Skokie Smart Manufacturing Summit

Posted by Marketing Support on Oct 19, 2015 1:26:33 PM

Skokie Smart Manufacturing Summit
November 4, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Social/Networking/Tours: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Illinois Science + Technology Park (IS + TP)
8045 Lamon Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

Skokie Smart Manufacturing SummitTechnology advances are increasingly changing the way products are designed and produced. The Village of Skokie is hosting an informational event on November 4, 2015 to bring together thought leaders and local business owners to discuss ‘smart manufacturing’ technologies and share ideas about collaborating in preparation for the next age of industrial design and production. The goals of the summit are to provide:

  • A broad overview of technology trends that impact product design, customization and production
  • Practical information regarding software and hardware capabilities and information about how manufacturers are adopting new processes
  • Insights into workforce development and training resources

Event Agenda

2 p.m. - Welcome/Opening Comments: Honorable George Van Dusen, Mayor, Skokie

2:10 p.m. - Keynote: Jacob Goodwin, Director of Membership Engagement and Communication, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)

3:00 p.m. - Trends in Smart Technology: Moderated by Tom Peters, Director, Symbol Training Institute; Dima Elissa, CEO, VisMed 3D; Dr. Guillermo Ameer, Professor Northwestern University Biomedical Engineering Department; David Boulay, President, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

3:45 p.m. - Break

4:00 p.m. - Practical Overview: 3D Printing for Manufacturers: Bill Stahl, VP Sales and Services, Bastech, Inc.

4:30 p.m. - Preparing Future Innovators: Dr. Collette Hands, Director of Workforce Development and Corporate Training, Oakton Community College; Dr. Robert Sompolski, Dean of Mathematics and Technologies, Oakton Community College; Chris Powell, Director of Applied Sciences and Technology, Niles Township High School District 219

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Networking and Refreshments/Tour 

How to Register

As space for the Skokie Smart Manufacturing Summit is limited, kindly register to attend this free event by emailing: Please provide names and email addresses of all registrants attending from your organization.

Refreshments, networking, and tours of the IS + TP are available to all participants from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the day of the summit.

Questions? Please contact Peter Vadopalas, Assistant to the Village Manager, at 847-933-8210 or

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