OK, I confess. I’m one of those last-minute types of people. Please don’t follow my example. You have until March 15, 2010 to submit your abstract to present at the September 27 – October 1, 2010 Emerson Exchange meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Here’s some of the information that came to me today in a gentle-reminder email:
With less than two weeks left until the March 15th deadline for abstracts, we’ve received a substantial number of abstracts and this year’s conference will be a great opportunity to “Build on Your Knowledge“. We’re expecting another valuable and highly educational conference, as many industry leaders, educators, and experts are planning to share “what’s worked for them” and to learn “what’s working for others”.
Sounds like work to pull something together and present, so your natural question might be, “what’s in it for me?” The Emerson Exchange board responds:
And, not only will your peers benefit from your experiences, but so will you: One conference admission will be waived for each accepted Workshop, and Two for each Short Course.
It’s a chance to not only share your wisdom but also learn from a lot of other folks. Here are the types of tracks available for presentations:
…over 275 Workshops and Short Courses on topics such as:
- Business Operations, Integration & Intelligence
- Wireless Applications
- DeltaV and Ovation System Applications
- Management – Life Cycle, Automation Justification, People, Assets
- Emerson Product / Service Updates
- Process Optimization
- Asset Optimization / Maintenance & Reliability
- Control Systems Modernization
- Project Management & Engineering Tools
- Safety Instrumented Systems
- Valve Applications
- Instrumentation Applications
With San Antonio so close to Emerson’s Process Systems and Solutions business based here in Austin, I’d expect to see a number of DeltaV technologists, project and industry consultants there for you to ask questions and give direct feedback.
Submitting an abstract and giving a presentation is a great way to come to Emerson Exchange when budgets are tight. I hope you’ll consider presenting and not following my lead–waiting for the last minute!