Smartforce Student Summit

The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2020

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The Smartforce Student Summit is one of the leading educators and student events in the country, showing the next generation their options for STEM and STEAM career pathways in manufacturing.

At IMTS 2018, more than 24,000 students, teachers, administrators, parents, robotics teams and mentors, scouts and scout leaders attended the Student Summit to engage with our industry and interact with our exhibit partners.

We've been planning the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2020 for nearly a year already. Our overall vision is to put the manufacturing technology classroom of the future on display throughout the summit.

The Student Summit content will focus on:

  • 5 axis machining
  • Robots, cobots and mechatronics
  • 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) education applications
  • The Digital Twin
  • Metrology applications
  • New Software Developments
  • The launch of new NIMS standards
  • The Student Mentor Lab

We've reconfigured the floorplan of Hall C at McCormick Place to allow for the largest Student Summit that we've ever produced, and we are interested in having additional exhibit partners join us in 2020.

This year, we're making it easier to apply and receive access to the Exhibitor e-Kit. If you're interested in becoming an exhibit partner, please fill out our application, qualify through our selection process and return the signed pdf of the Student Summit application form to the Curator of the Student Summit: Greg Jones, Vice President, Smartforce Development, AMT at to get started.

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