Education and Events

Educational Opportunity One of the ways SMTA enables its members to achieve professional success is by providing unparalleled educational programs and events. The list below describes the various opportunities available to you.

SMTA International - the strongest technical conference in the electronics assembly industry featuring a focused electronics exhibition     IWLPC - Covers leading-edge IC packaging and test technologies with special emphasis on 3D stacked packaging     International Conference on Soldering and Reliability
Pan Pacific - An international event covering on microelectronic packaging, interconnection, microsystems, nanotechnology, and assembly     Counterfeit Electronics Symposium    
Chapter Tutorials: Locally-tailored courses featuring one speaker addressing a key topic.

Local Chapter Events: Events planned independently by local SMTA officers including anything from technical presentations and facility tours to networking events and golf outings.

Webinars & Webtorials: SMTA Webinars and WebtorialsEducational online broadcasts featuring speakers on specific, timely topics. Learn right from your desk!

Knowledge Base: Search our Knowledge Base of 3,500+ technical articles.

SMTA BookStore: Browse the BookStore for industry approved reference publications.

Journal of SMT: Quarterly peer-reviewed journal featuring jury-selected technical papers.

Do you want to help ensure SMTA technical programs continue to offer the high quality technical information for which SMTA is known? Join the SMTA Technical Committee. If you have comments or suggestions please contact JoAnn Stromberg ( or Patti Coles (


Your Research Matters - Share Your Knowledge

Because of the dedication of engineers just like you, the electronics assembly and advanced packaging industries have seen tremendous growth over the years. Remember, every little bit helps and your research is beneficial to engineers all over the world. By presenting a technical paper at a conference you can contribute to the general advancement of the electronics industry as well as establish yourself and your company as an innovator and a thought leader. Get started by submitting an abstract for one of our upcoming conferences.

Please note: Submission of an abstract for an SMTA program is with the understanding that, if accepted, the author will provide a conference presentation and/or a technical paper for the proceedings.

All submissions must be non-commercial in nature and focus on technology research rather than a company product.

Upcoming Events Currently Accepting Abstracts:

Download a printable list of events

South East Asia Technical Training Conference on Electronics Assembly Technologies 2015
Abstracts Due: January 4th, 2015
April 19-21, 2015 | Penang, Malaysia
*Paper required

International Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR)
Abstracts Deadline Extended: January 28th, 2015
May 19-21, 2015 | Toronto, ON, Canada
*Paper required

SMTA International
Abstracts Due: February 13, 2015
September 27 - October 1, 2015 | Rosemont, IL, USA
*Paper required

Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain Symposium
Abstract Deadline: March 6th
June 23-25, 2015 | College Park, MD
*Presentation Only

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC)
Abstract Deadline: April 17, 2015
October 13-15, 2015 | San Jose, CA
*Paper required

SMTA/MEPTEC/iNEMI Medical Electronics Symposium
Abstract Deadline: June 19th, 2015
September 16-17, 2015 | Portland, OR
*Presentation Only

LED Conference
Abstract Deadline: June 2015
November 17-19, 2015
*Presentation Only

Journal of SMT
Now Accepting for next quarter's publication - Contact Ryan,

On-line Presentations (Webinars & Webtorials)
Now Scheduling for 2015 - Contact Patti,