AMUG Postponed, Additive World Goes Digital

Coronavirus concerns have forced two additive manufacturing conferences to cancel in-person events.

Coronavirus concerns have forced two additive manufacturing conferences to cancel in-person events.

As concern about the spread of coronavirus spreads globally, trade shows and conferences around the world have either canceled, delayed or reconfigured their events. This week, two additive manufacturing conferences joined that growing list. 

Additive World 2020 announced today that its Eindhoven, the Netherland-based event scheduled for April 1 is now a virtual event. Conference registration will be free, and the show has announced a tentative lineup of speakers for the online event.

Likewise, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced this morning that its annual AMUG Conference and Business Meeting in Chicago has been postponed. 

“This was a very difficult decision, but the Board of Directors agreed that in the best interest of our members and those that support the event we will postpone our annual Conference and Business Meeting, which were scheduled for March 22-26, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois,” said Carl Dekker, AMUG President. “We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the users group, their patience and their understanding. There are a lot of details to work out, and we will be reaching out to our members, sponsors and exhibitors shortly with more information.”

The new dates for the AMUG Conference will be March 14-18, 2021. The location will be remain at the Hilton Chicago. The annual Business Meeting will be rescheduled to a date that is yet to be determined.

According to the organization, funds that have been remitted to AMUG to attend, exhibit or sponsor the 2020 AMUG Conference will be applied toward participation in 2021. This postponement structure provides registered attendees AMUG membership benefits for two full years. Likewise, exhibitors and sponsors will receive promotional benefits for an additional 12 months.

Digital Engineering is a media partner for the AMUG Conference.

Please check here for the list of shows affected by the virus outbreak.

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