We are happy to announce the next International Next Generation Conference will take place March 3-8, 2024, in Pittsburgh, Penn., at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Westin Hotel.

This four-day event will include group sessions, workshops, community service and much more – all geared toward providing our new and young members with the knowledge and skills they’ll need to be activists and leaders in our union and in our communities.

We’re strongly encouraging locals to send members who are 35 or younger or new to the union with a lot to learn. However, whether you’re a new member, a young member or a union veteran, everyone is welcome to participate.

Newer members can learn union basics so they can be strong activists when they get home. Experienced activists can participate in workshops that focus on mentoring, organizing and more – all fundamental work of our union.

The future of the USW depends on our ability to identify the next generation of leaders who will step up when experienced activists are done. NextGen is a great way to ensure those activists have what they need to continue the hard work and progress we’ve already made, building a stronger labor movement for generations to come.


Sun., March 3 – Attendees should plan to arrive in Pittsburgh. 

Mon., March 4 through Thur., March 7 – The conference will begin Monday. Group sessions, workshops and community service will continue throughout Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Check back here for updates to the agenda as the conference nears.

Fri., March 8 – Attendees should plan to travel home.

*Detailed conference schedule is subject to change


Please pre-register online, by fax, by email or by mail by Fri., Feb. 2, 2024.

There will be a discounted early-bird registration fee of $250 per delegate if registering by Fri., Dec. 15, 2023. If you register after that date, the fee will be $275.

You can pay online or mail a check. All checks should be made payable to the USW Secretary-Treasurer. Include “2024 Next Gen Conference” in the memo line of the check. Send to:

United Steelworkers New Media
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Floor 7
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Online Registration

Mail Registration

Email Registration

  • Email the completed registration form to the USW New Media Department at newmedia@usw.org.


Hotel – A block of rooms has been reserved at The Westin Pittsburgh.  Attendees should make their own hotel reservations by calling the hotel directly or booking online. The room rate is $159 a night plus tax. A credit card will be needed to reserve the room. If a reservation must be canceled, please do so 72 hours before arrival or your card will be charged. The hotel will accept reservations until February 9, 2024. To ensure availability, please make your reservations as soon as possible.

The Westin Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Call for reservations: 1-412-281-3700 – Press 2 and reference USW Next Generation Conference
Book room online: usw.to/ng2024-westin

Check-in is 4 p.m. and check-out is noon. The hotel has on-site parking for $28 daily or valet parking for $41 daily.

Air Transportation – In cooperation with Direct Travel, we have made special arrangements for air transportation. We have made special arrangements for air transportation to the conference. Reservations may be made by calling (877) 499-1149, and selecting prompt “4” (group meetings.) When calling, please identify yourself as a participant in the 2024 Next Generation Conference. Please call between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST, Mon. through Fri.; otherwise, an after-hours transaction fee of $16 will apply if the call is outside of these regular business hours.

In accordance with our established policy, the International Union will not be responsible for the cost of delegate(s) participation. The attendee’s local union must bear any expenses for attendance, including airfare and hotel fees.


  • Follow the USW on social media – @steelworkers
  • Download the USW App at usw.to/app
  • Sign up for text message updates by texting NG2024 to 47486 in the U.S. or NG2024 to 32323 in Canada (standard messaging and data rates may apply; visit usw.to/2c for full terms and conditions).
  • Share about the conference on social media using #NG2024

If you have any questions regarding the registration process or conference details, please contact the New Media Department at 412-562-6961. We look forward to your local’s participation!