Attendance for the American Composites Manufacturers Association’s (ACMA) bi-annual Corrosion, Mining, Infrastructure and Architecture Conference – Digging Down and Building Up with Composites– exceeded all expectations with a sold-out exhibit hall of 33 exhibitors. The conference, held May 15-16 in Denver, Colo., offered manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, engineers, architects, designers, educators, students and end users the opportunity to see what new composite technology and design advancements have been developed for their markets.

John Busel, director of ACMA’s Composites Growth Initiative, was the keynote speaker for the opening General Session, which focused on how the composites industry must react to the challenges of meeting new testing and demonstration standards when introducing products into new composites markets.

Greg Lynn, owner of architecture firm Greg Lynn Form in Venice, Calif. was the featured speaker on May 15. His presentation about innovative design and structure mixed with materials of all types – including composites and plastics – provided a look at what can be and what is yet come for the world’s future architects. Learn more about Lynn’s presentation.

Over the course of two days, 200 attendees were involved in more than 30 education sessions in four Tracks. Professional development hours were available to attendees, and for the first time since ACMA became an approved American Institute of Architects CES Provider.

Read all about what happened at the CMI conference.