Sunday Pre-Conference Social Event (August 6)
Come for food and fun at Buffalo Billiards, 201 East 6th St in downtown Austin. It is only 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from the Hilton Hotel. From their website: “This turn-of-the-century building was built in 1861 by the Ziller Family and named the Missouri House. Touted as Austin’s first boarding house and rumored to be a brothel, many a cowboy had a good time here.” The entire venue consists of three full bars, 19 pool tables, 7 shuffleboard tables, 5 foosball tables, 15 pinball machines, a collection of classic and modern arcade machines and 2 air hockey tables. We will have the run of the place from 6-8:30 PM. There will be a “Tex Mex” style fajita buffet. Come and meet old friends and make new ones before the “business” starts Monday! There is no additional charge to attend for conference registrants. No transportation will be provided.
Monday Evening Awards Banquet (August 7)
The annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Hilton Hotel (500 E. 4th St) near the meeting rooms. Please see the final program for details.
Dr. Olaf Diegel, Professor of Product Development at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, is the world’s expert in Additive Manufacturing of modern music equipment. He will be the featured speaker. We have assembled a band of AM attendees! We will do a mini-concert of “Texas Country” songs with Additive Manufactured instruments!
FAME awards will be presented at the awards banquet. The International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding researcher in the field of freeform/additive fabrication. The award consists of a certificate, freeformed trophy and check for $2000. The International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding young researcher in the field of freeform/additive fabrication early in their career; applicants must be 35 years old or younger on August 1, 2017. The award consists of a certificate, freeformed trophy and a check for $1000. Complete application packets must be received by May 1, 2017 to guarantee consideration. More information and forms are available at the Awards tab.
There is no additional charge to attend for conference registrants. No transportation will be provided.
Tuesday Lunch (August 8)
An informal networking lunch will be provided near the meeting rooms at the Hilton Hotel at the noon break on Tuesday. Cost is included in the registration fee. There is no organized Tuesday evening social event this year.