2018 ISA at Montreal Symposium, Montreal, Quebec, CA
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Training: 15 October 2018 Conference: 16-17 October 2018 The Hyatt Regency Montreal Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

ISA@Montreal 2018, a new multi-dimensional automation track experience!

Sponsored jointly by the ISA Food and Pharmaceuticals, Automatic Controls and Robotics, Construction and Design, and Process Measurement and Control Divisions

The Symposium will bring together an array of automation industry professionals from various disciplines to present on best practices, emerging technologies, developments, and applications. Don't miss your opportunity to share new and innovative ideas for the future of automation. 

Attending October Leaders Meeting? Extend your stay to include this new, multi-dimensional automation track experience! October Leaders Meeting attendees will recieve special registration discount. See registration section below for details.


Presentation Topics Include:

Construction and Design —ISA and Other-Related Industry Standards —Design Optimization—Trending Technologies in Automation —Constructability Within Design —Replacement of Legacy Systems —Pre-Commissioning/ Commissioning —Project Management —Project Economics

Food and Pharmaceutical —Data Integrity —Serialization/Track and Trace —OEE, PAT, GAMP —Paperless Automation —Continuous Manufacturing —Manufacturing Regulations —Single-Use/Plug and Play —Validation of Automation Systems in Pharmaceutical Industries 

 Instrumentation, Communications, and Test Measurement —Sensors —Transducers —Wireless, Electromagnetic, RFID —Remote Sensing —Environmental Monitoring —Laser and Electro-Optics —Control Systems Maintenance —Metrology —Telemetry —DSC, SCADA Systems —Platform Testing —Test Facilities 

Industrial Control and Modern Heuristics in Automation —Process Modeling, Artificial Neural Networks, Multivariable Statistical Control —Model-Predictive Control, Adaptive Control, Fuzzy Logic Control —Advance Techniques for Control and Monitoring —Computer and Machine Vision Technology for Factory Automation —Supervisory and Intelligent Control —Computer Implementation of Control Systems —Intelligent Systems and Control, Modern Heuristics, and Data Mining in Automation and Industrial Applications —Hardware Optimization Based on Computational Intelligence Techniques 

Manufacturing Systems Automation —Intelligent Control —Formal Modeling and Analysis —Discrete and Continuous Industrial Automation Systems —Manufacturing Execution Systems and Enterprise Integration —Standardization Best Practices and Recent Developments 

Robotics and Intelligent Systems —Navigation, Control and Manipulation for Intelligent Robots and Systems —Cognitive, Cooperative and Collaborative Robotics —Perception, Environment Description and Map Building —Human-Robot Interaction in Industry —Intelligent Embedded Systems —Multi-Agent Systems and Distributed Robotics Architectures —Sustainable Robotics and Applications —Robot Learning, Programming and Manipulation Techniques —Network/Industrial Robotics—Best Practices —Advanced Sensors and Vision Systems —Advanced Applications of Autonomous Robots 

Hot Topics and Critical Industrial Operations —Industrial Cybersecurity —Process Safety/SIL/Risk Analysis —Sustainable Processing —Alarm Management —Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) —Usage of Cloud for Automation —Process Measurement, Control, & Optimization —Environmental Practices


Interested in presenting? Share your expertise at the 2018 event. Download the Call for Papers here. Abstracts due date has been extended.


Who Should Attend?

Integrators/Re-Sellers | Engineering Consultants | Project Managers | Marketing/Sales | Automation Engineers | Engineering Managers | Corporate Managers | Instrument Engineers | Control Systems Engineers | System Integrators | Educators | Research and Development | Technical and Engineering Support | Safety Systems Engineers | Systems Design Engineers

Top 5 Reasons to Attend 

1. View state-of-the are products and technology services and solutions

2. Gain a competitive edge by participating in ISA training courses

3. Learn from prominent experts on the key automation technologies and their impact on the pharma and food industries

4. Attend thought-provoking keynote sessions delivered by industry leaders

5. Network with peers and make valuable professional connections

Whether it be a keynote speaker, session, track or technical training, ISA offers attendees exposure to the importance of cybersecurity in the process automation landscape through its Division Symposia activities. Check out the conference program on the web to see cybersecurity sessions at this year's event.


