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

Call for Speakers 2017

Submission Deadline: August 29, 2016

Apply to Speak Today!

Come Share With Us at AeroDef Manufacturing 2017

You’re invited to submit a request to speak at AeroDef Manufacturing 2017. Experienced speakers are always welcome and we encourage first time speakers and emerging professionals to apply.

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

Become part of the only aerospace and defense conference of its kind Apply to Speak Today!

Invite a Colleague: Nominate Someone Else to Speak

If you can’t make it, recommend one or more who can. Do you know any emerging engineers with innovative ideas that need exposure? If so, ask them to contact Nancy Totten at or call 1-800-733-4763.

Content Covered


A snapshot of attending companies includes:

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.


Why Being a Speaker is a Good Idea

Speaking at AeroDef, the only aerospace and defense conference of its kind, may boost your career. You may become known as the person who wowed the audience with passion and emerging ideas. People will approach you later and mention they saw you speak. You’ll make new connections and can add this great experience to your resume … and who knows what else it may lead to?

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 — 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.

Submit your abstract today!

Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2016

Questions? Call 1-800-733-4763 or email

*Your non-commercial presentation should address one of these technologies.

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