R10 Launches Conference Leadership Programme

40+ Region 10 conference leaders and organizers gathered in Goa, India 17-18 August to participate in a two-day conference workshop. Championed by Director-Elect, Deepak Mathur, the R10 Conference Leadership Programme is expected to establish consistent conference organizing and sponsorship practices across Region 10. Additional on-site workshops are planned for several years in various part of R10.

Amit Kumar, Vice Chairman (Conferences) - IEEE India Council organized the workshop with support from the IEEE Bangalore office. Members of the IEEE Conferences Committee, MCE and MGA Staff participated as discussion leaders and speakers.

The workshop, consisting of discussion, group exercise, best practice/case study and lecture, featuring plenty of dialogue, questions and a lively, engaged atmosphere.

A core component of the plan is the responsibility of each Section represented to establish local conference education programs to sustain the momentum and spread skills ever wider. MCE Conference Education will support all Sections with content, expertise and guidance.

Other Regions or Societies interested in developing similar programs can contact Kevin Hanft, Sr. Manager Volunteer Education for more information.