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

Call for Speakers

Submission Deadline Extended to September 26, 2016

Apply to Speak Today!

Share your manufacturing expertise with an exclusive audience at AeroDef 2017!

You’re invited to speak at AeroDef Manufacturing 2017 and become part of the only aerospace and defense conference of its kind. The AeroDef Conference offers a unique opportunity to speak face-to-face with engineers, product designers, and managers looking for innovative solutions to their most difficult manufacturing challenges. Presentations offer a practical look at the issues encountered at multiple levels of the extended enterprise and represent a wide spectrum of manufacturing technologies.


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Apply to Speak Today!


Invite a Colleague:

Experienced and first-time speakers are welcome to apply. If you can’t make it, recommend one or more who can. Do you know any emerging professionals with innovative ideas that need exposure? If so, encourage them to submit an abstract for consideration.

A snapshot of attending companies includes:

And many more…

Why Being a Speaker is a Good Idea

Companies use AeroDef to tell manufacturers what they want and need. They attend the exposition and conference to listen to emerging speakers just like you. They send teams to our event to look for manufacturing innovations that will help them cut costs and improve producibility.

As a speaker, you will:

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 – sales presentations will not be accepted. The final program selections and notifications will be made five 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 introduction and session for questions from the audience. 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.

Submit Your Abstract

Deadline: Monday, September 26, 2016

Questions? Call 800.733.4763 or email

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