Category Archives: Indianapolis

METALCON ’22 Takes a Victory Lap in Indy

As released to the media yesterday, November 2, 2022 —

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Did you Attend or Exhibit at METALCON ’22? Chance to Win if you Submit a Post-Show Survey

Your valuable FEEDBACK helps us improve future METALCON events! Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey and you’ll be entered into a drawing for either a $100 gift card or a 10×10 booth at next year’s show. SPECIAL NOTE: There are 3 separate surveys for attendees, exhibitors, and for those who took part in The Architect’s Experience; please select the correct one.


When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 31, 2022, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 Amazon eGift Cards!*!


When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 31, 2022, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an additional 10 x 10 booth space at METALCON 2023 in Las Vegas next October 18 – 20, 2023.* Rebooking for next year has begun – don’t lose out on a prime space on the show floor. Click here to view the 2023 floorplan and secure your space today.


When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 31, 2022, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon eGift Cards!*

*Drawing to take place on October 31, 2022. Winners will be notified via email.

Watch all 3 Days of METALCON 2022!

METALCON is produced in partnership with PSMJ Resources, Inc. and Metal Construction Association.

METALCON ’22 Day 3: Final Lap into Victory Lane!

Welcome to the last day — the final lap — of METALCON ’22! If it’s anything like the first two days, you won’t want to miss today! Join us at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis in Exhibit Halls I, J, and K. The action kicks off at 10:00 AM when the show floor opens and it will be non-stop until 2:00 pm with education, exhibits, raffle drawings, and more!

Beginning at 10:00 AM, learn from some of the best in the industry at final two education sessions: Under Pressure: An Update to Air Leakage Testing in the Technical Know-How Learning Center at 10 am and The History and Future of Metal Retrofit Roofing in the Best Practices Learning Center at 10:15 am. Head to the IMP Pavilion at 10:30 am for their final education session on IMPs: Best Practices.

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METALCON ’22 Day 2: Ready, Set, Race!

Welcome to Day Two of METALCON ’22! Navigate METALCON with your fingertips by downloading the METALCON APP from Google Play or App Store by searching METALCON2022.

Join us at 10:00 AM for a dynamic keynote address with American IndyCar Series driver, Josef Newgarden, as he presents The Road to Success. The Exhibits open at 11:00 AM with a full day of education sessions in the Technical Know-How, Sustainability, and Best Practices Learning Centers.

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METALCON ’22 Day 1: Download the METALCON APP to Maximize your Show Experience

Welcome to Day One of METALCON ’22! Navigate METALCON with your fingertips! Easily find exhibitors, education sessions, show floor experiences all at a simple touch of the fingers. Accept “notifications” from the APP to receive up to the minute reminders of special events happening each day of the show. Download the app from from Google Play or App Store by searching METALCON2022.

The show officially kicks off this morning at 8:30 AM with the opening keynote address, There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch – How Changing Energy Flow Changes Everything, presented by Joseph Lstiburek, President of Building Sciences Corporation (in room 135), followed by a second keynote at 10:00 am in the Main Theatre on the show floor, Leading for Today and Tomorrow, presented by Dr. Melissa Furman. The exhibits will open at 11:00 AM. In between meeting with exhibitors, take advantage of the education sessions happening all day in the Main Theater, or Learning Centers.

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Special Events Happening at METALCON ’22

With only 7 days to go until we gather in Indianapolis for METALCON ’22, you won’t want to miss these special events happening on the show floor. From “Social Networking Bingo,” to an exclusive “Future Leaders” program and Happy Hour … from the specialty IMP Pavilion to the new Metal Building Marketplace … and from “The Architect’s Experience” curated for architects and design professionals to an “Indy 500 Race Car Simulator,” sponsored by CIDAN Machinery … there is truly something for everyone at this year’s show. Read on for details of each event …

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For over 30 years, METALCON has been a place for new ideas, inspiration, connections, and most importantly, ANSWERS to the questions that keep you up at night. Code compliance? Fire prevention? Rain Screen Assembly? Air Flow? These topics and more will be tackled in our Technical Know-How Learning Center. Conveniently located on the show floor, respected thought leaders will share proven strategies and technical how-to’s to address the challenges impacting your business right now (and help you sleep better at night!).

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Get to Know Indy – Top Things to Do

In one month, the metal construction community will come together in Indianapolis for the most influential metal construction and design event in the world. While we know most of your time will be spent inside the convention center, there is much to enjoy outside. October is one of Indy’s comfortable autumn weather months with very low humidity and average temperatures in the low to mid 60s, perfect for exploring the city during non-show hours. In addition to the dining scene, Indy’s unique collection of attractions offer a variety of experiences for all ages and interests. An easy way to explore in a short amount of time is to take advantage of Indy’s Attraction Pass with their 1-or 3-day pass option.

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Get to Know Indy – Exclusive Savings for Indy Convention Attendees

With only five weeks to go until the “greatest metal spectacle of the year” gathers in Indianapolis, we continue to spotlight how Indy is going to make an ideal destination for METALCON 2022! VisitIndy offers convention attendees exclusive deals including savings at some of the city’s best restaurants to reduced admissions at attractions and experiences. The “Show Us Your Badge” program is available to make sure your experience in the city is both fun and affordable.

Three Simple Steps to Activate the Program:

  • Click HERE to sign up
  • The pass is delivered to your mobile device
  • Then, show the deals to participating partners, along with your conference badge, to redeem and save

See what’s included!

