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Engage with SME

Advance your career. Advance your industry.

By engaging with SME you gain access to a community of hundreds of thousands of manufacturers through our events, learning opportunities, technical communities, and local chapters. That’s the power of SME: we offer not just technology resources and knowledge, but deep and credible connections to the rest of the industry.

Explore below to learn about all the ways you can engage SME.

Get Involved at SME Events

Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event sponsorships provide premium marketing exposure to a targeted group of manufacturing practitioners and companies when they are actively evaluating products and services.
Innovative Platforms

Exhibit Opportunities

Reach new prospects. Raise your company’s profile in the media and industry. Included with your exhibit space are a number of marketing tools and opportunities to promote your company before, during and after the event. Get the most from SME events – we’re ready to help.
Speaking Opportunities

Speaking Opportunities

By speaking at an SME conference and/or event you'll benefit from enormous exposure for yourself and your company, while also sharing your knowledge and educating the manufacturing community.

SME Communities

SME Communities

Gain knowledge related to manufacturing technology and trends, solve problems and participate in leadership opportunities. Connect with peers through SME: Engage via dialogue and discussion via the SME Connect online community, technical communities for sharing expertise and experience, and our coast-to-coast local SME chapters to meet and collaborate.

SME Awards

Have you or someone you know advanced manufacturing with imagination, creativity, leadership, and energy? SME has a number of awards to honor the efforts and contributions of those who have moved our industry forward. Help SME recognize achievement and work on behalf of our industry.
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Become A Member

SME membership offers access to a network of community of professionals, educators and students who are passionate about manufacturing. SME membership allows you to grow as a professional and support manufacturing. Join SME to learn, engage and advance your career.
Melissa Dotcher
“SME provides me the space to be able to network with others who are passionate about manufacturing and are at the forefront of their chosen fields.”
Melissa Dochter, SME Member Since 2009