Sheraton Westport Plaza Tower Hotel,St. Louis.SMMA-The Motor & Motion Association is the manufacturing trade association for the electric motor and motion control industries. More than 120 member companies include manufacturers, suppliers, users, consultants and universities serving both consumer and commercial markets in the appliance, transportation, medical equipment, office automation and computers, aerospace and industrial automation industries. Scheduled courses at the Fall Technical Conference include fundamentals of electric motor design, fundamentals of brushless motor control, permanent magnet fundamentals and much more. The Fall Technical Conference provides members and prospective members the opportunity to interact with industry colleagues. Attendees learn about industry trends and technologies, identify new supplier partners and network with other motors and drives professionals.