YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – America Makes announced today that its remaining events for 2020 will be held virtually. Below is a statement from America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski regarding the decision:
“While we all desire a return to normalcy, including in-person events where we can connect face-to-face with our colleagues, the health and safety of our team, our members, and all attendees is our top priority. Therefore, after careful consideration, America Makes has decided to go virtual for all remaining events in 2020. This includes our summer TRX event hosted by Ohio State University, our annual MMX event in October, and our remaining Game Day series events.
The last few months have required all of us to think outside the box and look for new ways to convene, coordinate, and catalyze. The additive manufacturing community is at its best when we can come together and collaborate. We are confident that we can achieve this collaboration in a virtual setting, as we will be able to provide the same great content and networking opportunities attendees have become accustomed to at America Makes events.”
List of Remaining America Makes Events:
- Virtual Game Day Series #3 – 3rd one on July 23rd
- Summer Technical Review Exchange (TRX) hosted by Ohio State University – August 4-5
- Members Meeting & Exchange (MMX) – October 13-14
- Virtual Game Day Series #4 – Date TBD
More details, such as registration and program specifics will be made available for each individual event shortly.
About America Makes
Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Comprised of member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, the America Makes membership community is working together to innovate and accelerate AM to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. America Makes is the first of eight Manufacturing Innovation Institutes established and program managed by the U.S. Department of Defense as public-private partnerships. America Makes is also a member of the Manufacturing USA® network, which seeks to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing. For more information about America Makes, visit americamakes.us and follow @AmericaMakes on Twitter.
NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—to continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at ncdmm.org and follow @NCDMMnews on Twitter.