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NAM events are experiences that bring together top leaders and experts in the industry, providing intel, analysis and networking you won't get anywhere else.

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Heroes MAKE America for Manufacturers, presented by the Manufacturing Institute, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the NAM, will provide an overview of the MI’s program for facilitating introductions and supporting a community of veterans and their families to ease the transition from active duty to a lucrative career in the industry. We’ll help manufacturers learn how to join this program and recruit military talent.
Dec. 5, 2022, 3:30-4:30 PM ET
Virtual

Breaking Barriers: Childcare and Flexibility Solutions for the Manufacturing Industry, presented by the Manufacturing Institute, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the NAM, will explore the latest research findings about top challenges women are facing in the workplace and share best practices from industry leaders on how they are addressing these challenges. 
Dec. 6, 2022, 12:00-1:30 PM ET
Virtual

Manufacturing in 2030: Let’s Talk About AI is a two-day event presented the Manufacturing Leadership Council, the NAM’s digital transformation division, that will explore all facets of AI as it will apply to manufacturers in the years to come. From giving rise to autonomous factories to meeting ambitious sustainability goals, event sessions will focus on the AI use cases of today and the aspirational ideas of tomorrow. It will also examine implications for the workforce, legacy systems, and even ethical considerations that will be a part of this transformational path.
Dec. 7-8, 2022
Nashville, TN

2022 Diversity + Inclusion Summit, presented by the Manufacturing Institute, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the NAM, will explore dimensions of diversity and inclusion specific to the manufacturing workforce and provide actions you can take now to move our industry forward.
Dec. 16, 2022, 12:00-3:30 PM ET
Virtual

NAM Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) Winter Conference brings together more than 200 manufacturing trade association executives to discuss disruptive trends and technologies impacting the manufacturing industry.
Jan. 11-13, 2023
Baltimore, MD

2023 Women MAKE Awards, presented by the Manufacturing Institute, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the NAM, will recognize women in science, technology, engineering and production careers who exemplify leadership within their companies. This national honor identifies top talent in the manufacturing industry and further encourages award winners to mentor and support the next generation of female talent to pursue modern manufacturing careers. The Women MAKE Awards give women across the country a platform to showcase the incredible opportunities the industry has to offer, whether they are running the company, designing the next big product or testing innovations on the shop floor. 
April 20, 2023
Washington, DC

Shaping Innovation Leaders 2023, presented by Innovation Research Interchange, a division of the NAM that helps companies customize, implement and scale impactful innovation for bottom-line results, and the Kellogg School of Management, is specifically designed to meet the needs of demanding technology leadership roles for promising, mid-level managers in research, development and engineering.
May 13-19, 2023
Evanston, IL

2023 IRI Annual Conference, presented by Innovation Research Interchange, a division of the NAM that helps companies customize, implement and scale impactful innovation for bottom-line results, will explore key topics in research and development through the lens of “connectivity” across four focus areas: technology, people, ideas, and communities. This event will share emerging trends, technologies, and toolkits to help innovation leaders drive a successful organization.
May 22-25, 2023
Philadelphia, PA

Rethink 2023, presented by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, the NAM’s digital transformation division, is the world’s premier event for senior operational executives and their teams as they continue to navigate disruption.
June 26-28, 2023
Marco Island, FL

Enterprise Solutions: Leading in the New Normal

A newly launched NAM series with content developed by and for U.S. enterprise manufacturing companies. Learn More

Discounted Hotel Rates in Washington D.C.

The NAM offers its members and guests discounted hotel rates in Washington, D.C. Learn more.