Hands-on Training

Forums, Hands-on Labs and Technical Sessions

Automation Fair 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 are industry-centric, 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.

Automation Fair 2019 will feature the following nine forums:

Technical Sessions and Hands-on Labs

Discover how to tackle today's automation challenges in the Technical Sessions.

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

Sessions are offered the following tracks:

  • Control
  • Digital Engineering
  • Information and Analytics
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Power, Motion, and Motor Control
  • Process
  • Safety and Security
  • Services and Solutions
  • Systems
  • Visualization and Collaboration

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.