Automate 2024: What to expect at the industrial automation show in Chicago

800+ exhibitors, 15+ tracks offered for show attendees in 2024


Automate 2024 in Chicago will have over 800+ exhibitors.
Automate 2024 in Chicago will feature an abundance of industrial automation vendors and industry professionals, including a multitude of robotics providers.

CHICAGO - As McCormick Place welcomes the annual gathering of automation enthusiasts, professionals, educators and more from May 6-9 in Chicago, Automate 2024 attendees can expect an exciting four days filled with sessions and demonstrations.

Robotics 24/7 will be in attendance at the largest automation show in North America, covering the news about the robotics industry and taking in the sights and sounds of demonstrations from companies all around the world.

Automate 2024 general information

McCormick Place will serve as the home of Automate 2024, with vendor booths, theaters, press conference rooms, keynotes and sessions taking place in the South Building.

The show will open at 10 a.m. each day, and close at 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, and 3 p.m. on Thursday. All times are U.S. Central Time Zone.

Over 30,000 have registered for the show, with 800+ exhibitors expected. Attendees can take in demonstrations and follow over 15 tracks for sessions and presentations during the show.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to obtain certifications from A3. The show organizer will offer its Certified Vision Professional (Basic and Advanced) and Certified Motion Control Professional certifications during the week.

Keynote sessions during Automate 2024 will be led by:

  • Billy Beane, former executive vice president of the Oakland Athletics
  • Del Costy, president and managing director of Siemens Digital Industries
  • Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT
  • Wendy Tan White, CEO of Intrinsic, an Alphabet Company

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Automate 2024 in Chicago will have over 800+ exhibitors.

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