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Automate 2023 Power Your Potential

As Automate continues to grow in prominence and extend its influence, this event has become a must-attend for anyone currently working with automation, companies that want to begin to use automation, and those looking for ways to capitalize on the technology.

As the leading automation showcase in North America, the hands-on, front-row-seat experiences are second to none. The gathering of expertise and experience is unmatched. The opportunities to learn, get better and make a fast impact abound. Whether you already use automation or you’re just curious, Automate is simply a can’t-miss.

See and believe

Don’t just take a salesperson’s word for it, see the solutions for yourself. Every day and every booth at Automate is a chance to propel you and your colleagues ahead. Connect with more than 600 exhibitors, 200 speakers, 25,000 registrants and experience an array of live automation solutions up close.
Supercharge your automation journey

If you’re looking to truly gain a competitive edge, then the Automate conference is for you. Featuring single classes or a full-access pass, the conference is consistently rated as a high-quality, high-value training experience that provides immediate, actionable value.

Tap into unlimited opportunities

Automate is held over four days and the chances to learn, collaborate and plan your path ahead are countless at Automate. Between intimate workshops with industry giants, newsmaking keynotes, networking events, innovation competitions and live demonstrations, no other event offers more comprehensive automation education or inspiration.


With over 600 leading exhibitors from around the world, our show floor is an inspiring demonstration of what’s possible—the kind of breakthroughs we only dreamed of not so long ago. Discover the latest in cutting-edge robotics, vision, artificial intelligence, motion control and more.


The visionaries, disrupters and leaders who have already automated with great success—and are devising new ways to do it—will be at Automate to help you prepare for your automation blast-off. Visit our keynote speakers page to view this year’s lineup!


Monday, May 22, 9–9:45 am
Tom Izzo, Head Coach, Michigan State University Men’s Basketball Program
Tom Izzo shares invaluable leadership lessons from his life’s work as a Hall of Fame basketball coach and a beloved mentor. With a career record of 606-232 leading into this season, it’s easy to see that Izzo knows how to win, but he also knows how to win the right way. He has the fifth-most wins of any college coach. He’s been to eight Final Fours. But perhaps, most importantly, 86% of his players left with a college degree. You don’t need to be a Spartans fan to learn from Izzo’s track record of success.


Tuesday, May 23, 9–9:45 am
Gregory Robinson, Former Director, NASA, James Webb Space Telescope
Today, most organizations must innovate or fall behind. But what’s the key to leading innovation and overcoming challenges and failures? It isn’t just about hiring very talented people. At NASA, Gregory Robinson worked with, led and managed some of the world’s most accomplished scientists and engineers. Instead, he says, it’s about prioritizing relationship-building, creativity, knowledge-sharing and “open communication without fear.” Robinson emphasizes soft skills like knowing when to lead and support, understanding how to collaborate, problem-solving, and reaching out beyond your team to find answers and fresh thinking. Using real-life examples from his 33-year history at NASA, set against a backdrop that takes you a million miles from Earth, Greg Robinson shows how the human element is more critical than ever to driving transformation and achieving our most ambitious goals.


Wednesday, May 24, 9–9:45 am
Barbara Humpton, President & CEO, Siemens Corporation USA
The term “Industry 4.0” went mainstream about 10 years ago. Yet in that short time, we have achieved milestones in digitalization that all but the most optimistic of us would have thought impossible. We can commission virtually. We can run incredibly small lot sizes efficiently. We are gathering, storing and analyzing quantities of data that would have staggered our ten-year-ago selves. And we have proven that we can use that data to simulate and optimize around quality, cost, sustainability, and many other outcomes. Imagine what the next ten years will bring! Join this talk to explore where we go next, what it will take to get there, and what key issues we as an industry will be confronting and managing along the way.


Wednesday, May 24, 1–1:45 pm
Daniela Rus, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), MIT
The digitization of practically everything coupled with advances in machine learning, the automation of knowledge work, and advanced robotics promises a future with democratized use of machines and wide-spread use of AI, robots and customization. While the last 60 years have defined the field of industrial robots and empowered hard-bodied robots to execute complex assembly tasks in constrained industrial settings, the next 60 years could be ushering in our time with Pervasive robots that come in a diversity of forms and materials, helping people with physical and cognitive tasks.


Thursday, May 25, 9–9:45 am
Jan Diekmann, Technical Account Manager, Ericsson
5G is much more than a network—it’s a platform for innovation providing global scale and enabling manufacturing use cases that we haven’t even dreamed of yet. As a new lean manufacturing tool, 5G is taking production into the age of digitalization. It enables lean manufacturing processes and the ability to truly take advantage of technologies like the cloud, automation, digital twins, AI, AR and IIoT. The benefits of 5G support technologies like process automation, remote monitoring and collaborative robots. It also allows for higher flexibility, lower cost, and shorter lead times for factory floor production reconfiguration, layout changes, and alterations, which will result in significant improvements.

In this session, you’ll learn how to apply 5G’s capacity to handle massive amounts of data with low latency to support lean methodologies in a powerful way, unlocking new value and even taking lean concepts beyond the factory.


Our exhibitors provide an up-close look at different ways to solve operational challenges, seize untapped opportunities and propel your business forward. Get to know them before the show.


The Latest AI and Smart Automation Trends for Manufacturing
Manufacturers of all sizes are looking to smart automation and AI to stay ahead of the curve.
Why Automation is Taking Off in Aerospace Manufacturing
Aerospace manufacturers are identifying automation applications that work for their specific needs, and reaping the benefits. Here are four applications.
Everything you need to know about Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS)
Wondering what all the fuss is about Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS)? Here’s everything you need to know, including what it is.


Automate is jam-packed with events, demonstrations, classes and networking events. Don’t miss out on any of the opportunities.

Monday, May 22, 2023
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Sessions (Additional Ticket Required)
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Keynote Address: Tom Izzo, Head Coach, Michigan State University
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMShow Floor Open

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Sessions (Additional Ticket Required)
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Keynote Address: Gregory Robinson, former NASA Director, James Webb Space Telescope Program
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Show Floor Open
5:15 PM – 7:30 PM Networking Party (Additional Ticket Required)

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Sessions (Additional Ticket Required)
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Keynote Address: Barbara Humpton, President & CEO, Siemens Corporation USA
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Show Floor Open
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Address: Daniela Rus, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Director of Computer Science and AI Laboratory (CSAIL), MIT
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CVP Basic Exam
5:15 PM – 8:30 PM Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Awards Dinner (Additional Ticket Required)

Thursday, May 25, 2023
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Sessions (Additional Ticket Required)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Show Floor Open
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CMCP Exam (Additional Purchase Required)

Friday, May 26, 2023
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM CVP Advanced Courses (Additional Purchase Required)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CVP Advanced Exam (Additional Purchase Required)


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