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 is now open! 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, Smart Manufacturing systems, 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.

This year's session presenters include General Mills, the Industrial Internet Consortium, IHS, MOL Danube Refinery, Corning and and other leading industrial companies. Our 2015 event will also include a pre-conference workshop produced in cooperation with OMAC.

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

• For exhibiting information, contact Ashley Friedman 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 »

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 »