AME Boston 2017

 

At the AME 2017 conference in Boston, we will explore the most successful best practices used by practitioners for increasing engagement at all levels of the enterprise.

With the theme Get Engaged, AME BOSTON 2017 will help you find ways to:

• increase engagement among your team.
develop a thriving culture.
• empower your team members to contribute in ways you never thought possible.

Attendee-driven conference

In addition to tours, sessions and workshops, this conference will offer:

• roundtable forums on different topics.
• in-depth panel discussions.
• 
innovative, attendee-driven content to maximize your learning experience.

AME Boston 2017 Schedule

An AME conference provides you with the opportunity to develop new relationships by connecting and learning from and with the best. As a member of AME you will discover practical ways to apply creative ideas to your organization. Build, recapture and rejuvenate your sense of purpose. Expand the depth and breadth of your knowledge. Sharpen lean skills, intensify your understanding of lean tools and learn how to integrate industry practices into your organization. Learn about best-in-class practices, compare your experiences to the most successful businesses and make sure your continuous improvement efforts are on target.

8 KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Tues/Wed/Thurs
Keynote speakers will help inspire your journey to enterprise excellence.

72 PRACTITIONER PRESENTATIONS & INTERACTIVE SESSIONS

Tues/Wed/Thurs
The great depth and breadth of our presentations means that you will always find something relevant— an idea, a concept or a success story—that you can use. We showcase industry leaders who are articulate advocates for change and will present to you how you can achieve the change you seek! Traditional presentations are given by practitioners. Attend as many presentations as you would like, there is no need to sign up in advance. We’ve also gathered experienced continuous improvement pioneers as hosts, panelists and presenters. Join any one of these interactive sessions around topics of special interest to our members. Attend as many sessions as you would like.

40 LOCAL BEST PRACTICE TOURS

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs
AME offers tours of industry leaders’ facilities so that you can see what really works. We make sure that you get to see “hands-on” tools and skills. All conference attendees receive a tour to a site of their choice. Restrictions and requirements for the tour must be respected. Lunch will be served off-site as part of the tour for those tours gone over the lunch hour. Tours will typically last 3-5 hours. You may sign up for a tour online beginning Monday, August 28.

24 IN-DEPTH WORKSHOPS (OPTIONAL)

Mon/Fri
In-depth half- and full-day pre- and post- conference workshops provide attendees solid, lean, practical thinking.
Full-day workshops: 8 hours / $300 / Mon only
Half-day workshops: 4 hours / $200 / Mon and Fri

40 LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (EXHIBITS)

Tues/Wed/Thurs
Learning resource center exhibitors are strongly aligned with our conference. You don’t become a learning resource center exhibitor unless your product or service is versed in lean thinking and continuous improvement. Exhibits are included with conference registration fee.

NETWORKING EVENTS

Club NuBee Hive Meet Up: Sun/Mon
If this is your first conference, join us for one of the Club NuBee Hive Meet Ups where presenters will offer an overview of the conference and answer audience questions.
Dine Around: Sun/Mon
Enjoy dinner and networking with small group of fellow attendees at a local restaurant. Cost of dinner on your own.
Speed Networking: Mon
Join us for a highly-organized and interactive way to meet new friends and colleagues. There will be an additional fee for this event.
Happy Hour: Mon/Tues
Join us for Happy Hour in the Learning Resource Center! Visit with exhibitors, network with fellow attendees and enjoy a beverage before heading off to dinner.
AME-zing Race: Tues
As your team explores interesting facts about Boston, snap photos of key locations showing your team experiencing the local culture. Cost of optional dinner following the AME-zing Race is on your own.

ALL PRE- AND POST-CONFERENCE EVENTS AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT RECEPTION TAKE PLACE AT:
SHERATON BOSTON HOTEL, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199

ALL TUESDAY-THURSDAY CONFERENCE EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT:
HYNES CONVENTION CENTER, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

Note:  All times are approximate. Schedule subject to change.

Sunday, October 8

3:00pm-7:00pm: Registration
5:00pm-5:45 pm: Club NuBee Hive Meet Up conference orientation session
6:30pm-9:00pm: Dine-Around

Monday, October 9

6:30am-5:00pm: Registration
7:00am-4:00pm: Tours
7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast for morning tours and workshops
8:00am-12:00pm: Pre-conference full-day and half-day workshops (additional fee) 
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch for full-day pre-conference workshop participants only
1:00pm-5:00pm: Pre-conference full-day (continue) and afternoon half-day workshops (additional fee)  
5:00pm-5:45pm: Club NuBee Hive Meet Up conference orientation session
5:15pm-6:15pm: Welcome “Happy Hour”
6:30pm-9:00pm: Dine-Around

Tuesday, October 10

6:30am-5:00pm: Registration
7:00am-4:00pm: Tours
7:00am-5:00pm: Learning Resource Center exhibits
7:00am-9:15am: Keynote speaker and continental breakfast for all conference attendees
9:45am-12:15pm: Traditional presentations and interactive sessions
12:15pm-1:45pm: Keynote speaker and lunch for all conference attendees
2:30pm-3:30pm: Traditional presentations and interactive sessions
3:50pm-4:40pm: Keynote speaker
5:15pm-6:15pm: “Happy Hour”
5:30pm-7:30pm: AME-zing Race

Wednesday, October 11

6:30am-5:00pm: Registration
7:00am-4:00pm: Tours
7:00am-5:00pm: Learning Resource Center exhibits
7:00am-9:15am: Keynote speaker and continental breakfast for all conference attendees
9:15am-12:15pm: Traditional presentations and interactive sessions
12:15pm-1:45pm: Keynote speaker and lunch for all conference attendees
2:30pm-3:30pm: Traditional presentations and interactive sessions
3:50pm-4:40pm: Keynote speaker
5:30pm-8:00pm: AME 2018 San Diego Night conference reception for all attendees

Thursday, October 12

6:30am-4:30pm: Registration
7:00am-3:00pm: Tours
7:00am-12:00pm: Learning Resource Center exhibits
7:00am-9:00am: Keynote speaker and continental breakfast for all conference attendees
9:30am-12:00pm: Traditional presentations and interactive sessions
12:00pm-1:25pm: Keynote speaker and lunch for all conference attendees
1:45pm-2:45pm: Traditional presentations and interactive sessions
3:15pm-4:15pm: Keynote speaker
4:15pm: Conference concludes

Friday, October 13

6:30am-8:00am: Registration
8am-12:00pm: Post-conference half-day workshops (additional fee)
Note: No tours on Friday.