Learn Alongside Peers and Experts at Automate 2017

Automation is improving the way our factories produce goods, warehouses move products and laboratories conduct research. Discover what’s happening with robotics, machine vision, motion control and many other automation technologies at the upcoming Automate 2017, April 3-6 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

From fabricators to food processing and machine shops to operating rooms, automation creates positive results. Those who are new to technology may feel like they’re too far behind the curve and wonder how to get their company caught up.

Automate 2017 is structured with courses that give a basic understanding of automation while industry veterans who set the standards will also be challenged to learn and grow.

Event benefits are many and include hundreds of exhibitors showing how the latest robots, machine vision, and motion control solutions help companies succeed.


Workshops on the conference agenda include basics like Getting Started with Robotics and courses for specialists like Advanced Camera and Image Sensor Technology along Digital Servo Amplifier Basics. Techniques for trouble-shooting articulated robots, improving performance of machine vision systems and working with system integrators are also on the agenda.

Technology is not an end in and of itself. Customers need servicing and Automate 2017 integrates the topics with three keynote addresses on Monday through Wednesday with recognizable names from inside the world of industry along with a personality noted for sports and business:

  • Building Supply Chain Sustainability for Competitive Advantage will come from Andrew Winston, author of from Green to Gold;
  • Industry 4.0 - How Intelligent Machines are Transforming Supply Chains is the topic for Markus Lorenz, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group;
  • The Power of Magic: Know your Customer and Where they are Going with former Los Angeles Laker Earvin “Magic” Johnson of Magic Johnson Enterprises, a company that’s considered one of the top urban brands.


Automate 2017’s Exhibitor List includes hundreds of companies serving several dozen categories that are diverse and show how automation is being used everyday with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and not just multinational corporations.

Browse solutions for everything from motorcycle manufacturing to nanotechnology; radiology to metrology; and furniture manufacturing to mobile robots. Machine tools, entertainment, and scientific imaging are among the many applications where automation manufacturers will demonstrate solutions that keep employees safe and companies profitable.

Get involved with in-depth discussions on the show floor during Automate Expert Huddles. There will be four different Huddle booth locations on the show floor with discussions that run hourly each day and are free to join.

The schedule will have the Huddle locations and topics.

The conference also gives an opportunity for vision professionals to get certified. A CVP certification with written exam demonstrates a mastery of skills.  


Each attendee badge for Automate 2017 gives access to Promat 2017, where over 100 educational sessions focus on material handling and logistics solutions.

Automate 2017 is hosting the International Symposium on Robotics – Americas (ISR). It is hosted by the International Federation of Robotics and will be fully integrated into all conference sessions.

Attendance records were set during Automate 2015 which welcomed 18, 115 verified attendees from the U.S. and 72 other countries.

Automate 2017 is sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation and its three partner organizations: Robotic Industries Association; AIA, Advancing Vision and Imaging; and Motion Control and Motor Association.

Automation touches professional and personal lives. Automate 2017 is an opportunity in one place to learn what’s new, get questions answered, and take action. It’s one of the many resources available through A3. Register for Automate at www.automateshow.com today!