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May 22-24, 2011
Autodesk Gallery at One Market
The Landmark @ One Market, Floor 2
San Francisco, CA 94105
Reimagining Manufacturing: The Technologies Driving the New Industrial Revolution
For the past 250 years, manufacturing was about companies mass-producing things in factories, and people buying them. Costs were largely determined by volume, and unique things were very expensive. But today the rapid democratization of technologies such as 3D printing is transforming manufacturing into something radically different, as companies and people create customized products that are not only reasonably priced, but often more innovative and better for the environment. This fundamental change in the way we make things is bringing radical change to the fields of manufacturing, building, business, transportation, and sustainability—and to society at large.
As concepts like mass-customization, personal manufacturing, and the Maker movement go mainstream, a new set of questions is forming about what this manufacturing transformation really means. For example:
Join us to explore these and other questions about the impact of the new manufacturing on business, society, the environment, and ourselves. Through conversations and workshops with a wide range of respected experts and provocative thinkers, we'll work to develop a deeper understanding of this brave new manufacturing world, and give you the opportunity to shape this debate with your own perspectives.
Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine
|Jonathan Knowles, Autodesk, Inc.|
Bud Kolich, Fisher-Price
Jeff Kowalski, Autodesk, Inc.
Hod Lipson, Cornell University
Gonzalo Martinez, Autodesk, Inc.
Brian Mathews, Autodesk, Inc.
Jeffrey McGrew, Because We Can
Charles Melcher, Melcher Media
Nolan Murtha, Lightstorm Entertainment
David Ofori-Amoah, thinkmore
Carlos Olguin, Autodesk, Inc.
Jon Pittman, Autodesk, Inc.
Hans Quivooij, Damen Shipyards Group
Abe Reichental, 3D Systems
Michael Schrage, Sloan School of Management, MIT
Nathan Shedroff, California College of Arts
Scott Summit, Bespoke
Peter Weijmarshausen, Shapeways
Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates, Inc.
Tom Wujec, Autodesk, Inc.