Washington D.C. The theme of this year's Summit, "Community. Experiences. Productivity.," builds upon the "wingman concept," as the event will cover the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives. The Summit will feature Version 2.0 of the popular Connect Event, where attendees can network in-person and virtually with Siemens employees, solution providers, integrators, distributors and end users. Siemens will offer hands-on training sessions, featuring work stations with equipment, led by technical experts, and will provide updates on recent product enhancements, including the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA)Portal, SimotionVersion 4.2, and the recently released PCS 7 Version 8. Certificates will be distributed to those individuals completing training courses, which may then be submitted for professional development hours. Classes may include firewalls in automation security, automation with Siemens, programming safety logic using safety matrix, energy management using intelligent motor control solutions and others. More than 40 breakout sessions are scheduled featuring best practices and topics such as energy and asset management, improving productivity through the application of automation technology, maintenance and operations, novel approaches to problem resolution and safety and industrial security.