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Excitement of the New Tradition of the “Kick-off Celebration” IMS2015

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At IMS2014 in Tampa, the IMS executive committee chose to start a new tradition, the “Kick-off Celebration!” Registered attendees enjoyed food, live music, beer tents, and cocktail stations sponsored by companies that exhibit at IMS. And who can forget the water skiing show!

The IMS2015 executive committee and sponsors have a wonderful plan to provide you with an amazing experience in Phoenix! This year’s event will take place at the Arizona Science Center. The Arizona Science Center’s areas of focus include: Health & Medicine, Energy & Environment, Technology & Innovation, and Early Childhood Education. There are 300 exhibits in seven themed galleries, including the “My Digital World” exhibit on communications technologies.

The “My Digital World” exhibit has a permanent installation called the Ham Shack for you ham radio enthusiasts. Those that want to know more about ham radios, can connect to Hamfests.


b2ap3_thumbnail_blog2.jpgAs of March, several sponsors committed to offering a really enjoyable experience in their own special way! Copper Mountain Technologies, High Frequency Electronics, Keysight, and Qorvo are the first to support the experience. The event has food stations and several bars, including a margarita bar! Delicious! Make mine without the salt please.

Why do the IMS executive committee members and corporate sponsors put so much effort into this Kick-off Celebration? When attendees are asked why they attend IMS, usually there is some combination of three responses.

1.Knowledge from the technical program

2.Interested in seeing the latest products and services from exhibitors

3.Networking with some of the most innovative persons in our industry

To answer the question, the revamped Kick-off Celebration is designed as a hassle free, central meeting place for you and your colleagues, customers, suppliers, former professors, and friends to gather and “catch up” with each other. Certainly there are some business deals that take place too! But it’s Monday and the exhibition starts tomorrow. Raise a glass! Make a toast! Maybe even have a beer with Steve Cripps (not so inside joke ).

On Monday, come register at the Phoenix Convention Center and stay for the party. Exhibitors and attendees are all invited and encouraged to attend. Just don’t forget to bring your badge!

Event Takes Place Monday, May 18, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM!

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