April will see the inaugural edition of the ‘Inside 3D Printing’ event in NYC — the first U.S. east coast expo that is fully focused on this sector. Taking place at the Javits Convention Center, 22–23rd April in New York, delegates will benefit from two full days of tutorials and conference sessions, supported by an exhibition of 3D printing applications and services.
The event is organized by WebMediaBrands, the Chairman & CEO of which is Alan M. Meckler. He commented: “3D printing has become the next great technological disruptive force in the field of ‘making things’ and according to a recent article in The Economist, 3D printing ‘could well rewrite the rules of manufacturing in much the same way as the PC trashed the traditional world of computing.'”
The full agenda will be made available soon and will provide delegates with 30+ quality presentations from industry leaders and experts, however the organisers have already announced the backing of some 3D printing industry stalwarts. Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates, will present the keynote speech on the morning of the first day of the event while Shapeways’ CEO, Peter Weijmarshausen will present the afternoon keynote address on the same day. Renowned expert Dr. Hod Lipson of Cornell University will serve as the program chair across the two days.
The organisers are working hard to ensure a comprehensive and worthwhile experience for all delegates beyond the conference content. This will include an expo hall filled with top 3D printing companies who will showcase their products and services; a realistic and positive understanding of how the future of the still emerging 3D printing industry will impact your business; amazing networking opportunities, such as a cocktail reception, where you’ll enjoy thoughtful discussions with like-minded peers; and valuable contacts to add to your network.
Both 3D Systems and MakerBot have already signed sponsorship deals for this event and will be showcasing their 3D printers across the two days. If your company is interested in joining the event as a sponsor, please email [email protected].
Our readers will save 15% off conference passes by entering the discount code PD15. You can register here.
WebMediaBrands has also announced that a companion west coast conference will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in September 2013.