Industry Calendar

IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

The Holm conference provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments in the field of electric contacts and the application of recent advances in materials and processes in electric, electronic and telecommunication equipment. The 2019 conference had 54 papers over two and half days including the Holm Scientific Achievement Award lecture and the Mort Antler lecture.

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Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day

NEPCON NAGOYA is a combination of Japan’s leading exhibition for electronics manufacturing and R&D technologies and a grand conference delivered by electronics industry leaders from around the world.

SMTA International Conference and Exhibition
Nov 1 – Nov 4 all-day

The Best of Both Worlds

You won’t miss a moment when you attend in person because you also get virtual conference access to spend more time on the most meaningful presentations for you.

In-Person Dates
Conference: November 1st – 4th
Exposition: November 3rd-4th

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Radiation Hardened Electronics Technology Conference – RHET
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

RHET is an annual gathering for the entire space & avionics community with presentations focused on requirements, planning and programs. To request a presentation slot, please contact Dr. Jesse Mee with your name, company and presentation title.

NOTE: You must be a US Citizen to attend and verified at Registration Check-In.

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EMDA Fall Convention – Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day

Fall Convention – Business Program

Registration will open in mid- to late-July

Specific speakers and topics will be added as they are confirmed


ERA Water Cooler Teleconference
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nov. 2 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Facilitator: Walter Tobin, ERA CEO

No need to register!

Water Cooler audio archive …

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Advanced Engineering 2021
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

Visit the future now: new technologies for supply chain continuity and manufacturing competitiveness

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all advanced manufacturing sectors to network and source innovative new solutions from the engineering supply chains in R&D, design, test & measurement, advanced materials, manufacturing, and production.

As the UK’s only event truly able to introduce suppliers and buyers to opportunities in familiar and new sectors, Advanced Engineering provides networking and new business for professionals from OEMs, and all tiers of the supply chain


Midwest Design-2-Part Show – Indianapolis, IN
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

See The Best Manufacturers Face-to-Face at the Region’s Largest Contract Manufacturing Trade Show


ERA Chapter Officers Leadership Training (COLT)
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day
COLT 2021 will be held as a virtual event.

Join a small group of fellow chapter officers, both current and future, for an intensive (but genuinely enjoyable) program loaded with practical knowledge, tips and ERA  insider information to help you meet the challenges of serving as a volunteer leader.

Preliminary Schedule of Events (subject to change)
All sessions to be hosted via Zoom.

All sessions to be hosted via Zoom, Eastern Standard Time.

Wed., Nov. 3
12:00 to 3:00 p.m. – COLT review
Thurs., Nov. 4
12:00 to 3:00 p.m. – ERA website review, legal presentation
Fri., Nov. 5
12:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Mock chapter event presentations

New this year: Since COLT will be hosted online this year, and we want to use this opportunity to reach as many members as possible, ERA National has decided to waive the standard $500 tuition fee. There will be no expense to attend Virtual COLT 2021, and chapter scholarships do not need to be used.

Chapter leaders who complete COLT this year will receive one complimentary attendee registration for the 2022 ERA Conference, scheduled for Feb. 27 – March 1 in Austin, Texas. This benefit is non-transferrable and only one comped registration allotted per chapter.

Details on COLT 2021 …

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

Sneak Peek: What to Expect at MD&M Minneapolis

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) connects you with top industry experts. But that’s true of other trade shows. What sets MD&M Minneapolis apart is that it’s actually five complementary events in one. The definitive event of the medtech industry, MD&M Minneapolis is designed to give you a complete view of the product lifecycle—from prototype to production—this five-in-one manufacturing event connects the engineers, executives, and innovators redefining the future of manufacturing. Come explore the latest insights and solutions spanning medtech, packaging, automation, plastics, and product design.

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