February 6-8, 2018Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA

Speaker Center

Welcome to the UBM Anaheim 2017 Speaker Center, designed to help speakers plan their engagements and promote their sessions. We are thrilled you will be presenting at our event!

Event Details

UBM Anaheim 2017
February 7-9, 2017 
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92802
Full Conference Schedule

Speaker Registration & Benefits

As a conference speaker, you receive a complimentary All Access Pass to the expo and conference – we take care of getting you registered so you don’t have to. Upon arrival, you can retrieve your Speaker Badge at the Speaker Ready Room located in Room 208A. Other benefits of speaking include:

  • You receive one complimentary guest pass plus an additional 20% discount for clients and colleagues (unlimited use) by using the code SPEAKER2017 in the registration portal; you can begin circulating this discount through your network straightaway. Please contact your conference producer or operations lead to request a guest pass – you’ll simply need to provide the guest’s name, job title, company, phone number, and email address.
  • You receive access to all onsite receptions, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, entertainment, keynotes, co-located conferences, conference lunches, and sponsored trainings.
  • Your participation on faculty provides you and your company with professional exposure and is an opportunity to raise your profile within the advanced manufacturing and engineering community in the following ways:
    • Your name, title, company, and biography will be featured on the UBM Anaheim 2017 event website
    • A chance to have your session promoted on all UBM Anaheim and affiliate Social Networks
    • Speak about your latest innovations, expertise, and company’s leadership before some of the most influential engineers and press in the field
  • Your contribution will make a positive impact on the engineering community by sharing your knowledge and expertise.

Speaker To-Dos

Check your Speaker Profile for accuracy

Check your Session Schedule for accuracy

Download the Speaker Presentation Template

Download and return the Speaker Agreement

Book your travel and make hotel reservations

Promote your presence with the official hashtags

Important Deliverables & Deadlines

Please carefully review the following deliverables and deadlines required of all speakers. If you’ve already provided us with some or all of these items, please feel free to skip over this section.

December 5th

Speaker Agreement Due - Download, review, sign, and submit the agreement. Click here to download.

December 16th

Professional Bio & Photo Due - Photo should be 200x200 pixel, high-resolution preferred.

February 1st

Presentation Slides Due

February 1st

Mobile Phone Number & Twitter Handle Due

February 6th

Last Day to Submit Presentation Edits or Changes

February 7-9th

MD&M West and Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit

Presentation Requirements & Submission Instructions

ALL slide submissions MUST follow the requirements below. Speakers who fail to provide the materials correctly might not be considered for future speaking opportunities. Do not create slides for panel discussion participation unless instructed otherwise by your panel organizer.

  • Presentations must be submitted in a PDF format (contact your operations lead if this is an issue for you)
  • Download the Speaker Presentation Template and please use this as the PowerPoint template for your content
  • Name the presentation file: FirstFiveWordsofSessionTitle_YourLastName.pdf

Submit your presentation below

Upload Your Presentation

You will upload your presentation here. Please review the submission instructions before you begin.

  1. Name your PDF file: FirstFiveWordsofSessionTitle_YourLastName.pdf
  2. In the description, please add the title of your session and your email address.
  3. Submit the final presentation in PDF format only.

** If you need to make revisions after you have submitted, please do not upload via the Box widget. Email revised PDF to Jenny.McCall@ubm.com to avoid delays in the process and ensure the correct version is provided to attendees.

Audio Visual

Standard conference session rooms will include the following:

  • 1 Podium Microphone
  • 1 Wired Lavalier Microphone
  • 2 Tabletop Microphones
  • 1 LCD Projector With VGA Cable Connector
  • Large Projector Screen (16:9)
  • PC Laptop


Note that when conducting your presentation or participating on a panel, press may be present, including members of the Associated Press. Please be advised not to include confidential information in your discussion unless preceded by an "off the record" disclaimer.

Marketing & Pre-Show Promotion

By agreeing to speak, you have become a vital part of the conference and thus an important element of pre-event promotion. Here’s how your involvement in pre-event promotion works:

  • Social Media:  If you’re on social media, we hope that you’ll socialize your participation and engage with your network about your speaking engagement at our event.
  • Editorial Media:  If you’re willing and available, we hope that you’ll give a pre-event interview by agreeing to speak with one of our staff editors about your scope of expertise and conference session. The world wants to hear about you and how you’re influencing your industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to get extra exposure by having a professional editorial piece written about you, as this content will be made public on our media sites and potentially included in our press releases.
  • Note that our marketing and editorial teams will be promoting your participation through various media channels throughout the pre-event campaign. Please be prepared to have your name and professional photo used on our marketing platforms, including website, media blogs, and social media.

