

The Risks and Rewards of Working on Unique Projects

Thursday, October 19

Thursday Morning Kickoff: Steel and Skylines: Unveiling Innovations from the Las Vegas Strip to Super Tall Buildings

What Makes Rainscreen Walls Work

Installation Requirements for Air and Water Resistive Barriers in Buildings

How to Complete an Accurate COMcheck Building Envelope Compliance Report: A Live Demo

Designing Outside the Box

Integrating Cladding in Rainscreens and the Differences Between the Two

Future Leaders logo

The Future Leaders of METALCON Program is a collection of learning and networking opportunities for young professionals ready to take their career to the next level. Are you under the age of 40 and attending METALCON in Las Vegas? You will be automatically registered as a METALCON Future Leader where you will have the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and build relationships with industry peers between education sessions and exhibits during a jam packed 3 day event!

Check out the hand selected education programs that are particularly relevant for You!

In-depth paid workshops:

Metal Roof Installation Training Certificate Program

Rollforming for the Metal Construction Industry (Part 1)

Metal Roofing from A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc)

Rollforming for the Metal Construction Industry (Part 2)

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