March 6-9, 2017 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, Texas

Call for Speakers 2017

Submission Deadline: August 29, 2016

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at AeroDef® Manufacturing 2017 produced by SME, leaders in event development, management and production. AeroDef® includes SME’s Composite Manufacturing event making it the one event that represents the entire scope of the manufacturing enterprise from design, to manufacture, to sustainability.

About AeroDef® Manufacturing

AeroDef® is developed in collaboration with leading OEMs to provide an industry-wide gathering to explore commercial and defense aerospace manufacturing and position the industry for the future. If you have insights, knowledge and expertise to share with a high level, influential audience, you are invited to submit an abstract for presentation consideration.

Interested in Speaking?

AeroDef® attracts high-level attendees with exclusive content developed and presented by the leading aerospace and defense OEMs. Speakers, panel discussions and the technical conference topics are carefully selected to address issues and technologies of strategic importance to the aerospace manufacturing industry.

The Evaluation Process

The Conference Advisory Committee will evaluate all proposed abstracts based on the following criteria: overall quality, relevance to the industry, well-defined focus within the program structure, practical applications of material, timeliness of the topic, and speaker qualifications.

To be considered as a speaker, content must be educational in nature — that is, sales presentations will not be accepted. The final program selections and notifications will be made four months prior to the event. You will be notified by email if your presentation is selected.

Presentation Guidelines

You have 25 minutes to deliver your presentation including a brief session for question and answer. A formal written document is not required, however, PowerPoint is recommended. Presenting at this event is considered voluntary without compensation for speaking or travel.

As a selected speaker, you will receive one complimentary event registration and must agree to provide a substitute speaker if you need to cancel your participation.

Conference Program

Your presentation should address one of the educational tracks listed below that correspond to the technologies represented on the show floor. Click on the track title to view the list of suggested topics.


Submission Deadline: August 29, 2016

Questions? Email or call 1-800-733-4763.

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