“Brilliant Minds, Bright Futures” is the theme of the 2017 IEEE Sections Congress, which takes place from 11 to 13 August in Sydney. The congress, held every three years, is sponsored by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities board.
The event brings together IEEE leaders and volunteers to meet, exchange ideas, and learn about IEEE products and programs. Once volunteers return home, they can apply what they’ve learned by introducing programs and initiatives in their area.
The three-day event will offer workshops, 50-minute breakout sessions, and five-minute “ignite” sessions, which are meant to spark interest and encourage discussion on a particular topic. There will be more than 20 presentations plus hands-on, interactive training sessions, as well as panel discussions. In addition, the meeting will feature several informative sessions, called briefs, which will be no longer than 25 minutes.
Topics will fall in one of three tracks: engaging with members, engaging with volunteers, and building technical communities, which is a new track sponsored by the IEEE Technical Activities board. As part of this third track, a number of sessions and workshops will address opportunities for IEEE sections and societies to work together on new projects.