Industry, higher education, and economic development professionals will discuss best practices, trends, and innovations driving change in advanced manufacturing. About this Year’s Advanced Manufacturing Summit This fall’s annual summit highlights the best practices and innovations from the Gulf region and other states that are driving change in advanced manufacturing. Guest speakers and panelists will discuss how such practices, industry trends, and processes can be modeled and developed to create new opportunities for manufacturing in Louisiana. Three panels of industry experts and other professionals will make presentations and discuss. Lean Manufacturing Best Practices Driving Industry Change & Creating New Opportunities What are some of the lean manufacturing best practices driving change that can be successfully modeled and implemented in Louisiana? Innovations, Trends, & Infrastructure Development in Neighboring States What innovations and infrastructure development are paying off in neighboring states? What impact are innovations in 3D printing, robotics, and machining having elsewhere? How Can Louisiana Model/Develop Best Practices that Create Opportunities for Louisiana? How can LA best model and create its own best practices? What role will education and industry partnerships play? In LA, what existing and developing projects signal positive change for LA? Bonus Feature: Join an onsite tour of the Entrescan additive manufacturing scale workspace! This is a FREE event! A brown bag lunch and snacks will be provided. Schedule Panelists' names will be added at a later date. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration/Coffee 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Instructions 9:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. "Lean Manufacturing Best Practices Driving Industry Change & Creating New Opportunities" Discussions/Questions 10:25 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Morning Break 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. "Innovations, Trends, & Infrastructure Development in Neighboring States" Discussions/Questions 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break Networking & Exhibits 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. "How Can Louisiana Model/Develop Best Practices that Create Opportunities for Louisiana?" Discussions/Questions 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Summary, Wrap Up Afternoon Break 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tour of Entrescan Makerspace Networking Sponsored by the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Louisiana State University, and the University of New Orleans.