Advanced Manufacturing Trade Event Offers Free Tech Talks

New Technology Stages Offer Education at UBM Canon's Chicago Event

Sep 04, 2013, 10:00 ET from UBM Canon

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New in the exhibition hall at UBM Canon's upcoming industry event at McCormick Place Lakeside in Chicago, September 10-12, 2013, are the Tech Theater and the Robotics & Automation Theater, both with free technology talks.



On the Tech Theater stage, Jim Carroll, author and futurist, will speak on what world class innovators do that others don't do. Susan York, of Stratasys, will present 3D Printing 101, discussing this amazing new development and how it can be used. Eric Doster, of iFixit, will tear down the hip new wearable tracker, the Fitbit. In addition, Erica Borggren, Directory of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs will give the persuasive case for hiring veterans. 

At the Automation & Robotics Theater a panel will discuss what's new for robotic assembly, Brian Rhoades, Director of FANUC Robotics, will talk about the re-shoring of manufacturing and how robots are bringing back manufacturing jobs. And James Cooper, of Kuka Robotics will speak on PCL: A universal language for robotic programming. These are just some of the special free presentations at these theater stages aimed at providing educational and networking opportunities for all who attend. Both of these new theaters, located on the expo hall floor, are free to all attendees. UBM Canon will present these and other topics relevant and important to the rapidly changing manufacturing industry, as a way to enrich the trade show experience.

The Chicago trade event has five co-located shows: Design & Manufacturing Midwest,  ATX (Automation Technology Expo) Midwest, PLASTEC Midwest, MD&M (Medical Design & Manufacturing) Chicago, and the biennial Quality Expo, with a total of 500 exhibitors. Other features include Contract Manufacturing Expo,  Pack Zone, and Sustainability in Manufacturing.

About UBM Canon

UBM Canon is the leading producer of face-to-face trade events and media brands that support the flow of information, commerce, and innovation in the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing sector, including the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, plastics processing, aerospace, and sustainability segments.