SPE is proud to announce a series of four roundtables based around diversity, equity and inclusion in manufacturing.

Presentations will be an engaging mix of keynotes, panel discussions, “TED Talk” style sessions, with audience interaction/Q&A.


  • Leading the Way – How the top people from the top companies are fostering DEI throughout their organizations.
  • Business case for DEI (how diversity creates more successful companies)
  • Personal stories. Helping people recognize how their behaviors can make others feel marginalized
  • First steps. What can people and companies do now to improve their behaviors and cultures
  • Data points, geared towards scientific/engineering professionals
  • Language of DEI. DEI conversations are new. People make unknowing missteps-navigating those missteps is important.
  • Bias-we all have it-how do we recognize it and how do we change our thought process around it?
  • Ageism – How to change/create a manufacturing environment that is inclusive to younger workers. What are the cultural issues which need to be addressed to attract younger workers?
  • How to become/be a change-maker. And does that look different for different groups?

More information will be announced soon.


December 6-7, 2021 
Javits Center
New York City, NY

April 11-12, 2022 
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

June 13-14, 2022
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC

November 2022 (TBD)
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN

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