to Feb 28

CESMII Annual Meeting

Registration now open for the CESMII Annual Meeting on February 27-28, 2019 at Carnesale Commons on the UCLA campus.  Learn more about Smart Manufacturing and its impact on the digital transformation within manufacturing.

Please click on the links to preview both the CESMII Annual Preliminary Agenda and MESA International Training Session descriptions.

Join us at the CESMII Annual Meeting to be held on February 27-28, 2019 in Los Angeles on the UCLA campus. This event will be a gathering of manufacturing thought leaders, executives and practitioners from all industries and with a common set of objectives – work together to identify and fund the development of innovative technologies, knowledge and business practices that will drive the revitalization of American manufacturing. As the face and voice of Smart Manufacturing, CESMII is in a unique position to bring all of these stakeholders together to focus on addressing these challenges, and provide a structured, agile innovation framework to help this entire ecosystem move forward.

We will announce how we’re partnering with leading technology providers, including the announcement of a hyperscale cloud infrastructure provider, the industry’s leading source of Manufacturing IT knowledge and best practices, a Smart Manufacturing Hackathon, etc., all to accelerate the value that our SM Platform™ and SM Marketplace™ will bring to our members. We will hear from industry luminaries like Simon Jacobson, Vice President at Gartner and Jose Rivera, CEO, Control System Integrators Association.  Additionally, we will provide updates on the current funded project work and announce our strategy for the next round of Project funding.

For members, there will be training opportunities led by MESA International entitled “Smart Manufacturing:  Resetting the Discussion” and “Smart Manufacturing: Cost Justification and ROI” on Wednesday afternoon, February 27, 2019.  Space is limited so I encourage you to register early for the training sessions.

We would be honored to have you join us at our event and be a part of this vital, Smart Manufacturing ecosystem. Click here for a link to the registration page. 

See you at the CESMII Annual Meeting!

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to Apr 23

Want to be honored on TV? Submit your Manufacturing Innovation Award Applications NOW!

CBS has agreed to change the show airing date so that it would tape the weekend of 23-24 March and air on 7 April on CBS from 1:00-2:30PM PST!

Want to be honored on TV? Submit your Manufacturing Innovation Award Applications NOW!

Manufacturing USA needs your help in nominating those rising stars already positively impacting their communities through what they make. 

Due to growing excitement from around the nation, we are excited to announce that the Science + Innovation Awards inspired by Manufacturing USA will broadcast nationwide on network television this Fall!

As part of this first-of-its-kind event, CESMII  and the other Manufacturing USA institutes will assist the show producers with selecting and presenting the Manufacturing Innovation Award

The competition will honor students and mentors that are actively securing the future of manufacturing by pushing boundaries, breaking molds, and making the world a better place through innovations in STEAM.  Award recipients will be honored during the Science + Innovation Awards taping in Burbank, California on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  

Applications for the 2018 Manufacturing Innovation awards are NOW OPEN!

The Manufacturing Innovation Champion Award will recognize spokespeople, trainers, mentors, or educators throughout the country who demonstrate to the next generation what it means to “make”.  Winners will be selected based on their leadership, collaboration, innovation, and impact in promoting manufacturing in their community, state, or across the U.S. 

Click here for the Manufacturing Innovation Champion Award application form. 

The Manufacturing Innovation Student Awards will honor those rising leaders 13 years and older who have contributed to the advanced manufacturing community through inventing new products, processes, or techniques.  Winners will be selected based on their leadership and innovative ability to solve problems rather than the complexity of their projects or solution.

Click here for the Manufacturing Innovation Student Award application form. 

The application has been extended to Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 11:59PM (ET).  Submit your applications NOW for a chance to be honored on national television!

For more information on the Science + Innovation Awards visit http://www.scienceandinnovationawards.com/

Or check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more information about Manufacturing USA visit: www.manufacturingusa.com

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to Apr 3

Manufacturing & Technology Event Pittsburgh, PA April 2019

  • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


M&T is the place to display your disruptive technologies and industrial products and solutions to decision-makers. Whether it's Automation, Robotics, Software, 3D printing, Wearables, Safety, Lean, Supply Chain and Material Handling or Augmented/Virtual Reality the M&T expo allows a unique layout to showcase your company's products and services.


