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.
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
10:00 – 11:30a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Lori Beckman is Senior Editor of Products Finishing brand, a property of Gardner Business Media. Lori has been a writer/editor in the manufacturing industry since 2001, creating content mostly for the Production Machining (PM) 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.
Because of her involvement in the manufacturing cleaning segment, she was fortunate enough to work with a group who helped establish the Manufacturing Cleaning Association in 2020. She sits on the executive board of directors as the association’s secretary and Marketing/ Communications Committee chair.
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:
August 31, 2024
Standard Pricing: $695, starting September 1, 2023
Evening Networking Reception
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.
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.
Visit the exhibitors on the show floor to see their products in action.
Attend educational sessions on the show floor.
Stop by booths to see their demonstrations.
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 E353ab 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
How do I register for The Parts Cleaning Conference?Stay tuned for IMTS registration!
Where can I find the conference agenda?The Parts Cleaning Conference agenda is in progress now. The agenda will be posted under the "AGENDA" page of our website when complete.
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.