2020 Anodizing Conference Converts to Online Event

Due to concerns and restrictions surround the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAC has made the decision to convert the 2020 Anodizing Conference into a live virtual event in October.


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The 2020 Aluminum Summit, the joint conference of the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC, Wauconda, Ill.) and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC, Wauconda, Ill.), originally scheduled for September 2020 in Nashville, Tenn., has been rescheduled for September 2021 due to concerns and restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
The AAC has made the decision to convert the 2020 Anodizing Conference into a live virtual event in October. The final dates will be announced soon. The Anodizing Conference will be a modified version of the traditional in-person event, and details will be forthcoming regarding the online platform, program and registration information.

According to a statement from the ACC:

“Converting to a virtual event from our traditional format gives [the AAC] a real opportunity to expand [its] offering.  As a result, this conference will now become a global event.  The AAC will be inviting non-members from across the globe for an opportunity to learn what the AAC has to offer.”

More information, including conference dates, program and registration details will be announced soon. Visit Anodizing.org for more information as it becomes available.


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