Primary Metal, Fabricated Metal, Machinery, Automotive, Aerospace, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Equipment & Supplies, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, Computer & Electronic Product, Plastics & Rubber, Measuring Instruments, Transportation Equipment, Oil & Gas Extraction, Mining, Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Textile Mills & Apparel, Lumber & Wood Product, Furniture & Fixtures, Paper, Chemical Product, Petroleum & Refining, and Non-Metallic Mineral Product


We’re partnering with Informa’s Design & Manufacturing brands (IndustryWeek, New Equipment Digest, Material Handling & Logistics, Machine Design, American Machinist, and EHS Today) to give you deeper reach into the entire buyer teams who are responsible for purchasing, recommending and implementation of new technology and solutions.


M&T 2019's conference program will provide you access to 36+ sessions and 6+ in-depth workshops. Featuring 7 different tracks: Smart Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement Fundamentals, Advanced Continuous Improvement, Leadership, Automation, Talent Management, and Supply Chain. Hear from some of the biggest and brightest industry thought leaders as they discuss various topics related to manufacturing and technology. Take away ideas, insights and effective strategies to improve your overall operations program. 

M&T 2019 Prospectus

M&T 2019 Exhibit Contract

M&T 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

M&T 2019 Floor Plan

M&T Past Exhibiting Partners

M&T Past Attendees

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12:00 PM12:00

Washington, DC

John Dyck, CESMII CEO speaks to the key role lawmakers can play in developing smart technology for manufacturing“Lawmakers at all levels can play a key role in the development of smart technology for manufacturing,” said John Dyck, CEO of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Hill.TV's "Boundless," which aired Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

"Federal and state lawmakers can play a key role in incubating technologies that are vital in smart manufacturing," said CEO John Dyck. "They can play a role in educating the workforce, educating manufacturers and taking some of the objections and the fears away. They can play a role in generating trust or creating trust around the idea of moving data beyond the four walls of the plant to a cloud environment."

"They can play a role in enduring low friction for both the data flow itself, but also the bureaucracy and the way data is monetized across the supply chain," he said.

"Boundless" is a Hill.TV documentary series focused on technological advancements. 

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to Dec 6

Defense Manufacturing Conference

  • Nashville Music City Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet the CESMII team at the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC), Booth 259.  The Defense Manufacturing Conference brings together leaders from government, industry, and academia to exchange perspectives and information about critical Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing technologies. The focus is on the production and sustainment of affordable defense systems. Over the years, DMC has become the principal national forum for discussion of defense manufacturing issues, policies, programs and capabilities, as well as counterpart industry initiatives and concerns.  The DMC Conference will be conducted simultaneously with the Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Conference.

CESMII’s mission is to accelerate Smart Manufacturing adoption throughout the US.  CESMII defines Smart Manufacturing enables the availability of the right information, the right technology, at the right time, in the right form, to the right people, powering smart decision-making within factories and across entire value chains.* (*Small-Medium-Large Enterprises)

Stop by DMC Booth 259 and learn more about how CESMII can help you accelerate your Smart Manufacturing Journey.

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8:00 AM08:00

Regional Seminar on Smart Manufacturing - University of Louisville

  • University of Louisville (Shumaker Research Bldg, room 139 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Click for registration and for the agenda.

Also include following parking details.

  • Parking Option 1 (5 minute walk) : Floyd Garage Pay Lot : Floyd Garage: 2126 S Floyd Street, Louisville, KY, 40208

  • Parking Option 2 (8 minute walk): Speed Art Museum Garage, 2035 South Third Street, Louisville, KY, 40208

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to Nov 14

MFGCON18 – Conference for Manufacturing Innovation

Year-after-year, attendees leave feeling more informed, more connected and more inspired to create sustainable profit and growth within their own organizations. MfgCon18, not just a conference but a community, is designed to help attendees learn, solve and connect on what’s most important to their business: Workforce Development; On the Plant Floor; Business Growth + Innovation; and Leadership + Culture.

