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ATE Events — October 2017


(4 days)

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center300 East Ocean BoulevardLong BeachCalifornia90802

The American Association of Port Authorities is the unified voice of the seaport industry in the Americas, representing more than 130 public port authorities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more than a century, AAPA membership has empowered port authorities and their maritime industry partners to serve global customers and create economic and social value for their communities. AAPA is hosting its annual American Association of Port Authorities in Long Beach this year/

(2 days)

San Jose Convention Center150 W San Carlos StSan Jose Convention CenterCA95113United States

The Drone World Expo is among the top B2B drone events on a global scale, with over 2,700+ commercial drone professionals visiting in 2016, 100+ exhibiting companies and 120+ top-notch speakers.

Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users will gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to your business and environmental challenges. UAS/UAVs provide the capability for participants to capture data in a way that will have a tremendous impact on their business. Applications including imaging, photography, video and film, precision agriculture, construction, security and public safety, mapping and surveying, inspections, research and conservation, communications, parcel delivery, humanitarian efforts and more will be explained and demonstrated at this one-of-a-kind gathering. Learn about commercial strategies, platforms and payloads, data collection, safety, security, privacy, the current regulatory environment, international lessons learned, and the impact drones are having on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Indian Hills Community College525 Grandview AveOttumwaIA52501United States

TRUMPF Inc. and the Midwest Photonics Education Center (MPEC) of Indian Hills Community College and have partnered to offer this Lasers in Manufacturing Symposium.  It is designed for industry professionals, educators, and students interested in learning about laser systems considerations and a variety of laser applications in multiple industries.  The symposium will feature 7 subject matter experts from across the nation presenting on topics such as laser welding, 3D metal printing, and advances in prevalent & emerging ultrafast applications.  Tabletop exhibits and an “Ask the Expert” table will be highlighted.

A live demonstration of a Trumpf TruLaser Station 5005 laser welder and a tour of the IHCC Laser & Optics laboratory will be included. Registration is complimentary and lunch will be provided.  This event is supported in part through a National Science Foundation Grant DUE#1400561.

Indian Hills Community College525 Grandview AveOttumwaIA52501United States

The Midwest Photonics Education Center of IHCC has partnered with Iowa Workforce Development and 9 regional Business Partners to organize an Advanced Manufacturing Day event.  9 companies will open their doors for tours for area high school students.  Students will have the opportunity to tour one or more companies to learn about the exciting world of advanced manufacturing.

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(2 days)

Bellingham Cruise Terminal/Ferry Terminal33 Harris AvenueBellinghamWAUnited States

Formally known as Cyber Risk, the TAG Tech Summit 2017 is the premier technology conference in Northwest Washington. We draw participants from the entire Pacific Northwest region. The Tech Summit 2017 is a comprehensive tech event covering many topics.

The majority of time is spent in large groups in interesting, and engaging general talks about cyber security in the cloud and on devices, user centered design, highlights of local tech businesses, and war stories. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with your area of specialization peers during innovative break out sessions. The TAG Tech Summit will have leaders in these field reporting, presenting and connecting with participants all day. This conference will make participants more effective in your job and enhance their skills that relate directly to roles at work.

Immerse Yourself in The Technology Community. Participants will have an opportunity to work with and learn from the people who are at the forefront of these industries while also networking and making great connections with your peers.  Attendees range from early-stage entrepreneurs to senior execs representing enterprise companies. Over 200 people are expected to attend the Tech Summit!

Participants will return with valuable and actionable insight on how to improve their work and business. There are tracks specifically designed to be relevant to each organization from C-level, Tech Professionals, Human Resources, Accounting to Education. Break out into sessions targeted at specific key concerns. Focus on risk management, abatement and response. Training and professional development designed specifically for participants in mind.


CyberWatch West and the National Science Foundation are sponsoring a virtual career Fair for cybersecurity students. The job fair will connect students from CAE-designated schools to employers looking to fill internships, part-times positions, and full-time positions. Each student will be required to upload a resume along with his/her registration.



Employers will have access to all student resumes submitted, which will enable them to review quality candidate profiles and the resume book before attending the Virtual Career Fair. In addition, employers will also have the opportunity to showcase their companies with virtual booth branding and presentations. Tech support and training before the event will also be available for all employers.



Students across the nation will have the chance to connect with employers from 8:00 am to 11:30 am PDT. The Virtual Career Fair will enable students and employers to network in an easy-to-use virtual environment using a robust chat function for instant one-on-one communication. Before the event, students will have the opportunity to submit a resume and participate in resume workshops.


Registration will open in July 2017. If you would like to be contacted once registration opens, follow this link and complete the online form:

(4 days)

Rochester Riverside Convention Center123 East Main StreetRochesterNY14604United States

Optifab, organized jointly by SPIE and APOMA, is the largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibition held in North America. This is the premier event to meet with top companies and to learn about the latest optical fabrication technologies.

Come walk the floor at North America's largest optical fabrication exhibition. Your badge will give you access to over 160 leading companies, ten product demos and two plenary talks. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to learn new methods, improve your processes, cut costs, and discuss your requirements face-to-face.

