The Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) is unique. At a trade show, the emphasis is on sales. At the CMSC the focus is on technical education via practical and academic technical presentations, workshops and seminars. Yes, our Exhibit Hall is filled with the most up-to-date portable coordinate measurement system hardware and software, and service companies that know how to apply that equipment to your tasks. But the manufacturers and providers understand that education is the key to their success.
Your registration fee includes your annual membership dues and full access to all CMSC activities including technical presentations, workshops, seminars, user group meetings and social activities. But the greatest benefit of the Conference may be the opportunity to network with and learn from your peers. The information you take home from the Conference will without a doubt help you be more successful in your work environment.
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In 2008, we had an attendance of nearly 600 with 25 technical presentations along with an exhibit hall filled with 86 booths acquired by 48 prominent industry exhibitors. Our attendees gathered from 15 different countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Vietnam, and the US. Participation from higher educational institutions also grew, including the University of North Carolina, the University of Michigan, Texas A&M University, University of Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain), Geodetic Institute, university Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, Germany), and the Max-Planck-Institute fur Plasmaphysik (Greifswald, Germany). Prominent institutions in attendance included Brookhaven National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Smithsonian Institution, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Canadian Space Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Institute for Standards Technology.