What: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hosts its annual International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE),the largest interdisciplinary mechanical engineering conference in the world, October 30 through November 3, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. IMECE stimulates innovation and fosters new engineering collaborations through unique program elements and networking opportunities, including more than 2,300 presentations, hundreds of technical sessions, and engaging keynotes.
Who: IMECE draws industry professionals from nearly every region, discipline, and industry as participants, exhibitors, and sponsors. Engineering management and professionals in aerospace, automotive, medical, R&D, and applied mechanics, and more have registered to attend.
Keynote speakers include:
Jonathan Yaney, founder and CEO of SpinLaunch, and Creon Levit, director of research and development at Planet Labs, for the October 31 opening keynote: “Doing the Impossible – Reengineering Space Launch”
Vivek Lall, Ph.D., chief executive of General Atomics Global Corporation and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by U.S. President Joe Biden, who will discuss the defense, energy, and space sectors and how innovation is driving progress for the future in “Imagining the Future of Engineering” on November 1.
Alba Colón, director of competition systems and technical partnerships with Hendrick Motorsports, who will highlight the engineering work and everyday challenges behind the scenes of the most successful NASCAR Cup Series race team on November 3.
Among the interdisciplinary discussions is a special panel session on “Systems Engineering Requirements for Space Habitats,” featuring: Al Tradros, chief technology officer at Redwire Space; Larry Toups, emeritus at NASA Johnson Space Center; Melodie Yashar, director of building design and performance at ICON; and Morgan Gendel, award-winning “Star Trek” writer and founder of Planetary Shelter LLC. Gendel is the creator of Habolith, a habitat built from regolith that he successfully patented. An ASME member, he is developing the design concept in conjunction with NASA and private industry for use on the Moon, Mars, and as refugee housing here on Earth. Gendel also will be recording footage at IMECE for a new docu-series, “To Boldly Go,” that he is actively pitching to TV studios and networks.
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio
When: Sunday through Thursday, October 30 – November 3, 2022