Social Media Tool Kit

Please refer the social media tools below to help you engage with your network.

  • Event Hashtags: #AdvMfgExpo
  • Turnkey Twitter posts:
    • Example 1:  Excited to be speaking at the #AdvMfgExpo on Center Stage on Feb 8th! See you there…
    • Example 2:  #AdvMfgExpo is going to be the best yet! I’ll be speaking at MDM West on Feb 7th on Design Controls. See you at the conference.

Onsite Instructions

Conference Room Location

Upon arrival, proceed through the front entrance of the convention center and take the escalator to the second floor; turn left at the top of the escalator and locate your track room:

  • MDM West, Track A:  Room 210A
  • MDM West, Track B:  Room 210B
  • MDM West, Track C:  Room 210C
  • Smart Manufacturing:  Room 210D

Speaker Ready Room Location

To check-in and pick-up your badge, go to Room 208A. The Speaker Ready Room is for speaking faculty and event operations to discuss logistics, conduct meetings, prepare for presentations, and/or meet fellow panelists. If you need to provide us with an updated copy of your presentation, you’ll be able to find a staff member to help you here. The Speaker Ready Room is open from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM all three days of the event.

Center Stage Location

The pavilion is located in Hall E at Booth 455. Through the main entrance proceed left and take the escalator down to Hall E; make your way to the 400 aisle until you arrive at Booth 455. Once there, check-in with the Theaters Lead that you’ve been in touch with.

Conference Lunch

As a member of faculty, you’ll be provided with complimentary lunch all three days of the event. Lunch will be held in room 209AB from 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM.


As a member of faculty, you receive access to all event keynotes. These presentations will be held from 12:00 – 12:45 PM on specified days in Room 213A-D. Check the Schedule Viewer or mobile app for more details.

Cocktail Reception - Sponsored By NAMSA

Please join us for an exclusive networking reception to welcome our dynamic conference delegation, speakers, and VIPs. Proudly sponsored by NAMSA, the reception will be held on Wednesday, February 9th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

Hotel & Accommodations

To help you make hotel reservations, UBM Anaheim 2017 has partnered with Convention Management Resources (CMR) to offer a wide variety of hotels at the lowest rates available. Click here for more details.

Mobile App

To download the mobile app, search for UBM Anaheim 2017 in your app store on your phone. The mobile app provides access to the full conference schedule, onsite activities, Center Stage, Tech Theater, Connection Corner, and the full list of exhibitors across all co-located shows.


There are several parking structures available for onsite parking. Click here for a map of parking facilities. Additionally, offsite parking is available at the Toy Story (Harbor Blvd.) parking lot, as well as Angel Stadium. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to/from Angel Stadium for your convenience.

  • Standard rate is $15.00, Premium rate is $20.00, and VIP rate is $25.00
  • Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges
  • No overnight or RV parking is permitted
  • Click here for more details

Post-Conference Proceedings

To obtain post-conference proceedings, please find the presentation download links and login credentials below.

Home:  Click here 
Conferences:  Click here 
Login:  mdmwest
Password:  mdmwest17

Center Stage:  Click here 
No login/password required

Additional Notes

  • Make sure to bring a copy of your presentation with you on-site.
  • If you have any additional A/V request(s), contact Jenny.McCall@ubm.com.
  • Avoid sales pitches and commercial presentations. Experience shows that you will represent your company best by giving an educational, informative presentation.
  • No sales/promotional handouts are to be distributed in the conference areas (including meeting rooms). Sales literature distribution is limited to exhibitor booths only. For more information or to learn about UBM Anaheim 2017 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact ClientServices@ubm.com.

Contact Us

Conference Producers

Laurie Lehmann, M&M West

Kayleigh Milas, Smart Manufacturing

Center Stage & Tech Theater Lead

Editorial Lead

Jamie Hartford, MD&M West

Operations Lead

Keynote Lead

PR Lead

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