ISA symposium draws more than 300

By |  November 28, 2016

The International Society of Automation’s (ISA) 2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition, held Nov. 7-10 in Houston, drew more than 300 attendees.

Attendees explored solutions to challenges facing process measurement and control professionals.

According to ISA, the symposium included three keynote addresses; the perspectives of more than 100 process automation industry experts; interactive panel discussions and tutorials; demonstrations and exhibits; two ISA training courses; networking opportunities; and other activities.

The symposium focused on five main issues: instrumentation, communications, control systems, safety and security.

The keynote speakers were Paul Gruhn, global functional safety consultant at aeSolutions; Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., a retired NASA astronaut, engineer and educator; and Steve Mustard, an acclaimed industrial cybersecurity expert and automation consultant.

Attendees were able to enhance their experience by taking one of two on-site training courses, which were conducted before the start of the technical program, ISA adds.

Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure.

Learn about next year’s event here.

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