Upcoming Conferences - Call for Presenters

As deeply involved participants in the field of 3D imaging, we at Direct Dimensions are given many opportunities to share and extend our collective knowledge. Below are three upcoming events in 2011 which we participate in every year where you are encouraged to share your expertise and experiences with us and other members of this vibrant 3D community. We urge you to review and take advantage of these opportunities to come together and participate with us and your 3D peers.

CMSC 2011 Conference and Exhibition

July 25-29, 2011
Arizona Biltmore Hotel (Phoenix), AZ

Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference: The World's Premier Event for 3D Metrology Technology Professionals

CMSC is holding its 27th annual technical conference and exhibition in Phoenix, AZ in July 2011. This technical conference focusing on portable 3D coordinate measurement metrology, provides a professional venue where ideas, concepts and theory flow freely among participants from around the world. Unlike a typical trade show, the focus at CMSC is on education through various technical presentations and workshops. The educational atmosphere encourages attendees to network and learn about the latest innovations in the field of portable 3D industrial measurement technologies and is a great opportunity to share your expertise with your colleagues.

This 27th annual CMSC Conference will take place at the renowned Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix and will feature almost an entire week's worth of seminars, workshops, vendor demonstrations and booths, and academic papers. In addition to the conference events, the famous Arizona Biltmore environment provides a restful oasis of 39 acres covered with lush gardens, glistening swimming pools, and Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced architecture.

Having attended and participated in CMSC for many years, Michael Raphael, our president, is serving in his 2nd year as a member of the elected fully-volunteer Executive Committee of the CMSC. His primary duty for this year's conference is the overall organization of the CMSC Technical Presentations and Workshops.

Please watch for the public announcement coming out on December 9th for the complete details for the CMSC 2011 Call for Papers. In the meantime, if you have any questions, or potential topics for presentations, feel free to contact Michael Raphael at presentations@cmsc.org and see www.cmsc.org for much more.

RAPID 2011 and 3D IMAGING Conference & Exposition

May 24-26, 2011
Hyatt Regency (Minneapolis), MN

Join the ranks of other industry leaders as a speaker at the RAPID Conference, featuring Additive Manufacturing and 3D Imaging. In 2011, RAPID will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a city with a diverse manufacturing base and a strong medical community. Educate others on how rapid technologies, additive manufacturing, and 3D imaging have improved design, development, and manufacturing processes.

Again this year, Michael Raphael is Conference Advisor for 3D Imaging at RAPID. Please see these links to learn more on attending the conference and to submit an abstract for presentation: RAPID Conference and 3D Imaging.

SPAR 2011 Conference on 3D Imaging

March 21-24, 2011
The Woodlands (Houston), TX

The 2011 SPAR Conference on 3D Imaging is considered a must-attend if you are involved and interested in 3D imaging. Direct Dimensions will be there again this year, so make sure to say hello.

While the official Call for Presenters deadline has passed, SPAR is in the process of sorting through presentation abstracts for the 2011 conference and is still considering submissions as they are received.

If you'd like to submit a proposed presentation abstract, you can find information here. If you are interested, you should submit your proposal as soon as possible.