SC&RA's events provide opportunities to network with the industry's foremost decision makers, learn from industry experts and participate in committee discussions that serve as the catalyst for many of SC&RA’s advocacy successes.

See descriptions of each event below or click on the button at the right to view a schedule and register for open meetings.


Annual Conference

Attracting industry owners, CEO’s, top managers and leaders , this premier event for the Association is conducted in April . Highlights include education sessions by well-known authors and speakers, committee meetings, receptions and numerous networking opportunities, golf and tennis tournaments, a fundraising gala, the renowned Job of the Year competitions, safety awards and a Products Fair.

Crane & Rigging Workshop

The Workshop, conducted yearly in September, is THE crane and rigging event of the year. Bringing together industry owners, sessions have an emphasis on safety, regulatory and consensus standards, training, equipment maintenance, as well as current issues affecting the industry. In addition to numerous networking opportunities, the Exhibit Center, with over 85 booths, has sold out each of the last 15 years.

January Board & Committee Meeting

All committees meet during this event to discuss Association and Foundation goals, objectives and initiatives for the upcoming year and network with other Board and Committee members. Open to all members.

Specialized Transportation Symposium

Held in the first part of March, the Symposium brings together oversize/overweight transportation professionals and permitting officials to discuss permitting harmonization and safety concerns. Beyond education sessions, the meeting features an exhibit center showcasing over 40 companies and many networking opportunities.

Lift & Move USA

Aimed at educating the next generation about the industry, this one-day event is conducted several times each year at different locations across the United States. SC&RA, in partnership with KHL Group and NCCCO, assembled this program to highlight the career opportunities and limitless possibilities in this amazing industry. For details about upcoming events or to share this opportunity visit

Leadership Forum

The SC&RA Leadership Forum will engage the 20s and 30s to help them leverage SC&RA participation for company and personal growth. The one-day session runs concurrently with the Specialized Transportation Symposium and Crane & Rigging Workshop and matches participants with a mentor to build stronger networks. Each Forum is limited to 15 participants and includes a complimentary registration to the Symposium or Workshop if not a previous meeting attendees.

Financial & Risk Management Forum

Held biennially, the Forum provides education on key financial management practices, employee benefits, succession planning, business strategy and overall risk management profitability strategies. Attendees include owners, CFO’s, CEO’s, controllers and other top managers.

Upcoming Events

January Board & Committee Meeting 2021

Jan 6 – 9, 2021
Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley, ID

Future Events

Specialized Transportation Symposium 2021

February 16 – 18, 2021
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Birmingham, AL

Annual Conference 2021

April 12 – 16, 2021
La Cantera Resort
San Antonio, TX

Crane & Rigging Workshop 2021

Sept. 15 – 17, 2021
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, IL