As the Internet of Things and wearables are set to make an even bigger splash in consumer and enterprise products than ever before, innovative organizations and companies organize conferences and events to join together the brightest minds in the industry and academia in order to promote collaboration, forward thinking, and product feedback. These conferences, workshops, summits, and symposiums take place around the world throughout the year so that product designers and engineers, as well as manufacturing professionals, can attend and work toward producing the next must-have product or the next great user experience.

To help you determine which product design and manufacturing conferences are best suited to you and your needs, we have gathered a list of the top product design and manufacturing events. Some of the conferences and events on our list are among the most well attended and popular gatherings offered, but we also included some smaller events that provide true face-to-face opportunities for sharing innovative ideas and solving product design and manufacturing challenges. The following product design and manufacturing conferences and events cover the rest of 2015 and flow in to 2016 so that you can get them on your calendar now.

Please note, we have listed our top product design and manufacturing conferences and events here, in no particular order.

1. PD+I
@pdesigni
Date TBD
Location TBD

PD+I

PD+I, a conference for industrial design professionals, has ended for 2015, but it definitely is a product design and manufacturing conference that you’ll want to put on your radar for 2016. Billed as “a place for the design community to meet and discuss innovation,” PD+I always attracts top speakers, design leaders, brand names, and academics. Check back as more information about PD+I 2016 becomes available.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

2. IDSA International Conference 2015
@IDSA
August 19-22
Seattle, WA

IDSA International Conference 2015

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) presents their international conference August 19-22 in Seattle. This year’s theme is “Future of the Future,” and the event joins designers, educators, students, and business leaders for the 50th anniversary of the International Conference. Led by Surya Vanka, former director of user experience at Microsoft, Future of the Future seeks to lead industrial design into the 21st century.

Cost to Attend:

  • Professional Member
    • $1,295 through August 10
    • $1,395 August 11-22
  • Professional Non-Member
    • $1,795 through August 10
    • $1,895 August 11-22
  • Young Professional (IDSA Members Only)
    • $995 through August 10
    • $1,095 August 11-22
  • Educator Member (IDEA Gala Party Ticket Not Included)
    • $800 through August 10
    • $900 August 11-22
  • Educator Non-Member (IDEA Gala Party Ticket Not Included)
    • $1,050 through August 10
    • $1,150 August 11-22
  • Student Member (Student ID required – IDEA Gala Party Ticket Not Included)
    • $700 through August 10
    • $850 August 11-22
  • Student Non-Member (Student ID required – IDEA Gala Party Ticket Not Included)
    • $800 through August 10
    • $900 August 11-22

3. Re-Set Your Creative Compass
@radvisionary
August 27-28
San Francisco, CA

Re-Set Your Creative Compass

Radical Visionary provides leadership development for women seeking “to have big careers and lead inspired design initiatives.” Their two-day design leadership workshop, Re-Set Your Creative Compass, is a workshop designed specifically for women in tech’s design discipline. Workshop topics include leading with courage and conviction, effective communication, vision and strategy development, and influencing others to gain buy-in and overcome resistance, among others.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

4. Industry 2015
@prodcollective
September 11-12
Cleveland, OH

Industry 2015

Industry 2015 is a Midwest product conference from the Product Collective that is geared toward “people who build, launch, and scale world class products.” More than 500 innovators and industry leaders will gather at Industry 2015 to enjoy two days of master classes, speakers, an opening night pub crawl, the mid-party, and more. Industry 2015 is perfect for product development and design professionals, creative agency leaders, startup founders, C-level executives of product-driven companies, and anyone else who wants to learn from renowned product development thought leaders.

Cost to Attend:

  • $595
  • Contact for special group and student rates

5. JAM London 2015
@Jam2015London
October 3
Oval Space, London

JAM London 2015

JAM London 2015 is the first edition of this product design and manufacturing conference, which will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn “the stories behind great products.” Featuring nine top speakers, including SwiftKey’s Scott Weiss, Google’s Rachel Ilan Simpson, and GoSquared’s James Gill, JAM London 2015 will share how product managers, designers, and engineers build their innovative products.

