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Automate 2019

McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois
Apr 08 - Apr 11, 2019

Why Attend


Automate is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America. Formerly the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show which dates back to 1977, Automate now demonstrates the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions for a broad array of industries. The show is held once every two years.

Right at the front of Automate, companies that provide integration of automation, robotics and machine vision will show actual demonstrations of systems. This will allow attendees to see live demos solving challenges they face in their industry, and also to learn from solutions used in other industries that may be beneficial to them. The rest of the show features the latest automation, robotic, vision and motion control technologies and systems on display from leading global suppliers.

A comprehensive educational conference accompanies the Automate show. Featuring a broad array of classes from beginner to advanced skill levels, the conference offers something for all attendees - they can take one class or four full days of training. Classes are taught by experienced industry professionals who understand the industry challenges our attendees face. Our conference has been consistently rated high-quality and high-value, delivering a training experience that is immediately worthwhile.

Come see over 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest in automation technologies

Held once every two years in the United States, Automate is the broadest automation solutions event in North America, affording the best overview of the entire industry. Featuring the latest in cutting-edge robotics, vision, motion control, and related technologies, the event attracts thousands of visitors from around the world looking for ways to enhance their processes, improve product quality, lower costs, and sharpen their competitive edge.



Each day, you can join an expert huddle discussion happening in the show floor theater. Topics will cover a variety of important issues and each 40 minute discussion will be led by an industry expert.


Part of the conference offering - attendees can take classes and an exam or just the exam (for those with experience) to become a Certified Vision Professional (CVP) or a Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP).


The Automate Launch Pad Startup competition highlights the industry’s most innovative young companies in robotics, machine vision, and motion control who are competing for the spotlight and a cash award.


The International Vision Standards booth contains hardware demonstrations of all of the major vision standards and offers a great opportunity to talk to experts about these standards.


Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and its trade associations, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - the global association for vision and imaging, the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), and the Association for Advancing Automation México (A3 México).

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Future and Past Event Dates

Event Name City State Atendance Exhibitors Date
Automate 2021 Detroit Michigan - - May 17, 2021
Automate 2019 Chicago Illinois 20,000 500 Apr 8, 2019
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