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Call for Speakers

Abstract Deadline:

MESA International announces a call-for-speakers to support our 2024 Virtual Event: Smart Manufacturing NOW! The event, scheduled for September 23-26, 2024, will highlight sustainability, productivity and growth utilizing Smart Manufacturing technologies.

The theme of the event is:
“Smart Manufacturing NOW! Sustainability. Productivity. Growth. Impacting the World. NOW!”

Prospective presenters are invited to submit original contributions relevant to the theme of the event. Presentations can address solutions in companies of any size and in any industry or geography. 

Submission Criteria

Preferences will be given to those companies whose topics support the vision and theme of the event. To be considered, presenters must complete the online submission form in its entirety.

Presentations will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness and alignment of the topic with the event vision and theme.
  • Focus on how your operations management / plant-wide IT/OT systems support the connections between the different manufacturing lifecycles/cross-lifecycle threads/enabling technologies. Subject matter may range from planning and implementation to challenges and results.
  • Ability to show operational metrics and/or financial metrics.
  • Features Manufacturer/Producer presenters or a joint presentation between a Manufacturer / Producer and Vendor / Consultant.

2024 Event Theme

“Smart Manufacturing NOW! Sustainability. Productivity. Growth. Impacting the World. NOW!”

Use these guidelines when completing the Online Presentation Submission Form.
ALL fields are required and must be filled out for your submission to be reviewed by the planning committee.

Submissions to Include:

Title:  Choose a title that is clear, concise, and intriguing; no more than 9 words. Capture the essence of your topic. Many attendees will decide whether or not to attend your session based on your title. 

Abstract:   In 250 – 300 words maximum, identify what knowledge or skills attendees will be able to take away from your presentation. Be sure to include your challenge, solution process, and results. If your presentation is selected for this event, your abstract will be reviewed, edited, and published on the event website and in various event promotion materials.

Speaker Biography:  Briefly describe your background and expertise that can be used to introduce you to the audience (100 -150 words maximum).  If more than one speaker, please provide a biography for each. Presenters should be well versed on their proposed subject matter with the ability to convey the material in a dynamic, logical, and organized manner.

MESA Model: A Framework for Smart Manufacturing

For more information on MESA’s model, visit

Connect one or more from each column to create a use case:

Important Information

Abstract submissions due: Friday, May 10th, 2024
Notifications regarding abstraction submissions: Friday, June 14th, 2024
Draft presentations due: Friday, July 26th, 2024
Final presentations and optional handouts due: Friday, August 30th, 2024
Virtual Event: September 23-26, 2024


Questions & Contacts

Megan Calles at +1 (480) 893-6883 or


  • Product
  • Supply Chain
  • Production
  • Production Asset
  • Order-to-Cash
  • Workforce

Cross-Lifecycle Threads

  • Quality
  • Compliance
  • Modeling/Sim
  • Analytics
  • Digital Twin/Thread
  • Energy
  • Security
  • Sustainability

Enabling Technologies

  • IIoT
  • Big Data
  • AI / ML
  • Wireless
  • Blockchain
  • Edge to Cloud
  • Additive
  • Robotics
  • VR / AR
  • Other (please define)