Cost to Attend:

  • Early Bird: £85.00
  • Normal: £125.00

6. UXPA International Conference
@UXPA_Int
May 31 – June 2, 2016
Seattle, WA

UXPA International Conference

Formerly UPA International, UXPA International works to support those who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services. The UXPA International Conference is slated for 2016 and will join hundreds of UX professionals at the Westin hotel, in the heart of downtown Seattle. This product design and manufacturing conference is suited for anyone who heads a UX department or manages a team that guides clients through their UX efforts.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

7. Interaction16
@ixdconf
March 2-4, 2016
Helsinki, Finland

Interaction16

Interaction16 is the ninth annual interaction design conference organized by the Interaction Design Association. Interaction16 keynote speakers will include Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino and Marko Ahtisaari. The entire conference features The Education Summit, conference workshops, and the IxDA Interaction Awards and will run from February 28 to March 4. The conference itself runs from March 2 to March 4 and will join nearly 1,000 design professionals, leaders, students, and volunteers for three days of workshops and lectures in interaction design and design practice.

Cost to Attend:

  • Regular: €950.00
  • Students: €317.00

8. O’Reilly Solid
@OReillySolid
April 20-22, 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

O'Reilly Solid

O’Reilly Solid is the product design and manufacturing event that joins hardware, software and the Internet of Things (IoT) professionals together. O’Reilly Solid 2015 ended in June, but Solid will return to San Francisco in April 2016. Solid features three days of “intense conversation, interactive experiences, thought-provoking presentations and demos, and plenty of networking opportunities.” Solid covers the new hardware movement and the Internet of Things with its interdisciplinary program.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

9. CanUx 2015
@canuxconf
November 7-8
Ottowa, Canada

CanUx 2015

CanUX 2015 is Canada’s premier annual UX event. For two days, the conference will feature modern experience design trends. CanUX includes presentations, learning opportunities, and a chance for attendees to share ideas and network. Conference keynote speakers include Jawbone’s Peter Merholz and Twitter’s Cennydd Bowles, and presenters include NASA’s Steve Hillenius, Autodesk’s Marsha Haverty, and Ligature’s Ian Anderson and Joshua Phillips.

Cost to Attend:

  • Regular: $279
  • Late: $349

10. HybridConf 2015
@HybridConf
August 20-21
Dublin, Ireland

HybridConf 2015

HybridConf is a conference for anyone who loves to create. A unique interdisciplinary design conference, HybridConf 2015 will feature speakers Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co., Marc Hemeon of North, Dr. Ayanna Howard of Zyrobotics, Keavy McMinn of Github, Des Trainer of Intercom, and many others. Attendees also will have the chance to attend the after party take part in the team bowling tournament with trophies and prizes.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Conference: Approx. €665
  • Student: Approx. €333
  • Workshop: Smashing Magazine: Approx. €333

11. UX Week 2015
@AdaptivePath
August 25-28
San Francisco, CA

UX Week 2015

UX Week 2015 is a premier UX design conference that joins design professionals from all parts of the world. For four days, UX Week 2015 attendees will gather to share inspiration and build their skills with the practical tools offered at the event. Speakers include Adam Savage of Adam Savage Industries, Alan Joseph Williams of Code for America, and Theresa Neil of Theresa Neil Strategy + Design, among others. UX Week 2015 features 20 workshops and strives to give attendees the opportunity to attend their top picks.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Full Conference: $2,795
  • General Session Only, 1 Day: $700
  • General Session Only, 2 days: $1,350

12. Interacción 2015
September 7-9
Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain

Interaccion 2015

Interacción 2015, the 16th edition of the International Conference promoted by the Spanish Human Computer Association, is a product design and manufacturing conference that centers on the most recent advances in human-computer interaction. Discussions and idea exchanges are at the heart of the conference, that focuses on “design and application of techniques and methodologies with a multidisciplinary approach.”

Cost to Attend:

  • Full AIPO Member: €460
  • Full Non-AIPO Member: €560
  • Student AIPO Member: €330
  • Student Non-AIPO Member: €400
  • Full Special Track Member: €460

13. #dareconf London
@DareConf
September 28-29
London, England

#dareconf London

DareConf recognizes that in order to design a product that truly puts users first, design teams needs to be able to work well together. That’s why the focus of DareConf London is on team behaviors and techniques that will enhance design teams’ collaboration and productivity.

