AIST Events and COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Updated: 28 July 2020 
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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) continue to address the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at national and global levels. AIST is actively monitoring this concern and will continue to follow CDC / WHO guidance, provide updates and adjust strategy if recommended. The health and safety of our industry is a shared responsibility and one that we take seriously. As such, AIST’s top priority is focused on the health and safety of all participants at AIST events.

We are taking steps to protect our employees and visitors, while minimizing the risk of disruption for AIST members. AIST is operational, with all staff currently working from home. We are fully equipped to accommodate this arrangement.

In the meantime, AIST remains open for business as we continue to prioritize each aspect of the situation including:

  • Our contingency planning for the fall 2020 Technology Training Conferences and other AIST event

  • Adjustments to our publication schedule(s)

  • Implementation of virtual Technology Committee meetings during periods of travel restrictions and for international participation

With specific reference to the following upcoming events:

The health of our attendees, partners and staff is AIST’s prime concern. Due to the current uncertainty surrounding state and local regulations regarding allowable meeting size and travel, AIST has decided to transition to virtual events for our planned Fall Technology Training Conferences. While we are disappointed not to be able to meet in person, we believe we have created a strong platform to share technical knowledge and information to advance the steel industry. Details for the conferences will be available on the individual training conference page.
With specific reference to the following upcoming events:

If you have additional questions regarding AISTech, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section on Unique contact details are provided for each specific topic included in the FAQ section

All other AIST event attendees with questions will be encouraged to email or call our response team at, +1.724.814.3000.