New for 2020, AIA and the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) are launching AIA Vision Week, a virtual conference and products showcase running May 18-22. The online event will be offered to attendees free-of-charge.
“In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, I am proud our association took responsible action early to cancel our in-person event, The Vision Show,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of AIA and A3. “Although a virtual event can never replicate the experience of a major trade show and conference, we’re excited about the opportunities presented by AIA Vision Week for users and prospective users around the world to investigate ways in which vision and imaging technologies can help their companies.”
AIA Vision Week will highlight the latest innovations in vision and imaging as automation continues its expansion out of the factory into a wide variety of industries. 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 never been easier to implement or more effective. As data becomes the key to business success, vision systems have become a critical tool in capturing information that will empower process optimization, enterprise analytics, and artificial intelligence solutions.
Registration is open, and attendees will have the opportunity to listen to key industry speakers via GoToWebinar.
Additionally, attendees will be able to access more than 100 participating company profiles featuring the latest technology in the space. The virtual Vision Products Showcase will allow users to connect with key suppliers, learn about the newest technology innovations, and find practical solutions that can be implemented in their businesses. Attendees will be able to save vendor contact information and connect directly through the participating showcase company profiles.
AIA expects attendees from across the globe to participate in AIA Vision Week, ranging from users of vision and imaging technologies, to system integrators, to manufacturers of imaging technology, collaborative robots, drones, augmented reality systems, and more.
The educational conference sessions will feature industry experts discussing the latest advances in vision technology, integration techniques, new use cases and machine learning applications.
“Vision and imaging systems enable innovations in manufacturing and beyond that improve the products we use on a daily basis and enhance our quality of life,” said Alex Shikany, Vice President of Membership & Business Intelligence at AIA and A3. “We designed this inaugural digital event to provide a platform for users to find the products and solutions they’re searching for, and showcase industry leading technology and imaging techniques through our robust conference agenda.”
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 México.
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).