Forming Our Future

Forming Our Future

Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends Forming Our Future?

Forming Our Future is the annual conference for metalforming-industry professionals—whether top executives, mid-level managers, young professionals new to the industry, or anyone anywhere in between—and their spouses/guests.

Why should I attend?

  • Networking opportunities
  • Informative and empowering speakers
  • The latest on industry trends
  • Fun and educational offsite activities
  • Live entertainment

What is the attire at the events and resort?

  • General Meeting Sessions: Anything from resort casual to business casual. Wear what makes you comfortable!
  • First Timers and Early Arrivals Reception: Resort Casual
  • Thursday Chairman’s Themed Dinner: Theme is Vintage California. Anything from board shorts and button-down beach shirts, to sun dresses, shorts and tank tops.
  • Friday and Saturday: Resort casual. Many attendees will be departing for optional activities following meeting sessions. Golf attire is perfectly acceptable.
  • Optional Activities: Please see the activity page for detailed dress information for each activity.
  • Saturday Dinner and Dancing: Theme is Old Hollywood. We kindly request that you wear black and/or white. Resort casual or cocktail attire preferred. This event is not a formal.

Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the meeting?

Not necessarily, but it will be helpful! If you can, please bring a copy of your registration confirmation showing which optional activities you signed up for.

When do I get my badge?

Onsite at the PMA registration table

What if I lose my badge?

Please see our staff at the onsite PMA registration table and they will take care of you.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be received in writing by PMA meeting personnel 15 business days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund. Substitutions are always welcome. We are not responsible for travel difficulty due to weather conditions. Travel insurance is recommended.

What is included in my registration fee?

  • Wednesday night first timer and/or early arrivals receptions
  • All general sessions
  • Thursday night themed dinner
  • Breakfast on Friday and Saturday
  • Bloody Mary and mimosa bar at Saturday breakfast
  • Friday educational breakout sessions
  • Saturday Old Hollywood event, which includes dinner and dancing
  • Spouse/Guest breakfast and activity *spouses/guests only
  • Refuel stations throughout the conference (coffee, soda, tea, snacks)



Katlyn Stratis

Director of Meetings and Events

(216) 901-8800
Email Katlyn

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