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2017 Fall Technical Meeting

October 22-24, 2017 | Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

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Gears remain an essential component of today’s machines, making industry innovation fundamental to the rise of modern mechanical technology. Therefore, it is crucial that engineers have an opportunity to communicate ideas with other experts in the field. AGMA’s annual Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) is the perfect forum in which to share this cutting-edge research and to disperse knowledge for the benefit of the industry.

Each year, authors selected by AGMA write peer-reviewed technical papers on topics relevant to the gear industry. These topics of interest may include subject matter related to the following: design and analysis; manufacturing and quality; materials, metallurgy, and heat treatment; operation, maintenance, and efficiency; and gear failure. The authors then have the opportunity to present the results of their work at the Fall Technical Meeting to an audience of knowledgeable engineering professionals from the United States and around the world. During a question and answer period at the end of each session, authors and attendees are able to exchange their ideas. We encourage gear industry experts and professionals to submit a paper. Papers should be on relevant technical subjects, original to the AGMA audience (not a paper that has been previously published in its submitted form), technically accurate, and free of commercialism.


  • It is recommended that authors of selected papers begin early in obtaining any required company approvals for submitting and presenting a paper at FTM, visa applications, and travel expenses.
  • For your paper to be considered for publication and presentation at the FTM, you must first submit an abstract to AGMA.
  • The submission process for this event will take place entirely online.

Abstracts should be between 200 and 500 words.


For abstract samples and guidance on abstract writing, see the following:

  • University of Adelaide Writing Centre – Writing an Abstract
  • Cornell University Enginnering – Abstract Submission Guidelines
  • University of Toronto Engineering – Abstracts & Executive Summaries


The online portal system will only allow one abstract to be submitted at a time. Each abstract submission must be completed before a second can be initiated. Do not send supplemental material (photos, articles, or full draft papers). Supplemental materials will not be seen by the abstract reviewers.

Please READ THESE COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS for submitting an abstract through the online portal.

You will then click this link to start your submission.


  • October 4, 2016 (midnight after the 2016 FTM): submission website opens for online abstract submissions
  • December 16, 2016: All abstract submissions due to AGMA through the online portal

Please note the change in our abstract submission schedule

  • February 6, 2017: Authors notified of acceptance (or rejection)

Abstracts selected to participate in the 2017 FTM must plan to meet the following schedule:

  • May 5, 2017: Review draft of paper due (this draft should consist of the completed paper)
  • July 20, 2017: Reviewers’ comments available to authors for preparation of the final draft (through online portal)
  • October 6, 2017: Final draft of paper due
  • October 13, 2017: Presentations due
  • October 22–24, 2017: Presentations given during 2017 FTM


Technical Paper Content
For abstracts selected for presentation at the 2017 FTM, the review draft of the paper (due May 5, 2017) shall consist of the completed paper and include all results, discussion, and conclusions. Testing results and data may be updated during peer review and before submission of final draft. Authors must have approval to use any copyrighted or trademarked terms, images, or graphics in their papers.

Complete instructions for speaker and paper presentation will be provided upon notification of an abstract’s acceptance. If you have not received a notification email informing you of your abstract acceptance/rejection status by February 7, 2017, please notify AGMA at

Please use the “Support” link provided in the upper right corner of the abstract management system if you have any questions about, or have problems with the online submission system.


PLEASE NOTE: AGMA will waive the FTM registration fee for ONE presenter per paper accepted for presentation. All presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses, including airfare and hotel accommodations. Full registrations will include an exhibit hall pass to the 2017 AGMA Gear Expo.

Hotel Info

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Hotel information for this event will be available through the Gear Expo website.