Explore the Midwest's Leading Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference
Take your industry expertise a step further at the two-day, three-track Medtech Conference. This year's conference lineup features a curated roster of speakers with deeply technical expertise in everything from product development and quality to 3D printing and next-gen design.
NEW: We're offering an All-Access Conference Pass, which features the four-track, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) covering the latest in connected devices, AI, IoT, security, interfacing, sensors, and more. All told, that’s seven tracks you can pick and choose from.
Choose any session across all tracks to build the agenda that’s right for you — 30+ hours of education! (Or more with All-Access).
Get up to speed on industry mainstays including automation, IoT, bioprinting, 3D printing, VR, AI, surgical robots, and more.
Learn from the brightest minds at top companies including 3M, Mayo Clinic, and NAMSA.
Connect with serious professionals at exclusive networking lunches for conference pass holders only.
Enjoy even more networking over drinks and light bites on the first day — for conference pass holders only.
Must-See Speakers at the MD&M Conference
MD&M brings you top players in the industry to deliver direct insights from the people and companies improving tomorrow's design and manufacturing capabilities. They're pioneers in the community and experts at managing the complexity of designing, developing, and bringing medical devices to life.
Some of this year's speakers include:
Principal Material Engineer, Ethicon & OneMD (JNJ)
Director, Preclinical Strategy, NAMSA
Vice President/Partner, Worrell China
Co-Founder and COO, Wovenware
Vice President Operations, QSCS
Founder & CEO, Resolution Medical
Director, Corporate Molding/Tooling, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
President, H&M Consulting Group
Business Development Manager – Medical, RJG, Inc.
Section Head, Technology Development, Division of Engineering, Mayo Clinic
Interim-CEO, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)
Manager, Risk Management, Abbott
Track A's sessions cover issues important to R&D engineers, design engineers, and others in the early phases of medtech development: advances in product development techniques, human-centered design, artificial intelligence, sensor technology, usability testing, getting products to market fast, and more.
After you conceive a device and move it into development, you face a new set of challenges. This track offers sessions on choosing and using materials, prototyping, meeting material and product testing requirements, overseeing process and quality control, verification and validation, and ensuring compliance with regulatory and key industry standards.
This track looks at the final stages of making devices and getting them to market. Sessions will dig into topics such as adding smart manufacturing technologies (including artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, and the Internet of Things) to the manufacturing process. They'll also cover traditional manufacturing issues such as supply chain and scale-up.
Dive deep into the latest information in low-power design, systems architecture, debug & test, security, sensors, and wireless networking techniques that can help engineer more efficient products.
Drill down into new thinking behind device drivers, open-source software, code reliability, languages, and much more.
Learn how networks are growing, integrating, and improving the way we build and experience the world. Topics include architecture, firmware, security, and application software.
Topics will focus on virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, and related topics. This track reveals how these innovations and others will change the manufacturing industry.
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