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Learning tracks for the primary conference roles – General Chair, Treasurer, Technical Program, Publications and Event Planning – make it easy to gain the knowledge and skills need for success.

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IEEE is proud to introduce the IEEE Learning Network (ILN) which now makes it easier for IEEE members and others in the engineering and technical community to find the IEEE online learning content that seek. ILN offers easy access to online learning content from 14 organizational units across IEEE, all in one place. There are more than 800 courses on core and emerging technologies, leadership skills, and engaging technical subjects. Many of these courses offer CEU's and PHDs. This allows engineers to get the credits necessary to maintain their professional licenses and advance their careers.

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Continuing its successful multi-year year implementation, the MGA 2019 Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT) is set to launch on 5 September 2019, with a class of 66 volunteers, 63 mentors, 15 sessions and 12+ speakers.

The Members & Geographic Activities (MGA) Board agreed to pilot the program in 2013, with 19 graduates, and later approved its implementation. Since then, the VoLT program continues to thrive, boasting over 250 graduates by end of 2018. VoLT graduates represent all IEEE Regions and over 100 Sections.

“From the start, the purpose of the VoLT program has been to empower volunteers to become more engaged, take positions of leadership within their units and later within the larger IEEE,” said Loretta J Arellano, a senior IEEE Volunteer from Region 6 and the program founder.

You can help recognize the efforts of outstanding volunteers by nominating individuals for one of the prestigious IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Awards.  Each award has a unique mission and criteria and offers the opportunity to honor distinguished colleagues, inspiring teachers, and corporate leaders. 

If you know someone who has made substantial regional IEEE volunteer contributions through innovative projects, exemplary leadership, service, or by fulfilling the goals as related to transnational activities, consider nominating them for one of the following awards:

MGA Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award

MGA Innovation Award

MGA Leadership Award

MGA Achievement Award

MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award

Please visit the MGA Award nomination web page to 
review the nominator guidelines and eligibility requirements and link to the portal for nominations.

The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2019
 (for completed nomination form and two letters of endorsement). 

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Please note:  MGA awards are peer-recognized awards; therefore, self-nomination is not permitted.

Please e-mail MGA Awards with any questions about the MGA Awards and Recognition Program.

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.

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.