“America’s New Manufacturing Moment”

THURSDAY, September 29, 2016 | Washington, DC

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  • Thank you to all speakers and attendees who helped make the Summit a success! Read the event summary.
  • A unique interactive event featuring key leaders from government, industry, and academia.
  • The MForesight National Summit will identify actionable solutions for the next Presidential Administration to boost innovation, enhance workforce training, and strengthen U.S. manufacturing competitiveness.
  • Attendees left the National Summit with knowledge and networks to create and sustain new opportunities for domestic manufacturing.
  • The Summit was held at The Mayflower Hotel
  • Unable to attend? Follow the event on Twitter: #MForesight16

Across political parties and regions of the country, people agree about the importance of domestic production. With U.S. leadership in emerging technologies and the rise of reshoring, American manufacturing is ripe for resurgence.

Still, our nation’s leaders are grasping for ideas about how to facilitate the creation of quality manufacturing jobs. Doing so will require clear thinking about the future and clear communications with academia and industry regarding opportunities, risks, and roadmaps.

MForesight exists to serve as a voice of America’s advanced manufacturing community—informing policymakers, educating the public, and aligning research activities with national priorities. It’s a clearinghouse for the best ideas for the future of manufacturing.

On September 29 in Washington, DC, the MForesight Summit will bring together thought-leaders from industry, academia, and government to consider how best to seize America’s new manufacturing moment.

This year’s theme—America’s New Manufacturing Moment—reflects the momentum and potential for domestic manufacturing. The Summit will focus on identifying tangible steps that diverse stakeholders can take in the next presidential administration to support domestic production. Speakers will examine how manufacturing can address our innovation needs, the trade deficit, economic opportunity, and sustainable growth.

Sessions


Gamechanger Series: What’s the “next big thing” for US manufacturing?  A diverse range of speakers will offer brief talks on potentially transformative future developments from innovation to economics to policy.

Memos to the Next President: Experts from the worlds of business, academia, and policy will offer clear and concise manufacturing policy action items for the next occupant of the White House.

America’s Next Manufacturing Workforce: What works when it comes to inspiring and educating the next generation manufacturing workforce?  Leaders from trade associations, higher education, and government weigh in on best practices for training, K-12 education, and apprenticeships.

Forecasting Future Innovation: Panelists from MForesight’s Leadership Council, federal agencies, and industry discuss how MForesight can most effectively serve the interests of the advanced manufacturing community.

 

Featured Speakers and panelists


Robert Atkinson

Rob Atkinson
Norman Augustine

Norman Augustine
Kurt Bettenhausen

Kurt Bettenhausen
Emily Stover DeRocco

Emily Stover DeRocco
Christine Furstoss

Christine Furstoss
Ralph Gomory

Ralph Gomory
Ron Hira

Ron Hira
Thomas Kalil

Thomas Kalil
Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen
Sridhar Kota

Sridhar Kota
Bruce Kramer

Bruce Kramer
Mike Molnar

Mike Molnar
Fernando Muzzio

Fernando Muzzio
David Parrillo

David Parrillo
Scott Paul

Scott Paul
Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt
Perry Wyatt

Perry Wyatt

 

Location

The Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, District Of Columbia 20036