Save money with the "Vision All Access Pass" - Your Best Value!
Includes four days of training, three days of exhibits, keynote address, Monday evening Conference Attendee & Speaker Reception, a ticket to the Tuesday evening Vision Networking Party, and the complete conference Proceedings CD. $545.00
Any One Class
or Any Full Day Pass: $195.00
Certified Vision Professional -
Basic Level Exam:
$125.00 with paid attendance in the four basic classes
$250.00 without classes.
Complete Conference Proceedings CD
Even if you attend just one course, you can get the entire conference proceedings on CD! (already included with Vision ‘All Access Pass’):
$50.00 with any One Day Pass
$175.00 a la carte
The Vision Conference
Get practical training that you can put into practice right away. Classes are taught by experienced vision professionals who know your challenges. Take one class or four full days of training, this highly valuable training experience is immediately worthwhile.
Whether you are seeking entry level training for a basic understanding of vision or are looking for more advanced courses, the conference has something to offer you. You’ll be able to take what you learned in class and have a better understanding of the technology on the show floor.
New this year, you can become a ‘Certified Vision Professional – Basic Level’ in Boston! Attend the four basic tutorials specified and then take the written exam and you’ll receive AIA’s CVP certificate. This is just the first of three planned CVP levels designed to help advance your worth and your company’s overall professional offering.
|8:30 am - 12:00 Noon||Tutorial 1 – CVP Certification Class
The Fundamentals of Machine Vision
Instructor: David Dechow, Aptúra Machine Vision Solutions
You’ll learn all the basics, including how images are captured and transferred to the computer, the principles of lighting, and the common processing algorithms used by machine vision systems. Discover how to successfully implement machine vision and how to avoid common pitfalls during the implementation, launch and production phases. This is an ideal training course for people new to machine vision as well as a great refresher course for anyone with machine vision responsibilities.
|8:30 am - 12:00 Noon||Tutorial 2
Fundamentals and Applications of Color Machine Vision
Instructor: Ben Dawson, DALSA IPD
Color is important for a growing number of machine vision applications in food, pharmaceutical, automotive and many other markets. This course will start with how color images are formed and then review aspects of human color vision that are important in designing a color machine vision system. Common color algorithms will be discussed as well as the components and design of a color machine vision. The course will finish with "case studies" of color machine vision applications.
|1:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Tutorial 3 – CVP Certification Class
Beginning Lighting & Optics for Machine Vision
Instructors: Greg Hollows, Edmund Optics & Daryl Martin, Advanced illumination
This course focuses on lighting geometry and the basics of illumination optics. Learn how and where light fits into the energy spectrum, review components of the machine vision front end to understand how they impact the images acquired by the system, and learn how to define the fundamental parameters of optical layout. Get a real world understanding of how to balance your system’s field of view, resolution working distance, and depth of field. You’ll leave this course ready to converse with seasoned lighting and optics designers and suppliers!
|1:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Tutorial 4
Designing Real Time High Speed Systems
Instructor: Perry West, Automated Vision Systems, Inc.
In this course you learn how latency and determinism relates to high-speed and to real-time performance and how the different types of vision system components affect the latency of the vision system. Topics cover components for image acquisition as well as different approaches to image processing, including processing architecture/hardware, operating system, application software, and resynchronization. You’ll learn about the performance parameters you must know to quantify speed and real-time performance and a methodology for guiding the design of a vision system. Example designs illustrate how you use these parameters and techniques to achieve design performance goals.
|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm||Networking Reception for Conference Attendees and Speakers
Spend time with peers and experienced vision leaders to expand your professional network. Held at Hynes Convention Center, drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
|8:00 am - 10:00 am||Tutorial 5 – CVP Certification Class
Basic Vision Software and Algorithms
Instructor: Kyle Voosen, National Instruments
In this technical class you’ll learn how to build a machine vision software application – not simply how to use it. Real world industry examples will be used to show you how to create, build and customize machine vision software solutions and graphical user interfaces using powerful, flexible machine vision software development environments.
|8:00 am - 10:00 am||Session 1
Advances in LED Lighting and Lighting Techniques
Machine vision lighting can be confusing, this session will discuss advances in light sources, lighting control, spectral filtering and other lighting techniques that help you get the most from your images. Real world examples of best scenario lighting in a variety of machine vision applications are given.
