3D Printing Conference

Join us for our First Annual 3D Printing Conference on Friday, November 13, 2015. We are excited to provide this unique opportunity for Illinois students, faculty, and staff to learn how 3D printing is revolutionaizing business by bringing together leading experts in the 3D Printing domain from both industry and academia.

When: Friday, November 13, 2015

Where: Room 3041 Business Instructional Facility (BIF), 515 E. Gregory Drive Champaign, IL 61820,

Attire: Business Casual

Lunch: Lunch will be provided at 12:15 PM, including vegetarian options



Please register for the conference by Friday, November 6th at 11:59 PM. Sign up fast! We have a limited number of spots for this special event and we will also be holding a waitlist. Waitlist attendees will be notified by Wednesday, November 11th if they have been offered a spot in the conference.


9:45-10:10 am Check-in

10:15-10:30am Opening remarks, Jeff Brown- Dean of the College of Business
10:30-10:45am Introduction, Aric Rindfleisch- Executive Director of the MakerLab & Department Head of Business Administration
10:45-11:30am 3D Printing and the Future(or Demise) of Intellectual Property, John Hornick- Counselor and litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm & founder of Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group
11:30-12:15pm Industrial Design, Design thinking and 3D Modeling Jeff Smith- Education Program Manager at Autodesk
12:15-12:45pm Complementary Networking Lunch/Tour of ILLINOIS MakerLab
12:45-1:30pm Additive Manufacturing, Mark Cotteleer- Research Director at Deloitte & author of a number of best-selling Harvard Business School case studies
1:30-2:15pm The Consumer Side of 3D Printing, Edward Hmurovic- Director of Sales & Business Development for North America at Ultimaker
2:15-2:45pm Faculty Panel:  Vishal Sachdev- Director of the MakerLab, Jeff Ginger- Operations Lead at the Fab Lab, Jim Leake- Director of Engineering Graphics at UIUC’s Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering,  David Weightman- Industrial Design Professor at UIUC’s School of Art and Design
2:45-3pm Closing remarks, Vishal Sachdev