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Discover. Connect. Collaborate.  

Experience the Power of Something Bigger.
As an SME member, you’ve made the choice to be a part of something bigger. You understand that to succeed in this world, you simply can’t go it alone. To stay on top, you realize you must continue to discover new technology, collaborate with peers, glean wisdom from mentors and strive to be better.

This is what the SME Annual Conference is all about. It brings together the best that SME has to offer into just a few days. It’s where we come together to experience the power of “something bigger.” It’s where we discover, connect and collaborate to make each other, and SME, even better. 

Current Specials

Register today  and enter "SPECIAL1" as your promo code to receive the following discounted pricing:

Spring Special! $545* (Save $150!)
* Includes a one-year new or renewed membership to SME.

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Just a few of the reasons why you should MEET | KNOW | GROW with us in Cleveland: 

At the core of this event are the multiple opportunities available to connect and collaborate with your fellow members. Whether you are at the pinnacle of your career or just starting out, there is always something to be shared, learned or solved. This is our time to celebrate accomplishments through the SME International Awards Gala, learn and discover together through interactive conference sessions and tours, discuss new ways to advance manufacturing and SME, or to simply have fun at the Corner Alley Welcome Reception.

Cleveland’s thriving manufacturing sector provides many unique learning opportunities: Tour Lincoln Electric and the NASA John Glenn Research Center and hear about Ohio’s Manufacturing Revolution from Keynote speaker and NASA Director, Ray Lugo III.  Find out more about why Cleveland Rocks from our local Chapter 3 President, Edye Buchanan.

Elevate your manufacturing knowledge through collaboration, presentations and first-hand discovery. Hear about the year's biggest trends and developments that span the scope of manufacturing and learn how you can apply that knowledge to help yourself and your employer. In addition to interactive conference sessions from leaders in the industry, this incredible event features state-of-the-art tours,  exclusive Keynotes, Innovations that Could Change the Way You Manufacture, and demonstrates how to put SME’s resources, tools and connections to work for you.We invite you to explore this website to find out more about what YOUR event has to offer --or contact SME today!

We know we’ll see you there.

Not a member? Join today!
Your 2012 Annual Conference Purchase includes a one-year membership to SME. There’s no better time to discover what MEET I KNOW I GROW is all about!

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