In today’s environment, it is critical to be sensitive to the perceptions and sentiment of your IEEE brand. Your brand’s voice, message, tone, and photo usage needs to convey the appropriate sentiment. Engaging with your targeted audience should be carefully weighed against normal business practices, with a shift required during these unsteady times. View IEEE’s statement regarding COVID-19 and visit the Adapting Your Marketing Communications to the Environment Around You Toolkit for guidance.

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for the following 2021 leadership positions:

- MGA Vice President-Elect/Board Chair-Elect

- MGA Treasurer

- MGA Vice Chairs

    -Geographic Unit Operations

    -Information Management

    -Member Development

- Committee Chairs

    -Admission and Advancement (IEEE)

    -Awards and Recognition Advisory

    -Life Members (IEEE)

    -Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory

    -Membership Recruitment and Recovery

    -Potentials Editorial Board

    -Student Activities



    -Women in Engineering (IEEE)

    -Young Professionals (IEEE)

The deadline to submit nominations for the above positions is 15 March 2020.

A complete list of available MGA positions, committee descriptions, and information on the MGA Nominations and Appointments process are available.

Ø  Nominate yourself or a colleague now

Starting 1 October, 2020, every U.S. air traveler 18 years of age or older will be required to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another federally approved form of identification such as a U.S. passport, to board a domestic flight or enter secure federal facilities that require identification.

Do I Need a Real ID to FLY?

U.S. residents who want to use a driver’s license to board a commercial aircraft will need to obtain the new license by the October 2020 deadline, when it becomes the only identification accepted by the TSA.  If you don’t need a license to board a flight, either because you don’t travel or you use a U.S. passport, you do not need the Real ID. 

Common Reasons to Obtain a Real ID:

·         You want to fly with only your U.S. State-issued ID

·         You don’t have a passport or another TSA approved ID

·         You need to visit a secure federal facility

Your GoogleApps@IEEE account can now be enabled for 2-Step verification(2SV). This added layer of security will help to protect your account from unauthorized access.

What is 2-Step Verification?

2SV is a process that requires two steps to access your account. You must:

1.    Verify who you are through a password (something you know)

2.    Receive an access code delivered to a device (something you have)

Learn more about 2SV or enable 2SV for your account today.

New Opportunities to Learn and Network in Ottawa Canada this August

“Leading our Global Technical Community” is the theme of the 2020 IEEE Sections Congress, which is scheduled to take place from 21 to 23 August in Ottawa Canada. The congress, held every three years, is sponsored by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board. 

IEEE Sections Congress is the triennial flagship event hosted by IEEE that brings together influencers and leaders from our 430,000 members spanning 165 countries, including technical professionals, corporate and academic leaders, key contributors and entrepreneurs to learn about IEEE products and programs.

After participating in Sections Congress, volunteers can apply what they’ve learned by introducing new programs and initiatives within their local communities.

The three-day event will offer a program designed to help delegates navigate and create a personalized schedule to meet their needs. There are over 40 breakout sessions, interactive ignite and panel sessions- with the option to select between overview and in-depth sessions. Overview sessions, offer general concepts at an introductory level and in-depth sessions offer expert details for attendees familiar with a topic.

Topics will fall within one of three tracks:

       Why We Lead - To Advance Technology for the Benefit of Humanity

       Where We Lead - In Fostering Professional Networks and Engaging Technical Communities

       How We Lead - By Developing Organizational Knowledge and Leadership Skills

At the IEEE Member & Geographic Activities Board 23 November 2019 meeting, the awards for the MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational, MGA Innovation, MGA Leadership, MGA Achievement, and MGA Young Professionals Achievement were selected.

The following individuals were selected as 2019 MGA Award recipients.

The MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award is presented to one individual annually, to recognize the accomplishment judged to be the most significant and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals and strategic objectives of MGA as related to transnational activities.  This award is made in memory of Dr. Larry K. Wilson whose biography is listed below.

Takako Hashimito
, Tokyo Section - “For inspiring leadership and contributions to IEEE Women in Engineering across the world with the mission: Inspire, Encourage, Engage and Empower.”

MGA Innovation Award is presented to an individual, or a team, whose accomplishment/project is judged to be the most innovative and effective in fulfilling one or more of the strategic goals of MGA.

--- 6th IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON)  ---

Venue: RAMADA Plaza Hotel, Gammarth, Tunisia (FREE airport transfer for participants)

Dates: 13-16 April 2020 (weather: about 22° - Spring)





Submission (Full Paper - 6 pages, Short Paper - 4 pages, or an extended abstract - 2 pages): Extended to January 26, 2020


Publication: Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. 

Start the new year right by improving your skills! The IEEE Learning Network (ILN) offers hundreds of continuing professional education courses created by in-demand industry experts. Most courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs). 

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