The Automation Conference 2014 Session
Lunch at The Automation Conference 2014
Networking at TAC 2014 Reception
Networking at booths at The Automation Conference 2014
Networking at The Automation Conference 2014

Make your plans now for TAC 2015, returning to the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, May 19-20.

Registration opens October 28. Our 2015 event will explore the technologies and strategies that continue to transform manufacturing in the U.S. Two days of keynote presentations, track sessions and technology workshops will cover topics such as HMI, Manufacturing Intelligence,  Robotics, Big Data, Control, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Manufacturing IT, Remote Access, Safety, Security and more. Plan now to join us for the season’s best education and networking event for automation professionals across all industries. To receive 2015 event updates, please contact Sue DaMario.

You'll find TAC 2014 session highlights online and in print from the editors ofAutomation World and Packaging World. Session presenters included experts from GM, CH2MHill, Dow Chemical, Bush Brothers, John Deere, Sierra Nevada, Johnson Controls, Sherwin-Williams and other market leaders. This year's event also included a pre-conference training workshop on PackML, produced in cooperation with OMAC.

TAC returns to the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, May 19-20, 2015. Registration opens fall 2014.

• For exhibiting information, contact Sue DaMario at 800-355-5595.
• To inquire about speaking opportunities, contact David Greenfield at 678-662-3322.

The Automation Conference is for professionals in discrete manufacturing, continuous and batch processing and packaging, including:

  • automation and control engineers
  • operations and engineering management
  • manufacturing systems/IT and networking professionals
  • industrial systems and machinery designers
  • purchasers of equipment for OEMs and discrete manufacturers, as well as processing and packaging operations systems integrators
  • software development engineers for the discrete and process production industries
  • see past attending companies


Conference News

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Representatives from from Tri-County Technical College, Schneider Electric and Bosch Automotive, will be speaking about educating the next generation of manufacturing engineers and operators. A recent article notes that robots and automation are not just replacing low-skill work... Read more »

If you are a U.S. manufacturer, you already know this fact: skilled people are hard to find. From production line workers, to skilled trade people, technicians, and engineers, finding the right skillsets to support your production is a significant challenge... Read more »

Recently added to the already dynamic mix of content at The Automation Conference is a PackML Workshop on May 19, one day ahead of The Automation Conference... Read more »

You don’t have to look too far to come across an article, presentation or conversation that references the resurgence in manufacturing in the U.S. Next May 20-21, technology end-users, experts, and other industry professionals will convene in Chicago... Read more »

Last month, the great and the good amongst manufacturing, process plant and packaging professionals descended on Chicago, Illinois, to attend The Automation Conference... Read more »

It's not every day you get to write about building a new refinery in North America. In fact, not every year or even every decade. But the North West Redwater Partnership is building a bitumen (not crude) refinery in Canada to take advantage of the tar sands there... Read more »

Following years of discussion around the critical need for improved cyber security across industry, it appears as if the movement is starting to snowball, as evidenced by the greater involvement of the embedded, control system patch management and safety sectors... Read more »