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52 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2021 experiencing with our chapter activities. We also want our chapters to grow internation- ally as well. We do see lots of activity going on there and an excitement for engagement. ere are a lot of us wearing multiple hats right now so getting more people involved will be a critical part of our evolution. We must make sure to have the right team evolve together. We must all share the same vision. With so much activity and eagerness about so many ideas, we must be certain that we're doing the right thing in the PCEA that will be best for the industry. is is key, and that's where I see us in our 2021 evolution. Dack: at's tremendous. Steph, Gary, thank you both for sharing your insights. Next Month ere are more positive PCEA announce- ments pending which are awaiting official release. I plan to focus in on these exciting top- ics in our next column. Upcoming Events Below is a list of upcoming events which may lead you to mutate your thought process or at least provide you with antibodies to help ward off career stagnation. • March 8–12: IPC APEX EXPO (Virtual) • May 11–13, 2021: IPC High-Reliability Forum 2021 (Baltimore, Maryland) • June 15–17: PCB East (Marlborough, Massachusetts) • August 16–18, 2021: DesignCon (San Jose, California) • November 10, 2021: PCB Carolina (Raleigh, North Carolina) Spread the word. If you have a significant electronics industry event that you would like to announce, please send me the details and we will consider adding it to the list (click here). Refer to our column and the PCEA website to stay up to date with the upcoming industry events. If you have not yet joined the PCEA collective please visit us online and find out how to become a PCEA member (click here). Conclusion Never forget your roots. Carry them forward into the future, but be willing to change, grow and evolve. ese are wise and profound mes- sages from the Chairmen. 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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