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The 5 Most Essential Fresno Conferences in 2018

Fresno's rapidly growing population, numerous universities and proximity to national treasures like Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park makes it an attractive location for professional conferences in 2018.

Pay attention to the following five events and plan your business travel to Fresno around them. By attending these Fresno conferences, you can improve your skill set and get to know the area's best places to visit.

2018 Geomatics Engineering Conference

Fresno State University's Geomatics Engineering Program will host its 57th Annual Geomatics Engineering Conference on January 26 and 27 at the Fresno Convention Center. The event will feature several speakers with backgrounds in subjects like geographical information systems, global positioning systems, land surveying and photogrammetry.

Register for the 2018 Geomatics Engineering Conference by January 13 or you will only have an opportunity to register at the door. Students are welcome to attend the conference so they can learn from experienced professionals and start building relationships that will enhance their careers.

FIRST Robotics Competition

The FIRST Robotics Competition will hold its seventh Central Valley Regional in Fresno from April 5 through 8. The event will bring together engineering and robotics students from all over the world so they can compete for prizes sponsored by corporations, universities and individuals.

The challenging event will also attract robotics professionals who want to see the latest ideas coming from some of the most talented young minds. Making business travel plans to the competition will introduce you to up-and-coming engineers. You'll also learn about some of the latest concepts emerging in the robotics industry.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is a free event. Contact the Regional Planning Committee to learn more about saving a spot or becoming a sponsor.

The Conference for Women Training Seminar

SkillPath Seminars will host its annual Conference for Women Training Seminar at the Wyndham Garden Fresno Airport on January 26. The event includes workshops intended to teach female professionals more about leading projects, resolving conflicts, developing a passion for work and creating a positive image. Each workshop is broken into small chunks to encourage thoughtful responses and communication between attendees.

When you attend the conference, you get an opportunity to learn from some of the most influential women in business.

Registration for the seminar costs $149, but you can get a discount when you register four or more attendees.

2018 AOA Annual Conference

The Auxiliary Organizations Association (AOA) has more than 90 member organizations, including corporations, student groups and foundations. The AOA Annual Conference will take place from January 7 to 10 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Fresno.

The AOA Annual Conference offers networking and learning opportunities for students, teachers, and professionals working in a variety of industries. Some of the topics covered during the 2018 conference will include how to generate revenue for college campuses, creating an effective portfolio that gets attention from hiring managers, employee well-being plans, and current trends in information security. About 50 speakers will present at the event.

Registration rates vary depending on when you reserve your spot at the conference. Register early to save money.

California Association for Medical Laboratory Technology's Fresno Chapter Seminars

The medical technology industry is changing the way that people and organizations think about healthcare. The 2018 California Association for Medical Laboratory Technology's Fresno Chapter Seminar on March 10 and 11 will feature workshops and talks about a variety of subjects, such as recent developments in hematology, coagulopathy, improving laboratory experiences and using tumor markers to manage cancer in women.

CAMLT will also host 2018 events in Anaheim, Sacramento, North Hollywood and Visalia. Visit the organization's website to learn more about registering for events near you.

Fresno has a wealth of social institutions, restaurants, museums and other attractions. Make sure you reserve some time so you can visit popular spots like Forestiere Underground Gardens and the Fresno Art Museum while you visit the city for business conferences and meetings.