AIA Vision Week Keynote Speakers Announced
Registration is open for online conference and products showcase running May 18-22
ANN ARBOR, MI – May 12, 2020 — Four exclusive keynote sessions have been scheduled for AIA Vision Week, a new virtual conference and products showcase from AIA and the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). The online event will be offered to attendees free-of-charge and runs May 18-22. Registration is open, and attendees will have the opportunity to listen to the four keynotes plus 30 more sessions delivered by industry experts.
“The timing of AIA Vision Week couldn’t be better,” said Dave Spaulding, AIA Vision Week Executive Roundtable panelist and president of Smart Vision Lights. “As we all look forward to the new normal in the automation industry, there are certainly a lot of questions regarding what this will look like for our businesses and the industry as a whole. I believe this will create new opportunities for those that are able to shift quickly through innovation and new partnerships. The way we used to go about our business is changing and will continue to do so.”
AIA Vision Week is sponsored by Advanced Illumination, Allied Vision, Euresys, IDS Imaging Development Systems, Inc., Matrox Imaging, Phase 1 Technology Corp, and Teledyne Imaging. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Expert Keynote Speakers
“The opportunity to share experiences during these challenging times is critical to the development of our industry,” said Samuel P. Sadoulet, president and COO of Edmund Optics and AIA Vision Week Executive Roundtable Panelist. “The situation has forced many companies to innovate their business, hopefully creating stronger organizations for the future.”
Five Virtual Session Tracks
These keynote sessions will compliment a full schedule of content featuring industry leaders and innovators. Each day features a different theme related to vision and imaging. The tracks include:
View the full agenda here.
Sessions will highlight the latest innovations in vision and imaging technologies. Powered by machine learning and embedded processing, vision and imaging solutions are providing the gateway into new applications for manufacturing, medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and autonomous robots and vehicles. Vision solutions have made great strides and are now easier to implement and are immediately effective. As data becomes the key to business success, vision systems are become a critical tool in capturing information that will empower process optimization, enterprise analytics and artificial intelligence solutions.
Vision Products Showcase
Attendees will be able to access more than 100 participating companies. Companies will feature their latest product innovations in the showcase. Attendees can connect with key suppliers and access videos, product specific downloads and learn about the companies.
AIA Vision Week can help attendees improve business now or prepare them – as the COVID-19 crisis subsides — to ramp up to take advantage of backlogged orders and increased automation demands.
“Given that we are in the middle of a pandemic no one planned for, it’s interesting to observe how both the public and the commercial worlds are reacting,” said Steve Wardell, director of imaging, ATS Automation; chair of AIA Board of Directors, and AIA Vision Week Executive Roundtable panelist. “I am concerned and somewhat optimistic as to how the vision industry itself will be affected. From what we are seeing already, certain market spaces and industry sectors will fare better than others. I think our industry is well positioned and look forward to discussing that with other industry leaders on the 20th.”
AIA expects attendees from across the globe to participate in AIA Vision Week who are users of vision and imaging technologies, system integrators, machine builders, OEMs, and manufacturers of imaging technology, collaborative robots, drones, augmented reality systems, and more.
About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) and A3 Mexico. RIA, AIA, MCMA and A3 Mexico combined represent over 1,275 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For more information, visit: A3, RIA, AIA, MCMA, A3 Mexico.
The association hosts a number of industry-leading events, including the International Robot Safety Conference (October 13-15, 2020 in Columbus, OH), CRAV.ai (October 26-27, 2020 in San Jose, CA), the Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference (October 28, 2020 in San Jose, CA), and the Robot Grinding & Finishing Conference (December 2-3, 2020 in St. Paul, MN). Other events include the A3 Business Forum (February 1-3, 2021, in Orlando, FL), and the biennial Automate Show & Conference (May 17-20, 2021 in Detroit, MI).
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Association for Advancing Automation