Special EventsThe 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|
Details coming soon...
Women's Leadership Program
Monday, September 28, 1:30 - 5:00pm | Room 34FREE 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.
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!
Larsen Motorsports Jet Car Feature
Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30 | Show Floor
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 FloorDetails coming soon...
SMTA Fun Run
CALLING ALL RUNNERS!
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.
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.
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.