Conference Program

The latest advancements in materials and processes. 

Come with questions, leave with answers. 

As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, the SAMPE conference provides the most extensive and applicable programming for the advanced materials and processes industry anywhere in the world. Each conference category includes a variety of programs that engage and educate on ground-breaking technologies, industry advances, and provide opportunity to source solutions for critical challenges.

Abstract submissions for the SAMPE 2022 conference program will begin in Fall 2021. 

The 2021 technical papers and presentations are available for on-demand viewing at SAMPE neXus, a 3-day virtual event on June 29 — July 1, 2021 the new SAMPE 365 platform.

Conference Tracks and Sub-Categories:

  • Additive Manufacturing

    • Polymeric​

    • Metallic

    • Tooling Applications

  • Advanced Design and Analysis

    • Advanced Design Techniques​

    • Modeling & Simulation

  • Bonding and Joining

    • Surface Preparation, Treatment, and Verification​

    • Adhesive Chemistry

    • Structural Adhesives

    • Alternative Joining Methods

    • Bonding Dissimilar Materials

  • Composites Factory of the Future - Industry 4.0

    • Material Manufacturing and Production​

    • Structures Manufacturing and Production

    • Processing Advances: Pyrolysis and Solvolysis

  • Emerging Markets in Composites

    • Urban Air Mobility​

    • Electric Vehicles

    • Building and Construction

    • Energy Storage

  • Extreme Temperature Materials and Applications

  • Government Technology Programs

    • NASA Advanced Composites Project​

    • Air Force

    • Navy

    • Army

    • DOE

    • DOT

    • Other

  • Multi-functional Materials

    • Graphene

    • Hybrid Fiber Composites​

    • Nanomaterial

    • Other

  • Rapid Manufacturing of Advanced Composites

    • Low Cost Tooling​

    • Automated Manufacturing Processes

    • Quality Control in Rapid Manufacturing

  • Sustainability and Recycling Applications

    • Natural Fibers & Matrix Materials​

    • Recycled Material Applications

    • Processing Advances: Pyrolysis and Solvolysis

  • Testing, Inspection and Repair

  • Thermoplastic Composites

Conference Program Types

Tutorials: three-hour courses that fully immerse attendees in a single area of focus. These courses establish a foundation for enhanced learning and understanding throughout the conference. 


Keynote Presentation: The opening keynote presentation will take place on Tuesday and is open to all badged attendees. ​

Technical Paper Presentations: 25-minute presentations based on pre-approved technical papers. Each individual presentation is considered a Conference Program. Conference registration is required for access. Show Sampler registrants need to use one ticket per presentation.


ITAR Restricted Presentations: Several sessions taking place at SAMPE are restricted presentations governed by ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations). To attend any of these sessions restricted by ITAR, attendees must bring proof of citizenship PLUS the other verification documents as shown here.


Featured Presentations: Invite-only presentations are 1 hour in length. Conference registration is required for access. Show Sampler registrants need to use one ticket per presentation. 


Panels: Provide the opportunity to cover a technology topic with a group of experts active within the field of new and emerging technologies, industry trends and advances. Panels run 1.5 – 2 hours. Conference registration is required for access. Show Sampler registrants need to use one ticket per panel.

Thursday Awards Presentation: Tickets can be purchased separately.