Calendar of Events



June 2019

June 4 - 6

International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies 2019  +

Markham , ON Canada

The International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies (ICEET), formerly ICSR, is a highly technical three-day event in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Electronics products are becoming ubiquitous in many aspects of modern life, including smart devices, internet of everything, wearables and self-driving vehicles, as well as the more established (but still growing areas) of communications, entertainment, medical devices, lighting, automotive, avionics and computing. The growth is largely driven by the continued increase in density of integrated circuits, the applications that utilize the greater functionality, and by steadily decreasing power consumption and cost.


Value Proposition for Participation

  • Broaden your knowledge of the wider enabling technologies
  • Deepen your skills on traditional soldering and electronics
  • Access to local engineering and science talent
  • Opportunities for cross-sector collaboration/innovation
  • Industry exposure to your work – generate interest, support, awareness & excitement
  • Build network and local-ecosystem that aligns various needs and service providers
  • Held at ventureLAB, a leading innovation hub in York Region, Canada's densest ICT cluster
  • Recognition for Best Conference Paper


June 5

SMTA Ontario Chapter Expo & Tech Forum  +

In conjunction with the International Conference for Electronics Enabling Technologies (ICEET)

Location: ventureLAB
3600 Steeles Ave. East
Markham, ON L3R 927


The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on May 3, 2019!  



Register here to attend the expo only!
Technical conference and workshops not included.

Plan now to join us for free technical presentations, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!


Exhibit Hours:
Wednesday, June 5, 2019: 10:00am – 3:30pm


Thank You to our Coffee Break Sponsor:

June 7

Dallas Chapter: New Developments in Digital Computed Tomography (CT) for Nondestructive Failure Analysis of PCBA’s and PCBF’s  +

Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080

New Developments in Digital Computed Tomography (CT) for Nondestructive Failure Analysis of PCBA’s and PCBF’s

Speaker: Robert Boguski, President, Datest

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on June 7, 2019
  • Where: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Why: Meet others in the industry to help solve your technical problems. Come to the meeting, even if this isn’t a key topic of yours, the problem solving networking is great!


  • FREE for New Members since prior meeting
  • $10 for Committee Members
  • $20 Members, employees of Corporate member companies, 1st time guests, and students
  • $25 non-members, students, & guests – same price
  • Cash at the door or credit card on-line

Get your tickets!


Digital Computed Tomography, or CT Scanning, has advanced in equipment and techniques to such an extent that it has now become the method of choice in many applications where workmanship, fabrication, and component defects are difficult and sometimes otherwise impossible to find.
This presentation will discuss the current state of the technology (hardware as well as software); some of the basic physics underlying the methodology; and relative strengths and weaknesses of CT Scanning versus other methods, from the standpoint of results as well as cost. Numberous examples will be shown, with emphasis on PCBA and PCBF failure analysis and defect detection.


Robert Boguski, President, Datest

1981 graduate of The University of San Francisco (BA Economics).  Robert has worked in the electronics packaging and interconnect manufacturing and testing business, primarily in management positions, since he was a teenager (1975).  22 years in the bare board business, 12 years in the EMS business, and 14 years in the testing and test engineering business (Some overlap with EMS).  Robert is the Owner and President of Datest, a test engineering and failure analysis company located in Fremont, California.  Robert and/or his Company, Datest, are members of SMTA, IPC, and IEEE.  Datest is also a member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) as well as the Eurpoean Institute of Printed Circuits (EIPC).  Since 2013 Robert has co-authored the Test and Measurement column for Circuits Assembly Magazine.  Robert is also currently the President of the SMTA Silicon Valley Chapter.

June 11

Ohio Valley Chapter: 4th Annual SMTA Member Appreciation Golf Outing  +

Raintree Golf & Event Center, Uniontown, Ohio

The SMTA Ohio Valley Chapter is pleased to invite you to participate in our “4th Annual Member Appreciation Golf Outing”.  Golf format is a four person scramble with team prizes and skill awards.  Skins challenge $5.00 per player ($20.00 team).

Participation is absolutely “FREE” for SMTA Members and Sponsors.  Included are green fees, golf cart, practice range, sleeve of golf balls, Continental Breakfast, lunch at the turn and a Prime Rib dinner.

Winning team prizes, Skill Challenge prizes and Team Skins awards will follow dinner.

Enjoy networking with fellow SMTA members and vendors in a relaxing, fun atmosphere.
“Bring a guest.”  Guest golfer - not a SMTA Member: $50.00

Not a golfer, no problem. Join us for the day, enjoy riding around the course visiting with the golfers and dinner afterwards.

You may organize your own four-some or we will pair you up.  When registering please use the company field
(after listing your company) to enter the names of players you wish to play with.


