Education Offerings

Forums, Hands-on Labs and Technical Sessions

The Automation Fair® event offers more than 130 sessions over two days.

Sessions feature deep-dive technical lectures, cutting-edge use cases, live demonstrations and interactive hands-on experiences.

Attend the sessions and engage with industry experts from Rockwell Automation, our PartnerNetwork™ members and leading companies successfully advancing despite today's challenges.


Forums at the Automation Fair® event offer first hand insights from experts from Rockwell Automation, leading-edge companies and analysts conquering critical industry topics. You will hear cutting-edge insight and best practices that will build your knowledge and translate to your business.

The 2018 Automation Fair® event featured the following nine forums.

Technical Sessions and Hands-on Labs

Attend lectures that pertain to solving today’s automation challenges in the Technical Sessions or get involved in the Hands-on Labs.

Hands-on Labs offer interactive training of product enhancements and technology updates on Allen Bradley, Rockwell Software and our PartnerNetwork™ members' products.

2018 offered sessions in the following tracks:

  • Control

  • Information Solutions

  • Network Infrastructure

  • Power, Motion and Motor Control

  • Process Solutions

  • Safety and Security

  • Services and Solutions

  • System

  • Visualization

Learn and Earn!

Professional Development Hour Credits

Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and a Certificate of Completion for attending labs or technical sessions at the Automation Fair® event.

The process for receiving PDH certification varies from state to state. States may require additional documentation to complete the PDH qualifications. PDH credits are not Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). All states have very strict requirements for awarding CEUs. Equivalency requirements for PDH to CEU credits vary widely by state so you will need to consult your state licensing board.