Transformative Technologies in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering and related fields are undergoing increasingly rapid innovation cycles: Robotics, AI, energy, and materials are making their way into everything we do. Digital manufacturing processes are changing how we think about production; product design practices are evolving, and customer expectations are shifting. Can you keep up?

On this intense executive briefing day, we bring a series of speakers to advise you on trends, transformations, and disruption in fields related to Mechanical Engineering, so that you can spot opportunities and prepare for disturbances. We will cover Robotics, Data/AI, Energy, Design, Manufacturing, and more. 

Join us for engaging, information-packed presentations from top experts on trends and transformations. Participate in eye-opening activities, and network with like-minded executives.

This day-long event will take place on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 8:30am-5pm, on Columbia University's campus in New York City. Space is capped at 40 persons to maintain an intimate atmosphere.


Engaging information-packed presentations from top experts on trends and transformations within Robotics, Data/AI, Energy, Design, Manufacturing. Eye-opening activities and networking opportunities with like-minded executives

Tentative schedule. Content subject to change.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast (provided)

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Program Overview

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Intro to disruptions

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM Coffee Break

9:50 AM - 10:35 AM Robotics and AI

10:35 AM - 10:45 AM Q/A + Group discussion

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Energy and Built Environment

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM Q/A + Group discussion

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM Coffee Break

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Disruption Wheel exercise

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM Lunch (Provided) / Free discussion

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM Digital Manufacturing

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM Q/A + Group discussion

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Product Design and customer expectations

2:45 PM - 2:55 PM Q/A + Group discussion

2:55 PM - 3:20 PM Afternoon Coffee break

3:20 PM - 4:05 PM Aerospace

4:05 PM - 4:15 PM Q/A + Group discussion

4:15 PM - 4:35 PM A day in the future exercise

4:35 PM - 5:00 PM Group Sharing and conclusion

Pricing and registration

When: Friday, April 28, 2023 from 8:30am-5pm

Where: Columbia University Faculty House (Morningside Campus)

Fee: $2500 per person

  • 10% Discount for Columbia Alumni (using code: alumni10)
  • 10% Discount for groups (using code: group10)
    • Two or more attendees from the same group will receive a 10% discount each.
  • Discounts may be combined (using code: alumnigroup20)

Cancellation and replacement: Full refund if canceled within two weeks of start date. Participant name may be changed at any time.

Event is capped at 40 participants.

Register HERE

Event Registration

Event is capped at 40 participants. Secure your spot ASAP!


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