Due to ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions (specifically within the EU), UKIVA has decided that this year’s Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition (MVC) will again run as an online event from 15 July 2021.
The conference runs a comprehensive program of technical seminars supported by an exhibition from leading companies in the industry. Last years’ event introduced a panel discussion session for the first time.
In response to the cancellation of the event, Neil Sandhu, Chairman of UKIVA, said: “We are disappointed to take the decision to cancel our Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition due to health and travel restrictions outside of our control.
“Following the widescale postponement of live industry events in 2020, there was understandably a real buzz around this year’s event and a return to normality. However, as the event organiser, we are beholden to science and Government guidelines, which will now see MVC move to a virtual format for 2021.
“In keeping with last year’s event, this year’s full conference programme will again be hosted on our Technology Presentation Hub, which was developed by the PPMA Group of Associations for the MVC website.
The previous events have attracted many who were keen to explore the latest developments in vision in addition to large numbers of people who wanted to learn more about the fundamentals of vision technology. Last years’ conference covered key issues such as Deep Learning & Embedded Vision, Vision & Robotics, 3D Vision, Optics & Illumination, Vision Innovation, Camera Technology and Systems & Applications, as well as ‘Understanding Vision Technology’.
“The platform is free to register and offers users ease of navigation to an array of audio/visual presentations across eight theatres. These will be available to view from 15 July. The Technology Presentation Hub generated plenty of interest and feedback in 2020, so we expect 2021 to follow suit based on the advancement and rapid deployment of thermal imagining and deep learning capability during Covid-19″, concluded Sandhu.
Next year’s Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition will return to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on 28 April 2022.
Established in 1992, UKIVA promotes the use of image processing technology throughout the UK industry; providing an industry voice and helping companies to gain a competitive advantage through seminars, conferences and technical information.
You can find more information about UKIVA’s Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition on its website.