Julie Pike is a passionate event professional and leader with more than 25 years’ experience including an early start in Human Resources. Julie’s career has been spent with two formidable organizations, the first leading event producer Reed Exhibitions and for the last 16+ years in various evolving roles for SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers). Pike’s recent career projects include managing SME’s flagship event RAPID + TCT, North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event as well as her ongoing role leading SME’s digital exploration in building out connections to foster 365 community engagements, extending the value of in-person events. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Guelph with a major in Psychology and boasts one of her early career highlights as serving on the Board of Directors (2003 - 2006) and as President of the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) in 2005-2006. But Julie’s proudest and most important role in life is being a single mom to her beautiful teenage daughter.