Keeping Up with Industry Trends: Are You Attending Virtual Events? 

August 15, 2020 by Maddie Bradshaw

Virtual events are becoming the new normal in the midst of the pandemic. Below are some of the upcoming events to help you stay up on industry trends.

Industry events and conferences have traditionally been a way for companies to promote their latest products, and for people in the industry to connect with one another. Since COVID-19, almost every conference, trade show, and industry event have been either postponed until 2021 or canceled altogether. 

Virtual events are springing up to fill the void where in-person events would usually take place.

Companies like Universal Robots have begun to host virtual events around the world. They recently hosted the virtual conference for collaborative robots. Since the event had a large number of attendees in Europe, they decided to bring the event to the U.S. audience just last month. 

How can you keep up up with industry trends and connect with others? Below is a list of several upcoming virtual events in the industrial automation space. 


ISA Virtual Events - Cybersecurity, IIoT, and More 

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has recently launched a series of upcoming events for several different topics. The series offers many live webinars, conferences, and interactive ways for people to engage and connect with each other.

One upcoming event they are hosting is called the Virtual Cybersecurity Standards Implementation Conference+ (CSIC+). 


A graphic of information about ISA's virtual events. Image courtesy of ISA.

This virtual conference will be held on  August 25th, 2020, from 10 am – 2 pm Eastern Time. The event is said to cover how to avoid hackers, industrial cybersecurity, IoT vulnerability, and more. This event is just one of the many upcoming events happening in the industry. 


All About Circuits - Industry Tech Days

Industry Tech Days is a week-long trade show and conference event hosted on, our sister website. The event is set to feature live keynote discussions with industry leaders, 45 live technical sessions, 300+ new articles/videos/whitepapers from 30+ suppliers, and 100+ giveaway prize packages.

Users will have the unique opportunity to connect with thousands of attendees, exhibitors, and speakers in real-time conversations.


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This event will include presentations from well-known engineers and leaders in industrial robotics, cybersecurity, manufacturing, and more. Companies such as Omron, Qualcomm, Digikey, Mouser, and more will be presenting. The event will take place from August 31 - September 4, 2020. To learn more, you can register here for more information. 


Association for Advancing Automation - RIA Robotics Week

The Association for Advancing Automation teamed up with the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) to launch a virtual event called RIA Robotics Week. The event is four days of educational sessions, keynotes, and exhibits. This event offers users a chance to learn more about AI, vision systems, robotics, grippers, mobility, and automation.

The event will have speakers presenting from KUKA, FANUC, SCHUNK, and more. The event is happening from September 8 - 11, 2020. 


A graphic of information about robotics week. Image courtesy of Robotic Industries Association (RIA).



Comment below and let us know which events you'll be attending and some of your tips on ways to prepare for these virtual events.