ISA announces new knowledge-focused event for automation, control professionals

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Oct. 7, 2009 -- The International Society of Automation has announced 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...

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Oct. 7, 2009 -- The International Society of Automation (ISA) today announced 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 4-7 October 2010, in Houston, TX.

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.

About ISA
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org ) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org ).

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