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Featuring more education than ever before, the 12-track conference program offers something for everyone across the product development spectrum — from R&D and design engineers to regulatory and quality professionals. Take your know-how to the next level by learning from the brightest in business at deep dive sessions. New for 2020: Look out for brand-new, engaging educational formats including Lightning Workshops, Tech Talk Panels, roundtable discussions, exclusive keynote presentations, networking events, and more.

New! The Cannabis Packaging Summit — running alongside WestPack — is the first-ever conference and expo dedicated entirely to cannabis packaging. This is a separate conference offering with a rich curriculum designed specifically for packaging professionals looking to learn from leaders in legislative, regulatory, education, technology and more.

Innovation Summit Tracks

Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit

The Rise of the Smart Factory
Learn from visionaries working in robotics, AI, big data, and sensing technologies to understand changes looming with the aging workforce and what new tech means to those poised to take over.

AI, Machine Learning, & IoT/IIoT: Factors Affecting Factory Floor Adoption
Listen as experts in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, security, and the Internet of Things (IoT) tackle crucial topics including cybersecurity, rapid prototyping with IIoT, and more.

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3D Printing Innovation Summit

Materials Trends: Metals, Ceramics, Multi-Materials, and More
Explore metals and other up-and-coming materials driving 3D printing forward while experts weigh in on topics including multi-material 3D printing, the future of additive manufacturing, and what’s next for additive manufacturing in automotive.

Choosing the Right Tools & Materials to Support Your Design Strategy
Expanding on day one and trends in materials in additive manufacturing, this track adds in essential education for your design strategies including security, artificial intelligence, simulation, and generative design.

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MD&M West Conference Tracks

Exploring Emerging Technologies of the Digital Health Boom

This track highlights the adoption of current and emerging technologies in the design of digital health products as well as the implementation strategies to new and existing products in the pipeline.

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User-Centered Design Strategies & Tactics for Faster Product Development

Explore key product design trends, strategies, and tactics to better tailor user-friendly medical devices and ensure effective product adoption.

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Advancements in Medical Plastics for Medtech

Get up-to-the-minute intelligence in deep-dive sessions covering key areas in plastics including materials, testing, and manufacturing techniques.

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Keeping Up & Staying Compliant with Global & FDA Regulations

Access need-to-know information including FDA updates, new EU regulations affecting products sold in Europe, and regulatory strategies for new products and markets.

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Driving Next-Gen Design & Innovation Strategies

Explore what's new in design innovation and how to better understand market needs to design products that not only meet marketplace requirements but truly impact the industry.

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Product Development: Effective Strategies for Moving from Engineering to Production

Listen to experts reveal leading product development techniques that will help improve your speed to market and ensure successful industry adoption.

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Materials, Testing & Risk Management Solutions

Hear about the latest in technical content to help you choose the right materials, test your products, and improve your risk management.

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Understanding the Impact of Recent Changes to Quality Standards

Find out what you need to know to keep your products and systems up to speed with key industry standards, and how these affect your QMS and quality improvement efforts.

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New! Lightning Workshops

Choose from 12 lightning-fast workshops designed to enhance your skills in a flash, including:

  • From Idea to Successful Startup to IPO: What Does it Take?
  • How to Take Advantage of 3D Printing — A Guide to the 3DP Ecosystem
  • Using Automation to Solve the Labor Shortage: Talent Management & Recruitment
  • Supporting the Increased Demand for Global Data
  • Congratulations, You've Received Your 510(k). So, Is Your Product Really Successful?

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Tech Talk Panels

Tech Talk Panels are a live forum for experts to discuss today's product development issues and enhancements. Hear the latest from the best, then ask your toughest questions at subsequent Q&As. Panel topics include:

  • Physician's Perspectives: Unmet Needs, Design, & New Technologies in Medtech
  • Additive Manufacturing: The Slow & Steady March to Production
  • How Connected Is Too Connected: Privacy, Security & Ethics in AI

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New! Meet the Speaker Lounge

Sometimes post-session Q&As run short or the room needs to be cleared and you leave with unanswered questions. The solution? For 2020 we’ve created a Meet the Speaker Lounge. Located in the lobby area outside the conference rooms, speakers will be directed to the lounge after their presentation to answer your follow-up questions, clarify concepts, and expand on ideas.