Please note - our tour schedule has changed! (We actually think it might be better this way!)

We're thrilled to announce an extra-special line-up of local area model shop and technical site tours. All full-day tours will be by luxury motor coach to local model shops and include a delicious lunch. Tours will depart from the host hotel around 8 AM and return to the hotel around 5 PM. 

Friday, March 3, 2023
Tour A/B - Columbus - NBBJ | Aerosport Additive lunch from Wolf's Ridge Brewing | Priority Designs
We'll start the day with a tour of the model shop of architectural giant NBBJ. With offices in twelve major cities across the globe, NBBJ is an award-winning firm of designers, planners, consultants and technical specialists working in a culture where thinkers, makers and dreamers converge. Our behind-the-scenes look at one of their model shops will give insight into leading-edge technology, techniques, and talents.
Second stop: Since 1996, Aerosport Additive has served thousands of satisfied clients from many disciplines including automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy, consumer and more. Investments in the latest technologies help the company stay competitive in a rapidly expanding marketplace. Benchmark with one of the best with this inside-look at an industry leader.
For lunch, we'll enjoy a variety of gourmet wrap sandwiches from Wolf's Ridge Brewing, an award-winning microbrewery and restaurant that is one of Columbus' premier locations for food and drink, along with an assortment of beverages served on the bus, as we travel to the third destination.
We'll visit Priority Designs where their growing team of 65+ staff members is a compilation of niche specialists who dive deep into their product category, ranging from protective gear to medical devices. With a range of experienced staff, they help each other “cross-pollinate” ideas across industries to fuel product innovations and new solutions.
*Tours A and B will be combined so that all who have registered for either tour on Friday will go to all three model shop locations. No further registration is required.

Monday, March 6, 2023
Tour C/D - Dayton + Cincinnati - National Museum of the US Air Force Model Shop* | lunch from Dewberry 1850 Restaurant 3D Color1819 Innovation Hub
* please note: Because security clearance must be completed in advance of the visit, those registering AFTER 2/27 will NOT have access to the restricted areas of the model shop, but you may still tour the museum on your own.
We'll start the day with an exclusive behind-the-exhibits tour of the NMUSAF's Model Shop not available to the public. Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, it is the world’s largest military aviation museum, with more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Our special tour will take us to the Restoration hangar, the Exhibits shop, and the main Museum.
For lunch, we'll enjoy a selection of sandwiches or fresh salad from Dewberry 1850 Restaurant, along with an assortment of beverages served on the bus, as we travel to the next destination.
Our second stop will be 3D Color, where they've earned the trust of brand and design leaders to shape first impressions with exceptional comps, advanced prototypes and innovative sales samples.
Next, we'll go on to the 1819 Innovation Hub, part of the University of Cincinnati, where their 12,000-square-foot prototyping and micro-factory facility is a space for research, exploration, and creation of new ideas, objects, and products. It is outfitted with a broad array of tools from traditional to state of the art – including high-performing 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC router, and a waterjet cutter.
*Tours C and D will be combined so that all who have registered for either tour on Monday will go to all three model shop locations. No further registration is required.
We cannot guarantee this tour will return to the hotel by 5 PM so please take that into account when making travel plans.

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