Old Dominion University is hosting the Hampton Roads Advanced Manufacturing Summit on Wednesday, September 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Big Blue Room of the Ted Constance Convocation Center.
Registration is $195 and includes Continuing Edcuation Units, a continental breakfast and lunch; cost is $95, without the units.
"This annual advanced manufacturing event was designed to tinder the fire of innovation and collaboration between University, community college, industry professionals and local economic development officials," said ODU spokesperson, Jazzez Jones.
Being held as a prelude to National Manufacturing Day on October 15, each session and interactive discussion will consist of a panel of engineering faculty and their industry counterparts as they address topics, such as, digital manufacturing, skills gaps, improving manufacturing competitiveness and other manufacturing trends and issues.
Consisting of technical sessions and panel discussions, the summit's technical sessions will include four areas: Engineering systems; digital manufacturing; advanced materials;
and advanced manufacturing systems.
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"Manufacturing is an important driver of the Hampton Roads economy," said Clair Dorsey, executive director of ODU's Continuing Education and Professional Development Department. "The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce reports that there are upwards of 280 manufacturing companies located in the region, employing more than 36,000 production occupations, with mechanical and industrial engineers accounting for nearly 3,000 of those jobs. To stay competitive in today's global economy requires innovation and modernization. Events like our summit create opportunities to hopefully spark engagement, discovery and even, partnerships."
Consisting of technical sessions and panel discussions, the summit's technical sessions will cover four main areas: Engineering systems; digital manufacturing; advanced materials; and advanced manufacturing systems.
Two parallel panel discussions will cover: Industry; university and government collaboration; and educational opportunities and needs.
For more information visit ODUManufacturing.com.