More than 984 million people have little or no access to electricity, especially in remote areas of the world. Without sufficient access to power, these communities continue a cycle of economic impoverishment.

IEEE Smart Village (ISV) seeks champions to lead fund-raising teams using crowdfunding. The campaign, called “Bring the Light,” allows small groups to establish reasonable fund-raising goals and then contribute on-line with one-time or monthly donations to IEEE Foundation.


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IEEE has partnered with Amazon Web Services to provide members who are participants in the IEEE Entrepreneurship community with a host of cloud-computing options through the AWS Activate program. The program provides early-stage startups with access to 150 Web-based services and tools to help them build, launch, and scale their business. IEEE members who participate in the IEEE Entrepreneurship community are eligible for the AWS program. IEEE Entrepreneurship community participants are eligible for a US $10,000 promotional credit, which is available for two years.

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The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Nominations and Appointments Committee is accepting candidate applications and nominations for the representative, committee chair, committee member and liaison positions in 2020. Self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline to submit is 15 September 2019. 

Click here for the EA Volunteer Application/Nomination Form.

The Digital & Creative Innovations team has created a flexible, free IEEE-branded website template suite for use by staff and volunteers. These templates support conferences, local IEEE Sections and Regions, Student Branches, programs, services, and initiative websites to create high quality, user-friendly web designs. 

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September 16-18, 2019 

Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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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. 

The two candidates share their plans for increasing diversity, expanding services, and attracting more members from industry

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The annual IEEE election process begins in August, so be sure to check your mailbox then for your ballot. To help you choose the 2020 IEEE president-elect, The Institute is publishing the official biographies and position statements of the two candidates, as approved by the IEEE Board of Directors. The candidates are Fellows Susan K. “Kathy” Land and Dejan Milojicic.

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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