The Measurement Science Conference (MSC) is a 501(C) non-profit organization established in 1970 to provide a professional forum for government, industry and academia that offered: education and training in testing, calibration and measurement; information on testing, calibration and the latest advances in measurement; challenges and issues facing the national measurement and traceability chain; and an event which furthered professional contacts, business opportunities and government/industry/ academia interaction and understanding. The annual Measurement Science Conference is held in Southern California in the January to March timeframe. MSC was heavily focused towards the Southern California defense and aerospace industries although it has since expanded its scope over the past decade to include a broader range of industries and companies. The defense sector remains a large participant in MSC, including participation by the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps test, measurement, and calibration activities and metrology engineering centers along with many major defense contractors and test and measurement system suppliers/producers.
The Measurement Science Conference consists of three intense days of activities with the first 2 days (Wednesday and Thursday) focused on education and training through offering of a multitude of seminars and tutorials that cover a myriad of technical topics. The final day includes a series of technical sessions, morning hand-on product demonstrations and an afternoon plenary panel discussion. Wednesday evening of MSC week highlights the opening of the exhibit area where some 100 or so companies provide exhibit booths that display the latest in technology. All three days include a keynote speaker. The keynote luncheon speakers highlight an area of general interest with critical concerns and challenges facing an area of government, industry or academia. The technical program tracks are given by various experts in the field of the topics being covered. The Friday luncheon addresses are often a break from the technical programs and offer the attendees a bit of interesting history, humor or thought provoking advice. The Conference wraps up on Friday when exhibits close and the technical sessions end.
The Measurement Science Conference typically has about 950 attendees annually with approximately 100 exhibit booths. Over 100 companies, government activities and academia participate each year. The many MSC sponsoring government activities include the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Sponsoring professional activities include IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, American Society for Quality (ASQ), Instrument Society of America (ISA), National Conference of Standards Laboratories, international (NCSLI), International Metrology Organization (IMEKO), and many others. Academic sponsors include various California State University campuses such as Long Beach, Dominguez Hills, and Pomona.
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MSC 2015 is the place for users to come to learn new strategies from measurement experts, swap stories with other users and set big ideas in motion to achieve success. With an agenda packed full of nationally renowned speakers and MSC trainers, this is the one event you don’t want to miss!