10/29/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

AMUG Conference Registration Now Open, Agenda in Development

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With more than 200 presentations planned already and more agenda items to be added soon, the annual conference is already drawing attendees.


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Online registration has opened for next year’s Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference. The 2016 AMUG Conference will be held at the historic St. Louis Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri, April 3-7. Now in its 28th year, the five-day event is open to owners and operators of additive manufacturing technologies, including engineers, designers, supervisors, plant managers and educators. Technical sessions, hands-on workshops, the two-night AMUGexpo, a student poster session, a technical competition and the awards banquet are among the events planned.

“We are quite excited to be building an agenda that continues to deliver a wealth of hands-on experiences and extremely practical sessions where users gain real insight into techniques or tips that they can take back to the office and start using right away,” says Mark Barfoot, AMUG president.

The conference agenda is expected to contain over 200 presentations and hands-on workshops. Barfoot said, “To fit it all in, we are condensing our general sessions on two of the four conference days to allow for more concurrent sessions, which means more content and more choice for our attendees.”

Although still in development, several elements of the conference agenda have been confirmed. The event will kick off with keynote presentations on Monday, April 4, by Jason Lopes of Legacy Effects and Todd Grimm, AMUG’s AM industry advisor and president of T. A. Grimm & Associates. On Tuesday, April 5, the group will host a panel discussion with representatives from its Diamond Sponsors, which are typically manufacturers of additive manufacturing machines and materials.

The conference will also have its second annual Innovators Showcase, which has the feel of a fireside chat, where attendees get to know an innovator in the industry and discover insights from that individual’s experiences. For 2016, the special guest will be Scott Crump, inventor of fused deposition modeling (FDM) and co-founder of Stratasys.

Register for the conference here.