ATE Events — October 2023

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(2 days)

Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center2731 W Lamar Alexander PkwyFriendsvilleTN37737

This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.

Presenter: Zoran Ljepovic, Director of Sales and Wine Making Consultant with Ana Selection by Canadell

Cost: Single day registration ($175 per person), Full registration ($300 per person)

Northland Community and Technical College2022 Central Ave NWEast Grand ForksMN56721

The BIG Event gives girls an opportunity to explore all the ways STEM interests can become a lifelong career. 

Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age and their families to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and helps them take action to change the world – whether they’re programming robots, building a bridge, learning code, caring for animals or piloting a flight simulator. Exhibitors should provide a hands-on activity for approximately 175 girls in grades K-12.

Blue Marble product managers and software developers are busily planning writing lines of code that will eventually evolve into Global Mapper Standard Version 25. Each release brings a plethora of new and improved functionality throughout virtually all aspects of the software. In this session, presenters will introduce and demonstrate some of the highlights of version 25, including enhanced capabilities for working with vector, raster, and terrain data.

BioMADE Webinar Series — Strong Domestic Manufacturing of Advanced Probiotics for Raising Healthy Livestock and Producing Clean, Affordable, Sustainable Animal Protein for All

The U.S. needs a secure supply of safe, sustainable, clean animal protein. The farming industry faces unprecedented struggles including pandemics, war, climate change and the overuse of antibiotics. Join this webinar to hear how member General Probiotics developed GP1191, an innovative antimicrobial advanced probiotic to protect livestock, resulting in clean, affordable, sustainable food.

Through the BioMADE project, BioMADE has executed a plan to manufacture GP1191, moving nimbly from BioMRL-4 to the outskirts of BioMRL-7. They manufactured material for FDA-authorized tests in US chicken farms, validating the market. In the current proposal they focus on the next steps that will lead to commercial readiness.

Join this webinar on October 4, 2023, 12-1pm CT | 10-11am PT, to hear how BioMADE has broken through the commercialization and regulatory barriers for a new class of biologics in agriculture and how they are reaching commercial readiness for a novel antimicrobial at a critical time for poultry producers.

(2 days)

Student Commons5121 W. 20th StreetGreeleyCO80634

The Federal Aviation Administration has nine regional offices within the U.S. Each region is expanding outreach with in-person events. The goal is to highlight the societal, economic, and educational benefits of drones for the general public, through a series of events focusing on different audiences. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Please note that there may be additional costs for lunch. 

Droning On: Northwest Mountain will take place October 5-6, 2023 at AIMS Community College. The event will be two days of panels, lectures, and demonstrations. 

Join presenter Donna Milgram, Executive Director, National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science, on Oct. 5th from 2-3pm ET as she shows how schools boosted female (and male) enrollments in Cybersecurity and IT programs after attending a WomenTech Educators Training. Participants will get clear, practical takeaways for applying these techniques to boost enrollments in their programs, such as:

  1. The top 3 mistakes schools make that keep female enrollments low.
  2. The top 3 recruitment strategies that work.
  3. What else you need to change besides your mindset to have real results.

(2 days)

Christman Airfield3985 Laporte AvenueFort CollinsCO80521

The Colorado Drone Airshow is CSU’s first annual airshow and will provide an immersive drone experience for all. Join us at Christman Airfield in Fort Collins for two exciting days of unmanned aircraft systems excellence. 

Oct. 6 will be industry day focusing on the new and emerging technologies of unmanned aircraft systems with over 50 exhibitors. While Oct. 7 will be community day with drone racing, UAV demonstrations, fly overs, food trucks, and much more.

AACC will host an ATE Conference Orientation Webinar to provide an overview of 2023 ATE Conference agenda, share information on how to navigate the event, and discuss how attendees can maximize their time to get the most out of the conference and its many networking opportunities.

(3 days)

Omni Shoreham Hotel2500 Calvert Street NWWashingtonDC20008

The Engineering Technology Leaders Institute (ETLI) is the dedicated annual meeting of stakeholders in engineering technology education. Participants come from across the US institutions like community colleges, companies, professional organizations, and 4-year schools. The objective is to promote high quality engineering technology education to support students, their families, and the companies they will join. Sample agenda items include curriculum, accessibility, industry needs, advocacy, and licensing. (The group is not political but does try to inform governmental actions.)

The annual ETLI is hosted by the Engineering Technology Council (ETC) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE.) The ASEE is the international organization for Engineering Education. It's mission is "ASEE advances innovation, excellence, and access at all levels of education for the engineering profession."

(3 days)

Sheraton Denver Downtown1550 Court Pl.DenverCO80202

The AACC Future Presidents Institute provides hands-on experience for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. The association has gathered years of research from new CEOs about what they wish they had known before assuming the presidency.

(2 days)

Minneapolis Convention Center1301 2nd Ave SMinneapolisMN55404

Avanced Manufacturing Minneapolis-Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing (D&M), MinnPack, And Plastec

From surgical robots to self-driving cars, robotics and computer intelligence are changing our lives at a rapid pace. Minnesota is at the frontier of these challenges with global players such as 3M, Medtronic, Mayo, Honeywell and Cargill looking for creative ideas and human talent. 

