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Career Forum Networking Luncheon

today Wednesday, May 3, 2023

access_time 12:00 PM–2:00 PM CST

location_on RAPID + TCT, McCormick Place — West Building, Chicago, IL

local_dining Lunch provided.

Registration is Coming Soon

The Career Forum networking luncheon offers an opportunity for students and emerging professionals to meet experts in industry, research, and academia in an informal setting, to discuss career paths and opportunities in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing!

Experts representing industry sectors and AM technologies will provide an overview of the types of roles within their organization. Participants will meet with AM experts from: Aerospace, Medical AM, Design, AM Software, Creative AM Applications, Automotive and Mobility, Construction, Research and Development, etc. among others. 

New Lightening Round Format:  AM Experts will be stationed at tables and attendees will rotate from table to table. During the roundtable discussions at each table, experts will provide guidance on their respective fields (sector and AM applications) as well as how to search for a job, career management, among other topics. Participants will have the opportunity to build their network and learn about opportunities within the AM Industry! 

Career Forum Panel – Immediately following luncheon

location_on SME ZONE

No Registration Required

Because additive manufacturing enables direct digital fabrication of products and goods through its digital thread, skills development is often focused on technical proficiencies. However, to be successful, the AM industry also requires significant workforce expansion in areas that emphasize skills including creativity, business acumen, leadership, and communication. Join us for a discussion with panelists whose complementary skill sets are critical to the success of bringing AM to production. We will gain insight into these types of career opportunities that exist in the AM industry and how to prepare for them.