LIA rolls out new ICALEO format for 2019
The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has modified the format of its ICALEO conference (International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics) to enhance attendee experience and improve region of interest for sponsors and exhibitors.
The changes have been made in response to a considerable mandate from its members and past ICALEO participants.
ICALEO 2019, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, on 7-10 October, will feature four industry-specific conferences that will become the core focus of each day: aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, microelectronics, and automotive.
LIA anticipates more than 100 end-users and suppliers and more than 1,000 conference participants at ICALEO 2019
The improved event structure will build on the traditions of the conference, while driving commercial value for sponsors and exhibitors. Additionally, LIA will actively support the development of its sponsor and member networks before, during and after the event.
Each of the industry foci will have its own business and technical plenary session, business conference, and Evening of Innovation symposium. The ICALEO Technical Conference and its workshops will span across the four-day conference with some emphasis on each of the focused industry verticals, as well as other notable industry applications.
This change in programme structure has resulted in significant interest from the end-user community and their tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers. Based on demand to date, LIA anticipates the attendance of more than 100 end users and suppliers and more than 1,000 conference participants this year.
ICALEO’s Technical Conference and workshops will be subdivided into five technical tracks: laser additive manufacrturing, battery systems and energy conversion, micro, macro, and nano. In addition to the traditional format of the Technical Conference, these tracks will accentuate laser technology advancements within the four covered industries. Leaders and experts from the field of material interaction will also be presenting cutting-edge results of their research in these technology spheres for high impact applications.
The business conference for each industry will consist of a focused tradeshow revolving around innovative photonics materials processing solutions specific to that industry.
Sponsors and exhibitors will now be able to benefit from a enjoy a unique opportunity to concentrate their efforts each day on one of these top four industries. Tradeshow participants will have the ability to present their unique solutions to focused representatives of these supply chains.
The tradeshow will connect all members of the marketplace and include ICALEO’s Live User Solutions forums and Evening of Innovation symposiums. These new mediums will allow manufacturers/integrators and suppliers to selectively engage in the discussion of unique challenges and revolutionary applications for advanced materials processing. Subject matter for this dialogue will be presented by prominent members of the user and manufacturing community.
Once again, LIA will present the 2019 Arthur L Schawlow Award for Pioneering Basic and Applied Research in Laser Science and Engineering at ICALEO. It will also be presenting industry awards to the user community for innovations in photonics material processing.
'What first started as the 1981 Joint US/Japan International Laser Processing Conference in Anaheim, California, is now the largest conference of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, running for the 38th consecutive year,' commented the LIA. 'Focusing on advanced uses of industrial lasers, last year’s ICALEO attracted a record-breaking number of attendees from 23 countries.'