Wednesday, January 13, 2021, DIAMOND BAR, CA – Out of concern for the health and safety of our valued event participants, SAMPE has decided to officially cancel the 2021 Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for May 24-27 in Long Beach, California.

Please know that we share in your disappointment and that we eagerly await the opportunity to bring our community back together and in person.

“As a leadership team, we have closely monitored the evolving COVID-19 situation and the response to it,” said Tim Shaughnessy, President, SAMPE North America. “Ultimately, it became clear that we will not be able to hold a May event of the same caliber as previous SAMPE Conference & Exhibitions. We’re confident that cancelling is the right decision, based on the information available. Connectivity and knowledge exchange are the core of our annual live event. Until we can offer a safe way for our industry partners to interact face-to-face, we will develop new opportunities to engage our audience.”

One of the ways that we will fulfill that objective is through the launch of a new technical community platform designed specifically for professionals in the global advanced materials and process industries. By providing a space for the community to make connections with vetted peers in private sector, government and academia; share research and solutions; access the latest developments through SAMPE and industry content; and collaborate with partners to improve their businesses, we will continue to foster growth and innovation in our field.

“We know that progress can’t wait,” said Zane Clark, CEO, SAMPE North America. “Whether we interact at an in-person event or virtually, our commitment is to provide innovative solutions that offer meaningful business and information exchange. SAMPE was founded to find solutions to current manufacturing and materials issues through an industry-government-academic network, and we will continue to do so. Our community is a collection of problem solvers—not having the ability to gather in person is simply another problem for us to solve. We’re already well on our way to achieving that goal.”

Updates about the new technical community platform and future events will be shared soon. Our team will reach out directly to SAMPE 2021 exhibitors with information about opportunities within the new platform for sponsorship and branding opportunities and/or refund options. If you have questions, please contact us at

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