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OctoberBest 2011 - 11th Annual Northwest Design and Manufacturing Expo

Tektronix Bldg 38
3025 SW Zworykin Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97077, US (map)



Co-sponsored by: PNW ERA, EMA Oregon

“OctoberBest ‘11 – Northwest Design and Manufacturing Exposition; Growing New Technologies in the Northwest”, Oregon’s only all volunteer-produced electronics manufacturing and technology conference on jobs creation showcasing local manufacturing resources.

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Time: 7AM Registration opens; 8AM - 5PM exhibits and program Location: Bldg 38, Tektronix campus,Beaverton, Oregon Details: www.octoberbest.com Cost: Exhibits: show floor is FREE if pre-registered by Sept. 29th (Wednesday).

  Show floor is $10 OR a bag of food for Oregon Food Bank, if not pre-registered. 
  Program: AM sessions as priced. Package deal for afternoon workshops $40.

Both exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank collection barrels located at the entrance for OctoberBest. In addition, all attendee admission fees will benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

The event is anchored by our key sponsors: TITLE SPONSOR – ARROW Electronics; GOLD SPONSOR - Prototron Circuits; and FOOD SPONSOR – ENIGMA Interconnect.

Join breakfast keynote speaker Tom Moxon, Director of Engineering at Westmark Electronics as he talks about the impact of High-Speed Bus Interfaces on future products.

The morning features half-day seminars: Intel on DisplayPort; a supply chain panel titled “Insourcing, Outsourcing, or Offshoring?”; and “Green Vehicle Design and Manufacturing”.

IEEE Oregon CPMT/CAS sponsored seminar by Intel on DisplayPort 9AM-11:45 AM. Cost: $75 members; $99 non-members.

A variety of afternoon technical seminars will be hosted by industry experts in the design, engineering, manufacturing and development fields to help attendees stay up-to-date on the newest industry trends, solutions, and technologies.

This year’s event will feature Robotics Teams from local-area schools who will share their experiences and demonstrate their talents in a special featured competition at 3 PM. This school-aged program is sponsored through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), www.usfirst.org in which students build a full-sized robot in only six weeks to compete in completing the task. The students develop skills in engineering, electronics, programming, pneumatics, CAD design, welding and marketing.

Now in its eleventh year, “OctoberBest” continues to maintain its precedence as the preeminent Northwestern High-Tech Conference and Expo event. Excellent opportunities abound for engineers, planners and purchasing managers alike.

OctoberBest contributes 100% of attendee entrance fees to the Oregon Food Bank. Collection food barrels will be available on the day of the show, and all attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items.

OctoberBest is produced by the Pacific Northwest Electronic Representatives Association and the Electronics Manufacturers Association with marketing support from IEEE Oregon.

Agenda: 11th Annual local high tech trade show.
Exhibits plus Technical Sessions.
Program Guide here

Agenda for Wednesday, October 5th

    7 AM - Registration Opens
    8 AM - 9 AM Breakfast Keynote
    8 AM - 11:45 AM Show floor Open - Technical Sessions
    12 PM - 1 PM Lunch Keynote
    1 PM - 2:45 PM Workshops
    2:45 - 3:15 PM Break
    3:15 PM - 5 PM Workshops

See www.octoberbest.org for full details.

Location: Bldg: Building 38 Tektronix Inc 3025 SW Zworkin Ave Beaverton 97005