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ATEA Region 3 Conference Agenda.pdf

Registration: Register for ATEA Region 3 conference Oct. 26-27 hosted by Gateway Technical College WI

Register for ATEA Region 3 Trade Show Oct. 27 Exhibiter registration

ATEA Region 3 "Gateway to Innovation"  Conference Sponsorships

“Gateway to Innovation”


October 26-27, 2015

Hosted by

Gateway Technical College, President Bryan Albrecht Conference Chair

ATEA thanks conference sponsors:

NC3           Snap-On Tool     Gateway Technical College          Madison College

Conference Hotel location

Marriott 7111 W. Washington Ave. Racine, Wisconsin 53406

Reservations: 262-886-6100

Room rate: $109 plus tax

Conference workshop sessions location:

SC Johnson iMET (integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology) Center

2320 Renaissance Blvd.

Sturtevant, WI 53177

Early Bird Registration - $175 (Cut off September 18th)

Conference Registration - $195 (September 19th)

Preconference FabLab plus Full Conference - $275 (limited to 11 participant)

Exhibitor Booths

$125 (Limit 10 Exhibitors)

Booth set-up evening of October 27, 2015 or by 7:30 am October 27, 2015




12:30 to 1:00

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Preconference and Conference Registrations

Check-in Gateway Technical College SC Johnson iMET Center

Pre-Conference (Fab Lab Workshops)

U.S. Fab Lab Network- Gateway Fab Lab experience – Facilitator Greg Herker--Participants will learn about the MIT Fab Lab network and explore hands-on 3D printing, laser engraving, optical scanning and much more. 

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

Racine Marriott Hotel

Reception (Cash Bar)

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dinner (Racine Marriott)

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Keynote: “Innovation in Today’s World”,

Dominic Cariello, Director of Manufacturing and Operations for the Flow Instrumentation Group of Badger Meter Inc.

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

Marriott Hotel Racine. Conference registration

Reception (Cash Bar)

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Dinner (Racine Marriott)

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Keynote: “Innovation in Today’s World”

Tuesday, October 27, 201Tu



8:00 am to 8:45 am

Conference Registration & at iMET Center

8:45 am to 9:00 am

Opening Ceremony / Welcome, Dr. Bryan Albrecht

Paul Young, President of ATEA, President Northern Wyoming Community College District

9:15 am to 10:30 am

Session 1

Workshops 1,2,3,4,6,10,13

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Break & Exhibit Booths

11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Session 2

Workshops 5,7,8,9,11,12

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm


1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Speaker -  Roger Tadajewski, NC3 Executive Director

 “Importance of Industry Certifications to Technical Education”,

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Session 3

Workshops 1,2,3,4,6,12,13

3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Break & Prize Drawings

3:45 pm to 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks ATEA President Paul Young and Executive Director, Dr. Sandra Krebsbach


1 – Going Digital: Explore the 21st Century Digital Electronics Lab. Provide education resulting in NIDA national certification in digital electronics. Gateway's NIDA Training Lab.  

2 – It’s Mechanical! It’s Electrical! It’s Robots! It’s IT Networking! In this Mechatronics workshop, experience machine-to-machine interface and test theory in a state of the art mechatronics laboratory - Gateway's Mechatronics Technology Lab. 

3 – Measuring Up—Precision Measurement Certification that Drives Quality. Discover and test your skills with the new Starrett Precision Measurement certification. Gateway's Tarnowski Hall.  

4 – Good Bye Chalk; Hello Smart Boards… and So Much More. Explore innovative classroom technology platforms that will engage students in new digital learning environment

5– Hand in Hand—College and High School Partnership Opportunities. Meaningful partnerships with K12 partners are built through much more than campus tours.  Learn how STEM-based competitions introduce students to engineering education and careers, and how high schools can build on this to create dual credit opportunities. 

6 – “Makin’ It” using the U.S. Fab Lab Network.  Explore hands-on 3D printing, laser engraving, optical scanning and much more. Find out how education benefits through collaboration with the Fab Lab network.

7 – Fast Track to Meeting Employers’ Demands: Boot Camps 
Learn about this employer-endorsed approach to addressing the skilled CNC worker shortage.

8 – Paving the way to Graduate Employment: Internships & Job Placement  Learn best practices on how to engage employers in job fairs, student internships, recruitment services and business partnerships.  

9 – A Graduate’s Best First Job Might Be Owning Their Own Business. Entrepreneurship is appealing to this generation of students. Learn how to support that passion. Experience entrepreneurial case studies and learn best practices. 

10 – It’s More Than An Elevator Speech—Telling Your CTE Story.    You only get one opportunity to make a first impression. Learn about how the "Gateway Experience" has transformed a college. 

11 – Demonstrating Student Success With Industry Assessments. Learn how NC3, the national leader in student and industry occupational assessments, can assist you in demonstrating student success.

12 – Lean, NOT Mean—Applying Lean Six Sigma in Education Lean Six Sigma has been a proven model of continuous improvement in industry for years. Now the Quality Group has adapted LSS practices for education. A must learn for everyone. 

13 –Telecom!  Explore the exciting field of telecommunications through this hands-on session. Gateway’s telecommunication installer program is anchored by a partnership with Beldon Corporation and prepares students for an industry certification.

American Technical Education Association

premier association for the post secondary technical educator, with emphasis on professional development.

Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Executive Director

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