Presidents Message


2018 MSC Training Symposium

Presidents Message

Welcome to the 2018 MSC Training Symposium.  Since 1979, the MSC Training Symposium has been a leader of education in the measurement community. This year’s 2018 Symposium’s theme is: Innovation Powering Measurement.  The measurement industry has seen many incremental advances in the technology used to acquire quantitative data and will constantly evolve. Innovation in the quality of measurement and assurance is not just hardware but also in software. These innovations are used to provide more efficient methods to measure and improve information from which to provide higher accuracies, precision reporting, and greater reliability statistics.


The 2018 Symposium will present many exceptional measurement related courses and technical sessions presented by innovators and industry experts. The NIST Seminars, ASQ Training, Tutorial Workshops and Technical Sessions will broaden one’s knowledge in a wide range of measurement disciplines. Our Keynote speakers will inform us of the latest state-of-the-art industry trends.


This conference will offer advanced courses for the seasoned measurement professionals as well as various basic courses to provide fundamental measurement training in various disciplines. Once again, we offer opportunities to network with other measurement professionals, to learn with, and to discuss advances and changes occurring in the measurement field.


Our Scholarship and Technical Academy programs reach out to prospective students to consider careers in the measurement community both commercially and in the government.  We welcome and invite our participants to consider supporting these important student programs which represent our future.


Our Exhibit Hall features measurement and related companies who bring technology and innovation to the marketplace. We invite you to visit the Exhibit Hall during the scheduled viewing times and interact with the latest advanced products and services in the industry.


The MSC Symposium venue is at the world-renowned Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California which is easily accessed with directly scheduled airport ground transportation from various airports serving the area.  Attendee spouses and children are always welcome and can take advantage of the many activities and parks in the area.


I look forward to seeing you at the 2018 MSC Training Symposium in Anaheim, California March 20-23, 2018.


Tim Mason
MSC President