ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA's POWID Symposium Celebrates 50 Years with Record Breaking Attendance
Research Triangle Park, NC (19 June 2007) - ISA's 50th Annual POWID Symposium turned out to be its most successful event in its history. Held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, 10-15 June, the event set two new records: 28 vendors showcased their products, and attendees flocked from 14 different countries.
The symposium is held in partnership with EPRI, and is also considered the 17th Annual Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference. Through technical sessions, interest group meetings, ISA Power Plant Standards working group meetings, and vendor exhibits, the event provided power industry leaders with information on the latest innovations in instrumentation, automation, security and business systems technology.
To mark its 50th anniversary, the symposium included special events like a Sunday evening reception and special events for the spouses of attendees. Other activities included an authors' breakfast; a guest lounge; an awards luncheon; and an Anniversary & Spouses Dinner featuring entertainment by the Van-Dells. All attendees went home with a commemorative keepsake gift.
"This conference has brought together the best I&C talent in the industry with very informative papers. The event is a great place to meet those who work in the automation industry," said Dan Antonellis of Invensys.
For more information about ISA or the POWID Symposium, visit www.isa.org or call (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).