Cost to Attend:

  • Main event, September 28
    • £500 + VAT by September 7
    • £600 + VAT after September 7
  •  Workshop day, September 29: £500 + VAT

14. UX STRAT USA 2015 International Conference
@uxstrat
September 8 – 10
Athens, GA

UX STRAT USA 2015 International Conference

UX STRAT USA is a product design conference that centers on the latest experience design strategy trends. Join other experience design leaders, senior professionals, researchers, and strategists to examine “the intersection of business strategy, user experience, customer experience, product design, and service design.” With a single track, UX STRAT USA will zero in on design in a way that few other conferences do.

Cost to Attend:

  • 2-Day Conference, September 9-10: $895 through August 31
    • Group rate for groups of 4 or more: $795 + $9.95 fee through August 31
  • 2-Day Conference plus 2 half-day workshops: $1,390 through August 31
    • Group rate for groups of 4 or more: $1,290 + $9.95 fee through August 31
  • Workshops only, 2 half-day or 1 full day: $495 + $24.80 fee through September 7

15. dConstruct
@dconstruct
September 11
Brighton and Hove, England

dConstruct

The theme of dConstruct 2015 is “Designing the Future.” Sponsored by Clearleft, a user experience design consultancy, dConstruct is a one-day event dedicated to product design and features forward-thinking speakers, such as Brian David Johnson, a futurist who develops actionable plans for the future of technology.

Cost to Attend: £159 + VAT

16. Interact 2015
@interact2015
September 14-18
Bamberg, Germany

Interact 2015

An international conference on human-computer interaction, Interact 2015 is hosted by the Technical Committee 13 on human-computer interaction of the UNESCO International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Interact 2015 features Bill Gaver, design professor and co-director of the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths University as the opening keynote speaker. The themes of this year’s Interact Conference are connection, tradition, and innovation.

Cost to Attend:

  • Full Conference
    • €590 through August 31
    • €640 after September 1
  • Student Conference
    • €250 through August 31
    • €300 after September 1
  • Full Workshop
    • €175 through August 31
    • €225 after September 1
  • Half-Day Tutorial
    • €125 through August 31
    • €150 after September 1
  • Full-Day Tutorial
    • €175 through August 31
    • €200 after September 1

17. SEMICON West
@SEMICONWest
Date TBD
Location TBD

SEMICON West

SEMICON West 2015 wrapped up in mid-July, and we can’t wait to see what SEMICON West 2016 has in store for us. A premier microelectronics industry event, SEMICON West always provides a venue for the latest advancements in the design and manufacture of the most innovative electronics.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

18. Rebase
@rebaseconf
September 30 – October 2
Dublin, Ireland

Rebase

Rebase is a product design and manufacturing conference that offers design workshops and talks over the course of three days in Dublin. Attendees will get inspired and learn about the connection between art, science, and technology at Rebase.

Cost to Attend:

  • Standard Ticket – All 3 days of fringe events, conference day talks, and 1 workshop: €490.00
  • Conference Ticket – Access to all fringe events and the main conference day of talks: €240.00
  • Workshops: €270.00
  • Student Ticket – Access to all fringe events and the main conference day of talks: €180.00

19. UX Australia
@UXAustralia
August 25-28
Brisbane, Australia

UX Australia

UX Australia focuses on user experience over four days in Brisbane, which includes two days of workshops and two days of conference. Attendees enjoy hands-on workshops that center on practical skills and cover introductory and specialist topics as well as topics for seasoned user experience professionals.

Cost to Attend:

  • Main Conference: $840
  • Workshops, Full Day: $600 each
  • Workshops, Half Day: $300 each

20. Midwest UX Conference 2015
@midwestUX
October 1-3
Pittsburgh, PA

Midwest UX Conference 2015

The fifth annual Midwest UX Conference offers three days of talks, hands-on sessions, and workshops for those involved in the Midwest UX community. Speakers will include Jonathan Colman of Facebook, Karen Holtzblatt of Incontext Design, and Dan Saffer of Jawbone.

