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46th Annual Symposium of the Ultrasonic Industry Association

24-26 April 2017

Dresden, Germany


Registration is NOW OPEN  

Full symposium information, including program and additional information is available in the Winter issue of Vibrations Winter17.

Registration Fees

Members pay just $948 and non-members $1,092  for three full days of educational programs, three lunches, opening reception on Monday, tour of Fraunhofer IKTS and evening event on Tuesday.

Medical sessions will be held on Monday, 24 April.  Workshops, poster session, tour of Fraunhofer IKTS and evening event are on Tuesday, 25 April.  Wednesday, 25 April is a full day of industrial sessions.  

See below for a description of the pre-symposium hiking tour to Saxon, Switzerland and the  post-symposium tour to CeramTec factory on Thursday, 26 April.  If you wish to participate in the post symposium tour, you will need to extend your hotel reservation through Thursday evening and arrange your transportation to leave Dresden on Friday or later.

 UIA offers a unique blend of backgrounds and experiences from academia and research institutions to commercial, from medical to industrial, from North American to European to Asian. In our age of globalization, this variety yields interesting and often unexpected benefits. - UIA45 Symposium Participant

Tuesday tour of Fraunhofer IKTS

We have a 90 minute tour of the Fraunhofer IKTS scheduled on Tuesday afternoon.  Participants will travel via public transportation, departing at 1:00 pm for the tour that will start at 2:00 pm.

The tour will include the following areas:


 Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

UIA offers companies access to key influencers in the international ultrasonic community.  There are four sponsorship packages available, each with different levels  of access to exposure in the Vibrations newsletter, UIA website and more. Here is the complete information about the UIA Sponsorship Opportunities.

Once you have decided your level of participation, complete the registration form for Exhibits and Sponsors.  

Questions? Call Fran Rickenbach, UIA Executive Director, at +1.937.586.3725 or skype fran.rickenbach


Call for Posters

Want to submit a poster for presentation at UIA46?  Go to to submit your abstract electronically.  Here are Abstract Submission Instructions to help you submit your poster abstracts.


Pre-Symposium Hiking Tour - Saxon Switzerland

Plan to arrive in Dresden to join Klaus-Vitold Jenderka for a hiking tour to Saxon Switzerland on Sunday, 23 April.

The group will meet at the Dresden Main Station, Ticket Counter at 8:45 am. 

You will depart on the suburban railway Line S1 at 8:59 am for a 45 minute trip to Bad Schandau/Krippen.

Next is a 15 minute walk to the ferry port, where you will take the ferry from Krippen over the river Elbe (a 5 minute ride).

The hiking will begin by  hiking to the Schrammstein look-out, elevation 417m (optional via the Schrammsteinbaude” for lunch) and the Falkenstein to the Kirnitzsctal.  Duration is approximately 4 hours.

A certain level of fitness is required.  Hikers should also be free of giddiness, since you will have to climb steep stairs and ladders along the path.

Depending on weather conditions and/or endurance of the group, the tour can be extended to the Kirnitzschtal vial the Carolafelsen and Wilde Hölle.

You will then ride the Kirnitzschtal tramway (also known as the Kirnitzschtalbahn or Kirnitzsch Valley Tramway to Bad Schandau, the gate to the Saxon Switzerland National Park.  You will walk through the city to the ferry port (15 minutes).  This will also provide you with the opportunity to buy some souvenirs and/or dinner.

To return to the railway station you can take the ferry or bus.  You will ride back to the Dresden Main Station on the suburban railway, arriving at approximately 6 pm.

You will be responsible for the cost of the transportation (approximately 15€) and any food you purchase.

For more information about these points of interest, please use these links:

You may indicate your interest in participating in this tour on your registration for UIA46.


Post-Symposium Tour of CeramTec

CeramTec would  like to extend the offer for a maximum of 40 attendees to travel to CeramTec's piezo ceramic facility in Lauf a.d. Pegnitz, Germany.  This space is limited to a maximum of 40 people based on logistics and personnel availability for the tour.  CeramTec will provide all of the necessary transportation and lunch during the trip / visit.  The attendees will only need to be responsible for one more night in the hotel in Dresden.  Participation on this tour will be at CeramTec's discretion.

Tour Schedule

                Thursday, April 27th, 2017
                7:30 AM -
Depart from Hotel in Dresden via Bus
                11:30 AM -
Arrival at CeramTec
                11:30 - 11:45 -
Welcome by Mr. Christian Struever (Director) & Brad Kinard
                11:45 - 12:30 -
Lunch in the Company Canteen
                12:30 PM -
First group of 10 visitors starts tour;  Each tour will last approximately 1 hour and we will run 4 tours at 20 minute intervals.
                3:00 PM -
Conclude tours;  20 - 30 minute Q&A Session following
                3:30 PM -
Depart Lauf on Bus for Dresden


 Dresden Hilton Hotel

Rates: 127€ single / 152€ double, includes breakfast.  Please note:  these rates are guaranteed until 24 February 2017.  Cancellations must be made seven (7) days in advance.

Click here to make your reservation online.  The group name is ABR UIA 46 Symposium and reservations can be made between 21 - 27 April 2017.  Please make your reservations by using this link so that UIA will get credit for your reservation. If you use another method of making your reservation, UIA may be liable for additional charges from the hotel.   Thank you!

Although there is no cost for this tour, you will need to indicate on your registration form that you intend to participate.

 Panoramic View of Dresden

 “With the Fraunhofer Institute and several other companies doing exciting things in Dresden, we are looking forward to a broad-ranging program of presentations and ultrasonic tours during UIA46,” says Tony Crandall, UIA President.