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Educational Sessions • Technology Exhibits • Networking Events

Automation technologies are rapidly changing and application improvements are just one of the results of these innovations. The MCMA Technical Conference (“TechCon”) provides the latest updates on motion control and automation and helps you better deploy these technologies at your company. TechCon, now in its 28th year, is known for its high-quality presenters covering technical topics and information on new technologies on the horizon.

At TechCon you'll discover:

  • Leading industry instructors covering important industry topics in motion control and automation technologies
  • Exhibits of the latest products and technologies where you can talk directly with top industry suppliers and get answers to your questions on the spot
  • Practical, real-world solutions that you can put into practice at your company
  • Networking with your peers, instructors, industry’s top suppliers, and new business partners

Why Attend

More than 2 out of 3 Americans live within a day’s drive of Indianapolis, and more highways cross it than any other city in the U.S. It is truly the “Crossroads of America.”

  • Gain actionable insight, techniques and information to take back to your team
  • Network and develop relationships with your peers and technology experts in industry
  • Attain Certified Motion Control Professional status
  • Hear real-world examples presented by industry leaders
  • Get an up-close look at the newest motion control, motor and automation products
  • Make valuable connections that help your business

Need help getting your trip to TechCon approved? Use our template justification letter to highlight how attending TechCon will benefit your company.


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Who Should Attend TechCon?

Professionals who are seeking to learn the basics, refine their skills, learn new strategies and develop new technology uses. Attendees represent a broad range of industries and attend to improve their use of Motion Control, Motor and Automation Technologies.

Typical attendee profile includes (but not limited to):

  • Machine Builders
  • System Integrators
  • Manufacturers
  • Users of Motion Control, Motors, and Automation Technologies
  • Engineers: Design, Controls, Systems, Applications, Software, Product, Sales, etc.
  • Value-added distributors and manufacturers’ representatives
  • Consultants, Academia, and Students
  • Anyone in the motion control, motor, and automation industries who benefit from keeping up-to-date and networking with peers

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Learn from Industry's Top Experts!

During TechCon you’ll meet one-on-one with expert advisors, engineers, technical staff, and network with other technology users. You’ll learn from our excellent industry speakers and will be able to take this information back to help make improvements within your organization. 

Choose from a mix of sessions that benefit you and that can expand your whole team’s expertise and improve your results. Topics offered to include: 

  • Advances in Motion Control Technology
  • Innovations in Electric Motors
  • Disruptive Technologies Impacting Manufacturing
  • Considerations in Machine Design
  • Linear Actuator Technologies
  • Realizing Improvements in Productivity
  • Industrial Automation Software Advances
  • Virtual Commissioning
  • IIoT and the Connected Factory
  • Industrial Networking Technologies, Methods, Success Stories

Pre-Conference Workshops
Conference Workshops will offer a deeper technical dive in motor design and permanent magnets.

Add any of our electric motor design workshops on Monday and Tuesday to extend your training.

Certified Motion Control Professional Training Program
Become a Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP) and join the elite group in the industry for their professional knowledge and expertise.

Training program takes place Monday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 8. To learn more about MCMA’s CMCP program, click here.

There’s a lot to explore and learn at TechCon. Consider bringing a colleague so you can divide and conquer. Group discounts are available.

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Conference Location

TechCon is held at the JW Marriott located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.

TechCon attendees receive a discounted room rate of $199.00/night + tax. The JW Marriott is a beautiful hotel with all the modern amenities. Free wifi is included for MCMA guests.

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You'll Get the Latest Innovations, Techniques and Best Practices
About the Conference

Learn directly from trusted advanced manufacturing experts. TechCon gives you the perfect mix of technical presentations, access to leading suppliers and connections to industry peers.


Monday, October 7
8:00am to 5:00pm - Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions
10:00am to 5:00pm - Certified Motion Control Professional Training

Tuesday, October 8
8:00am to 5:00pm - Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions
10:00am to 4:00pm - Certified Motion Control Professional Training, Review, and Exam
5:00pm to 6:30pm - Networking Reception and TechCon Opening/Exhibits
7:00pm - Optional Group Dinner Offsite

Wednesday, October 9
8:00am to 4:45pm - TechCon Sessions
Lunch and Exhibits
4:45pm to 5:45pm - Exhibits
6:30pm to 8:30pm - TechCon Group Dinner

Thursday, October 10
8:00am to 12:00pm - TechCon Sessions

Leading Industry Exhibitors
Bell-Everman Inc
BJA Magnetics
Cogent Power
CW Bearing
DieQua Corporation
Electro-Matic Integrated
Encoder Products Company
Helwig Carbon Products Inc.
Laser Technologies
LCS Company
Macron Dynamics
Magnetic Instrumentation
Marsilli North America, Inc.
Max Baermann
Motor Design Ltd
Quantum Devices, Inc.
Schunk Carbon Technology, LLC
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Sumitomo Machinery
Testra Corporation
VAC Magnetics, LLC
Yeadon Energy Systems Inc.
Yunsheng USA
MCMA TechCon Sponsors
  • Schunk Carbon
  • Siemens
  • Yunsheng

Official MCMA Media Partners

  • Motion Design
  • Design World

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