Technology Conferences

Your place for advanced fluid power intelligence and networking

Next Conference: TBD

Technology Conferences combine two of the most vital priorities of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) and NFPA: enriching presentations on the latest in fluid power intelligence/insights and casual networking to grow and strengthen our industry. These events allow NFPA and FPIC members to meet others in the industry while also taking home actionable insights. Watch out for the next in this series of events:

Upcoming Technology Conferences Schedule - TBD

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Past Presentations Available

*NFPA member login required to access archives. FPIC members who are not NFPA members can access the presentations here.

What is an NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference? Why should I attend?

NFPA and FPIC have partnered together to offer a quarterly series of half-day quarterly conferences on the latest fluid power technology advances with immediate implementation. The NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conferences are designed to provide a platform for fluid power OEMs, manufacturers, SMEs, and distributors to network, problem solve, and access cutting edge technology. NFPA is a supporting partner of FPIC, which means NFPA member companies are exempt from the annual FPIC membership fee and can participate freely in the seminars. NFPA members can attend the quarterly conferences at no charge.

Archives of previous presentations are below. For questions, please contact Eric Lanke at (414) 778-3351 or

What is FPIC? Who’s already a member? How do I become a member?

Established in 1962, the Fluid Power Institute™ (FPI) at MSOE is a leader in fluid power education, motion control, research and evaluation, distinguishing itself as one of the nation’s foremost academic fluid power research laboratories.

To further support its industrial partners, the FPI has established the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) to provide quarterly half-day seminars on the latest fluid power technology advances with immediate implementation.

The annual membership fee of $2,000 enables a company to send up to four (4) of its employees to the quarterly seminars. With a combination of OEMs, manufacturers, SMEs, distributors, etc., the consortium provides a platform for networking, problem solving and access to cutting edge technology. Presenters will be leaders from their specific areas of expertise.

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is a supporting partner of the FPIC. As a result, NFPA member companies are exempt from the annual FPIC membership fee and are able to participate freely in the quarterly seminars. Members of NFPA’s Roadmap Committee, who assist the association in maintaining the NFPA Technology Roadmap, are especially encouraged to participate. It is expected that FPIC seminar topics will provide Roadmap Committee members with an ideal way to stay abreast of the technological advancements that will help meet the future needs of fluid power customers, expand fluid power into new customer markets, and attract the best and brightest young engineers to fluid power.