The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 is a national effort appointed by President Obama to secure U.S. leadership in emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and GlobalFoundries are proud to co-host the AMP 2.0 Regional Meeting on April 24, 2014. This regional meeting, among several held or to be held around the country, will engage the manufacturing community in New York and surrounding states on key issues that include transformative technologies, workforce development and government policies. Attendees will also assess the region’s strengths and challenges in bringing advanced manufacturing innovation to small- and medium-sized businesses. The information generated at this regional meeting will help to inform the AMP 2.0 Steering Committee to develop specific policy recommendations for President Obama later this year. The ISE Department is closely connected with this effort, with our research in supply chain management, production scheduling and optimization, and multi-agent simulation. The ISE Head, Dr. John Wen, is the overall organizer of this event. The event information may be found at amp.rpi.edu .