SME and the TCT Group are pleased to announce the Call for Speakers for the 2024 RAPID + TCT Conference
ANAHEIM, (August 1, 2023) – SME and the TCT Group are now welcoming speaker submissions for the 2024 RAPID + TCT Conference, which takes place during North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event on April 23-25, 2024 in Anaheim, CA.
For over 30 years, the annual RAPID + TCT Conference has brought together 3D printing and AM professionals to present their latest findings, exchange innovative application ideas, and to discuss emerging industry trends and challenges.
The conference is renowned for its industry-leading educational content with a diverse line-up of AM thought leaders covering everything from the latest technology advancements and cutting-edge applications to essential business considerations and emerging research.
It is an essential event for industry newcomers and experienced additive professionals alike.
Submission Deadline: October 27, 2023
Conference Dates: April 23-25, 2024
SME and the TCT Group is now welcoming abstracts that focus on case studies, research findings, and technical analysis.
Presentation title, abstract (maximum 300 words), speaker biography (maximum 175 words) and a high-resolution headshot photograph can be submitted via the online submission site.
Commercial and sales submissions will immediately be disqualified. Customer applications are encouraged and should be submitted by the end-user. The presentation format is 20 minutes plus 5 minutes Q&A.
Conference Submission Review Process
Conference abstracts will be reviewed and scored against the following criteria: originality, impartiality, aims of presentation, target audience, technical level and learning objectives.
Conference abstract submissions are reviewed and vetted by RAPID + TCT Event Advisors, which is made up of the top technical experts representing the manufacturing industry, academic institutions, and government agencies. Their decision to accept or decline is final.
While all commercial presentations will be rejected, customer applications are encouraged and should be submitted by the end user.
All submissions will be assessed against the following criteria:
Advantages of Speaking at RAPID + TCT:
Proposed Conference Tracks Include:
About RAPID + TCT 2024
For more than 30 years, SME and RAPID have defined the crucial role of additive manufacturing and empowered the establishment of an industry that continues to conceive, test, improve, and manufacture new products at a faster, more cost-efficient pace. In 2017, the two industry leaders in 3D technology events, SME and The TCT Group, partnered to produce the annual RAPID + TCT event. For users and suppliers alike, the event is the premier destination for those who provide technology and for those who need to understand, explore and adopt 3D printing, additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, CAD/CAE metrology, and inspection technologies.
SME believes in the power of technology and the innovation of people to advance our nation and solve the world’s greatest problems. For 90 years, SME has led the manufacturing ecosystem to elevate manufacturers, academia, professionals, and the communities in which they operate. We help build the bridge from today to the future by developing the next generation of manufacturing talent and informing industry on technology advances that can propel their operations into excellence. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter, or facebook.com/SMEmfg.
About Rapid News Publications Ltd & The TCT Group
Rapid News Publications Ltd, the owner of the TCT Group, has been a leading authority in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design, and engineering technology for more than 30 years. A rich mix of live events and an all-encompassing media portfolio enables TCT to deliver business-critical intelligence, connecting the additive community across Europe, North America, and Asia. The TCT Group (thetctgroup.com) is owned by Rapid News Publications Ltd (rapidnews.com) a member of the AEO (Association of Event Organizers) and BPA Worldwide.