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February 2017
"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
~ William Shakespeare
2017 MCE Overview 
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Improving service to conference organizers is at  the core  of everything we do in IEEE Meetings, Conferences, & Events (MCE). Our overall approach is to optimize operations, grow scholarly conferences and support innovation. 

The MCE team consists of over 65 professionals dedicated to sponsorship, financial support, logistics, conference proceedings and other intellectual property from conferences, and more.

We have undergone a transformation both organizationally and culturally, all with an eye towards better service. This has enabled us to absorb tremendous growth while keeping down expenses. 

Some key benefits for organizers and sponsors include:
  • Improved customer experience
  • Single point of contact for questions
  • Improved financial transparency
  • A preferred partnership program
  • Scalable, low-cost registration offerings
  • Improved timeliness to publish
  • Improved quality of intellectual property
  • A streamlined Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) process
  • Introduction of:
    • The conference mentor program
    • The assistant treasurer program
    • The conference organizer education program
    • The audience development program
You may have read about many of these individual initiatives before; however, it is helpful to share that each of these efforts is part of an overall strategy to improve, to innovate and to make the experience easier for the conference organizers.

Our most recent effort, the new MCE website went live, in direct feedback from surveys that prioritized this need.

We continue to ask what can we do next? If you have suggestions, we would love to hear from you.
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In This Issue
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Did you know?   
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In 2016, MCE handled 2,200 conference applications,1,900 publication forms in addition to over 25,000 organizer inquiries
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MCE Conference Education Program 
IEEE MCE Conference Education provides learning opportunities for conference organizers of all experience levels, IEEE units or role.
Learning options available:        
Resources are in the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE), accessed with your  IEEE Account .       
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IEEE Conferences Committee/MCE Partnership
The IEEE Conferences Committee is the body responsible for the governance of IEEE conferences. ( Learn more - IEEE Policy Section 10 )
Conferences Committee formulates and recommends policies for IEEE conferences and related Intellectual Property and provides strategy and oversight for other activities. 

As a representative body, it also acts as a liaison between IEEE organizational units, organizers, and attendees on conference policies, practices, and operations. It also assists in the development and organization of resources and tools to support conference organizers.

The IEEE Conferences Committee collaborates closely with the IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) team. In the past few years, the partnership has yielded important benefits to conferences, attendees, Organizational Units (OUs) in the areas of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) processing, conference proceedings quality, conference organizer education, automation through the IEEE conference platform and innovation.
MCE Launches New Website  for Conference Organizers
Organizer feedback indicated the need for an easy way to find and learn more about the complimentary and fee-based services available through IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE). MCE is pleased to launch a new website highlighting the full spectrum of services available to the IEEE Community. 
Version 1.0 went live on February 9 and we are already gathering feedback for future releases.  Why not check it out? 
The site provides an abundance of information:
  • About MCE - What services are complimentary?
  • Event Ideation & Production - Partner with experts to create your strategy and plan
  • Event Management Solutions -  Need a planner?
  • Event Promotion - Let's get the word out!
  • The Knowledge Center - Need some new skills, background information or advice?
The site will continue to evolve as MCE services grow. 
Feedback and comments wanted!
Easy to Access Curriculum for Conference Organizers
MCE Conference Education is a great resource for anyone with an interest in conferences to gain knowledge and practical expertise. It is easy to access  and available at no charge to organizers.
Live and playback webinars, along with eLearning courses cover all areas of conferences and are appropriate for organizers of all experience levels, in all roles  and locations. 
IEEE Organizational Unit (OU), Region Conferences Coordinators, VP Conferences or Conference 
Chairs are encouraged to pass on this information to individuals who  have recently assumed 
conference roles  or are simply interested in IEEE conferences.

Conference Education Program: Updates 
Upcoming March Webinar: The Role of the the Conference Treasurer
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15 March 2017  
Learn the keys to becoming a successful conference treasure. We'll touch on timeline items, best practices, conference closing tips and go into detail on how the Conference Business Operations team
can support you in your role. 
Time:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  OR 3:00 - 4:00 PM   [Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)]
New eLearning Course:  Running Industry Practitioner Focused Events  elearning icon
Learn how your Organizational Unit can better partner with Industry Practitioners through IEEE events. See best practices, event planning models and resources available to support conference organizers and Organizational Units create events tailored to Industry Practitioners.

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