Since 1997, CanIRON has been the premier biennial blacksmithing gathering, aimed at fostering friendship, collaboration, and skills development. The initial purpose of the event was for the betterment of all who attend, to exchange thoughts, ideas, procedures, technology, etc. and then take the knowledge back home and share.
“This event is not just for people who are practicing blacksmiths. It will inspire artists and designers of all media, anyone with an involvement or interest in metal, and those who are totally unfamiliar with the craft” –G.Haverstock, CBBA president
Held every second year, CanIRON moves west to east across Canada and is hosted alternately by eastern and western Canadian blacksmithing associations. The conference features presenters and demonstrators from a wide variety of metal working disciplines.
*Please note that meal package and Thursday banquet spots are only available before June 15, 2017.
**Ear and eye protection is mandatory. Steel toed boots/shoes are required when inside any of the workshops.
***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR USA Registrants: HAND GUNS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CANADA
CanIRON has successfully partnered with cities, venues, companies, government and private organizations for more than two decades.
If you are interested in supporting a CanIRON event through sponsorship, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with the host blacksmithing association directly.
Individuals or groups who are interested in volunteering their time for set up, take down, preparing materials, documenting, media, or other creative input are encouraged to connect via email@example.com or through their local blacksmithing association.