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Smartforce Student Summit

The Smartforce Student Summit delivers industry-developed content to provide educators and students with fun and engaging learning experiences centered around our industry’s vision of the manufacturing technology classroom of the future.

An increasing number of the nation’s youth are considering manufacturing careers. The 2022 Smartforce Student Summit is poised to inspire thousands of students as it showcases the manufacturing technology classroom of the future.

Attendees can expect interactive exhibits from leading industry manufacturers who will demonstrate breakthrough smart, digital manufacturing technologies (Industry 4.0): additive manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), automation and robotics, digital twin, generative design, and more. This year, we are giving all teachers a chance to win an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. Terms and conditions can be found on this page.

As always, the free event is inclusive to students and educators at all levels, from all backgrounds. Student engagement is key and at IMTS 2022, we will be producing professional development sessions for educators as well. Register today! Bookmark this page for updates or follow Smartforce on TwitterInstagram, or Facebook.

Teachers and students use the resources and activities, to engage with experiences, centered around the manufacturing classroom of the future.

Management Contact:
Greg Jones, Vice President – Smartforce Development
7901 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 900, McLean, VA 22102-4206 USA
Phone: 703-827-5277 | Fax: 703-827-5250

Catherine (Cat) Ross, Director of Education
Phone: 703-827-5291


New This Year

New in 2022, attendees will go beyond learning about manufacturing technologies to better understand how advanced machinery and software synchronize to build the equipment and infrastructure necessary for cutting-edge products and programs across industries. Examples of the possibilities these technologies produce will appear in inspiring exhibits from NASA Artemis, which relies on advanced manufacturing for long-term space exploration and the agency’s upcoming return to the moon, and Boston Dynamics, featuring Spot the Robot Dog, a revolutionary robot that combines automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence for terrain navigation, safety, inspection, and manufacturing.

Industry job openings for students will be just a few clicks away. Smartforce Career Connections will allow exhibitors at the summit to display QR codes that, when scanned, link students directly with exciting job opportunities in manufacturing technology.

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