AMUG announces 2017 conference location

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group, or AMUG, recently announced that its 29th annual users group conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois from March 19 – 23, 2017. The five day event will be held at the Hilton.

The venue

Steve Deak, AMUG president, said, “The AMUG Conference has experienced exceptional growth over recent years. We selected the Hilton Chicago because it can accommodate the increase in attendance that we forecast for the 2017 event.” Deak noted that the hotel is large enough to consolidate guest accommodations and event activities under one roof, which facilitates continuous, morning-to-evening interactions that enhance the social networking aspect for which the conference is known.

Chicago skyline. Image: AMUG

Deak also noted that the hotel is as spectacular as it is large. According to Hilton Chicago, “The hotel opened its doors in 1927 and has served as one of the city’s most revered addresses ever since. Located on South Michigan Avenue and overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, the hotel has been meticulously redesigned and restored in a way that preserves the magnificence of its early 20th-century style while incorporating all of the 21st-century conveniences our guests expect.”

The venue boasts the largest meeting and event space of any hotel in Chicago, and offers 1,544 guest rooms to accommodate everyone in the industry visiting from interstate or overseas.

The Conference

The AMUG Conference draws both novice and expert users seeking insights, assistance and guidance on 3D printing technologies, applications and processes. The conference also attracts support, in the form of sponsorships from leading companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

Diamond sponsors. Image: AMUG
Diamond sponsors. Image: AMUG

The AMUG Conference will include keynote presentations, technical sessions and hands-on workshops designed to help users get more from their additive manufacturing technologies. Through technical competitions and the annual Awards Banquet, excellence in applying additive manufacturing and contributions to the industry will be recognized. The five-day event also includes the two-night AMUGexpo, networking receptions and catered meals.

Image: AMUG
A previous expo. Image: AMUG

The users group conference, now in its 29th year, is open to owners and operators of all industrial additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies. The advanced, all-inclusive conference registration fee is $795 USD. For details, head to their website here.

About Additive Manufacturing Users Group

AMUG is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. AMUG members include those with any commercial additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies from companies such as Stratasys, 3D Systems, Somos, Concept Laser, SLM Solutions, EOS, ExOne, Renishaw, HP, Prodways and EnvisionTEC. The group meets annually to provide education and training through technical presentations on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make.

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