The First In-Person Meeting, April 1999
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While some of the RP-MLs most active members know each other from various industry conferences, most participants are real-world strangers. In April 1999, the first official in-person meeting of RP-ML members was held in conjunction with the annual Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing conference in Chicago.
The meeting was organized by Dr. Rafael Santillan of CIATEQ in Querétaro, Mexico and Prof. Elaine Hunt of Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. In addition, sponsorship of the room and refreshments was generously provided by Mark Littlewood of Time-Compression Technologies magazine and Mark Bliek of software developer Materialize.
The following photographs were taken by Dr. Santillan. Click on each image to enlarge.
These photos are posted here with permission of Dr. Santillan. They were selected, cropped, and reduced from a greater number of larger photos posted by him on his ftp server, where the original photos may be found and downloaded.
The following outline drawing provides index numbers to identify the people at the meeting. Click on the drawing to view it at an enlarged scale suitable for reading the numbers. The names of known people are listed below.