The AMBayArea Summit 2024 will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. Hosted by the Association of Manufacturers Bay Area, this annual event brings together manufacturing executives,
supply chain members, and subject matter experts, as well as valued partners from education and government.
Learn from industry experts and network with fellow industry leaders at the premier event for Bay Area manufacturers.



1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Check-In | Networking


2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Welcome | Keynote


3:00 - 3:50 p.m.


4:00 - 4:50 p.m.


5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

AMBayArea MFG Awards


5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Hosted Happy Hour | Networking


In today’s competitive landscape, AI is not just a buzzword; it’s a powerful tool that can drive tangible results in small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses (SMBs). Join us for an insightful presentation designed to demystify AI and offer a comprehensive roadmap for its adoption. Ryan Kelly will break down the AI landscape into digestible components, from front-office functions to production and beyond, and discuss tactical applications for immediate impact as well as strategic approaches for long-term success. Discover the array of AI “products” available and learn how they can address specific challenges in labor-constrained operations. Whether you are just starting your AI journey or seeking to expand its scope, “Demystifying AI for SMB Manufacturers: A Roadmap for Tactical and Strategic Transformation External” will equip you with the knowledge and confidence needed to navigate and leverage AI effectively across your organization.

Ryan Kelly is part of The Association for Manufacturing Technology’s senior management team. AMT is a non-profit trade group dedicated to strengthening the U.S. industrial base through the application of manufacturing technology. A key challenge in manufacturing is that the pace of technological innovations outpaces the industry’s ability to absorb them. To help address this problem, Ryan has established AMT’s first West Coast facility in San Francisco to increase the manufacturing industry’s techno-metabolism through educational programs, pilot projects, and stronger ties between the manufacturing and emerging technology communities. Prior to working with AMT, Ryan held product, operations, and business development roles at MakeTime and Xometry.

New! AMBayArea MFG Awards

Nominate Your MFG Company

AMBayArea MFG Awards Nominations Form

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area will present the inaugural AMBayArea MFG Awards at the AMBayArea Summit 2024. Nominate your company or a fellow manufacturer that should be considered for MFR of the Year (awards will be given to a small, medium, and large manufacturer, as well as an award for AMBayArea Member of the Year). Use the online form to nominate your company. You can also email to nominate another manufacturing company – include the company name, CEO/Executive, and their contact information and we will reach out.

Breakout Sessions & Industry Leaders

AMBayArea Summit 2024 will feature industry experts providing professional development and valuable resources for manufacturers. Attend two breakout sessions choosing from variety different topics. Make sure your entire team is registered to make the most of the day!



Member Registration:

Early Bird Member Ticket = $250 (February 1 – 29)

Regular Member Ticket = $350 (After February 29)

Members: Email for member discount code.

Non-Member Registration:

Early Bird Non-Member Ticket = $350 (February 1 – 29)

Regular Non-Member Ticket = $450 (After February 29)

To receive discounted member pricing, become a member at

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Event Directions & Parking

Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, Ca 94619

Chabot Space & Science Center is located in Oakland within Redwood Regional Park. From Highway 13, take the Joaquin Miller exit. Turn left at Monterey Blvd and take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave. Continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd then turn left at the Skyline Blvd traffic light. Take Skyline 1.5 miles to the Center. Turn right into the driveway at the sign.

Free onsite parking