Meet CESMII Team Members and how you can start your Smart Manufacturing journey. CESMII Booth #18

See the link to register for the event. 

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7:30 AM07:30

Advanced Manufacturing Summit: Thinking Machines and Smart Workforce


Dean Schneider, Co-Director of the Southern Regional Manufacturing Center for CESMII, a regional operation of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Institute (CESMII) hosted by the Texas A&M Energy Institute, will present CESMII for the “Manufacturing USA Institute – Cutting Edge Technology for Manufacturers” Session.

Please click here to register to attend this event.

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3:30 PM15:30

2018 AIChE Annual Meeting Session 218: Emerging Trends in Smart Manufacturing



Explore emerging trends in Smart Manufacturing through the efforts of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII). Learn about CESMII and get an overview of the R&D projects that are advancing CESMII’s mission. The session will conclude with a panel discussion on the democratization of Smart Manufacturing that will allow you to ask the experts your most pressing Smart Manufacturing questions.

Moderator and Speaker, Haresh Malkani, CESMII Chief Technology Officer

For more information, please see the abstract attached.



CESMII is about to kick off a portfolio of 10 innovative R&D roadmap projects covering a range of technologies including sensing, process control, data analytics, modeling, as well as workforce development, to address significant challenges faced by the manufacturing community. The projects cut across manufacturing types (discrete, hybrid, process), industry verticals (steel, cement, chemical, aerospace), and scale of focus (unit process, plant, enterprise). Miguel Corcio, Director - Technology Programs - CESMII, we will provide brief overview of the portfolio during this session.

Speaker: MIguel Corcio, CESMII Director of Technical Projects

For more information visit here.




  • Larry Megan – Praxair

  • Sergio Butkewitsch-Choze – Arconic

  • Panagiotis Christofides – UCLA

  • B. Wayne Bequette – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


  • Jim Davis, Vice Provost, Information Technology and Chief Academic Technology Officer, UCLA

For more information visit here.

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to Oct 23

American Manufacturing Strategies Summit

  • American Manufacturing Strategies Summit (map)
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9th Annual American Manufacturing Strategies Summit

Discover the future of American Manufacturing

DAY 2 - Tuesday October 23, 2018 | 12:25pm - 1:00pm:

case studies | Future Technologies & IOT

Implementing Smart Manufacturing to Improve Energy Efficiency by Miguel Corcio, Senior Manager - SM & Technical Projects

Join manufacturing leaders from across the Americas and beyond to discuss, share and learn about...

  • How to achieve faster, more agile, flexible and responsive production

  • Engaging, developing and recruiting your workforce to avoid a skills gap

  • Cost reduction methods

  • Implementing new technologies and increasing cyber security

  • Lean & OpEx strategies to streamline your processes

  • How to implement the same lean & OpEx strategies across multiple plants

  • Digital Manufacturing & The Internet of Things for whatever stage you’re at

Download the brochure and register here.

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9:00 AM09:00

WEEC: Energy Management for Intelligent Manufacturing

Session: Energy Management for Intelligent Manufacturing

Track H | Industrial Energy Management

Smart Manufacturing Overview - Practical Guidance to Make Sense of the Hype in this Space

Panel Discussion by:

Sudarsan Rachuri, Ph.D., Technology Manager, Federal Program Officer for CESMII

Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

John Dyck, Chief Executive Officer

Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

For more information on the speakers and to register for the event click here.

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2:00 PM14:00

The Inside Secrets of Smart Manufacturing

This event is 11am PST - 12pm PST (2pm EST - 3pm EST).

Speakers: John Dyck, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), Daniel Ricketts, Development Associate - Technology & Engineering Development and Enrique Herrera, Industry Principal, OSIsoft LLC
Moderator: Chris McNamara, Content Director, Smart Industry

Manufacturing companies are always seeking to improve efficiency, keep their assets operating and reducing energy consumption. These objectives have been around since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Many look to implement modern Smart Manufacturing techniques and sensing technologies, which make use of real-time data. But...

