Welcome. Come join us for our next 5 to 7 with ISA Montreal. For more information, visit the activities section.
Welcome to ISA
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization with more than 30,000 members worldwide. ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA’s 160 geographical sections, connect members with technology, expert advice, and world-class technical programming.
ISA Prize for Becoming a Student Member
ISA Montreal is offering a special promotion for student membership, as described in the attached flyer. Please pass this on to any students you know who are currently studying in automation-related areas.
District 13 Leadership Conference (DLC) 2015
Once again it’s time to plan your attendance at the annual District 13 Leadership Conference (DLC), to be held this year in Montreal. The DLC brings together leaders from all the ISA Sections in a District to share experiences and ideas, reconnect with each other, and learn more about how they can better fulfill their leadership roles in ISA.
This year the conference will be held from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31 at noon. The late May date will hopefully give us warm weather and will offer you an opportunity to explore the historic and welcoming city of Montreal.
As usual, the conference will kick off with a Friday evening social event, this time at Sharx Pool Bar (www.sharx.ca). Saturday will be devoted to presentations by ISA leaders on a variety of topics related to their ISA roles. A Saturday evening dinner event (details to come) will give you another opportunity to relax and network with your ISA friends. Sunday morning will top off the conference with the District 13 Council Meeting and various activities related to the operation of the District. The conference will wrap up around noon on Sunday, allowing everyone time to get home to their families and their other responsibilities.
The conference hotel is the Novotel Montreal Centre, 1180 rue de la Montagne, Montreal QC H3G 1Z1, Web site www.novotelmontreal.com. The conference room rate is $155.00 for a single or double room. To reserve, please call the hotel at 514 871 2138 or 1 866 861 6112 (Canada and U.S.) or fax them at 514 861 2295. Be sure to mention that you are with the ISA Montreal – District Meeting to get the group rate. The cut-off date to get the group rate is Wednesday, April 1 – after that, the rate is at the hotel’s discretion and you cannot be guaranteed a room.
Registration for the DLC itself can be done at the following link: isadlc13mtl2015.eventbrite.ca, also until April 1, or else by getting in touch with one of the contacts below.
More details on schedule and activities will be coming up soon – ISA Montreal will be keeping in touch with you and posting new information on www.isamtl.ca and LinkedIn. We all look forward to welcoming you to Montreal!
A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION AND AUTOMATION
The ISA Montreal Section in collaboration with Vanier College will be offering a practical 15 hr workshop that will provide hands‐on training in the field of instrumentation and automation, suitable for practitioners already in the field and for those just starting in the field. This three‐evening and one‐Saturday workshop is an exciting and practical introduction to the field of instrumentation and automation. The workshop includes a full‐day practical hands‐on lab component that complements the learning process. The hands‐on activities will provide practical experience in instrumentation and automation, such as process control and PID tuning, PLC programming, pneumatic automation, and distributed control. Lecturers with years of experience in the field present the fundamental concepts, complemented with case studies from practitioners in the field. You will receive a comprehensive, fully illustrated course reference manual that complements the optional text book.