Researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders are invited to submit abstracts for the 2012 IPC Apex Expo at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

Expert presentations are being sought on design, PCB fabrication and electronics manufacturing topics. Submissions dealing with lead-free processing, repair and reliability, high-speed PCB laminates and growing areas such as green technology, photovoltaics and printed electronics are especially encouraged. In addition, course proposals are solicited for half-day professional development courses on printed board design and manufacturing as well as electronics assembly processes and materials.

The technical conference and related events will be held February 26-March 1, 2012. A 300-word abstract summarizing original and previously unpublished work covering case histories, research and discoveries must be submitted by June 4. To submit an abstract or proposal to the IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Bannockburn, Ill., visit