America Makes Partners with Wohlers Associates to Launch New Virtual Game Day Series

First Event to be Held on May 11th and Sponsored by Link3D

Youngstown, Ohio — May 7, 2020. America Makes, the Department of Defense's manufacturing innovation institute for additive manufacturing (AM), is pleased to announce the Virtual Game Day Series - a new series of virtual panels and networking events that will cover the most important and trending topics facing the AM community.

The fully interactive series will also allow participants to network directly with panelists, peers, and industry leaders to create a "virtual conference" experience. America Makes is partnering with leading AM expert Terry Wohlers and Wohlers Associates, who will moderate each of the panels in the Virtual Game Day Series.
"During this time, it is important to find new ways to engage our members and the AM community with opportunities to connect and deliver high value information," said America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski. "We are excited to partner with an industry expert like Terry Wohlers to roll out this new virtual event series as a way to convene the community and start the discussion on how we move forward."
America Makes and Wohlers Associates will kick off the series with the first event being held Monday, May 11 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, focused on COVID response efforts and the crisis' impact on the future of AM. Terry Wohlers will moderate a panel that will include representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Veterans Affairs Administration (VA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski. A virtual networking event, sponsored by Link3D Additive MES Software, will follow the panel.
Dates and times for future events in the series will be announced as they become available.



**Information on the May 11 Virtual Game Day Event**


What: Virtual Game Day Series Event - The COVID-19 Response and the Crisis' Impact on the Future of AM
When: Monday, May 11, 2020, 12 pm - 4 pm EDT
Registration: https://go.link3d.co/america-makes-game-day

Event Description: Join us for the first event of our Virtual "Game Day" Series with Wohlers Associates - a new series being launched by America Makes. The first virtual event will focus on America Makes' COVID-19 Response with a Game Day style panel discussion. Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates will be moderating a panel of representatives from America Makes, US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Veterans Affairs Health Administration (VA). Immediately following will be a virtual networking reception hosted by Link3D. The event will be hosted on the Remo platform.
Register now to receive updates and instructions to join the day-of.

Virtual Panel:
• [Moderator] Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers Associates
• John Wilczynski, Executive Director, America Makes
• Matthew Di Prima, Ph.D., Materials Scientist, FDA
• Meghan McCarthy, Ph.D., Program Lead, 3D Printing Biovisualization, NIH/NIAID/OD/OSMO/OCICB
• Beth Ripley, MD., Ph.D., Chair, VHA 3D Printing Advisory Committee, Veterans Affairs Health Administration, Innovation Ecosystem

Agenda: Monday, May 11, 2020


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
EDT Pre-Registration & Virtual Networking Reception
by Link3D Additive MES Software
12:00 - 12:30 pm Welcome Speech & Member Mobilization
12:30 - 2:00 pm Virtual Panel + Q&A
2:00 - 2:10 pm Virtual Networking Instructions by Link3D Additive MES Software
2:10 - 4:00 pm Virtual Networking Reception

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About America Makes
Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the nation's leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Comprised of member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, the America Makes membership community is working together to innovate and accelerate AM to increase our nation's global manufacturing competitiveness. America Makes is the first of eight Manufacturing Innovation Institutes established and program managed by the U.S. Department of Defense as public-private partnerships. America Makes is also a member of the Manufacturing USA® network, which seeks to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing. For more information about America Makes, visit americamakes.us and follow @AmericaMakes on Twitter.

About NCDMM
NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation's workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—to continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That's the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at ncdmm.org and follow @NCDMMnews on Twitter.

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