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Cleaner, Greener, Smarter!

Empower your shop's cleaning capability.


Spark a Passion for the Art of Machined Parts Cleaning

The Parts Cleaning Conference is your professional, all-in-on resource to prepare you with the most current advancements and nuances in the machined parts cleaning industry. After just one day, you will walk away with a full well of knowledge and all the usable insight you need to keep your shop running in pristine condition and thorough regulatory compliance.

  • Discover new innovations in solvents and cleaning technologies

  • Forge strong relationships and find new partnerships to expand your supply chain

  • Boost your team’s education in crucial topics covering the fundamentals of cleaning and knowing the environmental rules and regulations happening now and in the future

Schedule At A Glance

Tuesday, September 10, 2024
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Conference Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break
10:00 – 11:30a.m.
Conference Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Conference Breakout Sessions
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Conference Breakout Sessions
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception
Schedule At-A-Glance

Meet the Parts Cleaning Conference Co-Chairs

We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Darren Williams and Lori Beckman 

Dr. Williams, a professor at Sam Houston State University, has been involved with the Parts Cleaning Conference for many years, and is a long-standing member of the cleaning industry. Beckman is parts cleaning editor of Production Machining and Products Finishing magazines. Working together, Dr. Williams and Beckman have curated a quality program with a top-notch speaker lineup.

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Dr. Williams teaches Physical Chemistry I and II, General Chemistry I and II, and graduate courses in spectroscopy and thermodynamics at Sam Houston State. He has authored over two dozen research articles and a book chapter on parts cleaning.


A recent grant from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense, helped Dr. Williams identify, create and test azeotropic blends for the replacement of trichloroethylene and n-propyl bromide solvents in military vapor degreasing operations.

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Lori Beckman is Senior Editor of Products Finishing, a property of Gardner Business Media. Lori has been a writer/editor in the manufacturing industry since 2004, creating content mostly for the Production Machining brand before joining the PF staff. She has been representing the brands at industry events across the world and has been covering industrial parts cleaning for many years as well.

Lori has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Dayton. She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two children.

Your Conference Package

When you register for The Parts Cleaning Conference, you’ll receive:

  • Access to all educational sessions plus speaker presentation materials after the event

  • Breakfast, two refreshment breaks, networking lunch and evening cocktail reception

  • Entry into the IMTS exhibit hall and full access to all the benefits of IMTS

Bring Your Team!

You’ll receive a group discount when you register three or more team members from the same company.

Early Bird Pricing:


Register by
August 31, 2024

Standard Pricing: $695, starting September 1, 2023

Conference Registration Package

Evening Networking Reception

4:00-5:30 p.m.

One of the highlights of The Parts Cleaning Conference, our evening reception is a time to celebrate our community and commitment to the industrial parts cleaning industry over gourmet hors d’oeuvres and crisp beverages. Join us during this relaxed party to catch up with friends and colleagues, continue the day’s discussions and make plans to meet again.


The evening cocktail reception is included with your registration.

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September 9 - 14, 2024
McCormick Place, Chicago IL

IMTS 2024 is where the creators, the builders, the sellers, and the drivers of manufacturing technology come to connect, be inspired, and find solutions. From around the globe, the industry gathers to discover the latest in innovations and technologies changing our future through advanced and traditional manufacturing, robotics, automation, and digital transformation. Be a part of the change


Your Parts Cleaning Conference registration includes full access to IMTS.

The 2024 IMTS Parts Cleaning Technology Exhibitors Include:

  • List coming soon

  • I've already registered for IMTS. How do I upgrade and add on the Parts Cleaning Conference?
    Once you are registered for the 2024 IMTS, it's simple to add on the Parts Cleaning Conference! 1. Log in to the Registration Resource Center. (Use your IMTS confirmation number and email found on your IMTS registration confirmation email). 2. Select "Upgrade to Parts Cleaning Conference."
  • Where and when is the 2024 Parts Cleaning Conference?
    The 2024 Parts Cleaning Conference is being held September 10, 2024 during IMTS at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. McCormick Place Lakeside Center, East Building Rooms E353BC 2301 S Lake Shore Dr. Schedule At-a-Glance: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Conference Sessions 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Conference Sessions 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Breakout Conference Sessions 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception
  • How much does it cost to attend The Parts Cleaning Conference?
    Early-Bird Pricing: $595 — Register by August 31, 2024. Standard Pricing: $695 — Register between September 1-10, 2024 Group Pricing: Register three or more team members from the same company for a group discount. Contact Beth Kasson at for details.
  • How do I register for The Parts Cleaning Conference?
    Follow THIS LINK to register for IMTS and the Parts Cleaning Conference!
  • Where can I find the conference agenda?
    The Parts Cleaning Conference agenda can be found HERE.
  • What does my conference registration include?
    Registration to The Parts Cleaning Conference Includes: Full access to The Parts Cleaning Conference educational sessions plus all presentation materials after the event Full access to the IMTS Exhibit Halls Breakfast, lunch and networking breaks on Tuesday, September 10, 2024 A ticket to The Parts Cleaning Conference Networking Reception
  • How do I book my hotel to receive the best pricing?
    Visit our Hotel + Travel page on this website to view the host hotel information. Hotels sell out fast so be sure to book early to secure your spot and take advantage of early pricing.
  • Where should I park if I'm not staying in a hotel?
    The McCormick Place has multiple options for parking. Follow this link to get more information regarding the venue.
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