Artificial intelligence has been heralded as a game-changer for every facet of manufacturing from the production floor to the back office. Some of the possible benefits include better efficiency, improved quality, less downtime, and the potential to develop new products with faster time to market. But what do manufacturers need to consider to get the most out of AI, and what are some of the ramifications – good, bad, and otherwise – that can come from deploying it?
Manufacturing in 2030: Let’s Talk About AI is a two-day event that will explore all facets of AI as it will apply to manufacturers in the years to come. From giving rise to autonomous factories to meeting ambitious sustainability goals, event sessions will focus on the AI use cases of today and the aspirational ideas of tomorrow. It will also examine implications for the workforce, legacy systems, and even ethical considerations that will be a part of this transformational path.
This event is the next progression in the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Manufacturing in 2030 Project that will not just enable manufacturers to imagine a better future, but to bring it to reality.
Manufacturing in 2030 is not designed for those who are comfortable with the status quo. Join us in Nashville for an event like no other.
Please note that our agenda is set to Central Time (CST).
Sessions noted with an asterisk are included in the virtual experience.
Wednesday, December 7
6:30 p.m. – Welcome Networking Reception
Network, engage and enjoy cocktails and conversations with fellow event participants.
Thursday, December 8
8:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks*
David R. Brousell
Manufacturing Leadership Council
9:15 a.m. – What Will AI Be Capable of by 2030?*
10:00 a.m. – Panel: What Do Current AI Use Cases Tell Us About Tomorrow?*
10:45 a.m. – Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. – Will AI Enable Autonomous Plants and Factories?*
11:30 a.m. – How Can AI Be Used to Advance Future Sustainability Goals?*
12:00 p.m. – Networking Luncheon: Conversations on the Future of AI
1:00 p.m. – Panel: What Are AI’s Implications for the Manufacturing Workforce of the Future?*
1:45 p.m. – What Impact Will AI Have on Legacy Control Systems and Enterprise Applications?*
2:15 p.m. – What Are the Ethical Considerations for AI in Manufacturing?*
3:00 p.m. – Networking and Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m. – Panel: Should AI and U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Policy Align?*
4:15 p.m. – Interactive Session: Future AI Directions
What are the conference’s thoughts, insights, and recommendations for how to create a better future for manufacturing by 2030?
5:00 p.m. – Manufacturing in 2030 Networking and Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. – The MLC’s Manufacturing in 2030 Conference Concludes
Friday, December 9
9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m. – MLC Board of Governors meeting
Select from the Full In-Person Experience or the Virtual Experience
Manufacturing Leadership Council members receive one complimentary pass to attend one experience option either in person or virtual. A limited number of additional passes per company will be available for purchase for the Full In-Person Experience, while the Virtual Experience Passes have no limit on purchases.
Full In-Person Experience – $295
Gain access to all of the thought leadership, content and exclusive group of future focused, operational executives in-person.
- Network with other thought leaders in the industry.
- Access to attend all of the content presented in our value-packed agenda.
- Ask questions live and in-person with the opportunity to continue the conversation during our networking breaks.
- Participate in one of our future zones during the networking lunch.
- Participate in the interactive discussion on thoughts, insights, and recommendations for how to create a better future for manufacturing by 2030.
- And so much more!
Virtual Experience – $95
Not able to attend in person? We are bringing you limited access to the future-focused, thought-provoking content live from Nashville. Specific sessions offered virtually are denoted on the agenda.
We are currently in the process of booking our 2022 speakers and this page will be updated as they are confirmed. Until then, please see our expert speakers from the 2021 Manufacturing in 2030 event below.
Bringing modern luxury to Music City, the Conrad Nashville is less than five minutes from Music Row with Bridgestone Arena, Music City Center, Nissan Stadium, and First Horizon Park less than three miles of the door. Enjoy multiple restaurants on-site, spacious rooms, a rooftop pool terrace with great views of downtown and brand new meeting space and amenities.
Discounted room rates:
- Standard Room: $349
- Deluxe Room: $399
Book by: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 (in order to secure this rate and availability)
To make your reservations online, please click here and continue to book your room.
To make your reservations by phone, call 1 (615) 327-8000 and reference the Group Code “C-NAM” or the Manufacturing Leadership Council.
- Suggested Airport: Nashville International Airport (BNA)
- Suggested Arrival: Afternoon of Wednesday, December 7
- Suggested Departure: Morning of Friday, December 9
Partnership presence at the Manufacturing in 2030 event is just one piece of the overall series that extends through 2022.
The MLC’s Manufacturing in 2030 partners will be on the ground floor of this prestigious project and will help to influence and shape the industry for years to come.
If you are interested in becoming one of our exclusive Manufacturing in 2030 Partners, please reach out to Lauren Bisset at [email protected] and she will provide you with additional information.
As the United States moves in the direction of more normal business operations and vaccine availability becomes widespread, the NAM is embracing a cautious approach to reinitiating in-person meetings. Current CDC and local health guidelines will be followed and enforced, and the NAM reserves the right to update health measures and attendance policies based on evolving health threats and guidance from Federal health agencies and local authorities. While we intend for the event to go forward as planned, the event may be impacted by future guidance from Federal and local authorities and protocols will be adjusted as warranted.
Full vaccination is required to attend Manufacturing in 2030. All NAM | MLC staff onsite at Manufacturing in 2030 are fully vaccinated.
By attending the Manufacturing in 2030 on December 8-9, 2021, you agree to abide by and engage in certain mandatory health and safety conduct while attending the event. Proof of vaccination through a third party will be required and instructions will be sent to all registrants before the event.
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. If you need special accommodations and or cannot attend the meeting in person, a hybrid option will be offered. We will send instructions upon your RSVP.
Face masks are optional to be worn on-site. We will no longer be requiring guests to wear their face masks at indoor functions.
Before Leaving Home
- Stay at home if you feel sick and or if anyone in your household is sick.
- Follow relevant guidance provided by the CDC (Center for Diseases Control).
- Adhere to government-issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region you are traveling from.
On-site During the Event
- Adhere to guidance from local health authorities as implemented and shared by facility hosts.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- If you experience any flu-like symptoms, please DO NOT attend sessions. Please let the Manufacturing in 2030 staff know at [email protected].
- Agree to notify the Manufacturing in 2030 staff know at [email protected] if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home for contact tracing purposes.