Continuing the discussion from the last post where I postulated that ISA and MESA struggle more than IEEE or other engineering organizations in retaining members, in this post I'll offer my take as to why. I already noted that societies that serve specific engineering disciplines like IEEE have a feeder...
Like many automation engineers I get a steady stream of emails from ISA, MESA and other organizations with announcements about conferences, webinars and white papers. If the volume of email were an indication of viability it would seem that professional societies are alive and healthy.
I recently presented a webinar cosponsored by ISA and CooperBussman’s Brian Cunningham on the above topic entitled “Staying Connected – Why Network Management Matters” based on the following abstract:
I'm not usually much of a Disney fan. The characters from Snow White onward were fantastic, but they were almost always pure good or all bad. Unfortunately, this black-and-white ethos always seemed kind of flat and artificial, like early Superman or DC comics or Lawrence Welk's robotic performers.
Some--okay a lot--of folks might say I spend too much time lurking around on Twitter. (www.twitter.com). They're possibly correct. But it's not all time wasted. One of the things that keeps me coming back there with alarming regularity is that the more the number of people I follow increases, the...
This just in. ISA has taken a big step toward increasing its scope and significance in the broader world of automation. Read on.
The ISA Edmonton Section has just finished hosting the 9th annual Oil Sands Automation conference in Fort McMurray and as the tag line on the program states – still the only oil sands focused conference hosted in the oil sands.
Deadlines for the ISA Communications Division two Spring Symposia are quickly approaching. The first event this April in Troy (Detroit) Michigan is a joint offering with the ISA100 WG16 committee that will be two half-days focused on Wireless applications in the Factory environment.
This just in: Research Triangle Park, N.C. -- The International Society of Automation (ISA) has recognized some of its outstanding authors at a ceremony and reception on October 18 at ISA Automation Week in Mobile, Ala. The awards are given by the ISA Publications Department and Standards and Practices Department.
Brad Carlberg, who chaired this year’s Wireless track at Automation Week in Mobile also recorded all the sessions as well so you are now able to get the benefit of both presenter and presentation at the following link http://www.isa.org/~pupid/ISA_AW2011_Sessions.htm