FIERF Professors Summit

Event Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 to Wednesday, August 17, 2022

FIERF Professors Summit

Meet, learn, and network with fellow forging professors!

Join us for FIERF’s Professor Summit on August 17, 2022 at Cuyahoga Community College. Attendees will get the chance to hear from forging industry professionals on the state of the industry, learn how to prepare the next generation of forgers, receive an overview and update on the programs of the Forging Foundation, and network with other professors.



August 17, 2022

9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)



Cuyahoga Community College

Advanced Technologies Training Center

3409 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Room 139



There is no cost for professors to attend the summit, but preregistration is required. 




9:30 a.m.                                 Welcome & introductions

                                                Angela Gibian, Executive Director, FIERF

                                                Ray Nejadfard, Dean/Executive Director Engineering/Manufacturing, Cuyahoga Community College

10:00 a.m.                              Overview of the Forging Industry Association

                                               Jim Warren, President & CEO, FIA

10:15 a.m.                              Overview of the Forging Foundation (FIERF)

                                               Angela Gibian, Executive Director, FIERF

                                               Kester Clarke, Chair, FIERF Board of Trustees, Professor, Colorado School of Mines

11:30 a.m.                              Workforce Development Panel Session

12:30 p.m.                              Lunch/ Networking 

1:00 p.m.                                Open Discussion

1:30 p.m.                                Facility Tour - Tri-C Advanced Technologies Training Center

                                               Optional Networking Reception to Follow


Optional Hotel Accommodations:

If you need hotel accommodations, the Forging Industry Association has a corporate rate at the Kimpton Schofield Hotel (2000 East Ninth Street | Cleveland, OH 44115) for $169/night. You can book your room through the link below.