The Freescale Technical Forum (FTF) comes to Dallas, Texas on April 8 -11, 2014. FTF2014 will also be held in Shenzen, China (May), Bengaluru, India (August) and Tokyo, Japan (November). Freescale continues to provide one of the most comprehensive embedded ecosystem focused conferences for the engineering community. Innovation, collaboration and education are the focus of this event.
Lowest rates are still available for Dallas early registrations through February 14th. First time attendee cost is $750 and returning FTF alumni receive a $200 discount. Registration includes admission to all general and breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, the technology lab and evening activities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as reception fare in the technology lab each evening.
Technical sessions are at the core of the FTF curriculum, providing detailed information on products and technologies from Freescale and industry experts. These sessions include lectures, hands-on workshops, lunch and learns and panel sessions.
- Lecture Sessions: Lectures are highly technical, one-to-two hour classes designed to educate, inform and train engineers. They may contain live demonstrations and can accommodate from 80 – 250 people.
- Hands-on Workshops: Hands-on workshops focus on hardware and software that attendees can touch, feel and experiment with. Class sizes are limited to 30 people and are typically two to four hours in length. These sessions require pre-registration through the session scheduler.
- Lunch and Learn Sessions: Similar to a lecture session, these sessions are more informal and interactive. They typically last an hour and are held during lunch. Box lunches are provided.
- Panel Sessions: Guided by a moderator, panelists field attendee questions about their fields of expertise. They also provide insight into the future of technology and the embedded semiconductor industry. Panelists may be Freescale leaders, partners, analysts or editors.
This year, Freescale is featuring seven track categories:
- Smart Energy
- Software and Design Services
Whether you are at a beginner, intermediate or advanced knowledge level, with four days, seven tracks and over 400 hours of sessions, FTF will have several sessions right for you.
Keynote speakers will provide the audience with their insights into a world of connected intelligence, how the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting our world and how innovative technology can solve our most challenging problems. The keynote speaker line-up for FTF Americas is:
- Wednesday – Greg Lowe, President and CEO, Freescale
- Thursday – Geoff Lees, SVP and GM, Freescale MCUs
- Thursday – Tom Deitrich, SVP and GM, Freescale Digital Networking
- Friday – Dean Kamen, Founder DEKA Research and Development
The Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) was developed with the embedded engineer in mind. FTF features one of the most comprehensive embedded ecosystems in the industry. This conference helps engineers shape the future of embedded design by providing opportunities to learn, share and connect with experts across the entire Freescale Ecosystem. The forum, which drives innovation and collaboration, has been enthusiastically received by the global developer community, drawing nearly 60,000 attendees worldwide since its inception in 2005. Come to FTF for the training and collaboration, leave with the knowledge and inspiration to make the world a smarter place.
For any questions regarding FTF 2014, please visit the website or contact Freescale directly at:
Or call 1-800-580-9884 or 1-512-497-8534
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