UP Media Group Announces Conference Program for PCB East 2005

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The 10th anniversary PCB Design Conference East is scheduled for October 10-14, 2005, at the Expo Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH. PCB East 2005 is the premier East Coast conference and exhibtion for printed circuit board (PCB) engineering, design and manufacture professionals.

UP Media Group Inc. (UPMG) is pleased to announce the final conference program and event schedule for PCB Design Conference East 2005--the premier East Coast conference and exhibition for printed circuit board (PCB) engineering, design and manufacture professionals. The 10th anniversary PCB East 2005 will be held on October 10-14 at the Expo Center of New Hampshire, in Manchester, NH, a location that’s central to the New England technology corridor and only a short distance from Canada’s “Silicon Valley North.”

PCB East 2005 features a five-day conference program of targeted Professional Development and Technical Conference courses, plus a keynote address, a wide variety of free special networking events and a terrific two-day exhibition of the industry’s hottest products and services.

The PCB East three-day Technical Conference (Tues. – Thurs., Oct. 11 - 13) includes 30 short courses—26 of which are new to PCB East. The Technical Conference is bracketed by 12 Professional Development Certificate Program courses: nine full-day tutorials and three two-day Design Excellence Curriculum (DEC) courses. Five of the 12 Professional Development courses are new to PCB East. Professional Development Certificate Program course attendees receive certificates of completion following the show.

“This year's conference program is one of the best we've ever put together. The topics are timely and targeted, and the list of speakers reads like an industry who's who,” said UPMG President Pete Waddell. “To celebrate the 10th anniversary of PCB East, we’re planning a variety of networking events and fun activities designed to provide our attendees, exhibitors and speakers with the opportunity to build new friendships and make important and lasting industry contacts. Several of these events are new to the show and are sure to be talked about for months afterwards.”

The Welcome Luncheon and Industry Icon Roast on Mon., Oct. 10 at noon will be the first special event held at this year's show. For now, the roastee’s name is being kept under wraps but clues will be “leaked” on the show Web site during the weeks leading up to the show. Free to all Monday attendees, others may register to attend this plated luncheon event for only $25.

The Keynote Address will be held on Wed., Oct. 12 at 12:30 pm. This year’s keynote speaker and topic will be announced at a later date on the PCB East Web site.

The two-day product and service exhibition will be held on Wed., Oct. 12 and Thu., Oct. 13. The hours of the two-day exhibition are: Oct. 12, 10 am – 6:30 pm and Oct. 13, 10 am – 4 pm. For the latest list of exhibitors, visit http://www.pcbeast.com.

To celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary, a special Opening Night Reception, featuring food, drinks and more, will be held on the show floor on Wed., Oct 12 from 5 – 6:30 pm. Book signings by industry authors will be held during the Opening Night Reception and at other times during the exhibition in the PCB East Book Store.

Pub Night at Jillian's, featuring live music by the infamous Porch Dawgs, will provide attendees with a night of free pool, darts and shuffleboard, plus food and drinks, on Wed., Oct. 12 from 7 – 11 pm at Jillian’s in downtown Manchester.

An Ice Cream Social will be held on the show floor on Thu., Oct. 13 from 2 – 4 pm, providing everyone with a chance to socialize while enjoying an afternoon treat. Other new events for conference attendees include Dinner With Strangers and Trivia Night. Details are available on the show Web site.

Registration for the two-day exhibition and most special events is free. The complete PCB East 2005 conference brochure, which provides detailed information about the conference program, speakers, special events, registration packages, special discounts, travel and more, is available for download at http://www.pcbeast.com.

About PCB Design Conference East

PCB Design Conference East is the premier East Coast conference and exhibition for PCB engineering, design and manufacture professionals. The 10th anniversary PCB Design Conference East will be held on October 10 - 14, 2005, at the Expo Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH. The PCB industry’s leading product and service exhibition will be held on October 12 - 13. To download the complete conference brochure or to learn more about the show, visit http://www.pcbeast.com.

About UP Media Group Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, UP Media Group is a privately held company that specializes in magazine publishing and in trade show and conference production. UPMG currently publishes two high-tech magazines, Printed Circuit Design & Manufacture (http://www.pcdandm.com) and Circuits Assembly (http://www.circuitsassembly.com), and one weekly high-tech e-mail newsletter, PCB UPdate (http://www.pcbupdate.com). UPMG also produces two annual conferences for the PCB design and manufacture industries: PCB Design Conference West (http://www.pcbwest.com), which is held in the Silicon Valley area each spring; and PCB Design Conference East (http://www.pcbeast.com), which is held in the Boston area each autumn. UPMG also is a partner in PBR Seminars (http://www.pbrseminars.com), which produces live and on-demand technical Webinars for PCB industry professionals.

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