Explore the Midwest's Leading Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Take your industry expertise a step further at the two-day, three-track Medtech Conference. Offering a unique educational experience for professionals involved at any point in the advanced design and manufacturing industry — from R&D, design, and manufacturing engineers to C-suite executives and project managers — you'll access the strategies and techniques that are leading to faster development cycles, lighter products, and lower costs.

BONUS: This year, we're offering an All-Access Conference Pass, featuring the four-track, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) running alongside MD&M. Covering the latest in connected devices, AI, prototyping, IoT, security, sensors, and more, you'll have seven tracks to explore — all with unlimited track hopping.

Five Reasons to Attend the MD&M Conference

Track Hopping

Choose any session across all tracks to build the agenda that's right for you — 30+ hours of education! (Or more with All-Access).

Leading Education

Get up to speed on industry mainstays including automation, IoT, bioprinting, 3D printing, VR, AI, surgical robots, and more.

Top Speakers

Learn from the brightest minds at top companies including 3M, Mayo Clinic, and NAMSA.

Networking Lunches

Learn from the brightest minds at top companies including 3M, Mayo Clinic, and NAMSA.

Cocktail Reception

Enjoy even more networking over drinks and light bites on the first day — for conference pass holders only.

Must-See Speakers at the MD&M Conference

MD&M brings you top players in the industry to deliver direct insights from the people and companies improving tomorrow's design and manufacturing capabilities. They're pioneers in the community and experts at managing the complexity of designing, developing, and bringing medical devices to life.

Jaqueline Anim
Principal Material Engineer, Ethicon & OneMD (JNJ)

Mike Bravo
Director, Preclinical Strategy, NAMSA

Pete Madson
Vice President/Partner, Worrell China

Carlos Melendez
Co-Founder and COO, Wovenware

Paul Robinson
Vice President Operations, QSCS

Steven Schmidt
Founder & CEO, Resolution Medical

Scott Sully
Director, Corporate Molding/Tooling, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems

Mark Swanson
President, H&M Consulting Group

Matthew Therrien
Business Development Manager – Medical, RJG, Inc.

Mark Wehde
Section Head, Technology Development, Division of Engineering, Mayo Clinic

Jim Wetzel
Interim-CEO, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

Rob Zenk
Manager, Risk Management, Abbott

MD&M Track Themes

Track A's sessions cover issues important to R&D engineers, design engineers, and others in the early phases of medtech development: advances in product development techniques, human-centered design, artificial intelligence, sensor technology, usability testing, getting products to market fast, and more.

After you conceive a device and move it into development, you face a new set of challenges. This track offers sessions on choosing and using materials, prototyping, meeting material and product testing requirements, overseeing process and quality control, verification and validation, and ensuring compliance with regulatory and key industry standards.

This track looks at the final stages of making devices and getting them to market. Sessions will dig into topics such as adding smart manufacturing technologies (including artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, and the Internet of Things) to the manufacturing process. They'll also cover traditional manufacturing issues such as supply chain and scale-up.

ESC Track Themes

Dive deep into the latest information in low-power design, systems architecture, debug & test, security, sensors, and wireless networking techniques that can help engineer more efficient products.

Drill down into new thinking behind device drivers, open-source software, code reliability, languages, and much more.

Learn how networks are growing, integrating, and improving the way we build and experience the world. Topics include architecture, firmware, security, and application software.

Topics will focus on virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, and related topics. This track reveals how these innovations and others will change the manufacturing industry.

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