We know the decision to attend an event like ESPRIT World 2018 isn't always an easy one. There are costs involved, time spent away from work, sometimes a long drive or plane ride.

But we believe that ESPRIT 2018 will be well worth it. Here are just a few reasons why:

1. Training

Our focus, as always, will be on training. We've got an excellent lineup of classes this year to help companies hone their milling, turning, Swiss and wire EDM programming strategies. At the end of ESPRIT World 2018, you'll go home invigorated—ready to take on challenging projects and equipped with the confidence and skills you need for more effective programming and machining.

2. ESPRIT Talks

In addition to classes, you'll hear from a terrific lineup of industry experts and thought leaders, including Doug Woods, the president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology. After listening to our ESPRIT Talks series, you'll come away with concrete ideas and solutions to the challenges you face every day — which you'll then be able to take back to the shop to share with your colleagues.

3. Our sponsors

You'll also be able to visit our exhibitors hall and meet the ESPRIT World sponsors, including DMG Mori, ANSYS SpaceClaim, CGTech Vericut and Zoller, to learn more about how their solutions can help your business.

4. Preparation for the future

We'll make sure you're prepared for the future. Throughout our classes and ESPRIT Talks, you'll learn about where ESPRIT CAM is heading, as our industry navigates the world of automation, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing.

5. Networking

Sometimes, discovering what other people in your industry are doing can be the most valuable take-away of all. At ESPRIT World 2018, you'll have the chance to meet and network with hundreds of fellow programmers, engineers and shop managers and discuss how you use ESPRIT.

6. One-on-one sessions

If you've got in-depth questions that can't be answered during class time, or if you need extra help with a specific project, you can sign up for a 90-minute one-one-one session with an ESPRIT applications engineer.

7. Our location

We've located this year's event in Indianapolis, IN — our first time in the Midwest. Believe it or not, Indy is within a day's drive of more than half of the US population — they don't call it the Crossroads of America for nothing. Indianapolis is a three-hour drive from Chicago, Louisville and Cincinnati, and less than five hours from Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Louis. We chose Indianapolis this year partly to be closer to our many Midwestern customers, but we'll admit that we're also excited to be in the home of the Indy 500.

Need to convince your boss?

Download our "convince your boss" letter detailing the benefits of attending ESPRIT World 2018.

Download letter

Ready to register?

Click below to register, build your schedule of classes and events, and rent a laptop. Once you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to reserve your hotel room at our reduced rate.

Register now

Hotel & Travel

Find out more about Indy and how to get there, and learn about our ESPRIT World location this year, the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

Learn more