Welcome to the Anaheim 2018 Speaker Center, designed to help speakers plan their engagements and promote their sessions. We are thrilled you will be presenting at our event!

Event Details

February 6-8, 2018
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 9280

Speaker Registration & Benefits

As a conference speaker, you receive a complimentary All Access Pass to the conference and expo – we take care of getting you registered so you don’t have to. Upon arrival, you can retrieve your Speaker Badge at the Speaker Ready Room located in Room 208A. Other benefits of speaking include:

  • You receive one complimentary guest pass plus an additional 20% discount for clients and colleagues (unlimited use) by using the code SPEAKER2018 in the registration portal; you can begin circulating this discount through your network straightaway. Please contact your conference producer or operations lead to request a guest pass – you’ll simply need to provide the guest’s name, job title, company, phone number, and email address.
  • You receive access to all onsite receptions, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, entertainment, keynotes, co-located conferences, conference lunches, and sponsored trainings.
  • Your participation on faculty provides you and your company with professional exposure and is an opportunity to raise your profile within the advanced manufacturing and engineering community in the following ways:
    o Your name, title, company, and biography will be featured on the Advanced Manufacturing 2018 event website
    o A chance to have your session promoted on all Advanced Manufacturing 2018 and affiliate Social Networks
    o Speak about your latest innovations, expertise, and company’s leadership before some of the most influential engineers and press in the field
  • Your contribution will make a positive impact on the engineering community by sharing your knowledge and expertise.

Speaker To-Dos

Check your Speaker Profile for accuracy

Check your Session Schedule for accuracy

Download the Speaker Presentation Template

Download and return the Speaker Agreement

Book your travel and make hotel reservations

Promote your presence with the official hashtags

Important Deliverables & Deadlines

Please carefully review the following deliverables and deadlines required of all speakers. If you’ve already provided us with some or all of these items, please feel free to skip over this section.

December 8th

Speaker Agreement Due
Download, review, sign, and submit the agreement. Click here to download.

December 8th

Professional Bio & Photo Due
Photo should be 200x200 pixel, high-resolution preferred.

January 30th

Mobile Phone Number & Twitter Handle Due

February 5th

Last Day to Submit Presentation Edits or Changes

February 5-7th

MD&M West Conference; Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit; 3D Printing Innovation Summit

Contact Us

Conference Producers: Laurie Lehmann - MD&M West Conference: [email protected] - 303-513-5973
Jennifer Campbell - Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit & 3D Printing Innovation Summit - [email protected] - 781-467-8933
Conference Operations Lead: Stephenie Hawkins - [email protected] - 310 - 445-3729
Center Stage Multi-Media Producer: Kara Kieffer - [email protected] - 310-266-5245
Theaters Operations Lead: Kristin McNeil: - [email protected] - 415-947-6366
Editorial Lead: Jamie Hartford, MD&M West - [email protected] - 805-233-5447
Suzanne Deffree - Smart Manufacturing & 3D Printing - [email protected] - 631-786-8770
PR Lead: Richard Trunzo - [email protected] - 310-857-7571

Presentation Requirements & Submission Instructions

ALL slide submissions MUST follow the requirements below. Speakers who fail to provide the materials correctly might not be considered for future speaking opportunities. Do not create slides for panel discussion participation unless instructed otherwise by your panel organizer.

  • Presentations must be submitted in a PDF format (contact your operations lead if this is an issue for you)
  • Download the Speaker Presentation Template and please use this as the PowerPoint template for your content
  • Name the presentation file: FirstFiveWordsofSessionTitle_YourLastName.pdf

Submit your presentation below

Upload Your Presentation

You will upload your presentation here. Please review the submission instructions before you begin.

  1. Name your PDF file: FirstFiveWordsofSessionTitle_YourLastName.pdf
  2. In the description, please add the title of your session and your email address.
  3. Submit the final presentation in PDF format only.

** If you need to make revisions after you have submitted, please do not upload via the Box widget. Email revised PDF to [email protected] to avoid delays in the process and ensure the correct version is provided to attendees.

Audio Visual

Standard conference session rooms will include the following:

  • 1 Podium Microphone
  • 1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone
  • 2 Tabletop Microphones
  • 1 LCD Projector With VGA Cable Connector
  • Large Projector Screen (16:9)
  • PC Laptop


Note that when conducting your presentation or participating on a panel, press may be present, including members of the Associated Press. Please be advised not to include confidential information in your discussion unless preceded by an "off the record" disclaimer.

