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AME Boston International Conference Preview

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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.

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AME Boston International Conference Preview

  1. 1. AME 2017 Boston International Conference Preview
  2. 2. 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?
  3. 3. 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 possible
  4. 4. Conference Overview • 9 keynote presentations • 72 practitioner presentations and interactive sessions • 40 local best-practice tours • 24 in-depth workshops • Networking events • 40 learning resource center exhibits
  5. 5. 9 Keynote presentations Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 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
  6. 6. 72 practitioner presentations and interactive sessions Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 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.
  7. 7. 40 local best-practice tours Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 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 Scientific.
  8. 8. 24 in-depth workshops Monday/Friday 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.
  9. 9. Networking Events 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)
  10. 10. Club Nu Bee Sunday/Monday evenings 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.
  11. 11. Dine-Around Sunday/Monday evenings 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
  12. 12. SpeedNetworking Sunday/Monday evenings 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 http://bit.ly/2rx4XC8
  13. 13. AME-zing Race Tuesday evening 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.
  14. 14. 40 Learning Resource Center Exhibits Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 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.
  15. 15. 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 and objectives. 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.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. For more information about the AME Boston 2017 Conference, visit ame.org/boston.