Preliminary Agenda

All Conference sessions will be held at the Tampa Convention Center and Marriott Hotel.

Agenda-At-A-Glance

  Sunday
Dec 3
Monday
Dec 4
Tuesday
Dec 5
Wednesday
Dec 6
Thursday
Dec 7
AM     General
Session
General
Session
Group Breakfast
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JDMTP Subpanel Strategy Sessions &
Concurrent Sessions
      Group Luncheon Networking Lunch Open Lunch
PM New! Registration
3:00-6:00p
General
Session
Concurrent Sessions Concurrent Sessions Concurrent Sessions
    Welcome Reception / Exhibit Hall Opens Networking Reception    

Tentative Agenda

Sunday, December 3
3:00p - 6:00p Registration
Monday, December 4
8:00a - 7:00p Registration
2:30p - 5:00p General Session
2:30p - 2:45p Welcome
Dr. John Russell, JDMTP Chairman, Technical Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division Air Force Research Laboratory
2:45p - 3:15p Update on AT&L Reorg, Impact on Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) Portfolio, ManTech, & Title III
3:15p - 3:45p JDMTP Chair Overview & AF ManTech Status
Dr. John Russell, JDMTP Chairman, Technical Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division Air Force Research Laboratory
3:45p - 4:00p Army ManTech Status
Mr. Andy Davis, Director, Army Manufacturing Technology, U.S. Army Research Development & Engineering Command
4:00p - 4:15p Navy ManTech Status
Mr. John Carney, Director, Affordability Initiatives Division and Navy Manufacturing Technology Program, Office of Naval Research
4:15p - 4:30p DLA ManTech Status
Ms. Kelly Morris, Chief, Defense Logistics Agency Research & Development
4:30p - 4:45p MDA ManTech Status
Ms. Rhonda Morgan, Missile Defense Agency
4:45p - 5:00p OSD ManTech Status
Ms. Tracy Frost, Director OSD ManTech; Director, DoD Manufacturing USA Institutes
5:00p 5:10p "Welcome Remarks"
Dr. Morley Stone, AFRL Chief Technologist, Air Force Research Laboratory
5:15p - 7:30p Opening of Exhibits/Poster Session Presentations Networking Reception - Beverage Sponsor: CoorsTek
Tuesday, December 5
7:00a - 7:00p Registration
7:00a - 8:00a Continental Breakfast
8:00a - 12:00p General Session
8:00a -8:15a Welcome
Presentation of the Colors
8:15a - 9:00a OSD Keynote
9:00a - 9:40a Air Force Keynote
9:30a - 7:30p Exhibit Hall Open
9:40a - 10:10a Break
10:10a - 10:50a Industry Keynote
10:50a - 11:40a Chief Scientist Panel: The Next 100 Years of Manufacturing Potential Invitees
Moderator: Dr. Morley Stone, AFRL Chief Technologist, Air Force Research Laboratory
• Dr. Greg L. Zacharias, Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force
• Dr. David E. Walker, Chief of Technology Office of Naval Research
• Dr. Thomas Russell, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Technology) and Army Chief Scientist
11:40a - 11:45a Morning Wrap-up
12:00p - 1:15p Group Luncheon
AFRL Material and Manufacturing 100 Year Anniversary Presentation:
Col. Charles D. Ormsby, Acting Director, Material and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
1:30p - 3:00p Concurrent Sessions
• Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME)
• Composites
• Electronics
• Metals
• Manufacturing Institute Sessions - Status of ManufacturingUSA Institutes

1:30p - 3:00p

"Air Force Chat with the Chiefs"
Opportunity to speak with Senior Government Members in Attendance
3:00p - 3:30p Refreshment Break
3:30p - 5:00p Concurrent Sessions
• Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME)
• Composites
• Electronics
• Metals
• Manufacturing Institute Sessions - Status of ManufacturingUSA Institutes Continued
• Army Industry Outreach
5:00p - 7:30p Networking Reception & Exhibits/Poster Sessions
Wednesday, December 6
7:00a - 5:00p Registration
7:00a - 8:00a Continental Breakfast
8:00a - 12:00p General Session
8:00a - 8:10a Welcome
8:10a - 8:50a A Defense Outsider's Perspective on Manufacturing Institutes
Mr. Dean Kamen, Inventor, Entrepreneur (Segway Inventor)
8:50a - 9:30a Department of Commerce: Manufacturing USA Institute Network Update
Mr. Mike Molnar, Director, Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce
9:30a - 4:00p Exhibit Hall Open
9:30a - 10:00a Refreshment Break
10:00a - 10:30a Discussion from Industry on Institutes
• Mr. Neal Orringer, Vice President of Alliances and Partnerships, 3D Systems
10:30a - 11:30a Panel: Leadership of Institutes Parent Organization
Moderator: Mr. Mick Maher, President, Maher & Associates LLC
• Mr. Ralph Resnick, President and Executive Director, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
• Dr. Caralynn Nowinski Collens, CEO, UI LABS
• Dr. Malcolm J. Thompson, Executive Director, NextFlex
11:30a - 11:55a Awards Presentations
Moderator: Dr. John Russell, JDMTP Chairman, Technical Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
• 2017 Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award
• The Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award
• NDIA Dr. Desmond Newman Supply Chain Excellence Award
11:55a - 12:00p Morning Wrap-Up & Dismissal
Dr. John Russell, JDMTP Chairman, Technical Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division Air Force Research Laboratory
12:00p - 1:30p Networking/Buffet Lunch
1:30p - 3:00p Concurrent Sessions
• Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME)
• Composites
• Electronics
• Metals
• Energetics/Munitions
• Manufacturing Institute Sessions - DoD Institutes Strategy and Engagement
• DARPA Gee Whiz
• Manufacturing Readiness Level Working Group Activities and Manufacturing Best Practices
3:00p - 3:30p Refreshment Break
Exhibit Hall Officially Closes at 4:00p
3:30p - 5:00p Concurrent Sessions
• Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME)
• Composites
• Electronics
• Metals
• Energetics/Munitions
• Manufacturing Institute Sessions - Spotlight on the Newest ManufacturingUSA Institutes: BioFabUSA, NIMBLE, ARM
• DARPA Gee Whiz
• Manufacturing Readiness Level Working Group Activities and Manufacturing Best Practices
Thursday, December 7
7:00a - 4:30p Registration
7:15a - 8:15a Group Breakfast
8:30a - 10:00a JDMTP Subpanel Strategy Sessions (view details)
• Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME)
• Composites
• Electronics
• Metals
10:00a - 10:15a Comfort Break
10:15a - 11:45a Concurrent Sessions
• Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME)
• Composites
• Electronics
• Metals
• Manufacturing Institute Sessions - Cutting across the ManufacturingUSA Network: Embedding MEP & Highlighting EWD
11:45a - 1:00p Open Lunch (on your own)
1:00p - 2:30p Concurrent Sessions
• Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME)
• Composites
• Electronics
• Metals
• Manufacturing Institute Sessions - Path Ahead for ManufacturingUSA: Brainstorming Session on strategy and engagement
• Manufacturing Readiness Level/Manufacturing Readiness Assessment Training
2:30p - 3:00p Refreshment Break
3:00p - 4:30p Concurrent Sessions
• Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME)
• Electronics
• Metals
• Manufacturing Readiness Level/Manufacturing Readiness Assessment Training
4:30p Conference Adjourns