ISA replaces annual expo with new knowledge-based event

Monday October 12, 2009
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced to the press last week at ISA EXPO 2009 the formation of ISA Automation Week, a new knowledge-based conference event, focusing on delivering critical knowledge on the application of automation technologies in processing and manufacturing environments to top professionals. This new intensive technical conference will be held October 4 to 7, 2010, in Houston in place of the EXPO. Keeping with its tradition of supplying vendor-neutral, high-quality training for automation and control professionals, ISA will be tapping subject-matter experts from across industry and academia to share their knowledge and experience with others in a full schedule of application-based sessions, as well as additional sessions that are more theory oriented for academicians and research and development professionals.   “It’s all about knowledge,” says ISA president Jerry Cockrell. “ISA is a knowledge society. We have 30,000 members and we train, we educate, we run seminars and symposia, we have standards, books, educational programs — everything we disseminate is based on knowledge. We’re excited about what ISA Automation Week can offer,” he adds.   To be held in the Westin Galleria in Houston, TX, ISA Automation Week will provide a venue for the annual face-to-face meetings of the many ISA standards committees and working groups in its Industry Standards Forum, as well as an exhibition featuring leading suppliers of automation and control products and services. www.isa.org

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