Monday, February 28, 2011

Countdown to the 2011 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting!

Beginning this Thursday, March 3 is the 2011 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas! The 2011 meeting will provide an unparalleled training opportunity for IEEE’s U.S. volunteers and members. Industry leaders will explore one of the most important engineering challenges facing the world: engineering automobiles and transportation systems to make better use of available energy resources and to implement innovative energy solutions.

Attendees will be briefed on pressing social, economic and political issues surrounding transportation and energy, as well as training in how to take outreach programs and ideas home.

In addition to transportation and energy topics, the program will provide sessions on basic volunteer training, interactive workshops honing leadership skills, exhibits on the latest IEEE products and services, opportunities for networking and exchange of best practices, and the IEEE-USA awards ceremony recognizing the best of our U.S. engineers.

The 2011 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting also:
  • Hosts exhibits and pre-conference webinar's focusing on the latest IEEE activities, products and services.
  • Offering discussions and workshops from experts on engineering career development and lifelong employability.
  • Provides updates on the IEEE-USA's current legislative priorities affecting technology and engineering careers, and information on how members may take part in an effective grassroots lobbying network.
  • Highlights outstanding programs and services for local members provided by Section, Chapters, Regions & Societies through poster sessions, panel discussions and awards.
  • Provides unparalleled opportunities to meet and network with other IEEE members from across the country and across all segments of the IEEE leaders and membership, from senior managers to recent college graduates and most IEEE Societies to exchange ideas and discuss issues of importance to the U.S. engineering profession.
  • Disseminates information on IEEE and IEEE-USA products and services.
  • Provides a forum for US Region and Section volunteers to meet, discuss and exchange information on significant topics including "Policy and Technology in Transportation and Energy,” continuing career development, and policies that support research and innovation" affecting U.S. members, Sections and Regions.
Throughout the 2011 meeting, our superb team of bloggers will summarize conference presentations and events and blog here, so that meeting attendees and the general public can stay up to date on conference happenings. Please check back soon for our first posts, beginning Thursday night!

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