Additive Manufacturing Conference Announces Call for Speakers

This year, the conference is seeking additive manufacturing end users in particular to come and present about their use of the technology.


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The Additive Manufacturing Conference has announced a call for presentations for the 2020 edition. The event will take place September 15-16, 2020, at McCormick Place in Chicago alongside the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), North America’s largest manufacturing trade show.

“Our annual call for speakers has turned into a particularly rewarding part of developing our conference,” says Peter Zelinski, editor-in-chief of Additive Manufacturing. “Every year, through this call, we end up hearing from people advancing AM — people we weren’t aware of before they contacted us who are excited to share their work.”

This year, the call for speakers will serve a more focused purpose than it has in the past. Conference organizers are seeking presentations specifically from end users of additive manufacturing technology — that is, companies succeeding in a significant way at making production parts or tooling additively, or researchers unaffiliated with a technology supplier who are making important strides in learning what AM can do and how to advance its capabilities.

The deadline for papers is April 30, 2020. Abstracts can be submitted online.

Speakers receive a complimentary pass to the conference, access to the IMTS exhibit hall, download of the proceedings after the event and an invitation to all networking activities, including the grand reception.

Additive Manufacturing Conference attendees represent companies of all shapes, sizes and specialties, ranging from multinational OEMs to independent contract machine shops, covering a wide range of end markets and job titles. Their common interest is in evolving their application of industrial additive manufacturing technologies.