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Slag Cement School

The Slag Cement Association is pleased to be hosting its third annual Slag Cement School in Alsip, Illinois, on April 29-30, 2024. The school will include educational presentations on slag cement use in concrete construction, sustainable resources available, and other presentations on benefits of use. On day two, attendees will also get a behind-the-scenes look at Holcim’s South Chicago slag cement plant. View the full Slag Cement School schedule here.


Slag Cement School Registration: $99.00

*Registration also includes refreshments, lunch, networking reception, and shuttle transportation to cement plant tour.

Registration can be accessed here.


Lunch Sponsor: $1000.00

*Sponsorship includes registration (1 ticket), speaking opportunity at Slag Cement School, logo on SCA website, logo in Slag Cement School schedule, and logo in Slag Cement School promotions and signage. 


Event Sponsor: $500.00

*Sponsorship includes registration (1 ticket), logo on SCA website, logo in Slag Cement School schedule, and logo in Slag Cement School promotions and signage. 

Sponsorship can be accessed here.

(Sponsorship options can be found under "Add-ons" after selecting the "Reserve a Spot" button)

For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact SCA Director of Marketing, Nick Brimley.


Official Hotel/Travel

The DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip is the official hotel for Slag Cement School. All educational sessions and social events will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip.


The Slag Cement School hotel block is expected to sell out early! Reserve your hotel room online at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip. The Slag Cement School discounted group rates are available until April 2, 2024, subject to room availability.

For those utilizing air travel, SCA suggests arriving at the Chicago Midway (MDW) Airport, 9 miles away from hotel or Chicago O'Hare (ORD), 31 miles away from hotel.


Health & Safety Requirements

For those attending the Holcim’s slag cement plant tour on April 30, SCA advises attendees bring their own safety footwear (steel toed shoes are required!) and bring personal PPE. Hard hats, safety vests, and hearing protection will be provided to those that don’t have personal gear. NOTE: Shuttle transportation is expected to take 40 minutes to arrive to and from the plant. Each tour is 30-40 minutes in length.​


SCA will take photographs and video during Slag Cement School and reproduce them in SCA news or promotional material—whether in print, electronic, or other media—including the SCA website. By participating in Slag Cement School, you grant SCA the right to use your name, photograph, and biography for such purposes.


If you are looking for additional information or have questions, please reach out to SCA Director of Marketing, Nick Brimley at


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2023 Slag Cement School Presentations

2023 Slag Cement School presentations are available for download below.

1. Slag Cement Basics, Production, and Cementitious Properties. Presented by Wayne Wilson, Heidelberg Materials

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2. Slag Cement in Practice, Concrete Mix Designs, and Examples of Use. Presented by Ryan Betz and Jeremy Reich, Argos

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3. Slag Cement’s Role in Sustainable Concrete, SCA’s LCA Calculator, Mix Submittals, and Examples of Use. Presented by Larry Rowland, Heidelberg Materials

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4. Slag Cement in Special Applications, Mass Concrete, Paving, Geotechnical and Waste Stabilization. Presented by Mark Van Kleunen, Skyway Cement

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Sponsor Presentation: An Overview of NEU. Presented by Sureka Sumanasooriya

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Sponsor Presentation: Köppern, Introduction-Hexadur Wear Solution & HPGR Upgrades. Presented by Evan Thielen

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Past Slag Cement Schools

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