The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation have announced that they are rescheduling the dates for the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar, previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ET Seminar, now named ET 2022, will be held May 3 – 5, 2022, at the same hotel, the Hilton Orlando, in Orlando Florida. The hotel is located on Destination Parkway, minutes from I-Drive in the heart of Orlando's dining and entertainment district.

"The ET Seminar Committee and the AEC Board of Directors decided to postpone our most important aluminium extrusion industry event until we can ensure that everyone felt comfortable travelling and attending the ET Seminar," said AEC President Jeff Henderson. "ET is an essential event for the industry, and circumstances with the limited availability of a vaccine are just too uncertain at this time to take a chance with this, our most important and respected aluminium extrusion technology conference."

The ET Seminar Committee and ET staff are in the process of communicating with authors and presenters to assess the status of the technical program. "The program remains essentially intact with only minor changes to date based on speaker availability and we hope to make as few changes to the original program as necessary," Henderson explained.

Registrants who previously paid to attend ET will be automatically be registered for ET 2022. Current ET exhibitors will be reconfirmed for the ET Expo, which will be held in the Orlando Ballroom at the Hilton Orlando.

The ET Seminar is the global aluminium extrusion industry event to attend for the quality programming, including the technical papers, the ET Expo and networking opportunities, offering an unsurpassed atmosphere of educational and technical exchange. "ET is THE industry conference that everyone in the worldwide aluminium extrusion industry should attend. The ET Seminar Committee felt that the event would be severely diminished if we didn't meet in person" said ET Seminar Committee Chairman Craig Werner, Principal at Werner Extrusion Solutions. "We are looking forward to resuming our planning for ET 2022 in Orlando."

The Add-on Workshops are another way for industry professionals to expand their understanding of the extrusion and downstream processes during ET Week. All workshops will be held either before or after ET on Monday, May 2 or Friday, May 6, 2022. The workshops previously scheduled for ET '21 will be offered for ET 2022. Those who previously registered and paid for a workshop will automatically be registered for the workshop during ET '22.

Special ET 50th Anniversary events will be rescheduled for the new dates, as well. For any events that cannot be rescheduled, paid registrants will be offered a choice to register for a replacement event or receive a refund.

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