Founded in 1945, ISA, also known as Instrument Society of America, is one of the leading global nonprofit organizations that serves more than 30,000 members. It certifies industry professionals and provides educational and training programs. The organization publishes books and technical articles and hosts various conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. It is a founding sponsor of the Automation Federation, a network of associations and societies engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities. ISA serves engineers, researchers, technicians, and management and sales professionals. It has affiliations and partnerships with various organizations, such as The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance and Society Alliances. ISA is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C.