Back to school days


It seems hard to believe, but summer is already winding down. Days are getting shorter, and the kids are heading back to school. It’s also the time when we in the contamination control industry start gearing up again, after a short hiatus, for our own form of continuing education–the fall conference and exhibition schedule.

Fall and Spring are the seasons of conferences for just about every industry, and since contamination control technology crosses over into so many high-technology professions, it’s always particularly busy for all of us.

The value of attending educational conferences and presentations is unquestionable, however. It’s where the very latest information across a wide spectrum of interest areas and perspectives can be found and where there is an opportunity to connect directly with the experts. It’s also where we have an opportunity to see and learn firsthand about new products and systems, with top-level experts on hand to answer questions and listen to our concerns.

Still, it’s not easy these days to physically get to all of the conferences and shows we’d like to. Travel costs are enough of an obstacle, let alone the time factor, and with greater and greater demands being placed on everyone’s time, this is perhaps the most daunting challenge.

It is precisely for these reasons that CleanRooms is offering our first ever virtual conference and exhibition. To be held on October 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. US Central Time, the “CleanRooms Worldwide eVent” will allow you to see and hear top-level presentations, ask questions of the speakers, visit the booths and engage in discussions with product and technology suppliers and their representatives in a trade-show environment, and converse or network in a social atmosphere with professional colleagues old and new–and all without ever leaving your own work space.

Today’s online technology has really advanced dramatically to be able to efficiently and seamlessly deliver this fully interactive environment anywhere in the world that has access to the Internet. But you really need to experience it for yourself to appreciate it fully. And why not?–it’s completely free to register and attend.

Check out the CleanRooms Worldwide eVent advance conference program and exhibitor list now posted at You can also get just a taste of the environment by viewing the virtual event demonstration video. We’ve scheduled the show hours to make it possible to spend at least a couple of hours regardless of your global location. So plan to take just a bit of your valuable time to visit the show on October 21. And yes, you can pre-register online as well. I, and other CleanRooms staff members, will be there at the CleanRooms booth. Please stop in.

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John Haystead,
Publisher & Editor