SOURCE: MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

September 17, 2010 09:00 ET

2nd Annual Auto-ID and Sensing Seminar & Expo to Discuss "The Transformation of Global Business"

Experts From Dow Chemical, Raytheon and the University of Massachusetts Lowell to Share Perspectives on the Latest Developments From the RFID, Auto-ID and Sensing Industries

NORTH ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2010) -  On Wednesday, October 13, Merrimack College will host the second annual Auto-ID and Sensing Seminar and Expo, featuring keynote presentations from Craig Casto, Global Leader RFID, GPS, Auto-ID Expertise Center, Dow Chemical; Mark Russell, VP of Engineering, Raytheon; and Marty Meehan, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

The one-day conference will bring together professionals, experts and analysts in the field of radio frequency and auto-ID technology to discuss auto-ID sensing materials and processes. High-level industry speakers and panel discussions will address important technology trends in RFID automatic identification and sensing technology, as well as forecast where the industry is headed.

Sponsored by three Boston-area institutions -- Merrimack College (N. Andover, MA); MIT Enterprise Forum Auto-ID & Sensing Group (Cambridge, MA); and the University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell, MA), the event will also feature a vendor showcase displaying the latest in RFID/Auto-ID technology from companies throughout New England and the U.S.

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What: Second Annual Auto-ID & Sensing Solutions Seminar & Expo

When: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 8:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA

Who Should Attend: Individuals and company representatives interested in the business of Auto-ID; implementers, developers, investors, research analysts, end-users, consultants, educators, integrators, students, hardware, and software providers. All are welcome.

Registration: Early registration tickets (before October 1) cost $25. To register and/or learn more about exhibiting, please visit and click "online registration."

About Merrimack College's RFID Training Center
Located in the Mendel Center for Science, Engineering, and Technology on Merrimack's campus, the RFID Training Center features a number of demonstration stations to help students learn firsthand how RFID is used to track items in manufacturing and supply chain applications in industries such as: libraries, textile services, apparel retail, luxury goods, and pharmaceutical/health care.

About the MIT Enterprise Forum Auto-ID & Sensing Solutions Group
The RFID SIG provides an environment for education, networking and collaboration for the RFID community of the MIT Enterprise Forum. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is a volunteer, non-profit organization based at MIT whose mission is to promote and strengthen the process of starting and growing innovative and technology-oriented companies by providing services and programs that educate, inform and support the entrepreneurial community.

About the University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell features interdisciplinary initiatives in the development of new, innovative materials (nanoparticle-based inks) and processing techniques for manufacturing sensors (including RFIDs). The Plastics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments, in collaboration with the Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing and the Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell, provide state-of-the-art facilities for the synthesis, assembly/processing and characterization of nanomaterials for sensing applications.

Contact Information

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    Kathleen Franzese
    Merrimack College
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    Amy Goggins
    MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
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    Renae Lias Claffey
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
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