Next Conference is In-Person
October 9th – 11th, 2023

See you in Dayton Ohio!

The Western Regional Strain Gage Committee Fall meeting will be held in person in Dayton, Ohio on October 9th – 11th. Below you will find the meeting overview, and a link to an updated Square payment link.

Please note that our special room reservation rates are valid until September 11, 2023, and meeting registrations are due October 2. Since we’re less than two weeks away for the special room rates to end, please act promptly to get your registrations and reservations in, so we can plan accordingly.

As per prior communication, for those interested in presenting a technical paper, the abstract submission deadline is also Monday, September 11th. Please consider presenting a paper at the conference as the sharing of knowledge is at the root of what keeps this organization alive. Please send your abstract to Ravi Shukla ( ) and Robert Fuge ( )

We are looking forward to seeing you again in little over one month!

Overview of the conference:

View the complete meeting details here

Monday, October 9th: Executive Board meeting, starting at 1:30 PM, followed by the Executive Board dinner at 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, October 10th: The program will include welcoming statements from the Chair and Host, several technical paper presentations, and an afternoon tour of Wright Patterson Air Force Base’s structural test labs in Dayton, Ohio.

Wednesday, October 11th: The morning program will include Sponsor presentations as well as a continuation of technical paper presentations. The afternoon program will continue with the General Business Meeting and the Strain Workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the meeting.

Meeting Registration: The WRSGC conference fee is $500 (yes this is an increase from the previous fee of $300 which we held for over two decades. Sorry but inflation is real.

Register and pay on our Square site here

Hotel Information

Marriot at the University of Dayton
1414 S Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH 45409 USA
Phone: (937) 223-1000


Call for Papers!

We are now accepting submissions for technical presentations. This is a wonderful opportunity to present to a technically well-versed, engaged, and curious audience!

Technical Presentation Requirements:

The Presentation should be 30-40 minutes including Q&A

The presentation should be centered on strain gages and strain gage measurements including:

  • Strain gage sensor technology (materials, compensation techniques, sensors for extreme environments, technology limitations, etc.)
  • Strain gage measurement circuits – new techniques for measuring strain
  • Applications of strain gages – interesting tests and test techniques, interpreting test data, how to overcome measurement challenges that were faced.

The presentation must be technical rather than commercial in nature. Product or service-based sales presentations will be rejected.

We do have international attendees at most conferences, so consider whether there are restrictions on the content you are presenting.

Presentations and Q&A are audio recorded, and your presentations may be distributed to attendees at a later date.

We welcome contributions from any person, whether previously involved in the WRSGC or not. The paper and presentation criteria and process are somewhat flexible, as many companies have legal, export, or proprietary limitations on what information can be submitted.

For consideration, please submit a brief abstract. This should include a title and be limited to 100 words or less.

Make your submissions to ( and CC Robert Fuge ( not later than September 15th, 2023.

Submit a paper or documentation to support your presentation. This may be made available to attendees of the current, and future, conferences. In cases where legal, export, or proprietary limitations apply, WRSGC can accept whatever content is allowed by your company.