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Welcome to the Advanced Manufacturing West 2019 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

Advanced Manufacturing West
February 5-7, 2019
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802


Speaker Registration & Benefits

As a conference speaker, you receive a complimentary All Access Pass to the expo and conference – 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 SPEAKER2019 in the registration portal; you can begin circulating this discount through your network straightaway. Please contact [email protected] 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, exhibitions, entertainment, 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:
    • Your name, title, company, and biography will be featured on the Advanced Manufacturing West 2019 event websites
    • A chance to have your session promoted on all Advanced Manufacturing West and affiliate Social Networks
    • 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

1. Check your Speaker Profile for accuracy

2. Check your Session Schedule for accuracy

3. Download and return the Speaker Agreement

4. Book your travel and make hotel reservations

5. 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.

  • January 8th – Speaker Agreement Due – Download, review, sign, and submit the agreement. Click here to download.
  • January 8th – Professional Bio & Photo Due – Photo should be 200x200 pixel, high-resolution preferred. Upload here.
  • January 29th – Presentation Slides Due
  • January 29th – Mobile Phone Number & Twitter Handle Due
  • February 1st – Last Day to Submit Presentation Edits or Changes
  • February 5-7th – MD&M West 2019 Conference, Smart Manufacturing 2019 Innovation Summit, 3D Printing 2019 Innovation Summit, RoboBusiness Chief Robotics Officer Summit

Contact Us

Conference Program Directors
Laurie Lehmann – [email protected] – 310-445-4208
Jennifer Campbell – [email protected] – 508-981-4343

Theaters Program Producer
Lisette Child – [email protected] – 315-378-8873

Conference Operations Lead
Frank Misceo – [email protected] – 310-445-4237

Theaters Operations Lead
Matthew Wilson – [email protected] – 310-445-4244

Sponsorship Operations Lead
Stephenie Hawkins – [email protected] – 310-445-3729

Editorial Lead
Design News, Chris Wiltz – [email protected]
MD+DI and Qmed, Daphne Allen – [email protected]
Packaging Digest, Lisa Pierce – Lisa.Pierce[email protected]
Plastics Today, Norbert Sparrow – [email protected]

Public Relations Lead
Ashley Womack – [email protected]

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.

  • Presentations must be submitted in a PDF and PPT format (contact your operations lead if this is an issue for you)
  • Name the presentation file: ANA19_FirstFiveWordsofSessionTitle_YourLastName.pdf
  • In the description, please add the title of your session and your email address.

** If you need to make revisions after you have submitted, please do not upload via the Box widget. Email revised PDF and PPT 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 Wired 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

Please refer the social media tools below to help you engage with your network.

  • Event Hashtags: #AdvMfgExpo
  • Turnkey Twitter posts:
    • Example 1: Excited to be speaking at the #AdvMfgExpo on Feb 5th! See you there...
    • Example 2: #AdvMfgExpo is going to be the best yet! I'll be speaking at the MD&M West Conference on Feb 7th with brand-new content on technology transfer. 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:

  • MD&M West Conference, Track A: 210A
  • MD&M West Conference, Track B: 210B
  • MD&M West Conference, Track C: 210C
  • MD&M West Conference, Track D: 210D
  • Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit: 209A
  • 3D Printing Innovation Summit: 208B
  • RoboBusiness’ Chief Robotics Officer Summit: 209A

Speaker Ready Room Location
To check-in and pick-up your badge, go to the 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 – 5:30 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Thursday of the event.

Center Stage Location
The pavilion is located in the Lobby of the convention center through the main entrance on ground level. Once there, check-in with the Theaters Operations Lead that you’ve been in touch with.

Tech Theater Location
The pavilion is located at a to be determined booth in the expo. Once there, check-in with the Theaters Operations Lead.

Design Dome
The pavilion is located in Hall E at Booth 455. Proceed through the main entrance of the convention center to the far-left side of the building and take the escalator down to the lowest level until you arrive at Hall E. Make your way to the 400 aisle until you arrive at Booth 455. Once there, check-in with the Operations Lead.

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

Lunch & Learns
Please contact Stephenie Hawkins at [email protected] to confirm your Lunch & Learn meeting room ahead of the event. The following rooms are reserved for sponsored Lunch & Learn programs:

  • 211AB
  • 212AB
  • 213CD

There are several parking structures available for onsite parking.

  • 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
  • Angel Stadium – Parking is free and complimentary shuttle service is provided to/from Angel Stadium for your convenience
    Click here for more details on parking.

Complimentary Shuttle Service
Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from the convention center the hotels listed below:
Route 1:

  • Angel Stadium and Amtrak/Metrolink Artic Station—Bus pick-up area - enter on Douglass

Route 2:

  • Country Inn & Suites—Front Entrance
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott—Bus Loading Area
  • Anaheim Resort Hotel—Curbside on Harbor Blvd (front of the hotel on Harbor Blvd.)

Route 3:

  • Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa—Shuttle Bus Lane- Valet Area
  • Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel—Valet Area at Green Curb

Route 4:

  • Anaheim Marriott Suites—Walk to Hyatt Regency
  • Embassy Suites Anaheim South—Bus Loading Area
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Garden Grove—Walk to Embassy Suites
  • Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove—Walk to Embassy Suites
  • Hyatt Regency Orange County—Shuttle bus lane/Behind hotel

Hours of Service
Tuesday, February 5th – Thursday, February 7th

  • 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Service every 10-15 minutes
  • 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Service every 30 minutes
  • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Service every 10-15 minutes

Schedule may vary due to traffic & weather conditions. Last bus leaves from hotel 30 minutes prior to end time with no return service. For Shuttle Information & Special Assistance: 310-466-5699. Please call at least 60 minutes prior to desired pick-up time.

Hotel & Accommodations
To help you make hotel reservations, Advanced Manufacturing West 2019 has partnered with Convention Management Resources (CMR) 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 UBM Anaheim in your app store on your phone. The mobile app provides access to the full conference schedule, onsite activities, networking events, theater programs, and the full list of exhibitors across all co-located shows.

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].
  • Do not include sales pitches and commercial information in your presentations. Our conferences provide educational and informative presentations. Speakers who include self-promotional content may not be considered for future speaking opportunities.
  • 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 2019 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact [email protected].