(3 days)

Rochester Riverside Convention Center123 E Main StRochesterNew York14604

Companies will be highlighting their latest developments in these technology areas - this is the best opportunity in 2017 to see presentations on the newest products. Companies interested in presenting their products must submit an abstract and final summary of the commercial presentation by the abstract due date to be considered.

OptiFab 2017 will also feature commercial presentations from the leading optical companies in the following areas: 

  • new developments in optical materials
  • new developments in freeform surface design, fabrication, and measurement
  • advanced optical fabrication equipment
  • coating equipment
  • metrology equipment (phase measuring, image quality measuring and surface measuring)
  • current events impacting the field of optical fabrication 


(2 days)

Portland Community College12000 SW 49th AvePortlandOregon97219

The NCATC 2017 Fall Conference offers a wide mix of presentations, roundtable discussions, college and industry tours, and well as various networking opportunities. Programs will be held at Portland Community College. Attending this conference will allow you to compare challenges, gain new insights, and find solutions for your training needs. More sponsors and details to be announced.


(3 days)

Omni Shoreham Hotel2500 Calvert St NWWashingtonDC20008

The American Association of Community Colleges will hold the 24th National ATE Principal Investigators Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference will bring together approximately 800 people to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. Key people working on ATE projects across the country will participate in the conference. Conference attendees represent community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, four-year colleges, and research and development centers covering projects in a wide variety of areas such as: information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others.

(3 days)

3799 Las Vegas Boulevard SouthLas VegasNV89109United States

Commercial UAV Expo is another top global B2B drone event, dedicated exclusively to commercial drones used for professional applications. It’s organized by Diversified Communications, a leading international media company which also organizes the 3D Spar Expo & Conference event.

In the conference, UAV industry experts share key insights on implementing unmanned aerial systems, including systems selection and integration, developing enterprise workflows, guidelines and policies, data management and integration, and legal, safety and regulatory considerations.

Plenary sessions and panels cover topics of interest to all end-users regardless of industry, while breakout sessions focus on UAV technology, applications and opportunities in the following vertical markets: Surveying & Mapping; Civil Infrastructure; Mining; Construction; Process, Power & Utilities; Precision Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Security and Search & Rescue (SAR).
The exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies.

(2 days)

Hyatt Regency at the Arch315 Chestnut StreetSt. LouisMissouri63102

Conference strands will be based on the Ten Components of a Program of Study and Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development. Preconference workshops (Wednesday, October 25) will address topics such as Career Pathways Leadership Certification, Employer-Education Partnerships, and Counseling. The conference will focus on Career Pathways implementation at the state and local levels. The conference’s 1000+ attendees will consist of a broad cross-section of stakeholders comprising secondary and postsecondary educators, workforce development professionals, and employers.

Florida State College at Jacksonville4501 Capper RoadJacksonvilleFL32218

The Writing in the Disciplines workshop includes:

  • an introduction to the research that supports the Writing in the Disciplines approach and "writing to learn"
  •  the role of low stakes writing
  • developing appropriate writing assignments
  •  responding to student writing especially in the context of a STEM classroom

Each workshop participant will leave with a plan for developing a writing assignment that provides students with writing practice and with the tools to provide constructive feedback.

North Carolina School for the Deaf517 W. Fleming DrMorgantonNC28655United States

This workshop will provide information on strategies for teaching math to D/HH students.

Dr. Margaret Leary, CIPP/G & Professor, Northern Virginia Community College, will discuss the recent Equifax breach and what it means to consumers, as well as look at the relationship of online public records accessed by data aggregators (such as Equifax), to identity theft and examine the potentially negative impact a Federal Breach Notification Law might have on consumers. Recommendations for individuals to protect against identity theft will also be provided.

North Carolina School for the Deaf517 W Fleming DrMorgantonNC28655

This workshop will provide strategies for teaching writing to D/HH students.

Florida State College at Jacksonville401 West State StreetJacksonvilleFL32202

This two-part workshop includes "Project Access", principles in Universal Design, and "Writing in the Disciplines".

At the October CyberWatch West member meeting, the guest speaker will be Karen Leuschner, National CAE Program Manager for the National Security Agency (NSA). She will update members on changes in the process of applying for the CAE-CDE and CAE2Y designations. Ms. Leuschner will discuss the redesignation criteria, knowledge units (KUs), the new CAE-CDE application tool, and the annual report. 


To participate in this free online member event, sign up in advance on CyberWatch West's registration page: Representatives of CyberWatch West educational members and industry partners will be approved to attend before the meeting begins at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. 

Dr. David Tobey, Director of Research and Assessments for the National CyberWatch Center and Assistant Professor of Management at Indiana University South Bend, will discuss how Competency-Based Education (CBE) can rapidly increase the number of capable applicants for cybersecurity jobs. CBE is focused on the achievement of competencies-per-hour to develop mastery of cybersecurity capabilities for all who desire to learn. Conversely, the current Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) reduces the number of qualified applicants by focusing on the achievement of credits-per-hour to minimize the investment in instructional resources required to recognize and select only the high-ability learners. Differences in instructional design and capability maturity produced by CBE vs. OBE will be discussed. Recommendations will be provided for how to implement CBE in a traditional brick-and-mortar as well as online learning models.