DALLAS - Come to the nation's capital and be a part of the largest event of its kind in the fire sprinkler industry as the American Fire Sprinkler Association
(AFSA) hosts AFSA37: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition September 30-October 3, 2018
. Join industry peers at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for technical and managerial seminars offering CEU/CPD credits, social events including an exclusive event at the Newseum; an exciting, live apprentice competition; and a packed exhibit hall!
With dozens of educational workshops, the AFSA conference provides an array of learning and networking opportunities that will benefit business owners, managers, engineers, designers, architects, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), and other fire sprinkler professionals. Seminars - from technical sessions focusing on the most crucial topics in fire safety, design, and technology to sessions on business management - will be held Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 3. This year AFSA also offers a "NextGen Day" for industry professionals under 40 on Monday, October 1, and a special "Train the Trainer" workshop on Sunday, September 30.
AFSA is excited to announce a new initiative, AFSA's inaugural Capitol Hill Day. For those attending AFSA37, stay an extra day to take part in advocacy activities on Capitol Hill on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Facilitated by AFSA's Legislative Committee, the program seeks to harness the tremendous power of fire sprinkler industry representatives delivering a unified message to Congress to affect positive change with face-to-face meetings with senators, representatives, and their staff on issues, such as home fire sprinkler legislation, apprenticeship, and infrastructure spending.
Another highlight is the industry's largest and most comprehensive exhibition, which features exhibitors representing organizations from around the world, including manufacturers and suppliers, industry organizations, government agencies, and more. With unopposed hours, the exhibit hall opens with flair for the always well-attended social event, the Chairman's Reception, Tuesday, October 2 and again, on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 3 during the 25th Annual National Apprentice Competition, which takes place in the exhibit hall.
Located on the Potomac River, just steps from shopping and entertainment, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center provides guests with the best of both worlds. Bring the whole family to enjoy a ride on the Capital Wheel, while visiting MGM National Harbor® with the city's complimentary circulator bus. Explore the Gaylord's very own 19-story glass atrium, enjoy the fountain show, dine at one of seven onsite stylist eateries, and discover breathtaking views at Pose Lounge & Nightclub. The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center always provides a memorable stay.
Mark your calendars now to meet in the nation's capitol for a guaranteed return on your investment with AFSA37. For more information, visit firesprinkler.org/AFSA37
or watch your mailbox for the 2018 convention brochure!