March 19-21, 2013 Long Beach (CA) Convention Center

Call for Speakers

Although our technical program is set, at times we do have speaker cancellations. If you are interested in speaking at Composites Manufacturing 2013, email Maria Conrado, Event Manager, with your presentation title and description. Thank you.

Do you have expertise in composites manufacturing? SME’s Composites Manufacturing event comes to Long Beach in 2013, co-located with SME’s AeroDef Manufacturing event. This is your invitation to speak. New this year are ITAR* Restricted sessions. Complete the abstract submission form and let us know if your presentation is ITAR Restricted.

*International Traffic in Arms Restrictions

Put Yourself and Your Company Center-Stage by Speaking at
Composites Manufacturing 2013

If you have knowledge to share with composites manufacturers, we want to hear from you. This comprehensive conference, with a growing exhibit component, networking, tours, workshops, industry keynotes (and more) is becoming a stand-out in composites manufacturing education. Attach your name to this event and position yourself as an industry leader.


Speak at Composites Manufacturing 2013 and…

  • Get your company recognized as a composites leader
  • Gain industry-wide exposure
  • Receive complimentary conference registration
  • Share lessons learned and network with fellow industry leaders
  • Attend the conference sessions, exhibits, industry keynotes and networking functions


Submit Your Abstract Today!

To submit your presentation, complete the online form. Select the appropriate topics, related job functions, and experience level to help us find the appropriate session for your presentation. The SME Composites Manufacturing Committee is currently in the process of selecting speakers for participation... don't delay in submitting an abstract. 


Here’s How You’ll Benefit:

  • Share your technical expertise
  • Get industry-wide exposure as a leader
  • Showcase your company's leadership, innovation, and success
  • Network with industry peers
  • Offer new solutions to manufacturing professionals
  • Expand your personal knowledge with complimentary event registration
  • Reach industry decision-makers through advance promotional materials
  • All these benefits are enhanced by the co-location of Composites Manufacturing with SME’s AeroDef Manufacturing 2013 event!


To be Considered, Your Abstract or Presentation Should Be:

  • Electronically prepared and submitted immediately
  • Timely and useful to the manufacturing community
  • Intended for users of composites technology
  • Free of commercialism and clearly defined
  • Free of comments regarding any industry competitors


Presentations Should:

  • Be approximately 20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for Q&A
  • Focus on real-world applications
  • Help attendees optimize their use of composites
  • Demonstrate cost-effectiveness
  • Discuss success of a given technology or process
  • Be given by actual composites practitioners not just suppliers
  • Explain leading-edge and practical uses for composites
  • Provide comparisons that allow users to better choose processes, materials, and equipment
  • Offer in-depth information and expertise attendees can use immediately


To submit your presentation, complete the call for speakers form. Select the appropriate topics, related job functions, and experience level to help us find the appropriate session for your presentation. Abstracts will be reviewed by the SME Composites Manufacturing Advisory Committee.


We Are Looking for Presentations in These Technologies:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Material Part Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Composite Structure
  • Alternative Composites Technology
  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Bio Fibers
  • Commercial Aircraft Composites
  • Composite Automotive Applications
  • Composite Applications for the Medical Device Industry
  • Composite Parts Quality Requirements and Inspection
  • Composite Structure Assembly (fastening and bonding)
  • Composite Structure Repair
  • Advances in Composite Curing (autoclave, non-autoclave, oven, e-beam, etc.)
  • Composites Facility Planning & Factory Simulations
  • Design of Composite Parts
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Hand Layup Processing
  • Laminate Reinforcements (core, stringers, out-of-autoclave, etc.)
  • Lean Manufacturing in Composites
  • Machining of Composites
  • Manufacturing Composite Sporting Goods
  • Military Aircraft Composites
  • Nano Composites Technology
  • Non-Aerospace Composites (wind energy, automotive, sports, and medical)
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Out-of-Autoclave Tooling & Processing
  • Pultrusion
  • Process Simulations
  • Quality Systems & Inspection Methods (requirements, NADCAP, etc.)
  • Resin Transfer Molding, VARTM, Compression Molding
  • Recycled Composites/Applications
  • Software Used in Composite Design & Manufacturing
  • Small Parts Fabrication (innovations from small composites shops)
  • Thermoplastic Processing
  • Tooling for Composite Parts
  • Tooling Design and Engineering
  • Tooling Innovations
  • Tooling Materials
  • Tooling Surface Treatments
  • Tooling Techniques
  • Wind Blade Manufacturing & Repair


For These Industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense
  • Medical Device
  • Recreational & Sporting Goods
  • Wind Energy/Alternative Energy


Questions? Email