Come to the APMM's 2014 Conference!
Back for the future?? Register NOW!
Do you know the way to the 18th APMM International Conference to be held in San Jose, California on March 6 - 10, 2014? We're super excited about going back to our starting point (for the first time) since the very first annual APMM Conference that took place in the San Francisco Bay Area on October 3 - 5, 1993. We'll be celebrating our 21st anniversary while in San Jose so be prepared to raise a toast to the APMM and all our members, past and present! Click here for the Event Schedule!
That first-ever gathering, arranged by a fledgling organization, sought to address many of the issues facing model makers of the day: keeping pace with the emergence of computer technology in the industry, the latest in stereolithography and laser sintering, new software for CAD/CAM, and the discussion of traditional vs. high-tech training and more. Click here for a listing of Workshops!
David Kelley, founder of IDEO, a global design consultancy, and an innovator in design thinking and innovation culture will speak at our Keynote Dinner on Saturday evening. David is a special addition to our 21st Anniversary Conference and will be a delight to hear and interact with. Click here for more!
Technical/Model Shop Tours
With the wealth of opportunities in the San Francisco/San Jose area, we'll be touring some design, innovation and model making powerhouses. Check out this line-up... the hard part is going to be choosing! Click here for tour details!
Tour A - Easton-Bell Sports/Tesla Motors Factory (SORRY - SOLD OUT!)
Tour B - California College of the Arts/AutoDesk/Lime Lab PCH
Tour C - Studio RED/Specialized Bicycle Components
Tour D - IDEO/Stanford Product Realization Lab/Stanford d.school
All tours $60 each; lunch provided. Competitor restrictions will apply. If you think your company may be a competitor, contact the APMM HQ office and inquire before registering. Cameras/smart phones may not be allowed in some locations.
Vendors at the Conference will be displaying their latest products and services at our Industry Expo. Click here for more on our vendors!
Sponsors are the heartbeat of our event - See who's sponsoring events!
We understand that the costs of travel and training are important concerns so our planning team does all it can to secure reasonable hotel room rates with plenty of amenities and we strive to keep our registration rates affordable, whether you're on a tight corporate budget or delving into personal funds to attend. We are preparing a lineup of workshops, networking events, and an industry expo that will offer great value on both the individual and the organization levels.
Click here for info about our HQ Hotel - the Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown!
Professional Member $650 Educator Member $550 Student Member $250 Vendor Tabletop $750
Prof. Non-member $900 Educator Non-member $700 Student Non-member $300 Vendor Non-Member Tabletop $1000
Students Shine at the APMM Conference! Students, current or recent graduates, are invited to submit their best model for our Art Hedlund Memorial Student Model Making Competition. Judged by senior professionals from a variety of industries, students are eligible for recognition and prizes, including cash awards and free admission for our next Conference. Find out more about the SMMC here!
The Only Gathering for Professional Model Makers!
If you've never attended an APMM Conference, you will be surprised by the strength of expertise and experience that you will encounter. If you are a veteran attendee, perhaps you'll find a new contact, a vendor you had never met before, or come across an innovative solution will make your attendance at our 2014 event a good investment in your future. If you miss San Jose in 2014, our next gathering won't take place until 2016! Can you afford to put off crucial training, networking, and strengthening alliances that long?
What Will YOU Bring?
As with every APMM conference - your contribution is indispensable! There are many of you out there with your own experiences to share, both rewarding and challenging. Your fellow model makers need to hear from you. You may not feel you have anything to talk about but we're also interested in what you want to learn about. If you have faced obstacles, odds are you aren't the only one. What kind of workshop or panel discussion would you like to see?
Here's the fine print... Conference 2014 Info and Policies
Send your workshop or roundtable suggestions to email@example.com!
Do you know the way to San Jose?