The opportunity to gain new skills and update your technical knowledge is around every corner at SMTA International. From the exhibition area to the conference, you are sure to find valuable information that will prepare you to succeed in today's highly competitive market.
Many events below are free and some require fees and advance registration.
IPC Fall Committee Standards Development Meetings
NEW THIS YEAR!
October 12 - 17, 2013
IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings Contribute to the industry standards and guidelines that your company, customers and suppliers rely on by participating in the IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings.
The full schedule for IPC committee meetings is available here.
THE PARTY at Billy Bob's
Tuesday, October 15 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Hosted by the Dallas SMTA Chapter
Important: You must register by Oct. 7 to have a meal ticket included.
Billy Bob's was voted the #1 Country Music Club in the World and is also the largest of its kind! That's why we chose it as the setting for THE PARTY.
For only: $30/person you get:
Admission Ticket into Billy Bob’s
Worry-free round trip transportation
Plenty of tasty Texas food
LOTS of entertainment
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Opening Keynote Session and SMTA Annual Meeting
"F-35 Lightning II: The Centerpiece for 21st Century Global Security"
Bob D. DuLaney, Lockheed Martin, USAF Major General (Ret)
Tuesday, October 15 | 8:00 - 9:30am
Join us for coffee and breakfast treats, a terrific presentation about the F-35 program, and the kick off for SMTA International!
FREE to All Attendees!
The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. Three distinct variants of the F-35 will replace the A-10 and F-16 for the U.S. Air Force, the F/A-18 for the U.S. Navy, the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the U.S. Marine Corps, and a variety of fighters for at least ten other countries. Bob DuLaney will provide an overview of the F-35 program detailing the importance of this particular aircraft, current progress on the program, and its economic impact.
Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor, continuing its 100-year history of aircraft research and design with the Lightning II. According to standard industry accepted economic forecasting, the F-35 is responsible for more than 125,000 direct and indirect jobs, making it the single largest job generator in the Department of Defense program budget. The Lockheed Martin F-35 program teams with more than 1,400 domestic suppliers in 46 states and Puerto Rico to produce thousands of components from highly sophisticated radar sensors to the aircraft's mid fuselage.
Bob DuLaney is Senior Manager F-35 Customer Engagement for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas. Bob joined Lockheed Martin in August 2007 after a thirty-three year career in the United States Air Force culminating as the USAFE Director of Operations at Ramstein AB, Germany. During his thirty plus years in the USAF he served in various locations throughout the world, including Europe and Asia. Bob is a combat veteran fighter pilot with 4500+ fighter hours in the F-16 and F-4. He has held command at flight, squadron, group, wing and joint task force levels; and served on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon and at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Bob was born in Dumas, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Air Command and Staff College, USAF Fighter Weapons School, and National War College.
Corporate USERS Solution Session
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Share What's Failing, and What You are Doing About It!
For Corporate SMTA USER Members only
"Learn what your peers are experiencing"
"Open to all things that fail"
Global issues, Nitrogen & Tomb Stoning, Detection Methods, BGA Issues, Board Coatings and Finishes, etc.
Each presenter will provide a five minute talk or presentation to describe the issue and how you solved it. Additional five minutes for Q&A. Only recent solutions from the last 12 months.
LIMITED ATTENDANCE: You "Must Present to Attend"
Only open to presenters and others from their company (Corporate Users only, no Suppliers)
This session concludes with an open form round table discussion.
Participants will also have time following the session to network, discuss, and share solutions.
"The SMTA International SMTA Corporate User Session was a valuable opportunity to share information with industry peers. It was interesting to see that some problems are common to all of us and to see other concerns that may not have been considered. It was also helpful to observe the different approaches taken to diagnose and solve problems. The session was a good networking opportunity and resulted in discussions on future collaboration."
- Bob Trinnes, Rockwell Automation
6th Annual SMTAI Golf Tournament
The Golf Club at Fossil Creek
Fort Worth, Texas
Thursday, October 17, 2013
8AM Shotgun start
Awesome Lunch following the tournament
Sign up now for the 6th Annual SMTA International Golf Tournament. Our tournament will be held at The Golf Club at Fossil Creek on Thursday, October 17, 2013.
Just the way golf was meant to be, Fossil Creek will challenge golfers of every ability. Gorgeous rolling fairways and 18 testing holes all intertwined throughout streams created by Fossil Creek. This exclusive par 72 public course, designed by America's foremost golf legend, Arnold Palmer, winds its way through 1150 acres of natural Texas terrain. Surrounded by rocky-ledged creeks and crystal lakes, gently contoured bluffs and massive trees, each of the 18 holes at The Golf Club at Fossil Creek issues the premier challenge to experienced and beginning golfers alike.
Find more information on the course online: www.thegolfclubatfossilcreek.com
$75.00 per player, $300 per 4-some team, Includes Awards Luncheon
Club Rentals: $49.00 for TaylorMade Stage 2 Rocketball Rental Clubs
(Call "Dina" at Fossil Creek directly: Phone 817-847-1900)
Eileen Hibbler, Golf Tournament Chair,
Karen Frericks, SMTA
The Golf Club At Fossil Creek (817) 847-1900
3401 Club Gate Drive | Fort Worth, TX 76137
The golf course is only a 10-minute drive from the convention center. Please let SMTA HQ know if you are interested in car-pooling to Fossil Creek.
Registration will be open soon.
Golf Tournament Sponsorships:
Sign Sponsor - $500
Trivia Contest Sponsor - $500
Playing Cart Sign Sponsor - $500 (1 still available)
Trivia Prize Sponsor - $300 sold!
Goodie Bag Sponsor - $300 sold!
Drink Cart Sponsor - $300 (1 available)
Breakfast Sponsor - $300
Lunch Sponsor - $300 (1 still available)
Longest Drive for Men - $200
Longest Drive for Women $200
Closest to the Pin - $200 (2 available)
Hole Sponsor - - $150 (14 available)
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Pre-Register now for your chance to win 1 of 10 Technical Conference Passes (a $775 value)!
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