American Technical Education Association
Conference Chair, Sue Smith
Sue Smith, Ivy Tech Community College Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science, invites you to attend the 2019 ATEA National Conference on Technical Education, April 3 -5, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Union Station,Indianapolis, Indiana
This premier conference will empower you to implement the current and future changes needed in technical education to address the workforce skills sets needed in the fourth industrial revolution and beyond. Industry participants and educators will leave the conference with new ideas, strategies and a certification to train and educate in these exciting times where automation, robotics, digitization, and artificial intelligence span and unite sectors and programs. The future is coming. Join us in Indianapolis and let's get to the future first!
The conference registration includes keynote speakers, a trade show, breakout sessions, industry tours, and an opening night reception at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. An unforgettable dinner will be provided at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4th; home of the Indianapolis Colts. Sue Smith
Trade Show Vendors please click below
Trade Show Chair
Associate Vice President for
Trade Show Co-Chair
Assistant Vice President for Technical Programs
Titan Gilroy is the CEO of TITANS of CNC. He inspires and empowers educators and industry partners to build networks that employ new ways of teaching, connecting students with workforce. You will want to send a team to hear Titan! Take a Selfie with Titan!
Paul Perkins, President and CEO of Amatrol
Plenary Session April 3
James Wall,is Executive Director of Smart Automation Certification Alliance, SACA.
Jim will share best practice for implementing assessments, curriculum, and acquiring equipment... all the information you need to know to become an Industry 4.0 certification site. SACA is an Industry 4.0 3rd party validated certification developed through a partnership between education and industry.
Thursday Evening KeyNote - April 4
John McDonald is the award winning CEO of ClearObject;
a company named fastest growing IT company in Indiana for the past four years. McDonald works on the cutting edge of the IT sector. He will share his expertise on how to harness the data and skillsets necessary to meet the ever changing demands of the IT sector
Closing Keynote April 5
Dr. Randy Swearer, Vice President,
Learning Futures, Autodesk.
Randy brings his passion for higher education leadership and strategy to address the complex global challenges on our era. He will transform the way you think of education and the workforce of the future.
Award Presentation to 2019
Outstanding student, faculty, program and Silver Star of Excellence business award
ATEA 3D Futures Competition Award
Tribute to ATEA Trustee, Dr. Harry Bowman, 1938-2018.
China Education Association International Exchange with ATEA's
Conference Gold Sponsor