AMUG Reschedules Conference for May 2-6 in Florida

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference includes informative sessions, hands-on training and networking opportunities.


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The Hilton Orlando offers 249,000 square feet of meeting space.

The Hilton Orlando offers 249,000 square feet of meeting space.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has moved the location and dates for its annual in-person 2021 AMUG Conference to May 2-6, 2021, at the Hilton Orlando, in Orlando, Florida.

“Our goal is to provide an in-person event, in a safe manner, to facilitate the exchange of information in the way that differentiates the AMUG Conference from all others,” says Carl Dekker, AMUG president. “The AMUG Board is committed to planning for an in-person event and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and related government restrictions at the federal and local levels.”

Considering the current and projected circumstances, it was necessary to change the conference dates from March to May 2021, and move the event to a larger meeting space. The Hilton Orlando offers 249,000 square feet of meeting space. “Even with social distancing protocols in place, this property can accommodate a full-scale AMUG Conference,” says Tom Sorovetz, AMUG event manager. “It also affords AMUG the opportunity to host outdoor activities.”

To ensure that the in-person event adheres to safety protocols related to COVID-19, AMUG is working with an industry consultant for guidance and advice on all necessary safety precautions pertaining to live conferences and events. Additionally, AMUG is working closely with the Hilton Orlando, state agencies and local officials.

Dekker noted that over 70 sponsors and 100 exhibitors are supporting the 2021 AMUG Conference by applying their 2020 commitments to the coming year. As a socially distanced conference plan takes shape, AMUG will determine the number of openings for companies to participate. As a result, all new sponsors and exhibitors are being placed on a wait list.

AMUG has an open call-for-speakers, and is actively selecting individuals for the available speaking slots. The organization's scholarship program is open for candidate submissions, and the users group is now accepting nominations for its prestigious Distinguished Innovator Operator (DINO) Award.

For details, registrations and submissions for recognition and participation, visit www.amug.com. AMUG will provide a detailed FAQ regarding the live event and safety guidelines for the conference upon opening registration.