Category Archives: YP-Young Professionals

IEEE Rising Stars Conference in Vegas January 2-4 – Register by December 4


Come to connect and be inspired. Rising Stars brings together the most promising students and young professionals to learn from each others and the top tech companies from around the world. IEEE Rising Stars is at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas January 2-4.

The program of technology celebrities will be sharing knowledge on both next-generation technology and next-level professional development.  Sessions include:

• The Next Big ThingsrisingstarsBWlogo
• Ninja Polymers
• Disruptive Solutions
• Rocket Boosters
• Career Growth for Young Professionals
• Startup to Starting Up
• Software Emersion
• Cybersecurity
• Lightening Presentations
• Maximizing Soft Skills Value
• Pitch Workshop
• Global Integrated Sensors
• 3D Printing in Space

The first event begins at 3 pm on January 2. The complete program is available at Rising Stars Conference Program

Rising Stars is held in conjunction with Storage Visions, a 1000-attendee event on rapidly evolving digital storage technology. Registration for the Storage Visions reception at only $50/person with Rising Stars registration provides exhibits entrance to the over 3,600 exhibitors unveiling the latest in consumer technology at CES 2016.


IEEE Student Members can get the $199 rate (and IEEE Members the $349 rate) through December 4 only. Rates rise midnight December 4. Register at: Rising Stars Conference Registration

Excalibur_Exterior_23450_low-300x197Special low Excalibur Hotel rates are available only through the conference. Discounted rooms can and will sell out. They are available only through December 16, priced from $41 plus resort fee ($15) plus taxes, with $20 per person per night for third and fourth person. Excalibur Hotel IEEE Reservation

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle October 8-11, 2015

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The 5th Global Humanitarian Technology Conference is in Seattle.  The details are at  Conference highlights include:

  • Maurizio Vecchione, Sr. Vice President of Global Good & Research – plenary
  • Major IEEE Young Professionals event on October 8.
  • “The Future of Humanitarian Technology” panel from NGOs, the UN and the Red Cross
  • “The Internet of Things (IoT) for Humanity” with a panel of industry partners
  • IEEE SIGHT Gaetano Borriello Memorial Symposium on Humanitarian Technology
  • UNESCO 70th Anniversary celebration
  • IEEE Smart Village workshop on Energy, Education, and Empowerment

Interactive special sessions that support in-field humanitarian efforts:

  • Open Data Kit Workshop –data services for humanitarian efforts
  • Entrepreneurship and Education workshops
  • Demonstrations and Exhibitions – water, sanitation, energy, communication and connectivity

Registration is at

Rising Stars starts January 3 – Especially for Young Professionals and Students


On October 25 at South(ern) by Southwest (our first joint Region 6 Southern Area and Southwest Area meeting),  the big news was the upcoming 2015 RISING STARS CONFERENCE – Where Students and Young Professionals Come to Connect and be Inspired.  IEEE Region 6’s Rising Stars Conference is a partner event to the Storage Visions Conference, which is not an IEEE conference. Rising Stars Conference atendees can attend the reception at the Storage Visions Conference starting at 6 PM on Monday January 5, 2015 in the Riviera Hotel Convention Center and can add on for an exhibits only pass to the Consumer Electronics Show.  Many IEEE student branches have this show as an annual fun event, but now they can combine it with Rising Stars.

Young Professionals /Women In Engineering on October 7

Young-Professionals-Logo-RGB_FINALA Young Professionals and Women in Engineering event on October 7 at the IEEE Systems Men and Cybernetics Conference is now combined into an IEEE networking and professional development event that is open to San Diego members and students.

My contribution will be a professional development talk on “Lessons Navigating Your Own Success For Engineers Who Fail At Being Average” — thanks to section and STEP sponsorship, it’s free, but advance registration is required. Register here.