FlexTech Alliance announces 2015FLEX conference theme, Call for Papers and advisory committee FlexTech Alliance announced the conference theme, Call for Papers, and the industry chairs for the 14th Annual Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition — 2015FLEX — set for February 23 – 26, 2015 at the Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California. “Bringing Technology & Products to Markets” as a theme reflects the steadily growing integration of flexible and printed electronics components in a wide-array of products and processes. The theme will be used to focus on how flexible electronics are demonstrating the value of light weight, low power products to non-traditional electronics markets, and thereby by delivering on the true promise of making lives healthier, safer, simpler and smarter. The Flex Conference relies on a strong group of industry members to ensure leading edge business and technical content. This year’s committee is led by key industry veterans Ross Bringans of PARC, a Xerox Company; Michael Idacavage of Esstech; Thomas Kolbusch of Coatema Corp.; and Robert Praino of Chasm Technologies. The chairs guide the committee in identifying thought leaders for invited and keynote presentations, and in searching the industry for breakthroughs and advancements that spur market growth and partnerships. The conference Call for Papers and Posters outlines the categories noted by the committee to be of highest interest for event attendees. Researchers from industry and academia, as well as national institutes, are encouraged to submit an abstract by October 17, 2014 to be considered for presentation in one of 24 different technical sessions. This year’s topics include the emerging, exciting sector of nano-bio devices, as well as manufacturing technologies that underpin the popularity of wearable electronics.