Cost to Attend: $350

21. WESTEC 2015
@WESTEConline
September 15-17
Los Angeles, CA

WESTEC 2015

A West Coast event for manufacturing professionals, WESTEC’s themes are connect, innovate, and manufacture. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and discuss manufacturing equipment, advanced technologies, and new products with hundreds of industry experts at WESTEC 2015.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

22. Global Biomanufacturing Summit
@BIoMfgNetwork
Date TBD
San Diego, CA

Global Biomanufacturing Summit

The 8th annual Global Biomanufacturing Summit will take place in San Diego in 2016. The entire summit focuses on biomanufacturing with a forward-thinking approach. The summit strives to help attendees fully understand manufacturing “to ensure a seamless flow of manufacturing processes, clarity and real time control.” Global Biomanufacturing Summit attendees also have the opportunity to discuss critical industry issues with biotech manufacturing and supply chain delegates.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

23. IPC APEX EXPO 2016
@IPCExhibitors
March 13-17, 2016
Location TBD

IPC APEX EXPO 2016

A global trade association committed to its electronics industry members, IPC hosts the IPC APEX EXPO for the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. This five-day conference features a technical conference, exhibition, and programs for professional development, standards development, and certification. Networking opportunities and education are at the forefront of the IPC APEX EXPO.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

24. ISA 2016 Annual Convention
@ISAssoc
April 16-19, 2016
Rosemont, IL

ISA 2016 Annual Convention

The ISA Annual Convention is a product design and manufacturing conference geared toward the maintenance, repair, operations, and production (MROP) industry’s distributors, manufacturers, suppliers, industrial manufacturer representatives, and service providers. Highlights of the conference include presentations, product previews, and networking with peers and new trading partners.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

25. Delight 2015
@DelightConf
October 5-7
Portland, Oregon

Delight 2015

Organizers of the Delight Conference have one goal in mind: to join together brands and thought leaders who aim to build great experiences. They result is “a unique gathering of designers, technologists and businesses that care about creating experiences people love.” Speakers Suzanne Pelican of Intuit, Josh Clark of Big Medium, Dan Saffer of Jawbone, and others will offer insights to help attendees along the path to designing and manufacturing products that deliver those great experiences.

Cost to Attend:

  • Conference Pass: $799 until September 25
  • Group Pass: $699 until September 25
  • Healthcare Bundle: $1,199 until September 25
  • Delight Patron: $2,500

26. Design & Manufacturing Texas
@UBMCanon
October 13-14
Houston, TX

Design & Manufacturing Texas

Organized by UBM Canon, a leading producer of events for the advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, Design & Manufacturing Texas will take place in Houston in October. Design & Manufacturing Texas is a design and manufacturing conference that gives attendees the opportunity to engage with top suppliers, learn from leading speakers and trend-setting engineers, and connect with peers to share ideas and inspiration.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

27. AMPS 2015 International Conference
@ifipnews
September 5-9
Tokyo, Japan

AMPS 2015 International Conference

The international AMPS (Advances in Production Management System) conference is organized by the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP). The conference joins together industrial and academic experts in production management areas. This year, the theme of the AMPS conference is “innovative production management towards sustainable growth: service, manufacturing, and resilient value-chain.” The main conference is September 7-9, with September 5-6 being the dates of the doctoral workshops.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

28. MODEX 2016
@poweredbymhi
April 4-7, 2016
Atlanta, GA

MODEX 2016

Billed as “the greatest supply chain show on earth,” MODEX gives manufacturing and supply professionals the chance to share equipment and system solutions, to learn and network, and to gain a competitive edge. Educational opportunities, keynotes, and seminars are just a few of the highlights of this design and manufacturing conference.

Cost to Attend: FREE registration to attend MODEX 2016 exhibits and conferences by completing a brief form

29. International Manufacturing Technology Show
@IMTS_2016
September 12-17, 2016
Chicago, IL

International Manufacturing Technology Show

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) not only is America’s largest manufacturing show, but it is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world. Because of its size, IMTS is able to be a comprehensive manufacturing event that gives attendees the chance to see a range of manufacturing technology solutions, with five additional co-located shows: Industrial Automation North America, Motion Drive & Automation North America, Surface Technology North America, ComVac North America, and Industrial Supply North America.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

30. RAPID 2016
@RAPID_Event
May 16-19, 2016
Orlando, FL

RAPID 2016

The RAPID Conference and Expo is the product design and manufacturing event for everything 3D, including printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing. In its 26th year, RAPID delivers cutting-edge 3D products and technology, plus access to experts across several industries, so that attendees can learn how to solve their industry challenges, such as reducing time to market, creating prototypes much more quickly, and bringing product design into the 21st century and beyond.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

31. MOBX 2015
@mobxcon
September 11
Berlin, Germany

MOBX 2015

A premier annual conference for mobile user experience, MOBX 2015 also covers small screen interaction design and usable interfaces on smart devices. The one-day event, known as “Europe’s premier mobile UX summit,” features some of the most innovative minds in mobile UX, including Brad Frost, Jenny Gove, and Christian Kuhn, among others.

Cost to Attend:

  • Regular: €380.00 through September 7
  • Late Bird: €450.00 after September 7

32. MEMS Manufacturing
August 5-6
Santa Clara, CA

MEMS Manufacturing

MEMS Manufacturing 2015 conference and exhibition covers several topics, including global trends, market drivers, supply chain challenges, cost management and reduction, PDKs and design rules, design for manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and many more. MEMS Manufacturing is a conference that is well suited to CEOs, CTOs, entrepreneurs, VPs of manufacturing, and MEMS and sensor design managers and engineers. With industry-leading speakers and networking lunches and breaks, MEMS Manufacturing 2015 is sure to provide the latest design and manufacturing strategies and innovation.

Cost to Attend:

  • Standard: $895
  • Technology Showcase: $1,195
  • Exhibitor: $1,495
  • Exhibitor Plus: $1,695

33. Internet of Things World
@iotworldnews
April 26-27, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Internet of Things World

Internet of Things World is one of the largest IoT events available. The conference features 4,000 attendees, more than 250 industry thought leaders, and more than 150 exhibitors, with the goal of joining together stakeholders and investors to support the IoT revolution and design and manufacture the IoT products that consumers are ready for, according to Accenture’s late 2014 report.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

34. MobileHCI 2015
@ACMMobileHCI
August 24-27
Copenhagen, Denmark

MobileHCI 2015

MobileHCI 2015 is the 17th international conference on human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services. This product design and manufacturing event joins hardware and software developers, designers, and practitioners and is designed to give attendees ample time to share research results, ideas, and future plans with their peers.

Cost to Attend:

  • ACM Student Member
    • €375 through August 7
    • €425 on-site
  • Student Non-Member
    • €425 through August 7
    • €475 on-site
  • ACM Member
    • €700 through August 7
    • €775 on-site
  • Non-Member
    • €775 through August 7
    • €850 on-site
  • One-Day (all categories)
    • €325 through August 7
    • €400 on-site
  • Workshops  & Tutorials (all categories)
    • €150 through August 7
    • €175 on-site

35. 5th International Conference on Internet of Things 2015
@IoT2015seoul
October 26-28
Coex, Seoul, South Korea

5th International Conference on Internet of Things 2015

The 5th International Conference on Internet of Things 2015 addresses opportunities that exist for various industries if they capitalize on the technology needed for IoT. This means that product design and manufacturing professionals and organizations need to be in line with software developers in order to deliver the IoT products consumers want. That’s why the International Conference on Internet of Things 2015 provides a venue for sharing the latest research and advancements relating to all areas of development for IoT, through keynote speakers, technical sessions, demo sessions, tutorial sessions, and more.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

36. Internet of Things Applications USA
@IDTechEx
November 18-19
Santa Clara, CA

Internet of Things Applications USA

An IDTechEx event, Internet of Things Applications USA 2015 promises to focus on the opportunities associated with IoT. Attendees will assess the realistic business models, case studies, and potential value IoT presents. This year’s theme is Connecting the Edge, and the conference will include the full scope of IoT systems.

