SMTA International Conference and Exhibition

Special Events

The opportunity to gain new skills and update your technical knowledge is around every corner at SMTA International. From the exhibition area to the conference, you are sure to find valuable information that will prepare you to succeed in today's highly competitive market.

Many events below are free and some require fees and advance registration.

Women's Leadership Program - free to all attendees
Presentations and Speed Mentoring Monday, September 28 @ 1:30pm-5:00pm
Connection Reception Monday, September 28 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm

Conference Highlights - free to all attendees
Keynote Tuesday, September 29 @ 9am

After Hours Events
Party on the Show Floor Tuesday, September 29 @ 5pm
Fun Run Wednesday, September 30 @ 7am

Free Activities on the Show Floor
Larsen Motorsports Jet Car Feature Tuesday, September 29
Wednesday, September 30
Poster Session Tuesday, September 29 @ 12pm
Exhibitor Awards Wednesday, September 30 @ 2:30pm
Meetings to Greetings Reception Wednesday, September 30 @ 3:00pm


Keynote Presentation

Details coming soon...


Women's Leadership Program

Monday, September 28, 1:30 - 5:00pm | Room 34

FREE to attend!

Chair: Priyanka Dobriyal, Ph.D., Intel Corporation

We extend an invitation to everyone at SMTA International to attend the Women's Leadership Program to promote women in engineering fields. Show your support for diversity in engineering fields by attending this session.

SMTAI Women's Leadership Connection

Women's Leadership Connection Reception

Monday, September 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Room 34

Join your colleagues after the Women's Leadership Program at our annual Connection Reception with wine and appetizers from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor!

Kyzen Corporation


Larsen Motorsports Jet Car Feature

Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30 | Show Floor

Larsen Motorsports Funny Car
See this custom recreation of a 1963 Split Window Coupe Corvette, powered by an afterburning General Electric J-85 jet engine from a supersonic Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter. The car features a full carbon fiber body on a custom 4130 chromoly steel chassis.

Chris Larsen, founder and co-owner of Larsen Motorsports, one of the largest turbine powered drag racing companies in the world, will be on hand to answer any questions about the car and also provide an eye-opening look at how advanced manufacturing technology is transforming small and medium businesses such as is happening in the sport of racing.

About Chris: He met and married his high school sweetheart, Elaine Larsen. He earned a degree in aeronautics and applied science. Never afraid of a hard day’s work, with his wife Elaine, he attended college, worked full time, and earned his pilot’s license in only three years. With his degree in Airframe and Power Plant as well as an FAA licensed pilot, the couple moved to Florida where Chris started his aviation career at the Cessna Citation Company. In his 17 years at Cessna, he led the Quality Control Department and then became the Southeast U.S. Training Manager at Cessna’s largest factory owned business jet service facility.


Young Professionals Programming


Party on the Show Floor

Tuesday, September 29 | Show Floor

Details coming soon...


Runners at SMTA International

SMTA Fun Run

Get your run in.

You don't have to skip your run just because you are travelling. Join us for a 5 mile run on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 a.m. We will be meeting in the Doubletree lobby. You can register for the run when registering for SMTA International.

Fun Run Route Map


Exhibitor Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, September 30 | 2:30pm - 3:00pm | Exhibit Hall Theater

Come help us recognize the companies who have supported the local SMTA events by bringing equipment, technology and knowledge to your engineers and operators across the globe. These companies' commitment and participation at the local level is what the SMTA is about.

Exhibitor Awards Ceremony


Meetings to Greetings Reception

Wednesday, September 30 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Exhibit Hall Main Aisle

All attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers for the last hour of the show on Wednesday. Take advantage of this final opportunity to network with exhibitors and other attendees. Celebrate with us on Wednesday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. on the main aisle of the show floor.

Meetings to Greetings Reception

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