  • What is Smart Manufacturing? And haven’t we been doing this already?

  • What capabilities are needed to manage the vast amounts of sensor data to enable operational insight, business value and predictive outcomes?

  • How can a manufacturer leverage an ecosystem of advanced analytics solutions to help them solve those tough manufacturing problems?

  • Are there examples and lessons learned that can provide some insight along with a community of practitioners you can learn from?

Register Now!

Learn more about our speakers:

John Dyck
Chief Executive Officer
Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

John Dyck is a practical visionary with a passion for innovation in the Manufacturing IT space. He’s known globally as a domain expert on both technology and business management in the nexus that often separates IT and Operations. For the past 5 years, he has been focused on how innovations like Cloud and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) impact manufacturing and has pioneered the application of these technologies in a wide range of manufacturing operations across many industries. John was recently awarded a number of patents for the application of IIoT and analytics in manufacturing workflows and business processes. Mr. Dyck was appointed CEO, CESMII in June of 2018, a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state, and local governments working together to benefit the Nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and co-investing to accelerate development and commercial deployment of innovative technologies. Prior to joining CESMII, John held leadership positions in large corporations like GE and Rockwell Automation, and was effecting in raising VC funding and building a successful software startup called Activplant. John currently serves as the immediate-past Chairman of MESA International’s (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) Board of Directors. Mr. Dyck holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from Conestoga College.

Check out the link: Smart Industry

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to Aug 15

7th International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE'18)

  • Kingsgate Marriot Conference Center at the Universitty of Cincinnati (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 7th International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE ’18) focuses on industrial and environmental sustainability areas such as manufacturing, bioproducts & resilient socio-environmental systems, with specific themes outlined in the attached flyer and the email below.

The Manufacturing Institutes panel is planned as one of the technical sessions, with the format of presentations by representatives of the various Manufacturing USA institutes most related to sustainability, including also REMADE and RAPID, that will be moderated and includes a Q&A component. The exact topic is in development, with the focus being on the role or impact the institutes have on the sustainability of the manufacturing sector.

See the brochure and register here for the event.

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9:00 AM09:00

Leveraging Smart Manufacturing for Digital Transformation

Smart Manufacturing is not a destination – it is a journey to digital transformation that begins at the plant floor. Identifying which latest technologies such as IIoT, Big Data, cloud computing, wireless, predictive analytics, etc., should be leveraged in your factory can be overwhelming.

More details to follow!

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8:30 AM08:30

North Country Solutions Forum

  • The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at Clinton Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

‘Advanced Manufacturing and Disruptive Manufacturing Technology’ presented by Marilyn Freeman, Director of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Director of Materials Science and Engineering Program, and Jesanis Endowed Chair for Sustainable Energy and Distinguished University Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

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to May 3

Offshore Technology Conference

  • NRG Parkway Houston, TX, 77054 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OTC 2018 will begin their celebration of 50 years of OTC.

Join them for special events and programming geared toward this 50th Celebration. Learn more.

For the first time at OTC, attendees can experience the latest in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technology.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend these drone technology demonstrations!




  • Quality: 350+ peer-selected technical presentations, leveraging *13 societies’ collective knowledge and covering topics from the wellbore to topsides and everything in between. 
  • Value: 500,000+ sq. ft. of exhibit space with ground-breaking innovations and 2000+ leading providers of products and services in one place, at one time.
  • Networking: 70,000+ energy professionals from 100+ countries are there.
  • Always Something New: Connect with global C-suite leaders and 100+ speakers to discover what innovations we can expect over the next 50 years.
  • Media Exposure: 300+ journalists from around the world attend OTC.
  • Investing Back in the Industry: OTC’s sponsoring organizations use revenue to provide many other important programs for its members, such as training and technical journals.
  • In the World’s Energy Capital: Combine OTC with client meetings, business proposals, and company training.
  • Convenience: 174 nonstop flights, world-class venues and hotels, and nearby public transportation.

All events in conjunction with OTC 2018 will be held at NRG Park unless noted otherwise.

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