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IPC APEX EXPO 2015 Programs Highlight Technology and Innovation Registration Now Open

Nov 17, 2014

Changing technologies that are driving the electronics industry will take center stage throughout the IPC APEX EXPO 2015 technical conference and professional development sessions, which will take place February 22-26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Registration is now open at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.

In keeping with the event’s theme, “Upgrade Your Tech-NOW-ledgy,” the technical conference will feature approximately 100 technical papers detailing original research and innovations from industry experts around the world. Subject-matter experts will cover topics in the areas of board fabrication and design, electronics assembly and test.

Attendees interested in learning more about best practices in design, lead-free technologies, materials, process improvement, solder-joint reliability, PCB fabrication and materials, quality and reliability and more, can choose from more than 30 professional development courses that go beyond theory to provide practical solutions that can be  implemented immediately.

In addition, IPC APEX EXPO features many complimentary activities, including: keynotes on the Xbox story with lessons in strategy, team management and entrepreneurship, presented by Robbie Bach, former president of entertainment and devices at Microsoft, Xbox visionary and civic activist; and a look at extraterrestrials and how they fit into the world of science, presented by Stanton Friedman, nuclear physicist, lecturer and UFO researcher; technical BUZZ sessions; poster presentations; and several networking opportunities. On the show floor, view product innovations from more than 440 exhibitors and the highly popular, IPC APEX EXPO World Championship Hand Soldering Competition will again be featured.

Access to the exhibit hall is free to pre-registrants, a savings of $50 over on-site registration. Attendees who register by January 30, 2015, will save 20percent off registration fees. In addition, attendees who register for the All-Access Package will receive a significant percentage off a la carte options.

More information about IPC APEX EXPO 2015, including details on education and technology, network opportunities, show floor activities, schedule, travel and more is available at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,500 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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