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IPC APEX EXPO 2017 attendees can network with industry colleagues, make new connections, and interact with more than 450 exhibitors in one place at one time at the San Diego Convention Center on February 14–16.
From the exhibit floor to the classroom and everywhere in between, including the International Reception (by invitation); First-Timers’ Welcome Breakfast; ribbon cutting ceremony; show floor reception; Women in Electronics Networking Breakfast, and awards luncheons, attendees can experience technology's turning point.
Among the highly anticipated special events is a free opening keynote by actress and neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik. On Tuesday, February 14, Bialik will present, "The Big Bang Theory: Making Science Cool (& Funny)” and will discuss how the show, “The Big Bang Theory" has helped to break down perceived science "barriers" to make it cool and fun. On Wednesday, February 15, Mary (Missy) Cummings, Ph.D., Naval officer, military pilot and Duke University professor, will present "The Future of Drones," sharing her research on human-unmanned vehicle interaction and the ethical and social impact of drone technology.
New in 2017, IPC Fireside Chats will offer attendees the opportunity to voice their opinion of the direction of IPC. In addition, IPC staff will share expert insight on topics ranging from recruiting and retaining employees to finding the right partner for PCB design.
In addition, tackling the hot topics that have the electronics industry buzzing, nine free Buzz sessions will be offered. The industry’s top technical experts will cover hot industry trends and issues including defining Industry 4.0, printed electronics, working with policy makers, supply chain traceability, REACH regulation, and more.
“The special events at the show add tremendous value for attendees,” says Alicia Balonek, IPC senior director of trade shows and events. “Most of the events are free with advance registration — whether you register in advance for complimentary exhibit hall admission or sign up for our most comprehensive educational package, the All-Access Package. IPC APEX EXPO 2017 will provide attendees unparalleled access to an extensive network of industry innovators and a multitude of opportunities to connect with them.”
Attendees who register for IPC APEX EXPO by January 12, will save 20 percent off registration fees. In addition, attendees who register for the All-Access Package will receive a significant percentage off a la carte options. Details, including registration options and a full program schedule are available here.
IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,800 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.