For Immediate Release: October 22, 2014

Hilena Hailu
MTConnect Product Manager
AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Whitney Brown
Media Communications Manager
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

[MC]2 2015 Conference Announced and Call for Speakers Open

McLean, Va., (Oct. 22, 2014) – The fourth annual [MC]2 Conference, hosted by the MTConnect Institute, will be held April 28-30, 2015, at the McCormick Place Conference Center in Chicago, Ill. The MTConnect Institute has also issued a call for speakers, which is open until November 24, 2014. 

With the theme of  “Enabling Digital Manufacturing,” the [MC]2 Conference is where thought leaders and industry insiders will gather to discuss the latest trends, key issues and innovative solutions to real world digital manufacturing opportunities for the rapidly expanding world of connected manufacturing. 

“The connected world of digital manufacturing is here,” said Courtney Hill, President and Chairman of the MTConnect Institute Board. “The fourth annual [MC]2 Conference will build on the tremendous success of our past conferences. It’s the place to connect with the people, technology and ideas that will propel your company into this digital age – the next industrial revolution.”

The two-and-a-half-day conference will feature keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, demonstrations of the latest innovative manufacturing technologies and plenty of opportunities to network.

The MTConnect Institute is looking for speaker proposals that share a big idea, solve a novel problem, or provide insight into the future of digital manufacturing. Expertise in the following areas is especially desired: advanced manufacturing enterprise, big data analytics, cyber security, digital factory and sustainability. Proposals for 30-45 minute talks will be accepted until November 24, 2014. 

For more information on the conference and how to submit a proposal, visit the [MC]2 Conference website at
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MTConnect is an open, royalty-free, secure standard that provides a common transport and format for all manufacturing data from all devices. It enables interoperability, as well as reduces the complexity and increases the value that can be delivered by software applications.    

The MTConnect Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization established to further the development and adoption of the MTConnect standard. The organization is a subsidiary of AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology and includes Board of Trustees, Technical Steering Committee, and Technical Advisory Group (TAG), which is comprised of various working groups to further the standard in specific technology areas. Any company or organization can become a member of the Institute. Membership is free.