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.
|Women's Leadership Program - free to all attendees|
|Presentations and Speed Mentoring||Monday, September 23 @ 1:30pm-5:00pm|
|Connection Reception||Monday, September 23 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm|
|Keynote Session and SMTA Annual Meeting - free to all attendees||Tuesday, September 24 @ 8am|
|After Hours Events|
|Trivia Night||Tuesday, September 24 @ 6pm|
|Fun Run||Wednesday, September 25 @ 7am|
|Free Activities on the Show Floor|
|Jump Start - Free 101 Courses||Tuesday, September 24|
|John Deere - Autonomous Lawn Mower Feature||Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25
|Poster Session||Tuesday, September 24 @ 12pm|
|Exhibitor Awards||Wednesday, September 25 @ 2:30pm|
|Meetings to Greetings Reception||Wednesday, September 25 @ 3:00pm|
|Activities for Students and Young Professionals|
|Job Fair/Speed Networking||Wednesday, September 25 @ 10am-11:30am|
|Soft Skills Sessions||Wednesday, September 25 @ 1:30pm-3pm|
Maple Meadows Golf Course
|Thursday, September 26 @ 8:30am|
Keynote Session and SMTA Annual Meeting
Keynote Speaker To Be Announced Soon
Tuesday, September 24 | 8:00am - 10:00am | Room 28
FREE to All Attendees!
Congratulations to the 2018 SMTA International Conference Award Winners
Rich Freiberger Best of Conference Presentation
The Role of Nickel in Solder Alloys - Part 2. The Effect of Ni on The Integrity of The Interfacial Intermetallic in Sn-Based Solder Joints to Copper Substrates
Kazuhiro Nogita, The University of Queensland
Best of Proceedings Paper
1st Place: Alloy Composition and Thermal Fatigue of High Reliability Pb-Free Solder Alloys
*Richard Coyle, Ph. D., Nokia Bell Labs
2nd Place: Dissolution Rate of Specific Elements in SAC305 Solder
*David Hillman, Collins Aerospace
3rd Place: The Influence of Printed Circuit Board Thickness on the Thermal Fatigue of Quad Flat No-Lead Packages
*Richard Coyle, Ph.D., Nokia Bell Labs
Best Student Paper
Assessment of 2nd Level Interconnect Quality in Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA) Package Using Laser Ultrasonic Inspection Technique
Vishnu Reddy, Georgia Tech
Women's Leadership Program
Monday, September 23, 1:30 - 5:00pm | Room 49All are welcome to attend!
We extend an invitation to everyone at SMTA International to attend the Women's Leadership Program to promote women in engineering fields. Show your support for diversity in engineering fields by attending this session.
Women's Leadership Connection Reception
Monday, September 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Room 49
Join your colleagues after the Women's Leadership Program at our annual Connection Reception with wine and appetizers from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsor!
John Deere Autonomous Lawn Mower Feature
Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25 | Show FloorSee a fully autonomous lawn mower in action right on the show floor.
Jump Start - 101 Technical Sessions
Tuesday, September 24 | 10:30am-4:15pm | Show Floor TheaterCome meet industry experts and brush up on your technical knowledge. A great primer for students, young professionals, and engineers new to the industry. Each session will include a 45-minute presentation on the basics of the process and troubleshooting it.
Tuesday, September 24 | Five Rose's PubJoin your colleagues and test your knowledge with SMTA at our Trivia Night on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, hosted by Trivia Mafia! Walk on over to the Five Roses Pub and see if you can "Use Your Noodle, Not Your Google!"
Trivia Mafia players know that a fun night out at the bar means putting the screens away and arguing with your friends about which Tex-Mex food's name means "thingamajig" in English (chimichanga) or which MTV show was called "Macaroni Rascals" in Japan (Jersey Shore). All while competing with other know-it-alls for trivia glory.
The cost is $25 per person in advance ($30 at the door.) Order your tickets directly online here or when you register for the conference.
All tickets include appetizers, one FREE drink, and a great time!
Seating is limited so get your tickets today!
Job Fair/Speed Networking
Wednesday, September 25 | 10am-11:30am10 available spots for student registration! Meet with 10 of our TOP companies to advance your industry career. This event is free to students. Please email Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this opportunity!
Featured Speaker: Jim Springer; Vice President Quality, John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc.
Wednesday, September 25 | 12pm | Show Floor TheaterCome meet a long-time industry expert to discuss career and industry related soft-skills.
Soft Skills Sessions
Wednesday, September 25 | 1:30pm-3pm | Members-Only LoungeFor Students and Young Professionals only! Meet with three industry leaders inside our exclusive Members-Only Lounge to discuss your burning questions on career management, networking, communication, and leadership! Refreshments provided!
Open September 24th & 25thLocated on the show floor, available to Members only. Coffee, water, and light refreshments provided. As a thank you to our members: Schedule meetings, charge your phone, or just relax in this lounge! Lounge will be closed September 25th between 1:30-3 for a private Student and Young Professional event.
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 5 mile run on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 a.m. We will be meeting in the Doubletree lobby. You can register for the run when registering for SMTA International.
Exhibitor Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, September 25 | 2:30pm - 3:00pm | Exhibit Hall Theater
Come help us recognize the companies who have supported the local SMTA events by bringing equipment, technology and knowledge to your engineers and operators across the globe. These companies' commitment and participation at the local level is what the SMTA is about.
Meetings to Greetings Reception
Wednesday, September 25 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Exhibit Hall Main Aisle
All attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers for the last hour of the show on Wednesday. Take advantage of this final opportunity to network with exhibitors and other attendees. Celebrate with us on Wednesday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m. on the main aisle of the show floor.
SMTAI Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 26th, 2019 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
$85.00 per player, $340 per foursome team
Registration to play will open this summer!
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!
Alec Young, SMTA
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2019 Golf Sponsors
Maple Meadows has an exclusive license to sell alcohol. Local law doesn’t permit you to bring your own bottle. If you bring your own alcohol, you will receive a fine of up to $500 and will be removed from the golf course without a refund.