2019 NCATC Fall Conference @ Hilton Minneapolis / St. Paul Airport
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm

The National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) is holding its fall conference September 11-13, 2019 in Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, led by Bemidji State University, is the official host of this national conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Moving Industry 4.0 Forward: Models for Competency-Based Credentialing and Career Pathways. President Faith Hensrud will provide opening remarks at the conference, and the keynote speakers include; Carolyn Lee – Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute, Deon Clark – Owner of TCI Solutions, LLC, Traci Tapani – Co-President of Wyoming Machine, Inc., and Steve Kalina – President and CEO of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA).

Conference attendees will have the option of choosing an industry tour on Thursday, September 12. Attendees can choose from; Stratasys – manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems for office-based rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing solutions, ZEISS – an internationally leading technology enterprise in the fields of optics and optoelectronics, and Minnetronix Medical – designer, developer, and manufacturer of medical devices for patients and companies across the globe.

NCATC is seeking sponsors for portions of the conference. If you are interested in sponsoring a portion of the conference, or registering, please visit

2019 Minnesota Manufacturing Conference @ Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Oct 16 @ 7:30 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm

Minnesota manufacturers are invited to come together at the 2019 Minnesota Manufacturing Conference on October 16 and 17 to strengthen and unify the manufacturing industry at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. The Center is a platinum sponsor of this conference.

The two-day conference is a one-stop shop for educational seminars and keynote presentations on lean, leadership, technology, and workforce development. It is the only conference in the state that has been created by and designed for manufacturers.

Held during Minnesota’s manufacturing month, this is the largest local manufacturing conference of its kind that is designed to bring together members of manufacturing associations and professional business groups from around the state to facilitate business relationships that will strengthen the industry’s profile.

For more information, or to register, go to:, or call MPMA at 952-564-3041 or the Manufacturers Alliance at 763-533-8239.

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