Cost to Attend: 

  • 2-Day Conference, Exhibition Pass, Audio Recordings, plus 4 Masterclass Sessions: $3,149.25 through August 21
  • 2-Day Conference, Exhibition Pass, Audio Recordings, plus 3 Masterclass Sessions: $2,774.25 through August 21
  • 2-Day Conference, Exhibition Pass, Audio Recordings, plus 2 Masterclass Sessions: $2,549.25 through August 21
  • 2-Day Conference, Exhibition Pass, Audio Recordings, plus 1 Masterclass Session: $2,249.25 through August 21
  • 2-Day Conference, Exhibition Pass, Audio Recordings: $1,499.25 through August 21
  • 2 Day Conference, Exhibition Pass: $1,199.25 through August 21
  • Academic Pass: 2 Day Conference, Exhibition Pass: $495

37. Forge Conference
@ForgeConf
October 9
Philadelphia, PA

Forge Conference

The Forge Conference is the conference for anyone interested in user experience, design, development, and digital product management. This one-day event delivers a more intimate feel than many of the larger product design and manufacturing conferences and events, as it focuses on the lessons learned from some of the most successful and talented people in the industry.

Cost to Attend: $350

38. 2016 LIGHTFAIR International
@lightfair
April 24-28, 2016
San Diego, CA

2016 LIGHTFAIR International

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) is a specialized product design and manufacturing conference, as it is one of the largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conferences in the world. LFI features six pavilions showcasing product-specific manufacturers, a conference with more than 200 hours of accredited education opportunities, the LFI trade show floor, and much more. Lighting industry designers and professionals also enjoy the networking and special events that take place during LFI.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

39. Fluxible
@TheFluxible
September 25-27
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Fluxible

Described as “the UX party disguised as a conference,” Flexible  offers three days of fun, speakers, and opportunities to connect and network with your peers. Workshops such as Design for Understanding, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, and Design Thinking for Innovation are available at Flexible 2015 on Friday, September 25, prior to the main program beginning on September 26.

Cost to Attend:

  • Main Program: $645
  • Main Program, Student Registration: $295
  • Friday Workshop: $195 each

40. WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2015 Canada
@WearableTech
September 10
Toronto, Canada

WT|Wearable Technologies Conference 2015 Canada

WT | Wearable Technologies brings its conference to Toronto to offer engineers, manufacturers, and startups a space to participate in discussions about wearable solutions. See the latest advancements and developments in wearables and network with professionals spanning the entire wearable tech ecosystem at WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2015.

Cost to Attend:

  • Regular: $625 through August 31
  • Late Registration: $999 beginning September 1
  • Demo Package: $2,250

41. FABTECH
@FabtechExpo
November 9-12
Chicago, IL

FABTECH

FABTECH is specifically geared toward the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing crowd. Taking place in Chicago this fall, FABTECH is a metal manufacturing conference that gives attendees the opportunity to meet the top suppliers, preview the industry’s latest products and developments, and discover the new tools that will increase productivity and profits.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

42. Smart Fabrics + Wearable Technology
@Wearables_Tech
Date TBD
Location TBD

Smart Fabrics + Wearable Technology

Smart Fabrics + Wearable Technology is presented by Wearable Tech UX, which works to help wearables designers enhance their products by keeping the user experience in mind. Smart Fabrics + Wearable Technology came to a wrap in May of 2015 and featured two and a half days of sessions aiming to connect textiles and technology. One feature that was new in 2015 that we hope continues in 2016 were the flash talks, which gave attendees a glimpse into some of the most innovative and unique technologies in the industry. Check back for more information about Smart Fabrics + Wearable Technology for 2016.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

43. Productized
@ProductizedConf
October 8-9
Lisbon, Portugal

Productized

Productized Conference joins together speakers whose sole focus is the product, including product thinking, design, and management. Get insights on product development, join the workshops and discussion panels, and gain access to industry leaders and experts whose insights will help you turn ideas into well-designed products. Productized features three tracks: Product Thinking, Product Design, and Product Management.

