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2024 FIA Annual Meeting of Members

2024 FIA Annual Meeting of Members
The 2024 FIA Annual Meeting of Members will take place at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 19-21, 2024. The 2024 Annual Meeting will cover a wide range of topics including college and industry engagement, the future of manufacturing, Washington and economic updates. The event will also feature a variety of social and networking activities, including a Topgolf tournament, ForgingPAC fundraiser and FIERF Silent Auction. Plus, live entertainment and dancing! This is an event you do not want to miss.

FIA Annual Meeting of Members
April 19-21, 2024
The Broadmoor Hotel
Colorado Springs, CO

The Broadmoor
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Meeting Registration Fees:
     •   Executive Only - Early Bird (through February 29): $2,400
     •   Executive Only - (after February 29): $2,900
     •   Executive & Spouse/Guest - Early Bird (through February 29): $3,600
     •   Executive & Spouse/Guest - (after February 29): $4,200
     •   Next Gen *under 35 - Early Bird (through February 29): $1,600
     •   Next Gen *under 35 - (after February 29): $1,900
     •   Next Gen & Spouse/Guest - Early Bird (through February 29): $2,800
     •   Next Gen & Spouse/Guest - (after February 29): $3,200

The meeting registration fee includes meeting materials, admittance to the general session, meals and receptions. Hotel room fees are not included in the meeting registration fee. Attendees must pay the total registration fee, whether they will be attending the full meeting or a portion thereof. The fee must be paid in advance of the meeting. Attendees must pre-register for Topgolf and optional tours. These items are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as there are limited spots available. Children attending the receptions must pay an additional fee.

Reception Only Registration Fees:

     •   Welcome Reception & ForgingPAC Fundraiser (April 19) only: $250
     •   Sunset Reception & Banquet FIERF Silent Auction & Lifetime Achievement (April 20) only: $250

*Reception Only Fees are for spouses/guests who are not attending the entire meeting, and only attending the reception. To register your spouse/guest for the reception only options, please contact Kathy Edwards at (216) 781-6260.

For questions on registration or to submit a paper registration form, please contact Kathy Edwards by email at [email protected] or phone at (216) 781-6260.

Hotel Accommodations:
FIA has arranged for a discounted rate of $315/night at The Broadmoor for FIA Annual Meeting attendees. Reservations must be made by March 29, 2024. FIA cannot guarantee a discounted rate after this date. To make your reservation, please click here, or call (855) 634-7711 and mention "Forging Industry Association."

Schedule & Agenda:

April 19, 2024
6:00 p.m.             Welcome Reception & ForgingPAC Fundraiser 

April 20, 2024
7:30 a.m.             Breakfast 
8:00 a.m.  General Session 
12:30 p.m.  Lunch 
1:30 p.m.  Optional Activities 
  Western Museum of Mining, Train Ride Pikes Peak, Crafts & Drafts Tour 
2:00 p.m.  Topgolf FIERF Fundraiser 
5:00 p.m.  Next Gen Workshop (pre-registered attendees) 
6:30 p.m.             Sunset Reception & Banquet 
  FIA Lifetime Achievement Awards 
  FIERF Silent Auction 

April 21, 2024
8:00 a.m.             Breakfast 
8:30 a.m.  General Session 
11:30 a.m.  Closing Remarks 
11:45 a.m.  Executive & Spouse Lunch 
1:00 p.m.  Optional Activities 
  Airforce Academy Tour, Garden of the Gods Jeep Tour 

Click here to download a detailed agenda PDF.

Featured Keynotes:

Jake Hall, The Manufacturing Millennial
Jake Hall is known as the Manufacturing Millennial. With over a decade of experience working with manufacturers, system integrators, and distributors in the manufacturing and automation industry, he understands the importance of advocating smart automation, robotics, and skilled trades. But more importantly, he recognizes the need and demand for companies and organizations to begin attracting and mentoring the future skilled workforce of upcoming generations.

With Jake's personal brand, the "Manufacturing Millennial," he has created an audience of 75,000+ followers with over 100 million views on social media. But Jake's advocacy doesn't stop online; he is an active keynote speaker giving over 40 presentations discussing the future of our industry and how it needs to change through technology, culture, and workforce.

When Jake isn't advocating manufacturing, you'll find him watching the Chicago Cubs, smoking BBQ, fishing, or building Lego with his two daughters.

Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman, The Wingman
Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman, The Wingman, is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated F-16 fighter pilot, sales manager, and entrepreneur.

In addition to his time in the military, Waldo has real world corporate sales and management experience and is an expert on change management, peak performance, and resilience - having broken through a lifelong fear of heights and overcoming claustrophobia as a fighter pilot. A key message in his inspirational "Never Fly Solo" signature keynotes and seminars is that you can't reach your highest potential alone. You need wingmen - trusted partners - to help you win when adversity strikes.

His compelling stories and strategies on overcoming obstacles, performing under pressure, and servant-based leadership are extremely relevant to organizations who seek to create a resilient, courageous, "One Team, One Mission" performance-focused culture of collaboration and trust.

Waldo is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and the founder of The Wingman Foundation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is the build funds and awareness for veterans in need. He is an inductee into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, a prestigious award that honors speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence and has been bestowed on less than 200 speakers worldwide. He speaks internationally for clients including Marriott, American Express, AT&T, Procter & Gamble, The Denver Broncos, and Home Depot, and has been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, Inc. Magazine and The Harvard Business Review.

Optional Activities:
Click here to download descriptions of the optional activities. 

Topgolf FIERF Fundraiser (April 20)                                    $250 
Activity 1: Western Museum of Mining Tour (April 20)              
Activity 2: Train Ride on Pikes Peak Cog Railway (April 20)           $210 
Activity 3: Crafts & Drafts Tour (April 20)  $305 
Activity 4: Airforce Academy Tour (April 21)  $85 
Activity 5: Garden of the Gods Jeep Tour (April 21)  $205 

Note: Timing of activities overlap. Please only reserve one activity per day. You must register for these activities in advance.

There are a variety of sponsorship and branding opportunities available at the 2024 FIA Annual Meeting of Members. Click here to download the sponsorship menu and application. Contact Tricia Abruzzino at [email protected] for more information on sponsorship.

Cancellations will be permitted until March 29, 2024 and will be refunded in full. After March 29, 2024 no refunds will be given, but substitutions are permitted if submitted to the FIA in writing.

Please Note:
No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any registration that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full.

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4/19/2024 6:00 PM - 4/21/2024 3:00 PM
The Broadmoor 1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906 UNITED STATES
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