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COLA 2017 Spring Meeting

COLA 2017 Spring Meeting

The 2017 COLA Spring Meeting, held April 27–28, 2017 at the Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, CA, will focus on the state of optical labs as we embrace Industry 4.0 — the fourth Industrial Revolution — where machines are infused with intelligence; more specifically, artificial intelligence for the manufacturing optical lab.

A concept that has been taking shape within the European manufacturing market, many lab equipment manufacturers have begun to transfer these methodologies and technologies to our industry stateside. Equipment is becoming smarter, and more independent — able to not only make decisions on its own, but fully implement them. Systems are becoming integrated with, and managed by, intelligent machinery; routing and monitoring each system independently. As with all technological advances, labs are moving towards operations utilizing less labor, increased efficiency, greater precision, and higher accuracy rates. The integration of intelligent machines into the laboratory environment is one more step towards that goal, and The Vision Council's 2017 COLA Spring Meeting will help guide you through the process.

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Thursday, April 27


 COLA Board Meeting


 Golf Tournament




 Hospitality Room

Friday, April 28


Opening Remarks

Steve Sutherlin, The Vision Council Lab Division Liaison

Comments from our new CEO

Ashley Mills, The Vision Council CEO

The Seven Key Skills of Business leaders


Mike Karlsrud, President, The Karlsrud Company

Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing Keynote Coalition

Dale Turner & Xiaochun Li, Smart Manufacturing Leadership

Industry 4.0/SM Ted Talks

A Panel of Optical Industry Experts

Technical & Legal Update for Labs

Michael Vitale, The Vision Council Technical Director

California Minimum Wage Update: The Ripple Effect & Other Topics

Hedley Lawson, Managing Partner, Aligned Growth Partner

Hotel Reservations

Please be sure to make your hotel reservations by April 7, 2017 to receive the discounted group rate. Make your reservations by calling 1-800-962-7335 and identifying yourself as an attendee of The Vision Council COLA group.

Questions? Contact Steve Sutherlin, The Vision Council’s lab division liaison, at or 571.385.4705.

The Vision Council has upgraded the registration processing system. If you have any issues or would like to provide feedback on this new system, please contact Steve at the email or phone number above.

4/27/2017 8:30 AM - 4/28/2017 2:30 PM
44501 Rainbow Canyon Road
Temecula, CA 92592 United States