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Napa Microsystems Workshop
August 21-23, 2017
Silverado Resort and Spa
Napa, California USA

Solid-State Sensor, Actuator and Microsystems Workshop
(Hilton Head Workshop)
June 3-7, 2018
May 31 - June 4, 2020
Sonesta Resort and Spa
Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

The Transducer Research Foundation (TRF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stimulate research within the Americas in science and engineering, with emphasis on technologies related to transducers, microsystems, and nanosystems, and to foster the exchange of ideas and information between academic, industrial, and government researchers.

TRF is the sponsor of the biennial "Workshop on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems" that has become popularly known as the "Hilton Head Workshop" because it has been held in Hilton Head, SC since its inception in 1984. In 2011, TRF added a west-coast "Napa Microsystems Workshop" which shares a common heritage with the "Hilton Head Workshop". The spirit of these TRF workshops is to provide ample opportunities for discussion and networking along with a technical track of the highest quality. TRF also sponsors other topical workshops in the microsystems field and supports student development through travel grants, enabling students to attend major microsystems conferences and workshops, worldwide.

TRF also sponsors conferences, seminars and short courses in the microsystems field. All proceeds raised during their sponsored events go back into the conference for future years and to scholarship funds to enable student travel and participation at various conferences throughout the world. TRF considers student participation at these conferences a key element to the success of the meetings and the growth of the microsystems industry. Training, mentoring, networking, idea exchange and furthering the research and development interests for sensors, actuators, and microsystems are among the objectives of these meetings. Student participation is essential to accomplish these objectives.

TRF welcomes inquiries from groups who wish to apply for TRF sponsorship of proposed topical Workshops and Conferences that are consistent with the TRF mission. If your organization would like to explore any of these options for TRF sponsorship or student travel grants, please contact a TRF/Director or you may find our contact information on the "Contact Us" page.

Phone: 619-232-9499 • • Fax: 619-232-0799