3D CIC Call for Speakers

It’s evident to us that Model-Based Enterprise implementers are eager for industry experience and collaboration that can enable their digital transformations. For 16 years, 3D CIC has been a gathering place for industry practitioners to network and learn.

Action Engineering is planning to host 3D CIC as scheduled in October. However, we are already looking at what-if scenarios should the ongoing global crisis affect the in-person 3D CIC experience. We plan to host 3D CIC virtually if the in-person event must be cancelled. We will make a live vs. virtual decision at a later date.

Contribute to 3D CIC 2020

Action Engineering invites Model-Based Definition professionals from around the world to submit abstracts for presentation at the 17th annual 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress ​taking place October 12-15, 2020 in Golden, Colorado, USA. This congress features a wide range of exciting discussions and networking opportunities with experts and up-and-coming champions in the field of Model-Based Definition implementation, committed to Trust Digital advancement.

3D CAD thought leaders from commercial and government organizations are invited to present their Trust Digital stories of success, challenge, business strategy, and technology solutions. Medical, aerospace, defense, electronics, automotive, industrial equipment, and product development industries from small to large organizations are represented at this annual event, with a shared goal of enhancing Industry 4.0 and Digital Thread initiatives.

This is an opportunity to share your MBD knowledge with international colleagues who are actively pursuing digital transformation with CAD-agnostic digital methods. We welcome abstracts related to the field of MBD from any disciplinary background, regardless of where you are in your MBD/Trust Digital journey.

Abstracts will be peer reviewed by Action Engineering. Acceptance will be based on content, available space, and overall program balance. Presentations will take place live on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 13-15, 2020 in Golden, Colorado.


To encourage the industry-forward focus of 3D CIC, we allow a limited number of vendor speaking slots. For vendors wishing to present, the Signature and CAD & Cocktails sponsorships provide for this, with 20-min and 10-min speaking slots respectively. You are welcome to suggest any of your end-user customers as speakers and share this form with them.

Submit an Abstract

Clear and concise abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted by May 29, 2020. Selected speakers will receive a complimentary registration for 3D CIC; a second co-speaker is eligible to receive a $200 discount on their registration.

Notifications regarding acceptance will be made by June 12, 2020 and selected speakers are expected to confirm their acceptance within one week of notification.

View previous 3D CIC speakers here.

Be creative and clever!
Feel free to reach out to Action Engineering with any questions.


Speakers retain the right to rescind their submission from consideration or request that their abstract not be published. There is no obligation for Action Engineering to provide feedback to speakers regarding final decisions.

If you have trouble submitting your abstract through the online form, or have any questions about the submission requirements or process, please email Action Engineering.