SMTA International to offer real-time, online lead-free symposium
Jul 16, 2004
SMTA is again co-locating its annual conference, SMTA International, with the Assembly Tech Expo (ATExpo) show this fall at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois (Conference: September 26-30; Exhibits: September 28-30).
For the first time at a traditional SMTA event, dial-in options will be available for the Lead-Free Soldering Symposium during SMTA International. Organized by Dr. Paul T. Vianco of Sandia National Labs, the symposium will take place Thursday, September 30, from 8:30am - 4:15pm and will consist of four 90-minute paper sessions on Lead-Free and Tin Whiskers Consortia Activities, Materials Issues in Lead-Free Soldering, Lead-Free Soldering Processes, and Lead-Free Soldering Reliability.
In consideration of the current demand for information on lead-free technology, it was decided that the symposium would be an appropriate first attempt at mixing the traditional conference format with an on-line, dial-in format. Within the dial-in format, attendees will receive the technical papers and auxiliary presentation files in advance of the symposium, and they will have access to the real-time audio portion by telephone line in order to follow along as the event takes place.
Additionally, it was felt a dial-in format gives would be attendees, such as students, who might not otherwise be able to attend the conference, an option for taking part.
The cost to dial-in is $195/$255 for SMTA members/non-members, and a one-year individual SMTA membership is included in the non-member price. For more information on dial-in access to the Lead-Free Soldering Symposium during SMTA International, visit the On-line Presentations page of the Education & Events section on smta.org, and contact SMTA director of communications & IT Jesse Katzman for any further information:
email@example.com or 952-920-7682.