Accelerator Program


The Accelerator Program, previously referred to as the Large Group Program, is designed for companies sending teams of 10+, 25+ or 50+ to the AME International Conference. Companies that send large teams to our international conference experience dramatic impacts on their culture.

As companies progress on their lean journey, they begin to realize that their continuous improvement efforts will require a strong collaborative effort from all levels of the organization. The more people on a team who share the AME conference experience, the more impact it will have on a company’s goals and objectives.

The AME international conference is focused on helping members share, learn and grow their lean knowledge and continuous improvement initiatives, inspiring leadership, and building a trusted, reliable resource on which team members can rely. Large team participation profoundly accelerates a company’s ability to deliver value to the customer.

Whether a company sends a team of 10+, 25+ or 50+, the Accelerator Program provides the perfect forum for maximizing an organization’s efforts to improve their processes and positively impact their culture. For example: A large collaborative effort at the conference often sparks more animated daily debrief meetings that help identify hidden barriers that are holding companies back. Accelerator Program participants experience the power of lean and deliver greater customer value. AME offers numerous conference benefits available only to Accelerators. 

To learn more, download the full Accelerator Program breakdown here.


There's an app for that!

Accelerators have their own area inside the conference app. Get the app on your phone and have the most important information accessible to you throughout the conference at the touch of a button. To learn more about how the app can help you get the most out of the conference, click here.

For Apple devices, click here.
For Android devices, click here.
Don't have an Apple or Android device? Click here to use the online version!


Reserved seating / debrief room assignments / contacting your facilitator

For details such as reserved seating for program participants, debreif room assignments and schedules, or to contact your facilitator, click here for a complete list of our 2017 Accelerator Program groups.

Join us in San Diego as an Accelerator

Accelerator Program benefits include:

  • Lowest conference registration pricing
  • Special access to early tour registration (for groups of 25 or more)
  • Reserved seating for keynote speakers and special access to them, upon availability
  • Assistance with building personalized conference itineraries, upon request
  • Facilitation of specialized learning opportunities
  • Special access to daily debrief meeting room and facilitation services
  • Facilitation and discussion of post-conference action plans

Interested in participating in the Accelerator Program? Groups are reviewed for Accelerator programming by the Accelerator Program chair. Please contact Phil Roether at for more information.

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Meet our 2017 Accelerators:







Federal and State Government
McKee Foods Corporation






Caterpillar Inc/OEM





Sutter Health
Wahl Clipper