The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has opened online registration for its 2022 AMUG Conference, scheduled for April 3-7, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The event is open to owners and operators of industrial Additive Manufacturing technologies used for professional purposes.
The AMUG Conference is a unique gathering of AM users, of all experience levels, that assemble to provide and share valuable insights and experiences. Through dialogue from the stage and conversations during breaks, meals and networking activities, AM users share expertise, best practices, real-world results, challenges and application developments. With a programme that encourages participation from early in the morning to late at night, attendees can interact with their peers for over fifty hours over the five-day event.
“AMUG builds the programme for the conference, but our attendees make the experience unique and beneficial,” stated Carl Dekker, AMUG president. “On the surface, it may look like any other conference, and many first-time attendees expect that to be the case. But when they engage in conversations that dive deep with unvarnished truths, they have an ‘ah-ha’ moment that the AMUG Conference is on a completely different level. The depth of free-flowing information that is exchanged is what motivates individuals to return year after year.”
The AMUG Conference will include keynotes, panel discussions, technical sessions and hands-on workshops designed to help users get more from, and do more with, their AM solutions. Building from past agendas, AMUG is adjusting its 2022 conference programme to deliver more training and hands-on experiences – for example, workshops and Training Labs will offer engaging environments where the AM tools are the focal point of the information exchange.
The conference agenda is expected to offer nearly 150 presentations and hands-on workshops. One highlight will be the seventh annual Innovators Showcase. The showcase is an on-stage interview, 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. The conference programme also includes the AMUGexpo, which is expected to have over 140 participating companies from April 3-4.
Through AMUG’s Innovators Award, Technical Competition and DINO Awards, excellence in applying AM, and contributions to the industry will be recognised. The five-day event also includes an off-site dinner, networking receptions and catered meals.
Early registration, available through January 7, offers registrants a 33% reduction in attendance cost. Sign up is available through the organisation’s website.