Director’s Message

“Spring rolls around, and here in Texas that means it is getting warmer, and more humid as we once again drive towards the heat of a steamy Gulf Coast summer.  It also means that annual gathering of the analysis community [the ISA Analysis Division Symposium] is about to take place, this year at the seaside resort of Galveston, TX. We have a full program in place and hope you all will be able to join this great group of dedicated professionals.  Don’t forget to stay for the Thursday roundtable and panel discussion on the topic of what future AD Symposia could look like, it’s your chance to talk directly to the organizing committee about how we could evolve to meet the needs of our Division.  See you next month,”

Paul Barnard, Ph.D.
Director, ISA AD Division 2017-18


Attendee Online Registration (Recommended)

Attendee Registration Form

Optional – Please use online registration if possible.

Vendor Registration Forms

All forms are to be returned to Shana Kiser at

Download the ISA AD Mobile App

This mobile event technology platform will allow attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors to navigate the event program and location, communicate and connect with other event participants, gather critical industry supplier information, share attendee experiences, compete with fellow attendees for leaderboard status, virtual drawings for prizes, AND MUCH MORE!

  • Click here to download the Socio App on your iPhone or Android
  • After the app is installed, you will need to sign up and setup your attendee profile
  • Go to the Events Tab and select Search for an Event
  • Enter (Search): 2018 Analysis Division Symposium
  • Select Join Now and enter the Passphrase: AD2018

Training Opportunities

Sunday 22nd
Fundamentals of Process Analyzers Training Class [8 hrs] led by experienced industry professionals

Thursday 26th
Hands on training by Registered Vendors – see Registration Form for current list

Panel Discussions around the topic of “What will the AD Symposium look like in 2025?”

Be ready to add your thoughts to how this symposium needs to move forward to stay relevant.

Technical Program

Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th
Three Days of Technical Papers

Thursday 26th
Panel Discussions around the topic of “What will the AD Symposium look like in 2025?”

Featured Keynote Speaker is Mr. Paul Gruhn, ISA President Elect who will give his vision for the Society as he takes over the helm in 2019.

Be ready to add your thoughts to how this symposium needs to move forward to stay relevant.

What will Analysis Division Symposium Look like in 2025?

This will be a special meeting to discuss the future of the AD symposium. The agenda will consist of:

8am – 8:10 Welcome and opening comments – Paul Barnard, AD Director
8:10 – 8:50 Keynote Presentation, The ISA, past, present and future – Paul Gruhn
8:50 – 09:20 Local Leadership, Section, District and how that fits – Dale Merriman


10:00 – 10:20 Historical perspective of AD – Paul Barnard
10:20 – 10:35 Vendor point of View – Randy Hauer, Ametek
10:35 – 10:50 Integrator / Services point of view – Tim Kuiken
10:50 – 11:05 End User point of view – Wes Carter
11:05 – 11:30 Proposed Technology Advances [ISA, Paul B]
11:30 – Q&A with Panel

Lunch and adjourn

Exhibit Hall

Sunday 22nd – Wednesday 25th
Join 80 Exhibitors for discussion and review of the latest in analyzer trends in the exhibit hall.  All refreshments will be served in the Hall, starting Sunday night through Wednesday afternoon.


There are many hotels choices in the area. We have arranged a special Analysis Division conference rate with the Hilton Galveston Resort located next door to the conference center. When using the link below, select your arrival and departure dates, then under the “Rate Type” box , select “Have a special code” and enter “ISA” in the group code box and select update results.

The block of rooms for ISA AD is now fully booked; however, there are additional nearby properties owned by the conference center and can be booked by contacting them at  +1(409)744-5000.

Conference Starts in:

2018/04/22 00:00:00