On July 16th and 17th, the IPC has organized a 2-day event in Boston to discuss the challenges with environmentally friendly electronics assembly. A significant portion of this event will revolve around halogen-free. This is a follow up from a similar meeting held in Arizona in January. That January meeting had over 200 attendees and the IPC had to turn down people at the door who wanted to attend. It was an awesome event with tons of useful information. Looking at the list of presenters, I suspect the one in Boston will be just as good.
You can check out the details at IPC Boston Meeting. I will be taking part in a panel discussion on the second day in which I will provide Indium Corporation's perspective on what halogen-free means for solder pastes and fluxes.
I will see you there as we save the environment on chloride ion at a time!