LabWare will hold five week-long Customer Education Conferences (formerly referred to as the LabWare User Meeting) throughout 2008 to enable LabWare customers to participate in continuing education and training on the LabWare product as well as to network with their colleagues in order to share ideas and best practices about the use of LabWare LIMS.
2008 is the 12th year anniversary for the LabWare Customer Education Conferences, which are attended each year by more than 700 people. The conferences contain a blend of training sessions and short courses, customer presentations on novel uses of the LabWare software, as well as knowledge transfer sessions provided by LabWare on new product enhancements, with a keen emphasis on customer input to this process. This year LabWare will host the conferences in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM USA; Düsseldorf, Germany; Wollongong, Australia; Muharraq Town, Bahrain; and South Africa.
The LabWare CEC meeting is open to all existing customers of LabWare and its business partners around the world. Among the meeting's most popular segments are the ‘Birds of a Feather’ sessions or BOFs. These 1.5-hour sessions provide customers having common interests with an opportunity to gather together with their industry peers in order to discuss the topics that are most timely and relevant to them. Last year there were 22 different BOF sessions that customers had the option to attend.