Schedule Information

Wednesday, October 1- Keynote, Tours, Networking, NASA Technology Showcase

1–2:00 p.m.     Conference Kickoff - Keynote Address - John Torinus, Serigraph
                         Great Hall, Memorial Student Center

2–3:30 p.m.     UW-Stout Industry & Technology Lab Tours - meet in the concourse outside the Great Hall
                         Tour A:  Packaging, Plastics, Fab Lab
                         Tour B:  Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering

2–5:00 p.m.     NASA: Glenn Research Center Showcase
                         Great Hall, Memorial Student Center     

3:15                 Tours of manufacturing facilities - buses depart from doors outside the Great Hall
                        Sign up through Registration

5:30 p.m.         Social/Cash Bar - Great Hall, Memorial Student Center

6:00 p.m.         Manufacturing Works / Gold Collar Careers Event
                         Great Hall, Memorial Student Center

Thursday, October 2 - Four keynotes, mini-sessions for for brief engagement, breakout sessions for idea develoment and roundtable for working sessions and more networking.  

7:00 a.m.         Registration and Exhibits open.
                         Breakfast is available

7:40 a.m.         Welcome - UW-Stout Chancellor, Bob Meyer

8:00 a.m.         Morning Keynote - Craig Porter, PlastiCert 

8:45 a.m.         Morning Keynote - Mike Weller, Miller Electric

9:45 a.m.         Mini Sessions, Networking & Exhibits - 20 minute sessions addressing a range of topics.
                         There will be time to do three mini-sessions:

                            1. Nancy Mistele, Wisconsin Office of Business Development

                            2. Elizabeth Laxague, Growing Your Business Through Exports
                            3. Technology Adoption and Acceleration - Roger Gehring
                            4. Preparing for the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard
                            5. What is Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing
                            6. NASA Technology Booth

11:00 a.m.     Burning Issues - Breakout Sessions
                      Exploring Alternative Healthcare Presentation

                      The Skills Gap:  Five Slides and a Challenge
                           Dan Conroy, Nexen
                           Mark Tyler, OEM Fabricators
                           Joni Geroux, Chair, Manufacturing Works / UW-Stout Discovery Center

                    NASA Technology Display: Engaging with NASA to make cutting edge technology connections
                          Joe Shaw and NASA team

                    Practical Application of Additive Manufacturing
                          Mike Cropp, UW-Stout Fab Lab Manager
                    Hottest Topic - vote via text message or email your topic of choice

Noon - Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m.   Afternoon Keynote - Joe Shaw, NASA

2:00 p.m.   Afternoon Keynote -
                   Energy Conservation for Manufacturers

3:00 p.m.   Roundtable Discussions and Networking

                  Breaking Down Government Barriers and Road Blocks
                  Bring your greatest obstacles to the table to so they be brought back for policy reform

                  One-on-one With NASA team and Joe Shaw
                  Spend time, one-on-one, with NASA to have a specific technology discussion

                  Energy Conservation Panel
                  Everyone wants to conserve - get tips here

                  Alternative Healthcare Panel
                      Pam Bradshaw, Wipfli
                      Natasha Plank-Ottum, Plank Enterprises
                      Marcus Paulson, President - Benefit Plan Administrators
                      Other TBD