Cost to Attend:

  • Gold Pass: €390.00 + €7.50 fee
  • Workshops Day: €295.00 + €7.50 fee
  • Conference Day: €195.00 + €5.63 fee
  • 5 Gold Passes for corporate groups: €312.00 + €7.50 fee, each

44. Wearable Tech Expo
@WearableTechCon
August 18-20
Las Vegas, NV

Wearable Tech Expo

This year’s Wearable Tech Expo features the Fitness & Sports Wearable Technology Conference and will give attendees access to all things wearable, from mobile to data to fitness and sports. Designers and manufacturers will have the opportunity to interact with peers, meet new partners, view live demos, and take part in in-depth discussions at Wearable Tech Expo 2015.

Cost to Attend:

  • Platinum Conference Pass: $199
  • Diamond Team Plan Pass: $399, for up to 4 people from your company

45. International Symposium on Wearable Computers
@ubicomp
September 7-11
Osaka, Japan

International Symposium on Wearable Computers

The 19th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2015) focuses on the latest advancements and research in wearable technologies and provides a forum for wearable computing and all of the issues associated with wearable tech. Join researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and other design and manufacturing professionals at ISWC 2015 to take part in workshops, a design competition, the gadget show, and presentations that sharing the latest wearable tech advancements.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Late Registration, through August 24
    • ACM Members: JPY 87,000
    • Non-ACM Members: JPY 95,000
    • Students: JPY 55,000
  • On-Site Registration, on and after September 7
    • ACM Members: JPY 100,000
    • Non-ACM Members: JPY 115,000
    • Students: JPY 65,000

46. Automation Fair
@AutoationFair
November 18-19
Chicago, IL

Automation Fair

Presented by Rockwell Automation, Automation Fair provides a forum for exploring a range of smart, safe, and sustainable manufacturing solutions. Manufacturing professionals and product design engineers attend industry forums, user group meetings, hands-on labs, technical sessions, and demonstrations to learn the latest control, power, and information technologies at Automation Fair.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

47. Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing Conference & Expo
@ASMEdotorg
Date TBD
Location TBD

Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing Conference & Expo

Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing Conference & Expo (AM3D) is presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). AM3D wrapped in early August 2015, and is a product engineering and manufacturing event that you’ll want to put on the calendar for 2016 if you are looking to attend a cross-industry event designed for the engineering community. The conference covers the product development process and highlights the various challenges that occur at every step of the additive manufacturing lifecycle.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

48. International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly
@DFMAsoftware
June 7-8, 2016
Providence, RI

International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly

2015 marked the 30th year of the International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) forum, and it’s coming back in June of 2016. The conference centers on early design analysis methodologies and implementation and explores the ways in which DFMA impacts product development through manufacture. This product design and manufacturing conference is well suited for mechanical designers, manufacturing engineers, and other professionals who take part in supply chain management, CAD modeling, and prototyping.

Cost to Attend: Contact for registration price

49. ICEDI 2015
@wasetorg
August 27-28
Paris, France

ICEDI 2015

Presented by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), ICEDI 2015 is the 17th International Conference on Engineering, Design and Innovation. The conference joins together leading scientists, researchers, and research scholars who share their experiences and results in all aspects of engineering, design, and innovation. This product design and manufacturing conference provides a forum for sharing product design and manufacturing innovations, trends, challenges, and solutions.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Non-Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €500
  • Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €400
  • Listener Registration: €300

50. 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting: Product Design
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November 8-13
Salt Lake City, UT

2015 AIChE Annual Meeting Product Design Symposium

The annual AIChE meeting provides an educational forum for chemical engineers with a penchant for innovation and growth. One of the annual meeting topics for 2015 is product design, and the conference will feature experts from academia and the industry sharing cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering as it relates to product design.

Cost to Attend: 

  • Full Meeting Early, through September 28
    • Member: $699
    • Non-Member: $1,109
  • Full Meeting Standard, ending November 4
    • Member: $779
    • Non-Member: $1,189
  • Full Meeting Onsite, starting November 5
    • Member: $859
    • Non-Member: $1,269
  • One Day Only Early, through September 28
    • Member: $359
    • Non-Member: $539
  • One Day Only Standard, ending November 4
    • Member: $389
    • Non-Member: $569
  • One Day Only Onsite, starting November 5
    • Member: $419
    • Non-Member: $599

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