Marketing & Pre-Show Promotion

By agreeing to speak, you have become a vital part of the conference and thus an important element of pre-event promotion. Here’s how your involvement in pre-event promotion works:

  • Social Media:  If you’re on social media, we hope that you’ll socialize your participation and engage with your network about your speaking engagement at our event.
  • Editorial Media:  If you’re willing and available, we hope that you’ll give a pre-event interview by agreeing to speak with one of our staff editors about your scope of expertise and conference session. The world wants to hear about you and how you’re influencing your industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to get extra exposure by having a professional editorial piece written about you, as this content will be made public on our media sites and potentially included in our press releases.
  • Note that our marketing and editorial teams will be promoting your participation through various media channels throughout the pre-event campaign. Please be prepared to have your name and professional photo used on our marketing platforms, including website, media blogs, and social media.

Social Media Tool Kit

  • Event Hashtags: #AdvMfgExpo
  • Turnkey Twitter posts:
    • Example 1:  Excited to be speaking at the #AdvMfgExpo on Center Stage on February 6th! See you there…
    • Example 2:  #AdvMfgExpo is going to be the best yet! I’ll be speaking at MD&M West this February 7th on Next-Gen Wearables. See you at the conference.

Onsite Instructions

Conference Room Location
Upon arrival, proceed through the front entrance of the convention center and locate your track room on the second floor to the right of the expo hall:

  • MD&M West, Track A:  Room 210A
  • MD&M West, Track B:  Room 210B
  • MD&M West, Track C:  Room 210C
  • MD&M West, Track D:  Room 210D
  • 3D Printing Innovation Summit:  Room 208B
  • Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit:  Room 209A

Speaker Ready Room Location
To check-in and pick-up your badge, go to Room 208A. The Speaker Ready Room is for speaking faculty and event operations to discuss logistics, conduct meetings, prepare for presentations, and/or meet fellow panelists. If you need to provide us with an updated copy of your presentation, you’ll be able to find a staff member to help you here. The Speaker Ready Room is open from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM all days of the event.

Center Stage Location
The pavilion is located at Booth 355. Through the main entrance proceed left through the convention center and make your way to Hall E; go down the escalator to the hall entrance and proceed to the 300 aisle until you arrive at Booth 355.

Tech Theater Location
The pavilion is located at Booth 637. Through the main entrance proceed left through the convention center and make your way to Hall E; go down the escalator to the hall entrance and proceed to the 600 aisle until you arrive at Booth 637.

WestPack Hub
The pavilion is located at Booth 5297. Through the main entrance proceed through the convention center to Hall A; follow the 5000 aisle to the back of the hall until you arrive at Booth 5297.

Conference Lunch
As a member of faculty, you’ll be provided with complimentary lunch all days of the event in Room 213A; lunch will be available between 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM daily.

Lunch & Learn
If you’re conducting a Lunch & Learn presentation for the Advanced Manufacturing West audience on behalf of your sponsoring company, please go to your assigned room to get mic’d up and meet with the Director of Sponsorship.

There are several parking structures available for onsite parking. Click here for a map of onsite parking facilities.  

  • Standard rate is $16.00, Premium rate is $21.00, and VIP rate is $26.00 
  • Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges.
  • No overnight or RV parking is permitted.

Additionally, offsite parking is available at the Toy Story (Harbor Blvd.) parking lot, as well as Angel Stadium.

  • Toy Story lot – Standard rate is $16
  • Angel Stadium – Parking is free and complimentary shuttle service is provided to/from Angel Stadium for your convenience.

Hotel & Accommodations
To help you make hotel reservations, Advanced Manufacturing West 2018 has partnered with onPeak to offer a wide variety of hotels at the lowest rates available. Click here for more details.

Mobile App
To download the mobile app, search for Advanced Manufacturing West 2018 in your app store on your phone. The mobile app provides access to the full conference schedule, onsite activities, Tech Theater, Center Stage, WestPack Hub, MatchMaking, and the full list of exhibitors across all co-located shows.

Post-Conference Proceedings
Presentation slides are available here. To access conference presentations, a password will be emailed to you before the event. A password is not needed to access free presentations. 

Additional Notes

  • Make sure to bring a copy of your presentation with you on-site.
  • If you have any additional A/V request(s), contact [email protected].
  • Avoid sales pitches and commercial presentations. Experience shows that you will represent your company best by giving an educational, informative presentation.
  • No sales/promotional handouts are to be distributed in the conference areas (including meeting rooms). Sales literature distribution is limited to exhibitor booths only. For more information or to learn about Advanced Manufacturing West 2018 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact [email protected].