Rockwell Automation has announced that registration is now open for Automation Fair 2016.

af2016_25ann_logoThis year's event marks the show's 25th anniversary, and it's being held November 9th & 10th at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

On the event's training schedule you'll find over 100 sessions listed, including 9 industry forums, 19 hands-on labs, and 95 technical sessions.

For a complete session listing with detailed session descriptions, check out Rockwell's 2016 pre-show guide here.

There are also 150 exhibits planned for the Automation Fair show floor this year, including those of over 100 vendors from Rockwell's partner network.

If you're curious to know exactly which third party vendors will be present, you'll find the full list in Rockwell's exhibitor listing here.

Automation Fair 2014 7 entranceAs for me, having been away from the show for the last couple of years I'm happy to announce that this year I will be attending the show on behalf of The Automation Blog.

That said, I'm curious if any of you are also planning on attending? Or if not, why not?

Let us know your plans and thoughts by voting and commenting on our new poll here.


Shawn Tierney
Automation Instructor and Blogger

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Shawn began programming as a pre-teen in the early 80's, and later earned a degree in Electronics. He worked for 25 years as Automation Specialist, passionately sharing tech tips via his newsletter, then his BBS, before launching his first website in 1999. In 2013 he relaunched his website as, and now teaches full time at

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