In addition to the intelligence you gather in the 1.25 million square foot exhibition floor, IMTS 2018 presents a wide array of conferences sessions, all designed to provide you with tangible insights that you can take back to your shop and use immediately.

There are several educational sessions during the week of IMTS. The largest and longest-running of these is The IMTS Conference, jointly produced by ATM and GIE Media. Designed as a 4-day technical deep dive, offering both a 4-day and 1-day pass, The IMTS Conference features more than 70 sessions, attended by over 1,500 IMTS visitors. All sessions in The IMTS Conference are presented by subject matter experts from within the IMTS exhibitor community.

Abstracts submitted by interested speakers are reviewed by editors at several of GIE Media’s manufacturing publications to ensure that they are timely, relevant and are not overt commercial pitches for a particular product. While the technical subjects that are presented will cover a range of issues, they fall into these main categories:

  • Manufacturing Process Innovations
  • Additive/Alternative Manufacturing
  • Plant Operations
  • Automation/Robotics
  • Quality/Inspection/Metrology
  • Industry 4.0/IIOT

Call For Speakers

Abstracts are now being accepted for presentations within The IMTS Conference. Only contracted IMTS exhibitors will be selected. Click Here for complete information on the Call For Speakers process. For additional information, please contact

Co-Located Conferences at IMTS

In addition to the IMTS Conference, there are several other important presentations that are held during the week of the show, organized by leading manufacturing thought-leaders. These events include:

  • Additive Manufacturing Conference – presented by Gardner Business Media
  • Applied AM-EOS Additive Day – presented by EOS North America
  • GAMS (Global Automation Manufacturing Summit) – presented by HANNOVER MESSE USA
  • Integrated Industries – presented by HANNOVER MESSE USA
  • Industrial Laser Conference – presented by Laser Institute of America
  • Top Shops Workshop – presented by Gardner Business Media/Modern Machine Shop

Click here to learn more about the content and contact information for these important events.