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CREATING A WORLD OF ABUNDANCE:
Exponential Technologies Causing Disruptive Innovations
Peter Diamandis, M.D.
Chairman/CEO, X PRIZE Foundation
and Chairman/Co-Founder, Singularity University
Tuesday, March 25 | 8:30 am-9:30 am
A dynamic inspirational speaker and tech entrepreneur, Dr. Diamandis will share his insights into how breakthroughs in exponentially growing technologies like artificial intelligence, nanomaterials, 3-D printing, robotics and digital medicine will re-engineer products, companies, industries — and even society — over the next 20 years. He will explain how human society has evolved from “local and linear” to “global and exponential,” and how this change has not only spawned the creation of new billion dollar start-ups out of nowhere, but also led to the demise of 50-year-old billion dollar companies overnight.
Through his work as Chairman and Co-Founder of Singularity University and Chairman/CEO of X PRIZE, Diamandis’ has proven the transformational power that exponentially growing technology has on companies, governments and humanity — and on “do-it-yourself” technologists and small companies who can now achieve what only governments or large corporations could do before.
Join IPC and your colleagues for this inspirational keynote that will give IPC APEX EXPO attendees plenty of reason for optimism … and a roadmap to creating a world of abundance.
Swarm Robotics and the Toys, Movies and Insects That Made It All Possible
Roboticist, Inventor, Researcher and Teacher
Wednesday, March 26, 2013 │ 9:00 am–10:00 am
They will flock. They will swarm. And they will tackle the dangerous, dirty and dull jobs for which humans are inherently ill-suited. They’re multirobot systems — and one day they will become the norm, according to roboticist and inventor James McLurkin. Inspired by the complex group behaviors found in ants, bees, wasps and termites, McLurkin’s work focuses on developing software and programming techniques for groups of autonomous robots with populations ranging from 10 to 10,000.
As a child, McLurkin was constantly playing with Star Wars® toys and building with LEGO® bricks, cardboard boxes and any other materials he could access. Today, armed with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from M.I.T. and University of California – Berkeley, McLurkin continues to harness his inventiveness to develop the robot swarms that will one day perform jobs ranging from warehouse operations to search-and-rescue missions to Mars exploration. Don’t miss this fascinating look at the future of robotics … and the technology that is making it happen.
The Physics of NASCAR
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Ph.D.
Physicist, Researcher and Author
Thursday, March 27 │ 9:00 am-10:00 am
How do you design and manufacture a car that will move at speeds in the neighborhood of 200 mph (321 km/h) — yet handle with precision and, most important, keep the driver alive? What technology makes a NASCAR car different from the vehicles you see on the highways every day?
In a presentation based on her book, “The Physics of NASCAR,” physicist and researcher Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Ph.D., will take you behind the scenes of America’s most popular spectator sport — and explain the feats of engineering that make NASCAR work. Drawing on her extensive access to NASCAR race shops, drivers, crew chiefs, engine builders and pit crews, Dr. Leslie-Pelecky will trace the lifecycle of a racecar — from its creation at leading race shops to competing in the action of the NASCAR series. Gentlemen, start your engines … and join your colleagues for this journey into the science of speed!
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On the Show Floor
View cutting-edge products and services in the New Products Corridor on the show floor. Get a sneak preview of the equipment, materials and services that are breaking new ground in our industry.
FREE! Show Floor Welcome Reception
Tuesday, March 25 | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Kick back with your colleagues at IPC’s very own happy hour. Walk the exhibition, scope out the new exhibitor offerings and catch up with colleagues.
Tuesday-Wednesday, March 25-26
Do you think you have what it takes to win at soldering? BRING IT!
Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be awarded to the top three finalists at the close of the competition at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 26.
Thursday, March 27
The winner of the IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition will move on to face off with winners from IPC hand soldering competitions around the world.
The winner of the IPC Hand Soldering Grand Championship will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize.
Informational resources to enhance the work you do, help train your staff and support your company’s strategic planning efforts are waiting for you in the IPC bookstore on the show floor.
- Browse industry standards on design, board fabrication and assembly.
- Check out IPC training and certification programs.
- Pick up an IPC catalog of multimedia training resources, including DVDs, interactive CD- ROMs, online video resources, training and reference guides, wall posters and image archives.
- Learn about IPC’s management programs, market research reports and technology roadmaps.
Member prices will be extended to all attendees on-site, even if you aren’t one! While you’re at the bookstore, pick up an IPC publications catalog and a free standards development CD.
Circuits Assembly and Printed Circuit Design and Fab New Product Introduction Award and Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Awards
Tuesday, March 25 | 10:30-11:30 am
Circuits Assembly’s Service Excellence Awards (SEAs) for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers and assembly equipment, material and software suppliers honor companies that excel in customer service. Awards are presented to companies receiving the highest cumulative scores in various categories of service.
Circuits Assembly’s NPI Awards recognize the leading new equipment and materials products for electronics assembly introduced in the past 12 months. Awards are selected by an independent panel of practicing industry engineers, and are judged on creativity and innovation, compatibility with existing technology, cost-effectiveness and performance.
Printed Circuit Design & Fab’s New Product Introduction (NPI) Awards recognize the leading new products for PCB design and fabrication introduced in the past 12 months. Awards are selected by an independent panel of practicing industry engineers.
Monday, March 24 | 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Our international friends are invited to relax, have a bite to eat and meet their colleagues from around the world at this festive gathering.
Tuesday, March 25 | 7:30 am-8:30 am
Maximize your time at IPC APEX EXPO. Enjoy a continental breakfast while your colleagues share the ins and outs of this event. Learn how to put IPC’s resources to work for you and your company and find out how to take advantage of everything this event has to offer. Even if you’re not a first-timer, join us for a refresher course on IPC programs.
Tuesday, March 25 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm
What are your international, national and regional concerns regarding government regulations and laws impacting your company’s ability to compete globally? Members of the IPC Government Relations Committee will provide an update on key issues impacting your company’s bottom line and give an overview of IPC efforts to support the prosperity of the global electronic interconnect industry. After the overview, there will be open discussion on future issues for the committee to address.
Tuesday, March 25 | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Kick back with your colleagues at IPC’s very own happy hour. Walk the exhibition, scope out all the new exhibitor offerings, and catch up with colleagues.
Wednesday, March 26
Breakfast 7:30 am • Meeting 7:45 am-8:30 am
Women continue to make great strides in all areas of the electronic interconnect industry. Join your colleagues from across the supply chain to share your ideas and experiences as a woman and build your network. Please RSVP for this free meeting through the attendee registration process. For more information, contact MariaLabriola@ipc.org.
Presentation by Cheryl Tulkoff, CRE Senior Member of the Technical Staff, DfR Solutions.
Cheryl Tulkoff has more than 22 years of experience in electronics manufacturing with an emphasis on failure analysis and reliability. She has worked throughout the electronics manufacturing life cycle in semiconductor fabrication processes, in printed circuit board fabrication and assembly, in functional and reliability testing, and in the analysis and evaluation of field returns. She has managed no clean and RoHS-compliant conversion programs and has also developed and managed comprehensive reliability programs.
Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech. She is a published author, experienced public speaker and trainer, and a Senior member of both ASQ and IEEE. She has held leadership positions in the IEEE and serves on several committees with IPC and iNEMI.
Monday, March 24 | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Wednesday, March 26 | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Event Luncheon and IPC Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 25 | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm