• October 2016 Insights

    Section/District News

    CSE Study Group (Preparation for Texas PE Exam)

    Multiple Dates – Details below
    AMEC Foster Wheeler
    585 North Dairy Ashford
    Houston, TX 77079
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Join the ISA Houston Section CSE Study Group to prepare for the Texas PE Exam. For more information, visit our website or contact Steven Romero at steven.romero@chevron.com.

    PE Study Group Calendar Weekly Topics:

    19 October – Codes, Standards and Regulations
    26 October – Preparing for the D-Day
    28 October – Exam Day

    Las Vegas Section Fall Classic Golf Tournament & Table Top Show

    Thursday, 13 October 2016

    Golf Tournament at Las Vegas National Golf Course
    1911 E. Desert Inn Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169 

    Tabletop Show at the Railhead Show Room at Boulder Station Casino
    4111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV 89121
    Golf Tourney Shotgun Start: 7:30 a.m.
    Golf Awards:  1 p.m.
    Tabletop Show Open: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Raffle Prizes Awards: 5 p.m. (Must be present to win)
    Happy Hour: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Please join us for our Annual ISA Las Vegas Fall Classic Golf Tournament and Table Top Show. This year we will have the golf tournament followed by Table Top Show on Thursday, 13 October 2016. Stop by the show and get information on new technology and services from various vendors and suppliers in the automation industry. Additionally, there will be two technical training sessions during the show with PDH certificates for those who need them. Win various prizes towards the end of the show. We invite any interested vendors/suppliers to exhibit and/or provide technical training sessions for the show. Finally, for those visiting Las Vegas, Boulder Station is offering our section a great room rate of $45.00/night, plus tax and resort fees for Wednesday, 12 October and Thursday, 13 October. Please contact Jeff Blue (jeff.blue@lvvwd.com) or visit the section web site www.isalasvegas.org for registration forms and detailed information. PLEASE RSVP by Thursday, 29 September.

    Automation India Week 2016

    Hotel Taj, Santacurz, Mumbai
    14-16 October 2016
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

    With India’s high growth potential in the field of automation and many talented automation professionals, Automation India Week 2016 offers a great opportunity to learn and network. ISA District 14 has raised the bar to conduct a robust technical program cum exhibition at ISA Automation India Week.

    Exhibitors and other experts from various industry sectors are encouraged to be a part of the event. This is a great opportunity for all professionals and those interested in automation to interact and meet directly with industry experts who will discuss the hottest topics and newest techniques in automation.

    For more information, visit www.isadist14.org or contact Radheyshyam Tiwari at isadist14@gmail.com.

    Industrial Automation Networks

    Centro Empresarial Zanini
    17-21 October 2016
    8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    For more information, email contacto@isasertaozinho.com.br. Register online at http://www.isasertaozinho.com.br/inscricao/treinamento-em-redes-de-automacao-industrial. 

    ISA Pipeline Subsection Scholarship Golf Tournament

    Cypress Lakes Golf Course
    18700 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress, TX 77429
    Friday, 21 October 2016
    1 p.m. Shot Gun Start

    For more information on this networking and scholarship fundraising event, please visit www.houstonisa.org or contact Amanda Hardy at amanda@functionzinc.com.

    Shrimp Boil Fall Social 

    Unity Christian Center
    211 JB Road, Scott, LA
    27 October 20166 p.m. to 9 p.m.


    Come enjoy a delicious shrimp boil and live entertainment and refreshments. Door prizes to be awarded at 8 p.m. on the evening of the event. Four sponsored robotics teams will provide demonstrations.

    For more information, contact Chad Merke at +1 337-258-8411 or via email at cmercke@ietechllc.com

    ISA District 7 Leadership Conference

    Five-day Caribbean Carnival Cruise
    5-9 November 2016
    Departing Galveston Island, Galveston, TX

    Why attend?

    • Discover best practices for operating your section
    • Learn about the latest happenings within the Society
    • Meet other district and section officers
    • Network and have fun! Special off-site networking events will be held during the cruise.

    For details on costs and fees, please visit the event page.

    Additional details will be posted at http://www.isabrazos.org/. If you have questions, please contact Shelly Key at +1 979-237-6207/Shelly.Key@puffer.com or contact James Young at +1 979-238-9703/jayoung@dow.com.

    ISA Houston Section Expo & Chili Cook Off

    Houston Farm & Ranch Club
    1 Abercrombie Drive, Houston, TX 77084
    Thursday, 10 November 2016
    5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Attend the ISA Houston Section’s largest expo with over 65 companies and 2000 attendees on hand. Judge and eat more than 60 different types of chili; visit with sponsors; meet the Texans cheerleaders; and enjoy live music and a variety of activities, such as armadillo racing.

    For more details, visit www.functionz.net or contact Amanda Hardy at amanda@functionzinc.com.

    Tour of Calspan Wind Tunnel and Auto Crash Test Area

    Buffalo, NY
    14 November 2016
    5 p.m.

    For more than 70 years, Calspan has provided independent engineering design, testing, and research services, supporting innovators in the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, and motorsports industries.

    For more information, contact Joe Cipriani at joe.cipriani@emerson.com or visit http://isa-niagara.org

    ISA Texas Channel Section Scholarship Golf Tournament

    The Battleground Gold Course at Deer Park
    1600 Georgia Avenue, Deer Park, TX 77536
    Friday, 9 December 2016
    9 a.m.

    Please join the Texas Channel Section for the 2nd annual scholarship golf tournament in the heart of the ship channel. For more details, visit www.functionz.net or contact Amanda Hardy at amanda@functionzinc.com.

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