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2024 Manufacturing USA Network Meeting

Group picture of attendees sitting in round tables smiling at the 2023 Manufacturing USA Network Meeting
Credit: Office of Advanced Manufacturing

The Manufacturing USA network meeting will be held on April 30th and May 1st at the American Geophysical Union headquarters in Washington, DC. The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office is coordinating a meeting for the manufacturing innovation institutes and federal agencies in the Manufacturing USA® network. Participants will have an opportunity to network, share knowledge and information, explore challenges and opportunities, and exchange best practices related to advanced manufacturing and key institute operations.

Who Should Attend

Representatives from Manufacturing USA institutes and the interagency team.

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Manufacturing USA Network Meeting

Agenda 

Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Day 1: Tuesday, April 30th

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration  

Coffee provided

9:00 AM – 

9:15 AM

Welcome 

From Agency Leads

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Day 1 Keynote:

Manufacturing USA Network: Celebrating 10 years 

Dr. Arati Prabhakar
Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology

Rep. Haley Stevens
Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus

With recorded remarks by 
Rep. Dave Joyce
Co-Chair, House Manufacturing Caucus

Speakers will commemorate the passing of the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI) and the establishment of the Manufacturing USA program reflecting on the network's evolution and the future they see for Manufacturing USA and federal advanced manufacturing priorities.

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Break + Group Photo Opportunity

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Regional Collaborations: Building Partnerships and Leveraging Local Innovation Ecosystems

Learn more about:

- Factors that contribute to the stability and sustainability of large collaborative systems

- How to connect with local innovation efforts

- How analysis can inform the structure, partnerships, and sustainability of Manufacturing USA institutes 

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch 

Lunch and space to eat are provided with registration

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Sponsoring Agency Updates

Sponsoring agencies present an update of new programs and activities since the last network meeting and what is on the horizon for future programs.

1:45 PM-2:30 PM

Leveraging Federal Funding Programs for Technology Advancement

Federal collaborations can impact moving research along MRL/TRL levels and strengthen education and workforce development programs. NSF will discuss how effective programs can be formed, followed by examples of success from institutes.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM – 3:30

Education and Workforce Development Strategy

Agencies will discuss the successes and future of workforce education initiatives as we grow the advanced manufacturing workforce.

3:30 PM 

Adjourn

Day 2: Wednesday, May 1st

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Coffee Service

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome Back

9:15 AM- 10:30 AM

Network Working Session: Past, Present, and Future

Improving our Network: Opportunities from the 2023 10-year Vision Session 

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM 

Other Federal Funding Opportunities: Which Agencies, How to Connect with Them, and Other Tips

What other federal opportunities exist for MFG USA institutes and/or members? Hear from agency officials about funding for the manufacturing industry.

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Meeting wrap-up from Agency Leads

12:00 PM

Meeting Ends

2:00 PM

Optional DC area tours

Details and sign-up information to be distributed after registration

For those traveling, below is information on a few hotels in proximity to the American Geophysical Union:

Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Rates: $354-487

The Normandy Hotel

2118 Wyoming Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Rates: $179-249

Residence Inn by Marriott Dupont Circle

2120 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 200037
Rates: $377-408

Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle

2121 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Rates: $369-439

Churchill Hotel

1914 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Rates: $251-310

 

Created March 14, 2024, Updated April 17, 2024