CleanRooms East `98 lifts off March 2-4
By Tammy Wright
Baltimore — Like its keynote speaker, Astronaut Jim Lovell — commander of the widely-heralded Apollo 13 space flight to the moon — CleanRooms East `98 is in a class by itself.
The 16th annual conference, which is slated for March 2-4 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland, will provide both seasoned professionals and rookies with opportunities to explore the latest developments shaping the contamination control industry. More than 3,500 expected attendees will be introduced to cutting-edge technologies that are being used to create and maintain efficient, safe and reliable cleanrooms worldwide.
“Our goal is to help expand the vision and the expertise of every business sector utilizing contamination control systems,” says Andrea I. Rollins, CleanRooms East `98 show manager. “To keep them moving into the future, we`re offering more than 40 tutorials, technical seminars and workshops that range from fundamental to advanced level courses, as well as 60,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring the industry`s leading vendors, manufacturers and product and service suppliers.”
Lovell will launch the event with a keynote address to be delivered during a sit-down breakfast on Tuesday, March 3. Drawing on his experiences as a corporate executive and the commander of a crippled spacecraft that took four harrowing days to bring back to Earth, he will share his insight on building a winning team.
“Jim is a man with a strong history of accomplishment. His message of teamwork, motivation and initiative is just what we need to enthuse our crowd and kick off CleanRooms East `98 right,” Rollins says.
The conference program has been expanded to include several new educational forums and speakers.
The latest course additions to the contamination control section include: Biological Contamination: Strategies in Investigation and Control; Airborne Molecular Contamination in the Cleanroom; Hospital Pharmacy Isolator — A Case Study; Barrier Isolators and Microenvironments for Cleanroom Applications; Practical Utilization of Ultrasonics for Small Particle Removal; Sampling and Enumeration of Microbiological Contaminants; Performing Visual Contamination Control Inspections; and Organic Contamination on Wafer Surfaces.
The new design and construction courses are Cleanroom Codes, Regulations and Design; Basics of Design Development for Biotechnology; 3-D/Virtual Reality Simulation Modeling; Advanced Cleanroom Programming and Planning; Fit the Solution to the Need; Getting the Maximum Facility Value; Industrial Simulation, Throughput Analysis and Controlled Environments; Designing Beyond Fast-Track; and New Developments in High Performance Joining Systems for Corrosive Duct Systems.
The operations section features 10 newly created course selections, including: Particle Counting for Critical Manufacturing Environments; Cleanroom Garment Test Technology; The ISO Global Cleanroom Next Door; Cleanroom Testing Basics; Measures of Gaseous Contaminant Air Filter Performance for Cleanroom Applications; Evaluation of Shedding and Barrier Properties of Cleanroom Garments; Practical Approach to Cleanroom Garment Selection; The Use of Gas-Phase Air Filtration in Semiconductor Cleanrooms; Interdependence of Particle Filter Collection Mechanism and Test Methods; and Con sid erations for Outsourcing Cleanroom Cleaning Services.
The conference agenda is comprised of a total of 42 course offerings. The seven half-day, intensive-instructional tutorials qualify as continuing education units upon successful completion.
For more event information, contact Nuala Kimball at (603) 891-9267 or via e-mail at [email protected]. The pre-registration deadline is February 27, 1997. “Early Bird” discounts are available to those who pre-register by February 4.