TENTATIVE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Tuesday, 16 October

8:00AM - 8:45AM: Registration

8:45AM - 9:00AM: Welcome/Overview of the Day

9:00AM - 10:30AM: Session One

10:30AM - 10:50AM: Networking Break and Exhibits 

10:50AM - 12:30PM: Session Two

12:30PM - 1:30PM: Lunch, Networking, and Exhibits

1:30PM - 1:45PM: Official Address

1:45PM - 2:30PM: Keynote Presentation

2:30PM - 3:30PM: Session Three

3:30PM - 3:45PM: Networking Break and Exhibits

3:45PM - 5:30PM: Session Four

5:30PM: Reception, Networking, and Exhibits

Wednesday, 17 October

8:00AM - 8:45AM: Registration

8:45AM - 9:00AM: Day Two Welcome

9:00AM - 10:30AM: Session One

10:30AM - 10:50AM: Networking Break and Exhibits 

10:50AM - 12:30PM: Session Two

12:30PM - 1:30PM: Lunch, Networking, and Exhibits

1:30PM - 1:45PM: Official Address

1:45PM - 2:30PM: Keynote Presentation

2:30PM - 3:30PM: Session Three

3:30PM - 3:45PM: Networking Break and Exhibits

3:45PM - 5:30PM: Session Four

**Subject to change.

VENUE

The Hyatt Regency Montreal 1255 Jeanne-Mance Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H5B 1ES  

Phone: +1 514-982-1234 

ISA Discounted Rate: $255 CAD Reservation Deadline: 24 September 2018 

Book your hotel reservation here!

Hyatt Regency Montreal is centrally located in downtown Montreal, in the heart of the vibrant entertainment district. Our Montreal hotel is conveniently connected to Complexe Desjardins featuring over 100 boutiques and restaurants linking us directly to Palais des Congres, just a 5-minute walk away. One of the most appreciated locations providing easy access by foot to the best Montreal has to offer: culinary destinations, entertainment including prestigious Place des Arts across the street, shopping on Sainte-Catherine street, unique local shops, museums, Old Montreal, Chinatown and easy access to two Montreal subway lines and famous underground city.

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REGISTRATION

Full Conference:

ISA/ISPE Member: $395.00 FLM Attendee: $295.00 ISA Affiliate Member: $445.00 NonMember/List: $495.00 Student Rate: $75 Retiree Rate: $175 

One-Day Rates:

ISA/ISPE Member: $220.00 FLM Attendee: $150.00 ISA Affiliate Member: $250.00 NonMember/List: $275.00 Speaker (One-Day): $100.00 Speaker (Two-Day): $200.00

Event Refund-Cancellation Policy While we hope your plans do not change, we understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise. If you cancel at least two weeks before the start date of the event, you can receive a full refund. If you cancel less than two weeks before the event start date, you can utilize your credit to transfer to a future technical event offering in the remaining year, or use for the purchase of other ISA products/services of comparable value, but there will be no refunds. In the unlikely occurrence of an event cancellation and circumstances beyond our control, ISA will also attempt to notify all registrants no later than ten days prior to the scheduled event date. ISA is not responsible for any travel or related scheduling expenses incurred prior to a cancellation decision. Please note that all outstanding registration fees are also due prior to your event attendance. 

Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunities! 

ISA@Montreal 2018 will give you the opportunity to meet face to face with a variety of industry decision makers searching for solutions, products, services, and partners they can trust to make their jobs easier.  

Guarantee your access to this prime audience of prospects, customers, buyers, and influential leaders in the automation industries by booking your booth today! Contact one of our Account Managers below for more information!  

Laura Martinez +1 919-314-6708 lmartinez@isa.org  

Chris Nelson +1 919-990-9265 cnelson@isa.org  

Richard Simpson +1 919-414-7395 rsimpson@isa.org