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Get to Know Indy – Hotels, Convention Center and Walkability

Courtesy of VisitIndy; Click HERE for a 3D Interactive Map of Downtown Indy

The hallmark of the Indy convention experience is the ease and convenience it offers to meeting attendees. The Indiana Convention Center is positioned in the southwest quadrant of downtown and the building is surrounded by hotels and connected by climate-controlled skywalks and when you step outside, it is an easy walk to parks, attractions and hundreds of restaurants and bars in the heart of the city.

HOTEL INFORMATION – Book today with METALCON’s Housing Company

METALCON has contracted hotel rooms with two of the hotels closest to the convention center — the JW Marriott Indianapolis, which is connected to the center, and the Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, which is connected to the center via a Skywalk. Rooms are still available but going fast so book today. Globetrotter is the only official housing agency for METALCON. Make your reservation by contacting Globetrotter directly at (877) 904-6835, (301) 570-0800 (press 2 for Meetings), by e-mail or click HERE to complete a reservation request form.

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Indy – “More than Just Corn and Race Cars”

With only six weeks to go until METALCON 2022, let’s continue to explore our host city. From world record-sized facilities to historic celebrity performances, there is always something new you can uncover about Indianapolis. IndyInfluence offers us ten, perhaps, “lesser known,” fun facts about Indy. Here are some hints: “The greatest thing since sliced bread,” “Elvis,” “Underground Railroad,” and “Crossroads.”

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Ease of Travel to Indy

With only two months to go until we come together for METALCON 2022, it’s time to make your travel plans to Indy. Traveling to and around Indianapolis is easy, convenient and affordable. Known as the “Crossroads of America,” Indy is within a day’s drive of over half of the country’s population and for those arriving by air, there are currently 11 airlines with service with over 50 non-stop US destinations to the Indianapolis International Airport.

Credit: VisitIndy
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Get to Know Indy: Bars & Restaurants “Instagram Worthy”

In just over three short months, the metal construction industry will converge on Indianapolis. While the exhibits and education ARE the reasons to attend METALCON ’22, we know “after-hour” activities are important as well, especially the restaurants and nightlife scene. Indy may be known for racing, but did you know the city was named the most “Underrated Food City in America” by Condé Nast Traveler? USA Today also recently deemed Indy a top five craft beer city in the country. Courtesy of VisitIndy Stories, check out these “Seven Instagrammable Bars & Restaurants in Indy.” From funky wallpaper to velvet couches to a forest of window plants, these seven restaurants have interiors just as appetizing as its menu. To please your palate, check these out while in town for METALCON …

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Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON “Give Back” to World Central Kitchen

In honor of World Hunger Day 2022, occurring annually on May 28, we invite you to join METALCON’s 20+ year history of “giving back” to communities in need by helping us “use the power of food to nourish the world.” This year, we have partnered with the World Central Kitchen (WCK), and have already began to send donations given the urgency of the ongoing events happening in the Ukraine.

Watch the “Food Fighters” in Action


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Magnificent Metal Monday – Indy’s “Shining A Light” Tribute

Indianapolis, home of METALCON 2022, is second only to Washington D.C. in the number of war memorials. On this Memorial Day, as we honor the men and women who have died while serving in all branches of the U.S. military, let’s take a closer look at this unique attribute of Indy. When you are in town for METALCON this October, be sure to catch “Shining A Light,” a seasonally themed light presentation and a nightly signature salute at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, located in Monument Circle, less than a 10 minute walk from the Convention Center.

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AECDaily Announced as Official Partner for The Architect’s Experience at METALCON

After the successful launch of The Architect’s Experience last year, METALCON is proud to announce AECDaily as this year’s official partner for the specialty program. See “Call for Presentations” below.

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Early Bird Gets the Worm … Why This Bird Can Save you Money

METALCON ’22 will be “roaring” into Indianapolis in only five short months so make plans today to attend. Save time and money by registering this week to get a discount off the already low early bird pricing. Home to the famous Indy 500 Race, “rev your engines” and join us in Indy at the only global event dedicated exclusively to the application of metal in design where you can visit with over 300 exhibitors, learn from industry experts, and network with designers, builders, developers, contractors, fabricators and suppliers from more than 50 countries.


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Magnificent Metal Monday – METALCON Registration Opens!

What could be more MAGNIFICENT then having registration OPEN for METALCON 2022!! Join us October 12 – 14 as Indianapolis welcomes us with their “Hoozier Hospitality!”

Everyone Start your Registrations!

REGISTER by May 15th and get an EXTRA $20 OFF Early Bird Pricing — that’s a savings of up to $75! Enter promo code: RaceToRegister to activate $20 bonus

Read more to learn what will be new at METALCON and what will be returning …

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NO JOKING AROUND — METALCON 2022 is Only 6 Months Away!

It may be April Fool’s Day today, but all kidding aside, we are only 6 months away from METALCON 2022 — the only global event focused exclusively on the use of metal in construction and design! If you are a construction professional, an architect, engineer or specifier who uses, plans to use, or wants to expand into metal in construction, this is a “must-attend” event for you. Not only will thousands of metal fabricators, suppliers, distributors and manufactures from around the globe come to showcase the greatest range of metal construction products, services equipment and technology in the world, but METALCON also touts the most comprehensive education program in the industry.


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Your valuable FEEDBACK helps us improve future METALCON events! Please help us to make METALCON 2022 the best one yet by taking this quick survey. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete. Please note there are separate surveys for attendees and for exhibitors. Please select the correct one to complete. Thank you for your time.


When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 30, 2021, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 Amazon eGift Cards*!


When you hit the “SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY” button before October 30, 2021, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an additional 10 x 10 booth space at METALCON 2022 in Indianapolis, October 12-14th, 2022.