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AUGUST 2021 I DESIGN007 MAGAZINE 75 PCEA is one of the many industry associa- tions where you find awesome opportunities for continuing educational and professional development. A great example was the recent PCEA-Orange County chapter event led by Scott McCurdy. is event had strong atten- dance because it shared valuable industry con- tent. is led to tremendous collaboration, education, and inspiration for the betterment of those who attended; this greatly benefits the industry overall. PCEA will continue to do its part of collaborating, educating, and inspiring within the industry by providing such oppor- tunities. Be sure to stay tuned for up-to-date opportunities and industry events listed on the Events page of our website. As always, if you have anything to do with printed circuit engineering, I highly recom- mend you get involved with and join the PCEA collective, if you have not already. By join- ing PCEA, your percentage of long-term profes- sional development increases significantly. I continue to wish everyone and their fami- lies health and safety. Best of success to you all in 2021. Warmest regards, —Steph Next Month ere are a lot of items on the PCEA road- map which were presented in our July 9 meet- ing. As we evaluate our important to-do list, I'm not sure which of the items will be mov- ing forward first. I'm sure next month's PCEA column topics will be a potpourri of subject matter coverage as the PCEA moves into trade show season. Upcoming Events Below is our list of upcoming events. Hope to see you there. DesignCon 2021 August 16–18, 2021 San Jose, CA PCB West 2021 October 5–8, 2021 Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara, CA SMTA International 2021 Nov. 1–4, 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota PCB Carolina 2021 Nov. 10, 2021 Raleigh, North Carolina productronica Nov. 16–19, 2021 Munich, Germany Spread the word. If you have a significant electronics industry event to announce, please send the details to kelly.dack.pcea@gmail. com, and we will consider adding it to the list. e effects of the pandemic are still in a state of flux, so watch this column and our website for the most current information on scheduled events. If you have not yet joined PCEA, please visit our website,, and find out how to become a PCEA member. Conclusion Educating the industry is one of the key goals of the PCEA. Our leaders have been delighted to find so many educators in our industry will- ing to provide their knowledge and allow us to capture and present it in the spirit of altru- ism. As we continue to collaborate, inspire, and educate as a nonprofit, please take time to watch, comment, and thank the many present- ers we bring to you as a service. See you next month or sooner. DESIGN007 Kelly Dack, CIT, CID+, is the communication officer for the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA). To read past columns or contact Dack, click here.

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