The annual AMBayArea Summit 2023 will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at Chabot Space & Scienter Center from 1 to 7 p.m. This annual event provides a forum where Bay Area manufacturing leaders can bring their management team to re-connect with peers, learn from industry experts and make new connections.

Summit 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available



1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Check-In | Exhibits | Networking


2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Keynote: Winning the War on Talent


3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

Breakout Sessions


3:50 - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions


4:40 - 5:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion


5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Hosted Happy Hour | Networking

Keynote: Winning the War on Talent With Chris Czarnik

Transform the Hiring Process and Positively Impact Employee Engagement and Retention

Are great employees unwilling or unable to work for you?  Chris Czarnik’s keynote presentation will dive into this and discuss strategies for the new world of recruiting and generating referrals. 

Chris is an author and architect of critical theory and processes designed to transform recruiting and employee development.  His style is like no other. You will not only be energized and delighted, but will walk away with actionable unique strategies you can put to work right away to become hunters of talent.  Chris will also shift your mindset and share strategies to become an Employer of Choice that engages and retains great talent.

About the Speaker: Chris Czarnik is an author, coach, trainer, and subject matter expert on talent recruiting, engagement, and retention in today’s environment. Chris is the architect of critical theory and processes designed to transform your workforce. He has over 20 years’ experience as a former military officer, human resource manager, career services manager, and job search advisor.









Breakout Sessions & Industry Leaders

AMBayArea Summit 2023 will feature industry experts providing professional development and valuable resources for manufacturers. Attend two breakout sessions choosing from 6 different topics, plus a supply chain panel discussion. Make sure your entire team is registered to make the most of the day!



Member Registration:

Early Bird Member Ticket – $195

Members: Email for member discount code.

Registration Opens in February

Non-Member Registration:

Early Bird Non-Member Ticket – $300

To receive discounted member pricing, apply for membership at

Registration Opens in February


AMBayArea Summit 2023 Sponsors


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

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Event Directions & Parking

Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, Ca 94619

Chabot Space & Science Center is located in Oakland within Redwood Regional Park. From Highway 13, take the Joaquin Miller exit. Turn left at Monterey Blvd and take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave. Continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd then turn left at the Skyline Blvd traffic light. Take Skyline 1.5 miles to the Center. Turn right into the driveway at the sign.

Free onsite parking

Health & Safety Precautions

AMBayArea will be strictly adhering to CDC, state and local safety protocols.

Chabot Space & Science Center requires all guests to show proof of vaccination. Following the Oakland City Municipal Code Ordinance, all visitors (age 12+) must show proof of CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccination. Visitors (age 18+) must also present a valid photo ID at the front desk. Unvaccinated visitors with medical exemptions may show a verifying document from a licensed medical professional and a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours.

Masks are required indoors except when eating and drinking.

All attendees, speakers, and vendors must adhere to these guidelines. 

Chabot Space & Science Center has state-recommended MERV-rated filters, which provide substantial protection from long-range airborne infection, throughout the center. Chabot cleans all commonly touched surfaces before and after every event, and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the center.