Special EventsThe opportunity to gain new skills and update your technical knowledge is around every corner at SMTA International. From the exhibition area to the conference, you are sure to find valuable information that will prepare you to succeed in today's highly competitive market.
Many events below are free and some require fees and advance registration.
|IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings||Saturday, September 24 -
Thursday, September 29
|Opening Keynote Session and SMTA Annual Meeting
How's Your Storage?
|Tuesday, September 27 @ 8am
|After Hours Events|
|Woodstock Party||Tuesday, September 27 @ 6pm|
|Women's Leadership Program||Monday, September 26 @ 2:00pm|
|Fun Run||Wednesday, September 28 @ 7am|
|Students and Young Professionals Night Out||Wednesday, September 28 @ 6pm|
|Free Technical Sessions|
|Spotlight Sessions||Tuesday, September 27
Wednesday, September 28
|Free Activities on the Show Floor|
|Poster Session||Tuesday, September 27 @ 12pm|
|The "SMART" Zone||Tuesday, September 27
Wednesday, September 28
|Tech Tours||Tuesday, September 27
Wednesday, September 28
|Beer Tasting||Tuesday, September 27 @ 4:30pm|
|USER Solution Lunch||Wednesday, September 28 @ 12:30pm|
|9th Annual SMTAI Golf Tournament
Maple Meadows Golf Course
|Thursday, September 29 @ 8:30am|
IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings
Sept. 24 - 29, 2016Contribute to the industry standards and guidelines that your company, customers and suppliers rely on by participating in the IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings.
The full schedule for IPC committee meetings will be available shortly.
Opening Keynote Session and SMTA Annual Meeting
"How's Your Storage?"Daniel Kuhl, VP of Engineering, Seagate Technology
Tuesday, September 27 | 8:00am
Join us for coffee and breakfast treats, a terrific presentation about Storage Technology Trends, and the kick off of SMTA International!
FREE to All Attendees!
Daniel Kuhl, Vice President of Engineering Seagate Technology, will present on the BIG memory storage explosion and factors influencing global design and architecture, technology progression and infrastructure for manufacturing and validation. The data storage industry continues to be heavily driven by demanding requirements on capacity, higher performance and miniaturization while remaining sensitive to value. Technology continues to push design and material requirements. Daniel will share current technologies, technology enablers of the future and speak to the memory consumption rate of today and what is anticipated for the future.
Daniel has over 30 years of experience in the storage industry and holds a bachelor of science in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Daniel started in the HDD industry at IBM in San Jose, California and Boca Raton, Florida. In 1997, Daniel started at Seagate as a Director: Engineering Lead on the 2nd generation Enterprise 10,000 rpm HDD. In 2013 Daniel became the Vice President of Engineering, Technology Development, responsible for delivering SSD and Enterprise-class hard disk drives.
Congratulations to the 2015 SMTA International Conference Award Winners
Rich Freiberger Best of Conference Presentation
Assembly Process and Product Failures – Causes and Cures
Bob Willis, Bobwillisonline.com
Best of Proceedings Paper
Establishing a Ti-Cu-Pt-Au Thin Film on Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic (LTCC) Technology for High-Temperature Electronics
Paul Vianco, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories
Best International Paper
Via-in-Pad Plated Over (VIPPO) Design Considerations for Enterprise Server and Storage Hardware
Matt Kelly, P.Eng, MBA, IBM Corporation
Best Student Paper
Long Term Aging Effects on the Reliability of Lead Free Solder Joints in Ball Grid Array Packages with Various Pitch Sizes and Ball Alignments
Cong Zhao, Auburn University
Tuesday, September 27, 6:00pm | Joe's Live (formerly Toby Keith's)The party is rated "G" for Groovy! Join your friends on Tuesday for a night of peace and understanding. Boogie on down to the great sounds of the 60's and 70's. Far out food is provided. Help change the world, man! Wear your 60's best. Love beads and tie-dyed shirts are encouraged. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost is $30 per person. Order your tickets online when you register for the conference.
