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The palpable enthusiasm at the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expos in New York City and Chicago has motivated conference organizer Mediabistro to extend the conference to San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 17-Sept. 18. With a new city, speakers, and exhibitors, the event provides educational and networking opportunities to professionals interested in the business and applications of 3D printing.

The event’s proximity to Silicon Valley makes it an ideal place to hold the event, attracting leaders in the Valley’s startup community.

Carl Bass, the president and CEO of Autodesk, Avi Reichental, the president and CEO of 3D Systems, and S. Scott Crump, the founder of Stratasys, will deliver the conference’s three keynote addresses.

Crump will also participate in the session, “3D Printing Pioneers,” which will bring together Carl Deckard, Polymer Scientist at Structured Polymers, and Chuck Hull, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of 3D Systems. The three creators of FDM, SLS, and SLA will discuss their early technical and commercial challenges and what it took to become successful.

MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis and Stratasys Founder S. Scott Crump speak at Inside 3D Printing Chicago.

Above: MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis and Stratasys Founder S. Scott Crump speak at Inside 3D Printing Chicago.

Additional sessions include “The 10 Principles of 3D Printing,” “Leveraging 3D Printing Through Innovative Design for Space Exploration,” “The Promise of Distributed Manufacturing, The Financial Landscape, and Local Connectivity & 3D Printing: How It Got Here and Where It Will Take Us.” View the full program here.

New exhibitors, including Artec Group, Made in Space, Fathom, GoEngineer, will join the conference’s expo hall with the likes of Stratasys and 3D Systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest 3D printers and services and watch them in action.

PERK: Enter our discount code: BEAT for 15 percent off your full conference pass. Prices increase this Wednesday, so register now and save.

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