FABTECH 2021 Call for Speakers

 Education Beyond the Show Floor

FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, offers an array of educational programs to transform your career or business! With targeted technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions, you’ll discover the solutions you need to improve productivity and increase profits. Network with peers, learn from top industry experts, exchange best practices and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry.


View program titles and time details broken down by technology and experience level.

Session Pricing

Pricing information on all FABTECH Conference Programs including multiple session discounts.

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Session Registration

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend FABTECH 2020 Conference Programs



Learn how your team can gain the skills and strategies needed to master the digital technology revolution


Learn how lean and continuous improvement tools can maximize efficiency and reduce waste


Learn new strategies to overcome the skills gap and recruit a new generation of workers


Learn new growth strategies and innovation tips to stay ahead of the market trends and challenges


Meet and exchange ideas and strategies with peers in your industry

About the Conference Education Program

FABTECH Education By the Numbers


Education Sessions


Technology Tracks



FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.

When you propose attending FABTECH it is key to focus specifically on what you will bring back to the organization. Visit the Get Approval page to aid in making your case for attending.

2020 FABTECH Conference Education Program Advisors

Lean Track

Anthony Manos


Profero, Inc


Mike Osterling


Osterling Consulting


Laser Track

Geoff Shannon, PhD

Director of Marketing, Materials Processing

Coherent Inc.

Neil S. Ball


Directed Light Inc.

Additive Track

Carl Dekker


Met-L-Flo, Inc.

Cutting Track

SME Committee

Automation Track

Bob Rochelle

Territory Sales Manager — South East

Güdel Inc.

Management Track

FMA and SME Management Councils

Smart Manufacturing

Will Healy III

Industry Strategy Manager- Americas

Balluff Worldwide

Workforce Development Track

John Hindman

Manager, Learning Services

Tooling U-SME

Finishing Track

CCAI Education Committee

Stamping Track

PMA Technical Seminar & Conference Task Force

Education Program Managers


Martica Ventura, AWS

305-443-9353 x224

Forming & Fabricating, Including Press Brake, Punch Press, Roll Forming and Coil Processing, Management, and Tube & Pipe

Audrey Long, FMA

888-394-4362 x206

Laser, Cutting, Forming & Fabricating, Robotics, Lean Principles and Tools, Management, Additive Manufacturing, Automation, Smart Manufacturing and Workforce Development

Ila (Lundgren) Lee, SME



Marianne Sichi, PMA


Finishing, Coating

Kelly LeCount, CCAI