2018

Outlook Conference 2018

May 6 - 9, 2018

Chateau Elan Resort & Winery

USIFI and NFI join together to unite respected industry leaders and provide perspectives on current trends and future insights. Attend Outlook 2018 to gain expert insight and a competitive edge.

Makers Division Webinar: Prototypes – Contracts and Legal Issues

May 10

Protect your business, products and intellectual property with legal contracts. This webinar discusses the regulatory agencies and the roles they play in prototype development as well as the benefits and basics of non-disclosure agreements, trademarks, patents and liability contracts.

2018 GMA Spring Lobby Day

May 16 – May 17

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues to make significant strides toward increasing the industry's exposure in Washington, D.C. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, in large part, due to GMA's lobbying efforts along with the support and involvement of GMA members.

GMA Webinar: Stability of Geosynthetic Lined Slopes, Part 2

May 31

In the second of this two-part webinar series we will discuss the importance of geosynthetic interface strengths on slope stability, when to use peak and residual geosynthetic interface strengths; how to develop minimum shear strengths for specifications; measurement of geosynthetic and GCL interface strengths using single and multi-interface tests; and how to develop a shear testing work plan for a commercial laboratory that yields meaningful data.

PAMA Webinar: Important Rules Before Getting Fined by OSHA

June 7

June 7, 2018 | 12:30 CST Free to IFAI Members/$25 to IFAI Non-Members This webinar will cover the Silica Dust Standard in construction and what you need to know in the shade industry. It will be an interactive discussion covering and understanding this standard, recognizing hazards, health effects, working safely around silica and we will hold a Q&A after the presentation.

WEAR 2018

June 11-13, 2018


WEAR 2018 will feature 3 days of tours and workshops, sessions and presentations from Google ATAP, Levi Strauss, NFC, Heisel, and Owlet

The Cutting Room Webinar

June 12

June 12, 2018 | Noon EST Free to IFAI Members/$79.00 for nonmembers The presenters will cover 4 components used in a cutting room: digitizing, cutting, material handling and ROI. Learn what applications are best suited for full automation, how to implement it and increase your product volumes.

Selling Quality Over Price Webinar

June 20

June 20, 2018 | Noon EST Free to IFAI Members/$79.00 for Non-IFAI Members Learn about increasing your bottom line and how to encourage your clients to upgrade to better quality materials. Find out how upselling reflects company image, leads to future referrals and produces long-lasting products.

Marine Fabricators Pacific Northwest Regional Workshop 2018

September 15

Oyster Canvas | Bellingham, WA

The MFA regional workshops are intimate educational opportunities featuring hands-on education. Hosted in MFA member shops, attendees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere for connecting with peers and local vendors.

Marine Fabricators South East Regional Workshop 2018

September 28 – September 29

Lakeside Marine Canvas | Buford, GA

The MFA regional workshops are intimate educational opportunities featuring hands-on education. Hosted in MFA member shops, attendees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere for connecting with peers and local vendors.