MMX Agenda*

The annual America Makes Members Meeting & Exchange (MMX) will be held virtually on December 1 & 2, 2021

*Subject to change without notice.

Updated: October 18, 2021

Time (EST) Wednesday, December 1 Time (EST) Thursday, December 2
10:00 AM Pre-Registration / Networking 10:00 AM Pre-Registration / Networking
11:00 AM OPENING REMARKS / STRATEGIC POSITIONING

John Wilczynski, America Makes

11:00 AM OPENING REMARKS / DAY 1 RECAP

John Wilczynski, America Makes

11:30 AM Membership Overview and Update

Tiffany Westbay, America Makes

11:15 AM Education and Workforce Development Update

Josh Cramer, America Makes

12:00 PM Managing the Mission 11:45 AM Developing an AM strategy for Ohio – National Strategy, Local Impact
1:00 PM Technology Update

Brandon Ribic, PhD., America Makes

12:30 AM Realities of Industrializing AM
1:30 PM Inhibitors and Enablers for Greater AM Adoption Small Business PANEL 1:00 PM The Future of Lattices & Additive Panel Discussion
2:15 PM Award Ceremony

Welcome Class of 2021 Ambassadors

1:45 PM Technology Roadmap – Where is it heading and how can you influence it?

Brian Thompson, GE Additive

2:30 PM Networking Break 2:00 PM Networking Break
3:15 PM Venture and Start-up Funding, Where is it?

Panel Members

Ernie Knight, MD & CEO of Valley Growth Ventures

Willie Runnestrand, VP at ScaleCo

Vonetta Young, Founder of Vonetta Young Advisors

Jim Hart, President & CEO at the HBS Group, Inc.

Barb Ewing, CEO of YBI

2:45 PM Technology Tranisition – What is working / What is limiting?
4:00 PM What will enable an AM breakthrough?

Panel Members

Jerry McGinn, Executive Director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University

3:45 PM Education and Workforce Development Members PANEL
4:30 PM AMC – Opportunities with Scale 4:30 PM AMNOW – Building an AM supply chain;

Ashley Totin, America Makes

5:00 PM Networking Reception 5:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS – “LOBBY LINGER” NETWORKING
6:00 PM EVENT CLOSES 5:30 PM EVENT CLOSES
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