The 2003 EATS Dinner Meeting
is scheduled for November 6.

Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
Edmonton, Alberta

Topic: 'Converging Technologies'



Recent advances in Internet and telecommunication technologies has allowed for significant benefits to be achieved by both industry and the public sector alike. Whether it be a recent project at Syncrude, industry-wide applications for oil and gas, or assisting in the emergency events of September 11 - these technologies have proven to both be viable and valuable.

Hear industry and technology leaders discuss how the technologies of the future are solving the problems of today - and creating growth in existing and new market sectors inside and outside Alberta.


The Edmonton Association of Technical Societies (EATS)

was created in 1997, by a small group of people from local technical organizations who decided that there could be much to gain from having the societies gather to share information, partner meetings, etc..

The mandate of the organization is "...to collectively share information and to co-ordinate and promote technical and social activities to facilitate networking and learning opportunities." The individual societies have found that sharing information and partnering on speakers or tours has increased marketing and has enabled the societies to bring in better speakers and increase attendance. All Edmonton area technical societies are members of EATS.

The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) and The Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists (ASET) are pleased to work in partnership with the Edmonton Association of Technical Societies (EATS) to co-ordinate its annual dinner meeting in the fall. The annual dinner meeting is scheduled for the first Thursday in November.

Many APEGGA and ASET members belong to various other technical societies. While the professional associations represent the interests of technologists, technicians, engineers and geoscientists as a whole, each technical society plays an important role in serving the interests of those in specific disciplines or technical specialties. APEGGA and ASET fully support EATS and its efforts to provide a valuable forum for discussion and the exchange of views among all members of Alberta's diverse technical disciplines.