Women's Leadership Program
Monday, September 26, 2:00 - 6:00pmWe extend an invitation to everyone at SMTA International to attend a session of all women presenters on Monday afternoon. This will be followed by a panel discussion at 4:00pm on the technical achievements of women, mentoring, and STEM initiatives. The afternoon concludes with our annual Women's Leadership Connection Reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.
The "SMART" Zone
September 27 and 28 | Exhibit HallSMART... not just for phones anymore
Come see our new feature area combining the use of manufacturing techniques, embedded technology and sensor capabilities. We will have demonstrations of practical uses for Sensors and Wearables plus the materials required to make them work in a "Real World" environment. Sponsored by Flex
Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28 | Exhibit HallBack by popular demand, Tech Tours is returning to the exhibit hall show floor! This is an opportunity for attendees to participate in technology focused tours that showcase the latest equipment and solutions in a small group setting with no sales pressure. The topical areas will be placement or printing and dispensing. Our exhibiting partners will provide a demo of their product, a short technology-based presentation or specific application support. Tech Tours are complimentary to all attendees and pre-registration is not required - feel free to hop on and off each tour as your schedule permits!
SMTA International "Pick & Taste" Beer Tasting
Tuesday, September 27 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall Courtyard
Come "Pick & Taste" FREE craft beer and root beer from several of our SMTA chapter regions on Tuesday from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Relax while making new connections at the multiple bars in the Exhibit Hall Courtyard.
SMTA Fun Run
CALLING ALL RUNNERS!
Get your run in.
You don't have to skip your run just because you are travelling. Join us for a run on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 a.m. We will be meeting in the Doubletree lobby. You can choose to take a 2 or 5 mile run. You can register for the run when registering for SMTA International.
USERS Solution Lunch
Wednesday, September 28th | 12:30pm
Share a Manufacturing Challenge, and What You are Doing About It!
Chapter Officer Lounge in Exhibit Hall
For SMTA USER OEM or CM Members only
"Learn what your peers are experiencing"
Meeting Format: Each Presenter has 10 minutes and will be required to present 1-5 slides.
1. Describe the Problem
2. Discuss the Theorized Causes
3. Discuss the Experimentation or DOE
4. Explain the Corrective Action
5. Q & A Discussion
PPT Deadline: September 9th, 2016
Download powerpoint slide template here.
Companies who attended last year's session included Celestica, Cisco Systems, Inc., Benchmark Electronics, Engent, Inc., IBM Corporation, Libra Industries, Inc., Lincoln Electric Company, Lutron Electronics Company Inc., Plexus Corp., Rockwell Automation, Sandia National Laboratories, and Textron Systems.
"The SMTA International SMTA Corporate User Session was a valuable opportunity to share information with industry peers. It was interesting to see that some problems are common to all of us and to see other concerns that may not have been considered. It was also helpful to observe the different approaches taken to diagnose and solve problems. The session was a good networking opportunity and resulted in discussions on future collaboration."
- Bob Trinnes, Rockwell Automation
Please contact Krissy Ohnstad at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate if you or a colleague will consider participating, the problem/solution and how many others from your company might attend this event.
Students and Young Professionals Night Out
Wednesday, September 28 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
This event is geared toward millennials age 30 and under.
Ready for some fun? This special event offers a great networking opportunity mixed with an evening of entertainment! Dust off your bowling shoes and head to Kings Bowling & Entertainment for a chance to connect with fellow students and other “millennial” young professionals in the industry. Food, beverage, bowling and shoe rental is provided. Please select this option on your registration form.
5505 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
9th Annual SMTAI Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 29th, 2016 Sign up now for the 9th Annual SMTA International Golf Tournament. Maple Meadows Golf Club is a championship course featuring a modern combination of links and prairie design. Conveniently located just 10 miles from the Convention Center! COST:
Maple Meadows Golf Club
272 Addison Rd
Wood Dale, IL 60191 - map
8:30 am Shotgun Start
Best Ball Scramble
Prizes for Performance
Hot Buffet Lunch
$80.00 per player, $320 per foursome team
Sign up now for the 9th Annual SMTA International Golf Tournament.
Maple Meadows Golf Club is a championship course featuring a modern combination of links and prairie design. Conveniently located just 10 miles from the Convention Center!
Molly Sands, SMTA
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