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AMRA, the international voice of the automatic meter reading industry, announced the year’s most insightful event about utility technology, Autovation 2006: The AMRA International Symposium will take place Oct. 22 to 25 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Autovation will include four days of education and exhibits on the leading practices and technologies for the connected utility. Highlights include:
--Educational Sessions – Learn about the latest AMR deployments and benefits in advanced and fundamentals sessions;
--Utility Peer Awards Programs — AMRA is working with the Utility Planning Network to facilitate two renowned annual awards programs that allow utilities from around the world to honor their peers: The Utility Awards for CIS/CRM Excellence recognizes utilities for superlative customer care and related technological initiatives, and the --Metering Awards Program recognizes utilities for excellence in metering initiatives;
--Utility-to-Utility Forums – Roundtable discussions to facilitate the free flow of ideas and experiences for utility representatives only;
--Innovation Showcase – Dedicated 25-minute presentations by AMR companies for utility delegates to ask the tough questions specific to their needs;
--Pre-Autovation Courses – Industry experts present intensive four-hour courses covering issues such as technology overview and applications and project management; and
--Exhibit Hall – The best source of information about AMR products and services—up to 100 leading AMR vendors in one location.
In addition, delegates can maximize their AMR networking and education opportunities with Speed Networking, Breakfast With the Experts and Post-Autovation Courses — all new to Autovation 2006.