The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced registration is open for its annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) from July 22 - 26, 2019. The event will be held at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Orlando, Florida. This landmark occasion celebrates the conference that has been dedicated to measurement professionals worldwide for 35 years. The CMS will also pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of their popular Measurement Zone, a crowning achievement for the organization. The CMSC is designed to meet the continuing education needs of the portable and traditional CMM communities. Since 1984, industry experts have presented more than 525 original technical papers at the yearly event. In celebration, the CMS Executive Committee has special programming in the works for this year's seminal gathering.

In 2009, the Coordinate Metrology Society wanted to expand their education mandate with a large visible presence at the conference. The Measurement Zone was conceived and launched to provide engaging experiences for attendees through daily activities in various Zone areas, including knowledge and hands-on competition challenges using the latest metrology systems. Located in the heart of the CMSC Exhibition Hall, the Measurement Zone provides access to e-Learning tablets providing a variety of metrology topics from measurement uncertainty to dimensional control techniques. Other popular programs have been added in the past decade including the ever-popular CMS Quiz Show and the well-attended Ask the Experts event. With an eye on the future, the CMS continues to add value and content to the Measurement Zone for metrology practitioners and scientific researchers.

"We are excited to offer expanded professional development opportunities to our membership at the 35th CMSC," said Scott Sandwith, 2019 Chair. "The CMS will pay tribute to those who blazed a trail for metrologists, who recognized early on that we are a unique, and important, community under the manufacturing and research science umbrella. The metrology sector needed mentorship and continuing education. The founders also recognized the importance of connecting conference delegates to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), software developers and service providers. All of these priorities have made the Coordinate Metrology Society Conference what it is today. We are indebted to these industry pioneers who believed in sharing both practical and applied knowledge of metrology. In this spirit, the CMSC fosters a new generation of measurement professionals and creates a collaborative bridge between novice and expert practitioners."

The organization continues its Call for Papers to the portable and traditional Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) communities. Abstracts must be submitted by March 8, 2019 and should cover new developments in hardware and software, diverse applications of 3D metrology to improve processes, productivity, and the user experience. The CMS Executive Committee peer reviews all abstracts, and if selected, the author(s) will receive a Notification of Acceptance on April 5, 2019. The comprehensive CMSC Technical Paper Guidelines document can be downloaded at For more information, email Daniel Sawyer or Keith Bevan at [email protected] or visit