|11:30 am - 12:00 Noon||Keynote Address
“The Business of 3D”
Robert Harris, Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Division
Get an overview of the latest 3D technology; discover new 3D applications and opportunities and learn why companies like Panasonic are investing millions in 3D technology.
|1:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Tutorial 6 – CVP Certification Class
Camera and Image Sensor Technology Basics
Instructor: Matthew Breit, Basler Vision Technologies
Gain a basic understanding of camera design, from analog to smart cameras. Find out about different camera types and their capabilities. Learn about CCD and CMOS sensors and which cameras are best suited for specific vision applications.
|3:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Session 2
3-D Machine Vision Solutions
Learn how advancements in 3-D camera technology are enabling new solutions for more applications than ever before. Review the many vision-based 3-D measurement techniques and which achieve the best results. This session will provide real application techniques you can use in electronics, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, aerospace, automotive and many other industries.
|7:00 pm to ?||The Vision Networking Party
Hard Rock Café – Cavern Club
Join this party for great networking, dinner, drinks and Boston’s hottest contemporary blues/rock band, Ernie and the Automatics. The private party is open to Vision Show attendees and exhibitors - tickets ($25) are required. The Hard Rock Café is approx. two miles from the Hynes Convention Center near the historic Faneuil Hall area of Boston. Tickets can be purchased online with your show or conference registration.
|8:00 am - 10:00 am||Session 3
Integrating Machine Vision for Automation Systems
Learn how to integrate machine vision and incorporate it into an automation system. This tutorial will discuss application analysis, project specification and implementation of components for a machine vision system. It will also address integration of a machine vision system into a full automation system including network communications. Targeted for attendees with a basic understanding of machine vision, optics and lighting, the session will interest anyone seeking a deeper insight into machine vision systems integration as well as those who need to network the system into existing automation.
|8:00 am - 10:00 am||Session 4
Machine Vision Solutions using Non-Visible Imaging
Non-visible imaging methods offer unique benefits for a variety of vision tasks. In this session, you’ll learn more about infrared and thermal techniques and better understand if non-visible imaging solutions are right for your specific needs.
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Certified Vision Professional – Basic Level EXAM
This proctored exam is part of the Certified Vision Professional training series. The exam covers the fundamentals of machine vision; beginning lighting and optics; basic vision software and algorithms; and basic camera and sensor technology. Take the four corresponding tutorials first or just take the exam. You receive AIA’s Certified Vision Professional – Basic Level certificate with a passing test score.
|1:30 pm to 5:00 pm||Tutorial 7
Advanced Lighting & Optics for Machine Vision
Instructors: Stuart Singer, Schneider Optics
Designed for the engineering professional, this course concentrates on real world techniques for putting together illumination and optic systems that work. You’ll learn how to select proper illumination wavelengths and how to deal with complex part surface geometries. Other topics will include lens/component selection, optomechanical layout, including system bends, illumination integration, controlling back reflections and mounting techniques. Prior attendance at a Basic Lighting & Optics course is encouraged, but not required.
|3:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Session 5
Machine Vision for Traceability, Error Proofing and Part Marking
Automatic component identification and unit-level product traceability is rapidly being deployed throughout many industries, thanks to advances in image processing technology. You’ll learn about how direct part mark identification and 2D data matrix symbology can efficiently handle applications for traceability, error proofing, and process control.
|8:00 am - 10:00 am||Session 6
Trends Enabling Vision Guided Robotics Advances
This class will provide an overview of VGR technology and the applications that can benefit from using it. You’ll learn about technology advances that specifically enable VGR such as 3D vision extraction, lasers, light-enabled technology and camera interface enhancements.
|8:00 am - 10:00 am||Session 7
Future Directions for Camera Interface Technologies
Learn how changes developing in camera interface technologies will positively affect your machine vision systems. Get an overview of standards available today and what lies ahead for camera interfaces such as GigE Vision®, Camera Link®, FireWire and USB. You’ll leave this class with a better understanding of standards allowing you to develop the right investment strategy for your company.