Top Reasons for Academic Community to Attend FPIRC16

The lineup of presentations and activities at the 2016 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC16) October 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis offers a variety of ways for members of the academic community to build up their careers, whether in academia or in industry. At FPIRC16, you can:

  1. Connect with Industry Professionals
    The conference offers plenty of networking time to meet other attendees, who will include industry professionals, professors, and fluid power researchers. Attend the Exhibitor Table Reception to explore fluid power companies and talk with industry professionals. Students can also register for the speed meeting event for one-on-one time to talk with industry professionals about internship and mentorship opportunities as well as what it’s like to work in the fluid power industry.
  2. Meet with Other Fluid Power Academics and Researchers
    Network with other academics and researchers at the the numerous opportunities available at the conference and see what they are working on during the technical sessions and poster show. Learn about other areas of research and make connections for future research collaboration and opportunities.
  3. Learn About New Technology
    In addition to learning about the more academic innovations in the breakout sessions and poster show, learn about innovations closer to industry with the commercialization pitch, keynote presentations and panel discussions on technology, and optional tours of both university and corporate facilities.

Check out the full lineup here. To find out more or to register, visit

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