From Concept to Market: Speeding Medtech Innovation Forward

Get three tracks of technical training and education: R&D and Product Development, Technical Solutions, and Medtech Manufacturing. With an All-Access Pass, you can also attend the Embedded Systems Conference, which offers education on four tracks: Embedded Hardware Design & Verification, Embedded Software Design & Verification, IoT & Connected Devices, and Advanced Technologies.

Inspiring Keynote Address

A perfect mix of education and motivation, the keynote speakers are visionary leaders with practical experience. Wednesday's speaker — the University of Minnesota's Michael McAlpine, an authority on 3D printing — discusses mixing biological and functional materials via 3D and the mixtures' impact on human bodies. On Thursday, VSI Labs founder and autonomous vehicle expert Phil Magney reveals the tech, within the vehicles and the world around them, that can make autonomous driving safe. Prepare for these speakers to intrigue you and inspire you.

MD&M Track Themes

Track A's sessions cover issues important to R&D engineers, design engineers, and others in the early phases of medtech development: advances in product development techniques, human-centered design, artificial intelligence, sensor technology, usability testing, getting products to market fast, and more.

After you conceive a device and move it into development, you face a new set of challenges. This track offers sessions on choosing and using materials, prototyping, meeting material and product testing requirements, overseeing process and quality control, verification and validation, and ensuring compliance with regulatory and key industry standards.

This track looks at the final stages of making devices and getting them to market. Sessions will dig into topics such as adding smart manufacturing technologies (including artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, and the Internet of Things) to the manufacturing process. They'll also cover traditional manufacturing issues such as supply chain and scale-up.

ESC Track Themes

Dive deep into the latest information in low-power design, systems architecture, debug & test, security, sensors, and wireless networking techniques that can help engineer more efficient products.

Drill down into new thinking behind device drivers, open-source software, code reliability, languages, and much more.

Learn how networks are growing, integrating, and improving the way we build and experience the world. Topics include architecture, firmware, security, and application software.

Topics will focus on virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, and related topics. This track reveals how these innovations and others will change the manufacturing industry.

Session Format

Technical Sessions

Carefully curated topics ensure that you receive both the breadth and the depth of training that you need to understand the core competencies and advancements in your field.

Panel Discussions

An expert moderator guides a conversation with various industry experts to give you rich insights through a range of diverse perspectives.

Case Studies

Leaders and pioneers discuss strategies, products, or business models to give you tips and use-case examples of existing or upcoming technologies.

Five Benefits You'll Get

Track Hopping

Choose any session across all tracks to build the agenda that’s right for you. More than 30 hours of education!

Leading Education

Get up to speed on industry mainstays including automation, IoT, bioprinting, 3D printing, VR, AI, surgical robots, and more.

Top Speakers

Learn from the brightest minds at top companies including Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Texas Instruments.

Networking Lunches

Connect with serious professionals at exclusive networking lunches for conference pass holders only.

Cocktail Reception

Enjoy even more networking at this party on Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 for conference pass holders only.

Need to Justify Your Attendance?

You understand the conference's benefits. You know that expanding your knowledge and seeing the latest tech is essential. But if you need to convince management to let you attend, we can help. Use our Justification Kit to convince your boss that sending you to MD&M Minneapolis will pay off.


Conference Hours

Wednesday, October 31
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.