Advanced Packaging Dynamics
Who should attend:
- Packaging engineers
- Quality Engineers
- Packaging Sales
Topics covered in this short course:
- Fundamentals of vibration and shock
- Accelerometer types and sensor selection
- Field data collection best practices
- How to instrument different transportation modes to collection vibration data
- How to setup instrumented decoy packages to characterize the e-commerce environment
- Vibration and shock data analysis
- Laboratory simulation of shock and vibration events
- Collection and analysis of low-acceleration and long-duration shock events
- Laboratory simulations for load stability
Dr. Laszlo Horvath
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Director, Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design
In 2010, Dr. Horvath received his Ph.D. in Forest Biomaterials from NC State. He is one of the few packaging professionals who have received the "ISTA CPLP – Professional Level" certification. He is the chair of the ASTM D1185 working group, a U.S. delegate of TC 51, and a voting member of ANSI MH1 and MH 10 committees.
Mr. Eric Joneson
Vice President of Technology, Lansmont Corp
Joneson holds a B.S. in Packaging from Michigan State University and has an extended experience in areas of transportation packaging, supply chain dynamics measurement and analysis and laboratory testing applications. He is a member of both IAPRI and ISTA’s Board of Directors, as well as Lansmont’s Delegate of the ISTA Advocate Council. He participates and contributes within ASTM Committee D10 on Packaging. Joneson represents Lansmont, a PPT Group brand, as they support global research initiatives through various Packaging Research Institutes and Universities.
Visit www.lansmont.com to learn more!
There are three types of tickets for this short course, detailed below. This course is ONLY being offered for in-person attendance. All attendees will be expected to participate in 2.5 days of lectures, laboratory exercises, and coursework. Daily, they will be served breakfast, given lunch breaks, and multiple snack breaks. All participants will receive a certificate of completion within two weeks of successfully finishing the course.
- Public Attendee (In-Person): $1,400.00
- CPULD Member (50% discount): $700.00
- Lansmont Customer (20% discount): $1,120.00
Time & Location:
This course will be held in-person on Oct. 3rd-5th, 2023. It will consist of 2.5 days of lectures, laboratory assignments, and tours. All of these activities will be at the Brooks Forest Products Center, just off Virginia Tech campus near the Corporate Research Center, in Blacksburg, VA.
This course is designed to be experienced in-person. Active participation in assignments and discussions will be expected over the full 2.5 days of this short course.
- Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 8:00am-5:00pm
- Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 8:00am-5:00pm
- Thursday, Oct. 5th, 8:00am-12:00pm
Brooks Forest Products Center
Virginia Tech, MC 0503
1650 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Course Content Information:
Laszlo Horvath, Director, Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design
Phone: (540) 231-7673
Eric Joneson, Vice President of Technology, Lansmont Corp.
Phone: (831) 655-6670
General CPULD Information:
Angie Riegel, Program Specialist
Phone: (540) 231-7107
J. Kate Bridgeman, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (540) 231-7107
Erich Sawyer, Virginia Tech Outreach Program Development
CPE Enrollment Coordinator, Virginia Tech Outreach Program Development
Or Registration Questions via phone: (540) 231-4084
The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design works with the Courtyard by Marriott to make sure there are rooms available at the discounted rate of $123.00 per night for anyone attending this short course.
As long as you reserve your room thru the link provided, AND reserve it prior to a month ahead of the course, you will receive the discounted group rate.
Check back regularly for the discount link once dates have been set for this course!
The Courtyard by Marriott is located less than two miles from the Brooks Center building, where our short courses are held, and it offers many amenities including an indoor pool, exercise room, business area with free WIFI, and a delicious cafe on the premises. They also offer a shuttle service to and from the hotel that short course attendees have found helpful in the past. Please let them know upon check-in if you will need this shuttle service.
Please contact John Hale, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marriott directly at 540-552-5222, or register online using the direct link, for your hotel room at the Courtyard by Marriott. If you call, be sure to mention the short course you're in Blacksburg to attend in order to receive the discounted rate on your hotel room!
The Inn at Virginia Tech
The Inn at Virginia Tech has provided us with the discounted rate for our short course attendees! These are not gaurenteed rooms, just a gaurenteed discount if there are rooms left available when you call. So, make your plans as early as possible if you'd like to stay at The Inn!
If you plan to stay at The Inn be sure to let them know you're here for the Advanced Packaging Dynamics short course in order to receive the discounted rate, as long as you stay all three evenings with them.
The closest airport is the Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA), which is approximately 35 miles from Blacksburg, VA.
There are multiple car rental agencies as well as cab services located at the airport to transport visitors to Blackburg, VA.
The other nearby airports used by short course attendees are:
- Dulles International Airport, IAD (approx. 5 driving hours from Blacksburg, VA).
- Charlotte Douglas International Airport, CLT (approx. 3 driving hours from Blacksburg, VA).