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Dear Global Transducers Community,

Welcome to your biannual international conference held during 2021 in sunny Orlando, Florida! This year's meeting will be the 40th Anniversary of Transducers, which was first held in 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The conference mission of our international conference is:
to enhance the collective knowledge of the global transducers technical community and to stimulate its through providing an inclusive forum for communication, education, and collaboration.

Every other year, over 1200 engineers, scientists, and other professionals from universities, research institutions, industry, and government agencies gather at the international Transducers conference for four days of talks, posters, tutorials, and collaboration events relating to the latest advances and opportunities in our field.

For Transducers 2021, our conference will rally around the theme "It's a Small World". This theme simultaneously champions the range of "small" technologies underlying the work presented at the conference, as well as the social elements of global impact, community, and diversity. It is fitting to borrow the phrase used as the conference theme from the Disney song of the same name, which celebrates world cultures and diversity, given that the conference will be held in Orlando Florida, the home of Disney World. To further strengthen the truly global perspective elicited by the view of our truly "small world" from space, we will hold the conference banquet at the nearby Kennedy Space Center visitor center.

On behalf of the entire organizing team and the co-sponsoring institutions, we welcome you to attend this four-day event that will showcase major technological, scientific, and commercial breakthroughs in electrical, mechanical, optical, magnetic, thermal, and biological sensors, actuators, and systems that use micro and nanotechnology.

The major areas of activity in the development of novel Sensors, Actuators, and Transducers solicited and expected at this conference include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Bio, Medical, Chemical, and Micro Total Analysis Systems
  • Fabrication and Packaging
  • Mechanical and Physical Sensors
  • Materials and Characterization
  • Design, Simulation and Theory
  • Actuators
  • Optical MEMS
  • RF MEMS
  • Nanotechnology
  • Energy and Power
The conference will begin on Sunday, June 20th with short courses providing training on the skills needed to succeed in the globally competitive and connected transducers research and industrial enterprises.

Later on Sunday we will hold conference registration and an evening Welcome Reception for all attendees to meet and greet one another. The conference technical program will begin Monday, June 21st with plenary sessions in the morning and then parallel sessions in the afternoon. Technical, industrial, and poster sessions will occur throughout the duration of the conference. The Vendor Exhibition portion will take place Monday through Thursday, giving ample opportunity for companies, start-ups, and scientific associations to demonstrate their latest products and services. We have designed the program so there are plenty of opportunities for professional networking. Additional social events are designed for family participation in Orlando and the surrounding areas.