Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Integr8? We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions. Have a question that’s not on this list? We are happy to help! Call 800-427-5100 or email info@automationalley.com.

What is Integr8?

Integr8 is a global Industry 4.0 conference held annually in Detroit, Michigan that brings together international technology and manufacturing professionals and industry leaders to share ideas, get inspired and take action as the smart and connected technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rapidly transform advanced manufacturing and create upheavals across multiple industries.

Industry 4.0 changes the way we make things, the way businesses operate and the role humans play in the labor economy. Integr8 aims to address the overwhelming need for Industry 4.0 integration, implementation and education by exposing attendees to cutting-edge technologies and introducing them to the innovators shaping our future.

How do I register?

Registration opens to Automation Alley members first at a discounted price on June 1. Tickets include entrance to the Exhibit Hall, keynote presentations, breakout sessions, roundtable participation, breakfast, lunch and a closing reception. On July 1, public registration opens, and members and non-members can register at the rates below.

  • June 1-June 30 (Automation Alley members only): $199
  • July 1-Aug. 31: $299
  • Sept. 1-Oct. 31: $399
  • Nov. 1-Nov. 10: $499

What COVID-19 measures is Integr8 taking to ensure attendee health and safety?

Integr8 is following TCF Center COVID-19 preventative measures, which include:

  • Installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the center
  • Covid-19 training and daily temperature screening for all employees
  • Increased signage outlining advisable precautions (e.g. handwashing)
  • The use of a new product called BNC-15, which is effective against the coronavirus. This product is utilized by staff on each shift to spray and disinfect all door knobs, ledges, counters, handrails, escalator rails and other surfaces people touch regularly
  • Use of a Kaivac Cleaning System with the disinfectant NABC to power wash restrooms regularly
  • Housekeepers carry disinfecting wipes in service carts to give immediate aid to customers
  • Engagement with the federal, state and local health organizations to ensure we receive the latest updates and protocols
  • Critical information is distributed to key staff members and business partners to help prevent communicable illnesses throughout the venue

If the conference is postponed due to COVID-19 will my ticket transfer to the new date? If I can't make the new date can I get a refund?

Yes! If Integr8 is rescheduled, your ticket will transfer to the rescheduled date. If you cannot make the rescheduled date, please contact info@automationalley.com to request a refund.

What are the eight technology sectors of Industry 4.0?

Integr8 focuses on the integration of the eight core technology sectors of Industry 4.0: The Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), The Cloud, Cybersecurity, Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Materials and Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Immersion.

How do I become a speaker, sponsor or exhibitor?

Speak: Are you an Industry 4.0 thought leader or a subject matter expert in one of Integr8’s eight core technology sectors? There are several ways to present at Integr8, whether that’s through a solo speaking role or as part of a panel discussion. Find the opportunity that’s right for you and gain visibility as an expert in your field. Contact us at info@automationalley.com to learn more.

Sponsor: With 1,000-plus attendees expected, Integr8 2020 presents the perfect opportunity for your company to position itself as an industry leader while gaining considerable visibility within the ecosystem of manufacturing and technology professionals shaping our future. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact info@automationalley.com.

Exhibit: Exhibit at Integr8 and align your brand with the people and technologies shaping our future. Integr8 gives your company the unique opportunity to tell your Industry 4.0 story and share your technology innovations to industry leaders and policy experts. Contact info@automationalley.com to secure your expo sponsorship today!

Why Detroit?

Detroit is the city people are talking about—in a good way. Our story as the comeback city has been well documented over the past few years, as a growing number of innovative tech startups and small business owners transform the Motor City’s image into a hotbed for young talent with entrepreneurial grit across all industries. Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is indeed alive and well — but what makes our area so unique is that we are not only home to the thinkers, but also the makers. It started with Henry Ford’s Model T and Michigan has never looked back.

Manufacturing is in our DNA. And this unique combination of brains and muscle is what sets us apart from places like Silicon Valley, and what will ultimately help drive Detroit, and the entire state of Michigan, forward during a time of great technological change known as Industry 4.0.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept payment from any major credit card via online registration. If you’d prefer to pay by check or ACH, please contact us at info@automationalley.com.

How will I get my tickets if I buy them online?

Your tickets will be emailed to you. You do not need to bring your tickets to the venue but having them available on your phone will help us expedite the check-in process.

Do you offer refunds?

Due to limited seating, tickets for this event are non-refundable. If you have any questions, please contact info@automationalley.com.

What time do the doors open?

The doors to the event officially open at 5 p.m. on Nov. 9 for Luminate and 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 for the Integr8 conference.

Where should I park?

Currently, TCF Center has 2,246 parking spaces available for a fee on a first come first serve basis at the TCF Roof Deck, Washington Blvd., and in the TCF Center Congress Street Garage. TCF Center is not responsible for items left in vehicles parked in TCF Center garages. For more information, visit tcfcenterdetroit.com.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Due to limited seating, some tickets may be available at the door. To ensure that you have a spot at the event, be sure to register early!

What should I wear?

Check the weather before you arrive. Detroit weather in November is typically cold. There is no dress code for Integr8, but your office’s version of business casual and comfortable shoes are recommended!