2018 IEEE Young Professionals Pacific Northwest Leadership Summit
June 18, 2018
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2018 IEEE Young Professionals Pacific Northwest Leadership Summit – With the main purpose of expanding boarders for PNW Young Professionals and fostering growth with relevant activities and discussions to: Inspire, Enable, Empower, and Engage YPs; IEEE Vancouver Young Professionals will be hosting the 2018 IEEE YP PNW Leadership Summit on August 4th, 2018 in the Greater Vancouver area.

Born from the initiative of three leading young professionals from IEEE Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver sections, the 2018 IEEE Young Professionals Pacific Northwest Leadership Summit aims to provide a 1-Day event where young professionals assemble to expand boarders and foster growth with relevant activities and discussions to: Inspire, Enable, Empower, and Engage YPs. For this edition, the team is proud to have onboard IEEE Victoria Young Professionals Affinity Group and to be sponsored & supported by IEEE Canada (IEEE R7).

Moreover, the Young Professionals Affinity Groups from IEEE Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver Sections, are looking forward to expanding the reach out of this initiative by extending the invitation to all Pacific Northwest Sections to attend the event, and/or to get involved in the organization and content development of this transcendent conference.

The three pillars of the 2018 PNW YP Conference are:

  • Professional Development
  • Continuing Education
  • Mentoring
GENERAL AGENDA:

Location: Hotel Element Vancouver Metrotown

  • August 3rd (Indoor networking event):
    • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Summit Reception and Dinner
  • August 4th (Conference):
    • 08:00 – 08:15 AM: Registration
    • 08:15 – 08:30 AM: Opening Remarks by Bob Gill (IEEE Vancouver Vice-Chair)
    • 08:30 – 09:15 AM: Keynote Speaker – Kathleen Kramer (IEEE R6 Director)
    • 09:15 – 10:00 AM: Young Professionals and Self-Leadership by Rybo Chen (SAP Vancouver)
    • 10:00 – 10:15 AM: Coffee Break
    • 10:15 – 11:00 AM: Discussion Panel: Leadership and Mentoring Young Professionals by Rybo Chen (SAP Vancouver) and Yasamin Houshman (SAP Vancouver)
    • 11:00 – 11:45 AM: IEEE YP Southern Alberta Exemplary Events and Humanitarian Activities by Anis Ben Arfi (iRadio Lab, IEEE Southern Alberta YP)
    • 12:00 – 01:30 PM: Lunch
    • 01:30 – 02:15 PM: Importance of Public Speaking to Young Professionals – Supun De Silva (IEEE Canada YP)
    • 02:15 – 03:00 PM: Topic TBD by Katherine Golder (BCIT – Technical Communications Instructor)
    • 03:00 – 03:45 PM: Breakout sessions: “Reflection & Action”
    • 03:45 – 04:00 PM: Ending Remarks and Adjourn by IEEE Canada (TBD)
  • August 5th (Outdoor networking event):
    • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Summit Closing Event

Want to participate as a speaker, a sponsor or a content organizer? YPVancouver@ieee.org

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Article contributed by IEEE Young Professionals Vancouver

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  1. Excellent work by Ana and her team! The Seattle Young Professionals members is very excited to attend this Summit, connect with others, and get inspired!

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