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Automation Fair® Event

November 16-17, 2022 | Chicago, IL

The Automation Fair event returns to Chicago this November. Interact with IT/OT professionals and network with innovation experts, company executives, thought leaders and peers in your field. Attend engaging keynote presentations, interactive training, industry-centric discussions and see the latest innovations from Rockwell Automation and their PartnerNetwork™ affiliates.

Booking Process

STEP 1: Register with Us

Step 2: Book Hotel

Online registration for our event and hotel block is now closed. If you have already signed up, you were sent a travel packet email with additional information from your local marketing coordinator. For questions regarding an existing registration, please contact them directly.

Step 3: Event Sign Up

Register for the Automation Fair event directly with Rockwell Automation. You must register to sign up for hands-on labs, technical sessions, industry forums and attend the show.

Automation Fair Event Information

Save 25% off a Learning+ Training subscription

Attending Automation Fair just got better! You will receive a 25% off discount code for an annual subscription to Rockwell Automation’s Learning+ Training. A subscription to Learning+ Training includes more than 25 of the most in-demand e-learning courses, unlimited access to scheduled virtual classroom sessions, and new content added throughout the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend Automation Fair and to continue accelerating your knowledge for an entire year. The promo code will be available to attendees at the conclusion of the event. Discover Learning+ Training »

Product & Technology Sessions

The product and technology sessions will focus on a total business solution that help you deliver results. With all new content on the latest technologies, systems, solutions and services, you will learn way to meet the challenging manufacturing of today, tomorrow and the future. Rockwell Automation and Technology Partner subject matter experts will present live sessions twice daily on Wednesday and Thursday.

Industry Forums

Panel discussions led by industry leaders will center around how their companies are defining, transforming and innovating their operations. 

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Food & Beverage
  • De-carbonized and Emerging Energies
  • Life Sciences
  • Metals, Mining & Cement
  • OEM
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power and Energy
  • Water/Wastewater

Hands-on Labs

Take part in interactive training labs that cover all Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation Software, as well as a selection of products from PartnerNetwork™ members. Hands-on training tracks are available for:

  • Controls
  • Digital Engineering
  • Information & Analytics
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Process
  • Safety & Security
  • Power, Motion & Motor Control
  • Services & Solutions
  • Systems
  • Visualization & Collaboration

Professional Development Hour Credits (PDHs)

You can earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and a Certificate of Completion for attending labs or technical sessions while at the Automation Fair event. Please visit the website for additional information.

Process Solutions User Group (PSUG)


PSUG is a great way to kick off the Automation Fair event. You will gain greater insight into the latest process automation technologies by interacting with your peers during this two day event. You will learn how Rockwell Automation is leveraging input from its users to help drive their latest releases of the PlantPAx® DCS, Batch, and supporting process solutions. The event features sessions where you will be able to:

  • Ask the experts
  • Participate in hands-on labs
  • Listen to keynote presentations
  • Experience technical sessions

There is an additional charge for PSUG:

$399 Early Bird if Registered Before Oct. 1 | $599 Registration After Oct. 1

Registration will be opening soon.

Hospitality Event

Wednesday, November 16 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Pinstripes Chicago

Our hospitality event will be at Pinstripes, a short walk or shuttle ride from the hotel. Join us for a round of bocce ball, a few frames of bowling, a game of giant Jenga, or a throw on the cornhole boards. More importantly spend time with us relaxing and networking over wonderful food, drink and atmosphere. This fun and relaxing networking event is included with your hotel package and made possible by our generous sponsors.