September 16-18, 2019 

Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Conference site: https://attend.ieee.org/blockchainsummit/

Registration link: https://attend.ieee.org/blockchainsummit/registration/

The flagship event promoted by the IEEE Blockchain Initiative together with NIST, the IEEE Global Blockchain Summit, hosted at the NIST Headquarter’s in Gaithersburg, Maryland, 16-18 September, is a 3-day intensive program covering visionary, hot topics, use cases, challenges and opportunities in blockchain technology. 

This year the Summit will have five panels addressing Government, Industry, Energy, Healthcare, and Advanced R&D in Blockchain, led by government and industry visionaries.  There will be two round tables discussing US Blockchain Policy and Regulation, led by US Congressman, and another one on Blockchain Supply Chain opportunities.  The speakers are leaders in their field and represent a good mix of the most important topics in blockchain today. 

With data-based research prominent in today’s world, it is helpful to have a central location to store, manage, search, and access datasets. IEEE DataPort™, a valuable easily accessible data platform, is already serving as that central location for over 90,000 users across the globe and it can significantly enhance your research efforts. As an IEEE member, you can upload your datasets to help generate citations and bring your research to the forefront for other researchers and authors. IEEE DataPort provides a DOI for each dataset and enables you to store up datasets up to 2TB each, integrate your ORCID with your dataset, and meet open access requirements.

 

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THE INSTITUTE Finding all the continuing-education programs IEEE offers used to require searching more than 40 websites, platforms, and portals. That’s no longer the case. The new IEEE Learning Network (ILN) is a centralized website that provides access to more than 700 courses, webinars, and eLearning programs.


More than a dozen IEEE groups have provided content so far, including the Computer SocietyFuture Directions, Humanitarian Activities, the Power & Energy Society, and the Standards Association.


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IEEE would like to invite you to explore society Resource Centers.  Visit the Resource Centers and utilize all of the valuable content that is provided such as tutorials and conference videos and slides. All material is consolidated in one location and made available to society members for free.  


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The Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) Steering Committee is currently inviting proposals for sustainable development and humanitarian activities related projects. The committee will review submissions with budgets between $1,000 and US$19,999. Proposals should take a holistic, community-based approach taking account of relevant environmental, cultural, socio-economic & infrastructural issues and policy priorities. Project teams must demonstrate consultation with and a clear understanding of the needs of target communities, and demonstrate a needs-driven approach to strengthening local capacity through technology deployment. Please note that applications should be submitted by an existing SIGHT group; visit the HAC & SIGHT websites for more information and to review the Call for Proposals.

Presentation videos from the 3rd annual IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges (VIC) Summit & Honors Ceremony are available to watch now on the Awards Ceremony Showcase page of IEEE.tv. See valuable presentations from the VIC Summit, robot demos, and the presentation of each of IEEE’s highest awards.

IEEE-USA's August Free E-Book: Thomas Edison--Man of the Millennium--Vol. 1: The Legacy

IEEE-USA's August Free E-Book Looks at the Legacy of Thomas Edison--The World's Greatest Inventor

Thomas Edison provided us with a lifetime legacy of highly creative invention.  He and his staff kept project details in the 4,000 lab notebooks they left behind. Edison may have spent a great deal of time in his labs, but he did not create all his prototypes himself. He personally handpicked his very capable staff, and worked with them to transform his ideas into three-dimensional models for testing. Hiring the right people was a hallmark of his most inventive mind.