Explore all four engineering trade shows that share the expo floor with ATX as part of Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis. It’s a one-stop experience delivering design to manufacturing solutions at every stage of the manufacturing process—design, materials, manufacturing, automation, and packaging—in top manufacturing sectors, i.e., medtech, food and beverage, electronics, machinery, aerospace, automotive, and more.

(2 days)

Alerus Center1200 S 42nd StGrand ForksND58201

The UAS Summit & Expo started as a small gathering of regional stakeholders. Now, 17 years later, the event in the Northern Plains of North Dakota has become a yearly major event for UAS experts from around the world. It’s the original epicenter of drone research, earned its place as the Silicon Valley of Drones and as you’ll see from the commercial, government and military flight activity filling the sky of the Northern Plains and beyond every day, it has truly become America’s UAS proving grounds. 

True to its trailblazing roots, this year’s event will unite industry thought leaders, policymakers and high-impact end-users like never before. 

(3 days)

The Venetian Las Vegas3355 S Las Vegas BlvdLas VegasNV89109

The future of AI is here, and you can earn your AI wings at OpenText World 2023. The AI experimentation race is fueling groundbreaking innovation across all industries and will empower us to work even smarter. Find out how to pivot to AI, master AI innovation based on your values, and learn how to build trust and security in the cognitive era. 

Prepare to take flight with like-minded peers and potential collaborators, foster new connections, and take your professional network to new heights. Discuss trends, challenges, and solutions with like-minded professionals during one of the many networking events; such as breakouts, workshops, EY sponsored Women in Tech reception, informal and interactive meet ups in the amplified expo hall!

Would you like to improve work-based learning experiences for your students and their industry mentors/supervisors? Check out the Inclusive Research Mentor-Manager Training developed through an NSF ATE supported partnership with the City College of San Francisco Biotechnology Program and the University of California, San Francisco. This training is part of an NSF grant-funded initiative, designed to teach scientists the frameworks and language to mentor and manage inclusively. The Inclusive Research Mentor-Manager series is currently free and will be held as interactive workshops via Zoom.

Eight Virtual Workshops - Mondays & Wednesdays, Oct 11th-Nov 13th. 10am-12pm PT

  • Module 1 - Assess Yourself: Which of the 5 inclusive strategies would work in your lab/on your team?
  • Module 2 - Assess Yourself: Which of the 7 people manager (supervisory) responsibilities will you use to manage your mentee/employee’s productivity?
  • Module 3 - Effectively supervising people who aren't you: Managing different workstyles
  • Module 4 - How to transparently set (performance and conduct) expectations
  • Module 5 - Teach/train and delegate: Using best practices to train your diverse team
  • Module 6 - Communicating inclusively: developing your own feedback strategy and style
  • Module 7 - When someone isn't meeting your expectations: Strategies and resources to manage performance equitably
  • Module 8 - How to inclusively hire: Which strategies will you use?

Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Campus980 2nd Ave SEHutchinsonMN55350

This hands-on, interactive, fun career exploration event connects education and industry for high school sophomores in central Minnesota, contributing to the regional economic and workforce needs.

(4 days)

Hilton Columbus Downtown401 North High StreetColumbusOH43215

The GIS Community will gather in Columbus, Ohio for education, training, connections, and solutions. GIS-Pro is curated by a planning committee comprised of more than 50 GIS professionals from Ohio, the Great Lakes region, and across the country. Take advantage of the opportunity to engage and discuss, learn from different perspectives and enjoy relevant and invaluable peer-to-peer interaction. 

The conference content is developed by your peers. GIS professionals from across the country discuss presentation proposals and collaborate to develop an educational agenda that is second to none and relevant in today's challenging environment. 

(3 days)

Collin College9700 Wade Blvd.FriscoTX75035

Join the ITSS Summit, where organizers take you through the process used to create the skill standard so that you can implement it for new programs you want to create.  Also, learn to take the six skill standards created by ITSS and localize them to create or update your school's IT programs!

Each participating school is required to bring at minimum one faculty member and one administrator. Travel reimbursement will be provided. 

(3 days)

Las Vegas Convention Center Henderson Executive Airport3150 Paradise RdLas VegasNV89109

NBAA-BACE is the world’s largest business aviation event where game-changing innovation takes center stage. NBAA-BACE is your ultimate opportunity to interact with thousands of dedicated and visionary individuals and explore technologies that are driving the excitement, safety and sustainability of aviation. Join the conversation, accelerate your business forward and help shape the future of the industry.

Brookfield Conference Center325 S Moorland RdBrookfieldWI53005

Join the 10th annual Wisconsin Energy Efficiency Expo in Brookfield, Wisconsin on October 18th. This event will bring together energy professionals from across Wisconsin and beyond to explore the latest developments in energy efficiency. 

This conference and expo promoting energy efficiency and conservation includes presentations, case studies, products, services and technologies.

Looking for emerging talent in Cybersecurity and Software Development? Make connections with outstanding students, recent graduates, and other industry experts in the Olympia area at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) this October!

