October Update

This email was sent to COFES 2012 invitees on October 23, 2011

COFES 2011
  April 12 thru April 15, 2012 Scottsdale, Arizona cofes.com

  Don't Miss Out on Early Registration

The registration period for COFES is November and December, after which late registration fees apply.


With early registration, you can take advantage of the $500 savings off the registration price of $2495. Use your COFES invitation code and register now at register.cofes.com

If you've received this email and have not yet received your invitation to COFES, please let us know right away at register@cofes.com or call Cyon Research at 301-365-9085 and we will take care of you. 

  COFES 2012 Theme: The intersection of design and risk

We all address risk daily, each in our own way. In design, risk is a consideration in each decision we make. But how and when we think of risk needs to change, most notably our risk horizon is much lower than our reward horizon. That is, we’ll often take a larger risk if the consequences are further away from us. Expediency is often the heart of our shortsightedness.

At COFES 2012, we’ll explore the role of risk in design, the impact time-horizon plays, and what actions we can (or should) take in response.

  COFES 2011 Audio and Videos Posted

In case you haven't heard, we've posted the videos from the COFES 2011 keynotes and special presentations on the COFES website. Check out COFES.com/video.

We've also made it possible for anyone to listen to the audio recordings from Tech Suite Briefings, Analyst Briefings, and Roundtable discussions. COFES.com/audio. Check them out!

In addition, we have added a page of resources for all of the presentations that Peter Marks has given throughout the years at COFES. This page can be found at COFES.com/Marks

  COFES Education Award

Today we announce significant new scholarship program: The COFES Education Award.

The scholarship is made possible by Peter Marks through his donation of his collection of micrometers. Peter has donated his collection of more than 700 micrometers to fund this unique scholarship. The estimated value of these micrometers is more than $20,000.

Peter has written a catalog, “An incomplete compendium of micrometers and their makers,” in which each micrometer is described. The micrometers themselves have each been individually packaged along with a signed tag describing the micrometer. The catalog will be distributed prior to COFES 2012 and at COFES, most will be offered for sale. A few will be offered at COFES in a silent auction.

Funds from the sale and auction will be given to the scholarship recipient to be used expressly for college tuition.

The COFES Education Award is open to college and graduate students in the fields of manufacturing, engineering, or architecture, who have not yet entered their final year of study. Details of the scholarship can be found at http://cofes.com/scholarship

Deadline for application is November 15, 2011

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