Call for Participation for 2013
Technical Conference: February 19-21, 2013
Professional Development Courses: February 17-18, 21, 2013
Design, Printed Boards, Electronics Assembly and Test
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.
Submit an abstract for the industry's premier technical conference or provide a course proposal for one of its largest educational events. Presenting at IPC APEX EXPO 2013 in San Diego provides significant visibility for you and your company. Thousands of individuals will receive the technical proceedings of the conference, ensuring that your published paper is seen by key engineers, managers and executives from all segments of the worldwide electronic interconnection industry. Presenting a technical conference paper or teaching a professional development course is a unique and cost-effective channel to promote your expertise, and your organization, to your customers and prospects.
Conference and Course Topics
Submissions are sought on design, materials, assembly, processes, and equipment in the following areas:
Requirements for Submission
Provide an abstract of approximately 300 words that summarizes technical work covering case histories, research and discoveries. It must be received by May 4, 2012. Authors of papers selected for the conference will receive a detailed speaker manual to assist them with numerous items, including the formatting of their paper and presentation slides.
The selection process is competitive and sufficient detail needs to be included to allow the Technical Program Committee to properly assess content of the proposed paper. If selected, papers and presentation slides will be due October 5, 2012. The paper should be noncommercial and describe significant results from experiments, emphasize new techniques, discuss trends of interest and contain technical and/or appropriate test results. Presentations will be limited to 30 minutes including 5–10 minutes for questions and answers.
Conference speakers are entitled to a free one-day conference pass for the day of their presentation, discounted registration fees for the full conference and complimentary admission to the exhibit hall. All speakers selected for presentation who provide their papers to IPC by September 21, 2012, will be eligible for a free full-conference pass.
To recognize exceptional achievement, awards will be presented for "Best U.S. Paper" for U.S. authors and "Best International Paper" for authors from outside the United States. Each award consists of a recognition plaque and a $1,000 prize. Co-authors share the honorarium but all will receive individual recognition plaques.
Please note: Previously published papers or commercially-focused papers are not appropriate and will not be accepted.
Professional Development Courses
Course proposals are solicited from individuals interested in teaching half-day (three hours) professional development courses on design, manufacturing processes and materials. Proposals, including course descriptions, must be submitted by May 4, 2012. Final presentation in the form of PowerPoint® slides must be submitted by October 5, 2012. Reimbursement for travel expenses and honoraria are offered to professional development instructors.
Submit Your Technical Conference Paper Abstract Online
Submit your Professional Development Proposal Online
For more information, contact the Manager of Professional Development, Anne Marie Mulvihill at AnneMarieMulvihill@ipc.org or +1 847-597-2827.
|Conference Paper Timeline||Professional Development Timeline|
|Abstracts due:||May 4, 2012||Proposals due:||May 4, 2012|
|Acceptance by||June 15, 2012||Acceptance by:||June 15, 2012|
|Papers / Presentations Due:||October 5, 2012||Coursework Due:||October 5, 2012|