Join for a discussion on the cybersecurity workforce challenges in Washington state and how SPSCC is generating graduates who are job-ready. There will be a panel discussion with employers of SPSCC graduates, faculty, and alumni. The event includes light snacks and an opportunity to network with employers, students, and faculty.

(3 days)

Spokane Convention Center334 W Spokane Falls BlvdSpokaneWA99201

The Annual AISES National Conference is a unique, three-day event focusing on educational, professional, and workforce development for Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

The AISES National Conference has been held annually since 1978 and is an unparalleled opportunity to connect companies with over 2,500 Indigenous high school juniors and seniors, college and graduate students, educators, workforce professionals and our corporate, government, private foundation, nonprofit, and tribal partners for professional development, networking opportunities, research presentations, workshops, awards, and traditional Indigenous cultural events. The National Conference hosts the largest college and career fair in Indian Country with many companies also hosting hiring events by conducting onsite interviews. Job seekers are provided interview coaching, and resume development, as well as career planning and other skills necessary to be successful in today’s job market. For students considering college or graduate school, resources are provided to assist in financial planning, applying to college or graduate school, as well as information on the many STEM majors and careers available. AISES members and attendees from the U.S. and Canada, and as far away as Alaska and Hawai’i make connections and they find the resources and services to advise and advance their academic studies and careers.

(2 days)

3300 Lake Road WestAshtabulaOH44004

Dr. Barry Gump is the first holder of the Harvey R. Chaplin Eminent Scholar’s Chair in Beverage Management at Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In this position he is developing new graduate and undergraduate beverage classes to expand the offerings of the Beverage Management curriculum. Dr. Gump is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Enology at California State University, Fresno. He has had a long association (over thirty years) with the wine industry, conducting research in analytical methodology applied to grapes, juices, and wines.

Cost is $200 (open to the public - must be 21+ years), $175 early bird through September 20.  

Session 1

  • Malolactic Fermentation: Monitoring by Paper Chromotography
  • Soluble Solids: Determination by Refractometry
  • Soluble Solids: Sugar per Berry by Refractometry

Session 2

  • Hydrogen Ion Concentration: pH Meter Measurement
  • Titratable Acidity: Titrametric Procedure & Nitrogen: Estimate of YAN by Formal Titration
  • Sugars: Reducing Sugars by Visual Rapid Estimation

Session 3

  • Ethanol: Ebulliometric Analysis
  • Sulfur Dioxide: Aeration/Oxidation
  • Distillation and Titration Procedure

Session 4

  • Sulfur Dioxide: Ripper
  • Titration Procedure
  • Acetic Acid: Steam Distillation of Volatile Acid Using Cash Still

(5 days)

UNM Student Union BuildingThe University of New Mexico, 1 87106 USAlbuquerqueNM87131

Join in a rich mix of conversation, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops with scholars and other professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership. The 2022 Mentoring Conference attracted 480 mentoring researchers and practitioners. 87% of attendees were faculty, staff, or students from higher education. The remaining 13% were professionals and practitioners from health care, government, non-profit, and business organizations.

(3 days)

Guardian Centers of Georgia600 Perry PkwyPerryGA31069

The Unmanned Tactical Application Conference (UTAC) is the premier unmanned systems, robotics, and technology training event of the year, offering fully immersive real-world scenarios to operate and evaluate the most advanced operational technologies. 

UTAC attracts agencies and organizations from around the world to participate in this fully-immersive, hands-on training event. They encourage participants and technology providers alike to push the boundaries of unmanned operations, collaborate on new initiatives, and expand their professional network.

(3 days)

Omni Shoreham Hotel2500 Calvert St NWWashingtonDC20008

The American Association of Community Colleges, with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), hosted the 29th National ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference as an in-person event with a virtual track participation option.

The conference brought together more than 800 NSF ATE grantees and their project partners to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. Key people working on ATE projects across the country participated in the event. Conference participants represented community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, and four-year colleges covering projects in a wide variety of areas, such as information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others. For more information, please see

Wenatchee Convention Center121 North Wenatchee AvenueWenatcheeWA98801

Join the North Central ESD and the Apple STEM Network for a day of conversation and learning about hot topic in the world of cybersecurity. Business, education, technology, and community partners will come together on Thursday, October 26 for a day of learning in a collaborative environment; delve into the current cybersecurity landscape in all sectors, including business and education. The event will feature presentations from cybersecurity professionals, as well as dedicated time for further discussion and connection.

(2 days)

The Westin Long Beach333 E Ocean Blvd.Long BeachCA90802

The region's premier event for the future of mobility technology and workforce training. Come join this gathering of industry and academia stakeholders in the clean fuels and vehicle technologies sectors. Attendees include public fleet representatives and workforce training educators throughout California, plus alternative fuel transportation industry professionals from across the country. 

Mobilize Summit offers a glimpse into the future of mobility technology and what it means for both business and the workforce. Learn from the sharpest minds in business, government, and education to help foster early partnerships, and to advance adoption and workforce training considerations. Experts will share insights, predict future trends, and showcase emerging technology with engaging discussions, compelling demos, interactive sponsor kiosks and more.