Northeast Regional Conference

Are you looking for an affordable way to attend training and connect with other industry professionals? The Northeast Regional Conference offers all the tools you need to elevate your career close to home. Join us July 19-21, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh/Cranberry in Pittsburgh, PA.

Registration will be open soon. Stay tuned!

Karting Adventure

Stay through Saturday to get behind the wheel of a high-performance kart and race your peers around the Pittsburgh International Track. It’s a unique networking opportunity, complete with exciting action and friendly competition. This experience begins at 12:30 PM and includes lunch, an hour of track time, and all safety gear. Please wear closed-toe shoes and shorts or pants.



$125 Member
$200 Non-Member

$75 Member
$125 Non-Member
Reception &
Dinner Package

$80 Member
$110 Non-Member
Educational Sessions X X  
Welcome Reception X   X
Regional Dinner X   X
Exhibits & Demos X X  

Package add-ons give you the freedom to pursue additional plans for certification, networking and recreation.

Conference Package Add-On Fee (Member or Non-Member)
Certified Automated Gate Operator Installer Exam $250
Certified Automated Gate Systems Design Exam $200
Certified Fence Professional Exam $0 (paid in advance with application)
Kart Adventure $85
Young Fence Professional Social (35 & Under) $0 (free, but please register)

What to Expect

  • Technical and Business Education
  • Tabletop Exhibits
  • Networking Events
  • Off-Site Group Excursion

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AFA Members receive discounted registration fees on Regional Conferences, training and certification programs and other AFA events such as FENCETECH. If you have never been an AFA member, your first year of membership is 50% off. Join the AFA and save today!

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Education Schedule for July 20, 2018

Thursday, July 19
Exhibits 3pm – 6pm
Welcome Reception and Regional Dinner 6pm – 9pm
Friday, July 20
Educational Classes
See Education Schedule above for detailed information.
9am – 6pm
Northern Ohio and West PA/West VA Joint Chapter Meeting
Join fellow chapter members for a lunch and learn about how to get involved locally and hear what your chapter can do for you. Meet members from your neighboring chapter!
12:30pm – 1:30pm
CFP Exam 1:30pm – 5:30pm
If you’ve previously taken either of these exams and did not pass, you are entitled to take the exam for free. Email to request a discount code.
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Exhibits 3pm – 6pm
If you’ve previously taken either of these exams and did not pass, you are entitled to take the exam for free. Email to request a discount code.
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Young Fence Professionals Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm
Saturday, July 21
Karting Experience

  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Catered Lunch in a private room
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Racers sized for jacket, neck brace and helmet
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Kart Racing
  • 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Access to the NASA Hyperdrive Race
12:30pm – 5:30pm


Exhibitor Move-In:
Thursday, July 19th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, July 19th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, July 20th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Sponsorship Opportunities

Elevate your brand by sponsoring the AFA’s Regional Conference! Sponsors will receive a tabletop exhibit space to showcase their products with designated times to visit with attendees. Don’t miss out on this unique, limited opportunity.

Thank You to our Sponsors