June 17

Webinar: Lead-Free Selective Soldering, Design, Quality Control & Practical Defect Solutions  +

Bob WillisMonday 17th June @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe


For many organisations through hole components will remain a reality for many years. More and more surface mount components are used in design, through hole is in decline, however the reality is connectors, transformers, switches, LCD displays and electrolytic capacitors are still necessary in many products. So what is the most reliable and cost effective solution to through hole soldering in a lead-free environment? Selective soldering has become more popular in the last few years for small and large companies alike. Selective wave and point soldering are both options but what are the realities with lead-free and high temperature solder alloys.


Topics include:

  • Why use selective soldering
  • PCB design rules for selective soldering
  • Flux requirements for selective soldering
  • Compatibility of solder masks and lead-free solder
  • Setting up lead-free profiles, you must profile a selective process!!!
  • Solder alloy choices
  • Copper dissolution with selective
  • Soldering defects on selective – Causes and Cures


In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of each of the slides presented will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here

June 18 - 20

SMT Processes Certification (Mequon, WI)  +

Rockwell Automation
Mequon , WI 53092-4400

Hosted at Rockwell Automation

  • June 18- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • June 19- ½ day of course + exam
  • June 20- All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English
    Test: English
    Instructor: Jim Hall

June 20 - 21

eSMART Factory Conference  +

The Dearborn Inn
Dearborn , MI 48124

Software Systems & Processes • Robotics • 3D Printing

eSMART Factory 2019 conference will bring together the key technologies shaping the electronics manufacturing industry and addressed by EMS companies, OEMs and Contract Manufacturers.


June 25 - 27

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials 2019  +

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
College Park , MD

2019 call for abstracts and registration is now open. The program will be finalized in Spring 2019. 


Counterfeit Symposium Panel Discussion

Dr. Michael Azarian, CALCE, speaks during the panel discussion 'How is AS6171 Being Flowed Down? Challenges with AS671 Accreditation--Can it Handle Obsolete Part?' at the 2018 Symposium.



Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that, the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through whole life cycle of the parts. Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit parts, this symposium focuses on the solutions that are available and are under development by all sectors of the industry.


The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. This symposium is a valuable resource for quality and reliability managers, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.

June 25 - 26

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials-Tabletop Exhibition  +

Location: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
3501 University Blvd East
Hyattsville, MD 20783


Sponsorship Opportunities:

**All sponsorships require an exhibit booth reservation**

Lanyard Sponsorship (Limit 1) - $500 - Company to provide lanyards SOLD!
Provide your company lanyards and they will be the official lanyard for the conference. You will receive logo recognition in the show directory, conference website and signage.

Tote Bag Sponsorship (Limit 1) - $400 (if provided by company/$800 if produced by SMTA) SOLD!
Provide your logo on all of the conference attendee bags! If you would like SMTA to produce the tote bags, it will be an extra $400. There will also be recognition in the show directory and website.

Lunch Sponsorship Day 1 or Day 2 (Limit 2)-$750 SOLD!
Signage upon entrance to exhibit hall lunch and on table tents featured throughout the room. There will also be recognition in the show directory and conference website.

Refreshment Sponsorship Day 1 or Day 2 (Limit 2)-$750
Signage during PM refreshment breaks upon entrance to exhibit hall and on table tents featured throughout the room. There will also be recognition in the show directory and conference website.


Exhibitor Information:

Contact SMTA for available booth space. 952-920-7682 or Please note that exhibit traffic will be minimal while symposium is in session.

Exhibit space entitles you to:

  • 6 ft. Draped table
  • One conference pass
  • Attendee list
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
  • One copy of the conference proceedings

Download a hard copy of the registration form

Cost to exhibit:
Rates increase $100 after May 31, 2019

Booth type CALCE/SMTA Members Non-Members
One table
includes access to Electrical Outlet
$550 $650
One table
no access to Electrical Outlet
$500 $600




Exhibit Attendees: 

Come and visit the exhibits for FREE! Plan to network with leading suppliers working to stop the proliferation of counterfeit parts in the electronics supply chain.

Show Hours Each Day: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Your expo pass gives you access to:

  • FREE Panel Discussion
  • FREE Lunch
  • FREE Refreshment Breaks

    If you would like to attend other conference sessions, please register for the conference here.

Conference attendees do NOT need to register for the Expo, your conference registration includes the Expo entrance.

June 27

Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place
Park Ballroom
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416


The cost to exhibit for corporate members is $375/$475 (Early/Late) and $450/$550 (Early/Late) for non-corporate members.(click here for membership information)

The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and registrant list. Early registration expires on May 31, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:



Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, June 27th, 2019



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SMTA Headquarters
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone 952.920.7682
Fax 952.926.1819