Registration Opens for Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014

McLean, Va. … AMT, : April11, 2014 – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has opened registration for the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS- The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 being held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 8 – 13. Registration for students and educators is free.

IMTS is the largest industrial trade show in the Americas, drawing more than 100,000 visitors and featuring 1,900 exhibitors. The Smartforce Student Summit is held in conjunction with IMTS and gives students a first-hand, interactive view of manufacturing technology, in addition to promoting careers in the industry.

“This promises to be the most interactive student summit we've ever produced with keynote addresses from leading national education organizations including Project Lead The Way, the National Math and Science Initiative, and Sally Ride Science,” said Greg Jones, Vice President, Smartforce Development, AMT. “We believe it’s imperative to generate interest among girls and young women for careers in STEM fields, including manufacturing. Dr. Flammer is a natural fit for bringing this message to the attendees at the Smartforce Student Summit. We encourage students to choose the day they want to visit IMTS and Register today.”

Registration Opens for Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014

Students can engage with companies that specialize in products and programs for schools including machinery, robotics, machine simulators, 3D printers, virtual welding, plus cool, real-world examples of consumer and high tech products. Then, students and educators will have free access to nearly 1.3 million square feet of exhibits featuring the most innovative manufacturing technology available today.

Community colleges and engineering schools will be on hand to discuss future educational opportunities.

The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS will be held from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.,September 8-13, 2014 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. More information is available at, including program details, a calendar save-the-date, and registration for additional notifications about the event.

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders' Association, AMT supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues. It also gathers and disseminates information about world markets, promotes its members' products in those markets, and acts as a representative on manufacturing technology matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.

IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2014 will run September 8-13. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world's preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts more than 100,000 visitors from every level of industry and more than 119 countries. IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. 


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