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Posted by Tasha Weiss on May 31, 2013 at 9:27 AM.
While there’s no substitution for attending NASCC: The Steel Conference in person, AISC offers the next best thing. The proceedings document much of the material presented at the conference, including a synchronization of the speakers’ voices along with their visual presentations.
The recorded sessions from this year’s conference in St. Louis are now posted online at www.aisc.org/2013nascconline (you can find previous conference seminars by visiting www.aisc.org/freepubs and clicking on “NASCC: The Steel Conference”) and all are available in MP4 format.
Why does AISC do this? The Steel Conference is a bit different from other conferences. While most conferences issue a call for papers, consider abstracts, and then select those who will present a paper, The Steel Conference takes a different approach. The planning committee selects topics and then seeks out the top experts on those topics. As a result, we don’t require our presenters to produce papers. Instead, our proceedings are an actual documentation of the material presented at the conference. AISC then makes much of this material available at no charge as part of its mission to disseminate information that makes it easier to design and build with structural steel.
This year’s Steel Conference boasted a record-breaking attendance of 3,748 people. You can find photos from the conference on AISC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AISCdotORG in the “NASCC 2013” photo album, as well as videos on AISC’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/AISCSteelTV) showing highlights from the opening day of the conference.
Next year’s Steel Conference will take place in Toronto, March 26-29, and will be held in conjunction with NSBA’s 2014 World Steel Bridge Symposium. To learn more about The Steel Conference, visit www.aisc.org/nascc.