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Call for Speakers

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Smart Manufacturing Experience offers several unique opportunities to speak face-to-face with engineers, managers and executives looking for the latest advanced manufacturing processes and practices that can help them survive and thrive in the global economy. Speaking options include keynotes, workshops, knowledge bars and more. Presentations discuss the practical applications of smart technologies throughout the supply chain and in several diverse industries.


Cutting-Edge Content on Smart Manufacturing Topics

Abstracts should address research, case studies and/or applications in any of the following areas:

Additive Manufacturing (AM) & 3D Printing
Manufacturers use this disruptive technology to design and produce finished parts

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Engineers use computer systems to reason over collected data and make inferences about the future

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
Superimposing a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world for the purposes of maintenance, product design, training and simulation

Automation & Robotics
This technology is the use of robots to substitute for humans for better accuracy, productivity and safety

This is the practice of protecting systems, networks and programs from digital attacks to maintain data integrity and privacy

Data Analytics
Manufacturers analyze raw data captured from their manufacturing equipment to draw conclusions and make more-informed business decisions

Industrial IoT
Manufacturing facilities use the internet, with a focus on machine-to-machine communication, big data and machine learning to increase efficiency and reliability in their operations

Workforce Transformation
Driving the cultural and technology changes that are necessary for manufacturing companies to take advantage of smart manufacturing initiatives


Exposure, Recognition and Complimentary Benefits

Share your knowledge and contribute to an industry-led conference focused on the latest intelligent manufacturing technologies and Industry 4.0 initiatives.

  • Attract the attention of key industry leaders and decision-makers
  • Position your company as a content authority
  • Showcase your company’s technology and innovative processes
  • Gain industry-wide exposure through event marketing support
  • Make new connections and network with peers from throughout the United States
  • Receive one (1) complimentary full-conference registration, for yourself, including admission to the Smart Manufacturing Experience 2020 exposition, keynotes, panels and receptions.


The Evaluation Process

Members of the Event Advisory Committee evaluate all proposed conference abstracts based on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality
  • Relevance to the industry
  • Well-defined focus within the program track structure
  • Practical applications of material
  • Timeliness of the topic
  • Speaker qualifications

To be considered as a conference speaker, your program must be educational in nature — that is, sales presentations will not be accepted. The final program selections and notifications will be made four months prior to the event. You will be notified by email if your presentation is selected.


Presentation Guidelines

Plan to deliver your presentation with a brief introduction and time for questions from the audience.

Please Note: Presenting at this event is considered voluntary without compensation for speaking or travel.

Questions? Contact Tracey Lerminiaux at 1-800-733-4763 x3096 or email