The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) is a healthy, growing organization with over 1,000 member companies from across the world within its three daughter associations: Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA – The Association for Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA).
A3 NextGen was created to maintain continuity and momentum within the A3 and its member organizations by connecting outgoing industry leaders to young professionals in the automation industry. NextGen is a conscious effort on the part of the A3 to encourage involvement and foster growth of young professionals at member companies and equip them with the skills, connections, and experience necessary to succeed as industry and company leaders.
In short, our mission is to ensure continued strong leadership in the automation industry and A3 associations (RIA, AIA, MCMA) by developing our future leaders through connection, mentorship and education.
The Vision Show
Boston, MA, April 10-12, 2018
For more information about the show and to register, please visit www.visionshow.org
Networking Event TBA
Details will be announced soon!
Networking Breakfast at the 2018 A3 Business Forum
40 NextGen members gathered for breakfast to share ideas on where the industry is headed, discuss their experiences at their own companies, and deepen their involvement with A3 activities. NextGen Taskforce Chair Nick Tebeau (LEONI) gave a few opening remarks, followed by a call to action to become involved with the associations from RIA Board Member Tyler McCoy (JR Automation), and some words on the value of mentorship from Michael Giunta (Macron Dynamics).
Breakfast & Business
Held for the first time at AUTOMATE 2017, this event featured the renowned high performance coach Scott Hansen, who gave a presentation on ’21st Century Leadership.’ Focused on the tools and skills needed to succeed as leaders in your organizations, Scott’s presentation touched on: