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MTConnect® Institute [MC]2 2013 Conference Save the Date and Call for Abstracts

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For Immediate Release: August 29, 2012
Contact: Dave Edstrom MTConnect® Institute

MTConnect® Institute [MC]2 2013 Conference Save the Date and Call for Abstracts

McLean, Va. ... Today, August 29, 2012, the MTConnect® Institute formally announced [MC]2 2013 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference that will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Hyatt Regency on April 10-11, 2013, and the official call for abstracts. MTConnect is the communications and interconnectivity standard that is allowing manufacturing shops and plants to save both time and money because, for the first time, they can easily retrieve and monitor data off the shop floor to improve productivity.

[MC]2 2013 is the conference for all things MTConnect and a must-attend for those who want to understand how this game-changing standard is revolutionizing manufacturing. MTConnect is a set of open, royalty-free standards intended to foster greater interoperability between controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks using the Internet Protocol. MTConnect is a basic first step in linking shop floor technologies and moving toward the goal of seamless manufacturing operations. By establishing an open and extensible channel of communication for plug-and-play interconnectivity between devices, equipment and systems, MTConnect allows sources to exchange and understand each other's data.

This is the second MTConnect conference. The first was held in November 2011 and was a tremendous success with 175 attendees who participated in business and technical sessions, hands-on labs, panel sessions and demonstrations. There were also 26 exhibitors showing their applications that utilize the MTConnect standard. [MC]2 2013 will build on the tremendous success of the first MTConnect conference with a greater emphasis on shop owners and plant managers.

Joel Neidig, Technology Manager for ITAMCO, has stated, “[MC]2 2011 displayed the latest in manufacturing technology interconnectivity and what is to come in the future. [MC]2 2013 is a must-attend.”

Mark Conley, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager for RTI-Remmele stated, "RTI-Remmele has been a great supporter of MTConnect since the very beginning. The first [MC]2 conference was excellent and I would highly recommend those shop owners and plant managers to attend [MC]2 2013. This conference is also a great place for vendors to show off their MTConnect products and services."

David McPhail, President & CEO of Memex Automation and Astrix Networks, stated,   "The [MC]2 MTConnect Connecting Manufacturing Conference in 2011 was a great investment for Memex Automation because not only was the conference excellent, but as an exhibitor we had a chance to meet with those companies and organizations that are looking to improve productivity through the MTConnect standard. We look forward to being part of [MC]2 2013."

[MC]2 2013 Call For Abstract Submission Instructions
Please use the format below as a template for your abstract submission.


Job Title: 
Categories (please select the appropriate category):

  • Business Session
  • Panel Session
  • Technical Session
  • Hands-on Software Lab
  • Demonstration Session

Title: Presenter(s): Who is the target audience?:

What will be the top three takeaways from attending your session or lab     Description – two to three paragraphs

Important Dates To Remember
  • October 1, 2012: Abstracts due 
  • November 12, 2012: Speakers notified

Submissions or Questions

Please send submissions or any questions to both dedstrom@MTConnect.organd

To learn more about [MC]2 2013, please go to today!

MTConnect® Institute is an organization that develops and provides open standards intended to foster greater interoperability between manufacturing controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks using the Internet Protocol (IP). The standards offer a solution to the exchange of data from shop floor devices to higher-level systems. is the location for information on MTConnect the standard, educational articles, training and MTConnect enabled products. is the site for questions and answers on all things MTConnect.