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Learn about the latest in automation education. Network with educators, industry leaders and representatives from national workforce organizations, robotic contests and educational training companies. Get hands-on with solutions from the world’s top robotic and automation companies. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Automate 2024 Educator Day
9:45 AM to 5:00 PM CT, Wednesday, May 8, 2024
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
To reserve your spot, you MUST also register for the free Automate Show. This event is open to current professionals in not-for-profit educational institutions only. Reservations will be accepted through Friday, April 26 and spots confirmed by Friday, May 3.
Want to exhibit in the Educator Day meeting room? Become a Table Top Exhibitor
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The digitization of practically everything coupled with advances in machine learning, the automation of knowledge work, and advanced robotics promises a future with democratized use of machines and wide-spread use of AI, robots and customization. While the last 60 years have defined the field of industrial robots and empowered hard-bodied robots to execute complex assembly tasks in constrained industrial settings, the next 60 years could be ushering in our time with Pervasive robots that come in a diversity of forms and materials, helping people with physical and cognitive tasks.
Professor (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Director of CSAIL MIT
Check-in and Tabletop Exhibits Open
Welcome, Connect, Learn: A3 Introduction and Curriculum Highlights
Ritch Ramey, Director of Education, Association for Advancing Automation
Director of Education Association for Advancing Automation
PANEL DISCUSSION: Smart Manufacturing Workforce Development Best Practices
Andy Schaafs, Senior Director of Development, REC Foundation
Chelle Travis, Executive Director, SkillsUSA
Glade Montgomery, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Project Lead the Way, Inc.
John Zappa, Director of Product Management, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
Tad Douce, Co-Chairperson A3 Education Committee; Executive Director, EduEverything, Inc.
Immerse yourself in a thought-provoking panel discussion centered around optimal strategies for workforce development in the realm of smart manufacturing. Join our moderator, Tad Douce, and seasoned educational experts as they share invaluable insights and effective approaches to cultivating a skilled and forward-thinking workforce in this dynamic landscape.
Senior Director of Development REC Foundation
Executive Director SkillsUSA
Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Project Lead the Way, Inc.
Director of Product Management Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
Co-Chairperson A3 Education Committee; Executive Director EduEverything, Inc.
LUNCHEON PANEL DISCUSSION: Preparing our Workforce for Smart Manufacturing Careers
Christelle Keefer, Education Director, ABB
Clint Chapman, Sr. Mgr. Strategic Partner Relations Education / Work Force Development, Yaskawa America, Inc. Motoman Robotics Division
Corey Adams, Education Program Manager, Universal Robots
Craig McAtee, CEO and Executive Director, National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC)
Michka Tosan, Account Manager - Medical Robotics, KUKA Robotics
Paul Aiello, Executive Director of Education, FANUC America Corporation
Participate in an insightful panel discussion addressing the imperative of aligning the workforce with the demands of modern manufacturing. Join industry leaders as they share strategies and insights to cultivate skills, foster innovation, and build a strong talent pipeline for the dynamic landscape of smart manufacturing careers.
Education Director ABB
Sr. Mgr. Strategic Partner Relations Education / Work Force Development Yaskawa America, Inc. Motoman Robotics Division
Education Program Manager Universal Robots
CEO and Executive Director National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC)
Account Manager - Medical Robotics KUKA Robotics
Executive Director of Education FANUC America Corporation
Tabletop Exhibits Open
Immerse yourself in educational innovation, where tabletop exhibits showcase tools and resources for integrating automation technology into curricula. Engage with educators, explore teaching materials, and witness live demonstrations, fostering a collaborative environment to inspire the next generation of automation enthusiasts.
The Industry Needs You
Joe Gemma, Chief Revenue Officer, Wauseon Machine; McAlister Design & Automation
Discover your role in shaping the future of automation. Uncover opportunities, explore the significance of individual contributions, and gain insights into the pivotal roles that professionals play in driving innovation and progress within the dynamic landscape of the automation industry.
Chief Revenue Officer Wauseon Machine; McAlister Design & Automation
A3 Educator of the Year Award Presentation
Amanda Beaton, U.S. Program Manager, Siemens Cooperates with Education
Join us for the pinnacle moment as we present the inaugural A3 Educator of the Year Award, where an exemplary educator in robotics and automation will be honored for their outstanding commitment, innovation, and leadership. Witness a celebration of educational excellence as this dedicated individual is recognized for shaping the future of the industry through their exceptional teaching methods and contributions to smart manufacturing.
Sponsored by Siemens Education
U.S. Program Manager Siemens Cooperates with Education
Automate Show Tour
Embark on a dynamic tour of the Automate show floor, exploring the forefront of automation technologies. Delve into the latest robotic innovations, artificial intelligence applications, and cutting-edge automation solutions, with the tour culminating at the Education Pavilion.
CEU and Grad Credit Registration
Please be advised that if you are interested in earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or grad credit, kindly ensure to sign in before departing for the day. Your participation and attendance record are essential for accreditation.
Today’s educators are shaping the next generation of automation professionals—and Automate and the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) want to honor all they do. The A3 Educator of the Year Award recognizes individuals who are innovating in the classroom, inspiring students and leading by example. The deadline for nominations is February 23, 2024.
The Educator of the Year Award is sponsored by:
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