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The ISA is going virtual for the remainder of the year

Don Horne   


The International Society of Automation is going completely online for 2020 – but the AEC Edmonton show is still a go for October.

In a press release issued yesterday, all of the ISA’s face-to-face conferences in 2020 will be cancelled or moved into virtual platforms.

“The health and safety of our members and customers is most important,” states the announcement from the ISA, “and we will leverage digital and virtual platforms to deliver valuable content instead of holding in-person events.”

But to be clear, this only applies to ISA headquarter events – points out the ISA’s marketing contact, Heidi Dennis – as “the ISA Edmonton Section Automation Expo & Conference (AEC) is still planned for October.”


The following face-to-face events will be cancelled for 2020:

  • ISA Analysis Division Symposium
    ISA Cybersecurity Standards Implementation Conference
  • ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference
  • ISA Digital Transformation in Deepwater Production Conference
  • ISA IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Conference
  • ISA Annual Leadership Conference
  • ISA Process Industry Conference

According to the ISA, refunds will be automatically processed for these events.

The ISA is also offering options for those who are looking for ways to engage, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

ISA offers a collection of digital and virtual resources to help track and anticipate trends. In addition, you can now view free, on-demand web seminars on the ISA Automation Education Network, with a new series on these topics:

  • Cybersecurity
  • IIoT & Smart Manufacturing
  • Digital Transformation
  • Process Control & Instrumentation

Also, the ISA will be launching all-new virtual events with interactive networking and learning sessions on topics like cybersecurity and digital transformation.

As always, check in our Events section to see if your conference has been rescheduled or postponed to 2021. At this moment, the AEC Conference in Edmonton in October is still a go. 


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