The Western Regional Strain Gage Committee meets twice a year, typically in spring and fall. Hear technical papers, participate in workshops and manufacturer’s seminars (given by sponsors of the committee), participate on panels and tour a test facility in the area.

Conferences are a key function of the committee, as this venue provides valuable opportunities to learn about new developments and research in strain gages and mechanical testing, and also provides access to networking and discussions with experts in this field.

Learn About Our Upcoming Fall 2023 Conference!

Read About Our Past Conferences!

Technical papers and presentations are a key part of the WRSGC conferences. Presentations topics cover a wide range of topics:


Research in the advancement of strain gage measuring

New product development

Applications and techniques of measurement

Refreshers on core aspects of testing and measurement

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 ( no 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.