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Don't miss the largest lean conference in the world. More than 2,000 attendees are expected. The AME International Conference is focused on helping those on the continuous improvement journey share, learn and grow.
AME 2017 Boston International Conference
The theme for the AME 2017 Conference in Boston is “Get Engaged.” Increasing
engagement is a competitive advantage and a proven strategy that better ensures
long-term viability for business success.
Why come to #AMEBoston?
Why should you attend?
An AME conference provides you with the opportunity to develop new
relationships by connecting and learning from and with the best. As a
conference attendee you will discover practical ways to apply creative
ideas to your organization. Build, recapture and rejuvenate your sense of
purpose. Expand the depth and breadth of your knowledge. Sharpen lean
skills, intensify your understanding of lean tools and learn how to integrate
Industry practices into your organization. You’ll also find new ways to:
• Increase engagement among your team
• Develop a thriving culture
• Empower your team members to contribute in ways you never thought
9 Keynote presentations
Keynote speakers will help inspire your journey to enterprise excellence.
This year, we are pleased to have the following speakers:
• Paul Akers
• Dan Gilbert
• Wilbert (Wil) James
• Max Major
• David Marquet
• Margarette Purvis
• John Shook
• Raye Wentworth
• Benjamin Zander
72 practitioner presentations and
The great depth and breadth of our presentations means that you will always
find something relevant – an idea, a concept or a success story – that you can
use. We showcase industry leaders who are articulate advocates for change and
will present to you how you can achieve the success that you seek!
Traditional presentations are given by practitioners. Attend as many presentations
as you would like, there is no need to sign up in advance.
40 local best-practice tours
AME offers tours of industry leaders’ facilities so you can see what really works.
We make sure that you get to see “hands-on” tools and skills. All conference
attendees receive a tour to a site of their choice. Tours typically last 3 – 5 hours.
You can sign up for a tour starting August 28.
Tour companies include: Astro Nova, Bausch + Lomb, Cirtronics, E.A. Dion, Gemline,
Massachusetts General Hospital, New Balance, Pratt & Whitney, Thermo Fisher
24 in-depth workshops
In-depth half and full-day pre- and post- conference workshops
provide attendees solid, lean, practical thinking.
Workshop topics include: people-centric leadership, innovation,
employee engagement, lean safety, lean IT, value stream mapping,
and more. Registration for workshops is open. Visit
http://bit.ly/2setYEd for more information or to register.
This year’s conference theme is “Get Engaged” and features plenty of
opportunities to meet new friends and interact with colleagues.
Networking opportunities include:
• Club NuBee (Sunday/Monday)
• Dine-Around (Sunday/Monday)
• Speed Networking (Monday)
• Learning Resource Happy Hour (Monday/Tuesday)
• AME-zing Race (Tuesday)
Club Nu Bee
Join us at Club NuBee on Sunday and Monday evenings October 8 and 9 at 5 p.m.
and get a fun, interactive overview of our conference, which will help you make
the most of your conference experience. You’ll have the opportunity to win prizes
and meet and network with new friends. Bee costume optional.
Join your fellow conference attendees on Sunday and Monday October 8
and 9 at 6 p.m. at several of Boston’s finest restaurants for dinner to discuss
professional topics that matter to you in a small, intimate setting. For more
information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/2sBBgEF
Increase the quality and quantity of your connections….join us for our first-ever
AME SpeedNetworking event on Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. This high-
impact, structured event will help you to engage with and build valuable connections.
Registration for this event is $20. For more information or to register, visit
Armed with a camera, you and your team become a member of the paparazzi for
the day as you take on a fun team assignment to snap photos of key locations
and your team. Explore interesting facts about Boston and its culture. If you don't
have a team already, we will create one for you or register as a single contestant.
Event takes place on Tuesday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m.
40 Learning Resource Center Exhibits
Learning Resource Center exhibitors are strongly aligned with our conference.
You don’t become a learning resource exhibitor unless your product or service
is versed in lean thinking and continuous improvement.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit exhibitors and network with attendees
throughout the conference and during the Happy Hour that takes place on
Monday and Tuesday evenings before heading off to dinner.
The Accelerator Program
Companies that send large teams to our international conference experience
a dramatic impact on their culture.
As companies progress on their lean journey, they begin to realize that their
continuous improvement efforts will require strong collaborative effort from
all levels of the organization. The more people on a team who share the AME
conference experience, the more impact it will have on a company’s goals
Whether a team of 10+, 25+ or 50+, the Accelerator Program provides the
perfect forum for maximizing an organization’s efforts to improve their
Processes and positively impact their culture.
The Companion Program
Are you bringing your spouse or significant other to the conference? The
AME Companion Program offers your companion a variety of opportunities
to participate in planned group events from Tuesday through Thursday during
the conference. This program is an excellent way to meet new friends or
re-connect with old friends.
Visit the Companions page to see the destinations and to register.
For more information about the AME Boston 2017 Conference,