Help Bring the Light to IEEE Smart Villages
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.
New IEEE website templates available!
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.
IEEE Global Blockchain Summit @ NIST
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.
Candidates for 2020 IEEE President-Elect Issue Their Position Statements
The two candidates share their plans for increasing diversity, expanding services, and attracting more members from industry
Land and Milojicic Run for President-Elect IEEE President Moura on the Importance of Financial Transparency
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.
IEEE DataPort - The data platform to meet all your research data needs
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.
Enhance Your Knowledge Base – Explore the IEEE Resource Centers
Looking for the latest IEEE society conference slides? Or perhaps the latest tutorial from your society? Or maybe you are looking to earn educational credits (CEUs/PDHs)? With the IEEE Resource Centers you can explore all this and more. All material is consolidated in one location and IEEE members can access materials at a discounted price and almost all materials are available to society members for free.
IEEE Resource Centers are organized by content type and are searchable, allowing you to easily locate and view any technical material that you need on-demand. Consider visiting the IEEE Resource Centers and exploring the over 4000 technical presentations and courses. Start today to expand your knowledge base and give your career a boost!
Concur coming to Regions!
IEEE will soon be extending Concur, the new Volunteer Expense Reimbursement Platform, to IEEE Regions! Concur is already in use by IEEE Major Boards, Committees, Societies and Technical Councils and the feedback has been very positive.
Concur is a cloud-based expense reporting and reimbursement platform, and is designed to create a fast and efficient electronic expense reimbursement experience for IEEE volunteers. IEEE's implementation of Concur already delivers volunteers a broad range of benefits, including faster reimbursement and the ability to track real-time status of expense reports. This affects you if you submit expense reports to a Region.
Concur has been introduced in a multi-phased rollout that began in Q4 2018 and is anticipated to extend to Regions in late September. More information is coming soon, so stay tuned!
2019 IEEE MGA Outstanding Section Award Recipients
2019 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award is presented to the Bangalore Section in Region 10 – For successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public by maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branched, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups of the IEEE Bangalore Section in Region 10 during 2018.
2019 MGA Outstanding Medium Section Award is presented to the South Africa Section in Region 8 - For successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public by maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branched, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups of the IEEE South Africa Section in Region 8 during 2018.
2019 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award is presented to the IEEE Kenya Section in Region 8 - For successful efforts in fulfilling the educational and scientific goals of IEEE for the benefit of the public by maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the Student Branched, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups of the IEEE Kenya Section in Region 8 during 2018.