ISWM 2020 Conference & Expo

The ISWM will be gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 25-27, 2020 for the 2020 Conference & Expo at Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.  Plan to join us!

Featured Speakers

Michael Eichenberg
FreightSnap LLC

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow – The Evolving Trends in Dimensioning Technology

A thorough look at dimensioning technology in the past, present and future. The participant will come away with a good understanding of what is available today and the technological advances you can expect moving forward. The presentation will include lecture as well as multi-media and live demonstrations of advanced dimensioning technology.

Michael Eichenberg is the CEO / Founder of FreightSnap LLC, a Kansas City based company that supplies freight dimensioning solutions to the logistics industry. Prior to FreightSnap, he was CEO of three other successful startup ventures in the computer software and engineering space. During his practice in the field of mathematics, Eichenberg was awarded two patents for work performed in advanced vision technologies and financial derivatives modeling. He is the author of nine books, both fiction and non-fiction, dealing with a wide range of subjects in the fields of business, stock market investing, politics and general life lessons. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from Northwest Missouri State University as well as advanced degrees in Economics and Business Administration.

Paul Batson
TSW Automation

Unique Identification in the Weighing and Measurement Industry

The weight of things matters (because the matter of things weighs). But what matters most is uniquely identifying what we just weighed.  More and more, we are pulled into helping our customers track and trace and serialize at the same time we weigh.  We will explore the reasons why, and the methods for, and the latest technology behind, unique identification in weighing and measurement, with the purpose of better serving your customers and setting you apart from your competition.

Paul is President of TSW Automation, Inc. a technology provider for the weighing and measurement industry for 25 years.  An Electrical Engineer and Industry Enthusiast, Paul has over 30 years of experience automating scales.

Mike Norton

Hiring Top Techs

Mike Norton's company, Axiom1, has collected psychological assessments and performance data on 1000s of Service Technicians from across the nation.  Join this session and find out keen insights about some of the traits common to top techs, how to have a more powerful interview, and tips on how to attract the best candidates to your company.   

Mike Norton is the President of Axiom1 and has been helping distributors and manufacturers hire Techs and salespeople for over 20 years.   As well he has been a featured speaker at national programs for the Scale Dealers Association and Avery Weigh-Tronix. 

Hotel Information

Standard lodging rates are $42.00 per night for the conference dates plus a mandatory $19.99 resort fee per night.  To book online go to and use the assigned Reservation ID of A0ISC20 to receive the special group rate.  Or you can call the Hotel's Room Reservations Department at 877-593-5993 and use the Reservation ID of A0ISC20 to book your room.   You must use the Reservation ID to receive the group rate and to ensure that the Hotel does not advise you that it is sold out for the conference dates.  Operating on Pacific Time, reservations can be made Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The cut-off date for room reservations is January 24, 2020. 

Sam's Town is located at 5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89122-6004.


Advance registration runs until January 24, 2020.  After that date registration rates will increase. 

Download the Registration Brochure or the Registration form.

Conference Awards

Nominations Welcome!

The ISWM 2020 Conference and Expo will be here before you know it, and now is the time for everyone to start thinking about candidates for each of the 2020 Conference awards.


Purpose: The award is intended to honor a person who, by his/her own efforts and services, has contributed in an outstanding manner in the scale and weighing industry.

Selection Committee and Nominations: The selection committee is composed of all past Presidents of the NSMA/ISWM, with the person who preceded the immediate past President in office serving as the Chairperson.  The committee meets during the Society Conference at a time and date scheduled by the conference committee.

Eligibility Requirements: In submitting nominations, the Divisions are asked to provide complete biographical information and supporting evidence of the nominee’s contributions to the weighing industry.  The Division must be able to convince the selection committee, through its nomination presentation, that its candidate is truly deserving to be recognized as the outstanding person of his time in the weighing industry.  Nominations must be limited to two (2) typewritten pages. Nominations may be sent to the ISWM by email (, fax (866-285-3512) or mail.  Nominations must be received no later than February 7, 2020.

The award may be given posthumously and the committee reserves the right not to select a winner in a given year, if in the committee’s judgment no nominee is deserving of this recognition.


Purpose: The Mark Pickell award was created to recognize and honor that member whose outstanding activities and efforts during the preceding year or years has contributed greatly to strengthening the effectiveness, benefits and growth of his/her local Division of ISWM.

How to Nominate: Each Division is asked to submit its nomination to the headquarters office in writing no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Society Conference.  Nominations should be limited to two type-written pages and should include supporting evidence and background and biographical material on the candidate.  Keeping in mind that the members of the Selection Committee may never have had the opportunity to meet the nominee, it is up to the Division to introduce its candidate to the committee and to point out all of the reasons the candidate is the Division’s choice for the award. Nominations must be received no later than January 24, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements: The candidate must be a member in good standing of the Division placing the nomination for at least one year.  The candidate must be active in his/her Division affairs during the year in which nominated, regularly attending meetings and helping when asked.  The winner need not be in attendance at the conference to receive the award.


Purpose: To encourage active participation in the Society on the part of wives of members and the women in the industry; and to recognize their valuable contributions to the Society and the industry.

How to Nominate: Each Division may submit at least one nomination for the award, and more than one may be submitted.  Nominations should be sent to the ISWM headquarters office no later than thirty (30) days prior to the Society Conference and shall be no more than two pages in length.  Nominations shall include pertinent information on the activities and achievements of the candidate in ISWM, in her community, church, and other outside organizations.  Nominations must be received no later than January 24, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements: The candidate should be a member in good standing of the ISWM or the wife of a member in good standing.   The candidate should be in attendance at the Society Conference and registered as a Guest or Full Registrant.   The candidate shall have been active in ISWM Division activities; consideration also will be given for participation in activities of her church, community and other outside organizations.


Purpose: The purpose of this award is to recognize an ISWM member, 45 years or younger, who has contributed in a meaningful way to the ISWM and the weighing industry.

How to Nominate: Nominations must be made for the award by an ISWM member in good standing.  ISWM members wishing to make nominations for the ISWM Outstanding Young Professional Award should present in writing a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, along with a discussion of the person’s contributions to the ISWM and the weighing industry.  Presentations should be limited to two (2) pages.  Particular attention should be devoted to explaining why the nominee qualifies for the award and to making certain that nominee meets the selection criteria.  The award will be based entirely on merit and will not necessarily be presented each year.  Nominations should be sent to ISWM Headquarters at least 60 days prior to the start of the ISWM Conference and Expo. Nominations must be received no later than December 20, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements: The candidate must be: under the age of 45; must have worked in some facet of the scale industry or weights and measures for at least five years; must have made an outstanding contribution in one or more of the following fields: the scale industry, weights and measures, ISWM; must be a member in good standing of the ISWM; and must be recommended for the award by an ISWM member in good standing. 






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