Continental Breakfast & Registration / Vendors | 8 – 9 am


Sewing Maintenance Checklist | 9 – 10 am

Mark Muehlfelt, Kastelic Canvas
Learn insider sewing techniques and tips and fabric handling tips from an industrial fabrics craftsman who specializes in marine, upholstery, transportation and custom fabrication.

Welding Tools | 10 – 11 am

Ken Huber, Leister Technologies
Learn about the versatility of your welding equipment and get tips on settings.

Guide to the Needle in a Haystack | 11 – Noon

Miriam Krug, Groz-Beckert
Discover how to choose the best needle type for your application that will help you improve quality and precision.

Networking Lunch | Noon – 1 pm

Make time to grow your professional network while enjoying a delicious meal.

Vendors | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Enjoy dessert and coffee, while you meet vendors to discuss new products and increase your knowledge.

Inspiring Innovative Design and Development Ideas | Part 1 – 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Matt Rhodes – International award-winning designer / accelerator, formerly with Nike
Innovation is the cornerstone of American ingenuity and success. Rediscover the process of design thinking and the new idea of “Disruption Mapping” to expand your company’s need for an elevated competitive advantage through innovative thinking. Learn to push your creativity process into new spaces.

Creative Thinking | Part 2 – 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Matt Rhoades
Get inspired with real life stories told by a designer and consultant that will renew your creative spirit and renew your outlook.

Industry Trends | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Regional Companies including Bearse USA, AmCraft, Sealworks
How are you preparing your business for innovation, workforce talent and market share? Discover how to drive change and leverage technology.