CALL FOR SPEAKERS – DEADLINE JUNE 12, 2015
MEMS Executive Congress® US 2015
The Meritage Resort & Spa
November 4-6, 2015
Submission Deadline: June 12, 2015
Event web site: us2015.memscongress.com
Please submit your speaker abstract here.
MEMS and Sensors:
Enabling the Connection to the Physical World
MEMS and sensors have long been the quiet workhorses of the electronics industry, adding incredible value and competitive advantage to countless products. Now is the time to bring this functionality to center stage in order to increase collaboration, innovation, investment and understanding of MEMS and sensors’ diverse value-add.
MEMS Executive Congress US 2015 will provide that stage, exponentially driving awareness of the ways in which MEMS and sensors are improving the connection between people and information. Our speakers will also highlight areas of opportunity for products “on the cusp” of commercialization.
With MIG celebrating the 11th anniversary of MEMS Executive Congress US this year, we invite you and/or your customers to submit an abstract. Our goal is to present useful, original and compelling content, especially from the end-user perspective, for our audience of decision-makers from the MEMS/sensors supply chain.
MEMS Executive Congress US is MIG’s biggest event of the year attracting over 250 executives from the MEMS and sensors supply chain, including end-users, integrators, equipment and materials vendors, press/analysts and investors. Last year, more than 20 members of the press attended, and the event received widespread and long-lasting global coverage.
MIG invites submissions on the following five topics:
HealthTech = Healthcare, Wearables, & Wellness
Consumers are embracing the notion that we can take charge of our own health, moving from reliance upon the healthcare industry to “quantified” health and fitness devices that improve our quality of life. How do MEMS and sensors enable this transition? While telemedicine and smart-health applications such as wearables seem to dominate the tech news, how realistic is the widespread adoption of this technology -- and how can consumers access useful and actionable information from the big data synthesized by all of these healthcare products? What are the implications for healthtech and the realization of an Internet of Things? In your abstract, please address issues related to interoperability, power creation/management and standards within the context of healthcare and healthtech.
SECURITY from the Sensor to the Cloud
Especially when talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), the value is in the end-to-end solutions of taking data from the sensor to the cloud. How can the MEMS and sensor supply chain capture more of this value? What needs to be done to ensure the security, flow, and analysis of that data? MEMS and sensor ecosystem needs to work with adjacent ecosystems such as semiconductors, flexible electronics and advanced packaging; who are the key players, who is poised for growth and who needs to play catch up?
Agriculture & Environmental Monitoring
Big Agriculture and Big Energy are delivering vast amounts of food and natural resources to humanity – but quality is inconsistent, environmental issues affect yields, and demand is often unmet in certain areas while overabundance leading to waste is a problem in others. How do MEMS and sensors help to meet and manage demand more accurately, in both agriculture and energy? MIG is particularly interested in speakers who can explain the MEMS/sensors connection to agricultural and environmental monitoring and who can discuss the ways in which this intelligent monitoring of resources can both deliver better results and protect and inform the public.
MEMS, Sensors and Power
If we are truly aiming to support the realization of a trillion sensors and the Internet of Everything, we need to rethink power from both management and production perspectives. How can sensor fusion help to conserve power at the device and application level? How can MEMS and sensors support better power management in homes, businesses and even on the smart grid? How can energy harvesting produce new sources of power for consumer and industrial applications?
The next big wave in the use of MEMS and sensors is through the use of connected sensor networks. The factory of the present and the future features an ecosystem of robotic systems, line workers and managers involved in the optimized production, monitoring and distribution of goods. How long until the average factory worker is connected head-to-toe, and the entire manufacturing process is networked from idea to final consumer package to on-shelf availability? Where is this already happening, and how can the MEMS/sensors industry enable a safe, secure and automated workplace?
- ***All presentations mustshould include practical recommendations for what speakers, industry partners, or the industry-at-large can do to address commercialization issues. Preference will be given to abstracts that clearly outline a path forward and articulate a call-to-action. If your company is interested in presenting, please submit your abstract here.
- June 12, 2015 – Abstract submission period closes
- Presentations must be 20 minutes in length with 10 minutes for Q&A
- Early July 2015 – Acceptance decisions made by MEMS Executive Congress Speaker Selection Committee
- Early July 2015 – MEMS Executive Congress speakers notified of acceptance
- October 1, 2015 – Full presentations due
- There is no fee for abstract submission. If your abstract is selected, MEMS Industry Group offers a discounted registration fee, but all travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the speaker. No other compensation will be provided.
- Accepted speakers will be required to sign and submit a speaker agreement, provide a bio and headshot by July 15, 2015, and provide an electronic copy of their presentation by October 1, 2015. All selected speakers understand that their final presentations will be available to both attendees of MEMS Executive Congress and to MIG members in the MIG Resource Library.
Additional details about MEMS Executive Congress can be found at: www.memscongress.com.
Thank you for considering a speaking role. We look forward to receiving your abstract!