ISA has been frozen out of the User Group business since they duffed the ball at Tech/Expo in the mid-1990s, and they’ve seen their end users and vendors go on their own having profitable and successful user group meetings the size of some of which rival the ISA show itself, and in one case (Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair) is considerably larger than the ISA Show.
So, the new and innovative ISA leadership has been looking for ways to horn in on the User Group space, and see if it can win back some following there.
Here’s the latest in ISA’s quest for user group respectability…I think it is pretty clever.
ISA is proud to be an Educational Partner at ABB’s Automation World 2007!
ABB Automation World Conference will be held at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida, 20-22 March 2007.
This conference offers an opportunity to learn about the latest ABB solutions and future trends and you will have access to ISA educational programs at the event including ISA training courses, conference presentations sponsored by ISA, and an ISA onsite bookstore.
ISA Courses Offered at ABB Automation World 2007
20 March – Ethernet & TCP/IP on the Plant Floor
20 March – Implementing Enterprises/Control Integration Using ISA-95 Standards
21 March – Safety Instrumented Systems: The Must Know For Implementation
21 March – Overview of Measurement & Control Fundamentals
22 March – Securing Industrial Networks: Cyber Protection for Automation, Control
& SCADA Systems
22 March – Introduction to Applying the Batch Control Standard ANSI/ISA 88.01
All ISA training course participants will receive:
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
One-year complimentary membership in ISA, if you are a first-time new member
Free entrance to exhibits
Complimentary lunch during the event
If you would like to attend the ABB Automation World Conference program, you must register for the conference separately from your training course registration.
Early bird registrants receive a FREE $50 coupon redeemable at the ABB Store and ISA Bookstore. Resigrations must be received by 15 February.
As a special bonus, all ABB Automation World 2007 attendees will receive a an additional coupon onsite to receive a $10 discount off any ISA publication sold in the onsite ISA Bookstore.
Don’t miss your chance to attend this informative and comprehensive conference!
www.isa.org/abbautomationworld2007 or www.abb.com/automationworld.
We look forward to seeing you in March!
Director – Convention, Education, & Certification Services