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American Technical Education Association

Racing Through Industry 4.0 Conference Program and Registration

  • 03 Apr 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • 05 Apr 2019
  • 11:30 AM
  • Indianapolis IN


  • Early bird rate up to January 15, 2019 for all conference attendees.
  • This rate is available to ATEA with a current membership.
  • ATEA with Ivy Tech Community College is offering on day registration that starts with keynote Titan, breakouts, Awards Lunch with Keynote Paul Perkins, tours, dinner and dinner keynote John McDonald

Early Bird ATEA member rate

Racing Through Industry 4.0

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

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.

Racing Through Industry 4 - At A Glance.pdf


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!

John McDonald is the award winning CEO of ClearObject; a company which has been named the fastest growing IT company in Indiana over 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.


James Wall, Executive Director, 

Smart Automation Certification Alliance SACA

Jim will share best practices for implementing assessments, curriculum, and acquiring equipment...  all the information you need to know to  become an Industry 4.0 certification site

.Randy Swearer 

Dr. Randy Swearer, Vice President Educational Experiences, 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.

Paul Perkins, President and CEO of Amatrol, Inc.; an award winning company including outstanding Company of the Year for the State of Indiana and the prestigious E-Award from the US Department of Commerce for outstanding success in International commerce.  Paul is a member of the ATEA Board of Trustees and a dedicated leader in technical education for our workforce.  Paul will speak at the ATEA Awards Luncheon.



Crowne Plaza At Union Station | 123 West Louisiana Street‎

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis - Downtown Union Station

 123 W Louisiana St, Indianapolis, IN 46225 US

(877) 988-2320

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis - Downtown Union Station places you in the heart of Indianapolis, within a 10-minute walk of Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Here is the link for reservations.   Please let the page settle until the conference rates appear.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

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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