May 2016
"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." 

~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Conference Portfolio Management  Program Spotlight
In 2014, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CAS) undertook           a CAS logo proactive effort to manage its conference portfolio.  

Amara Amara, CAS VP-Conferences explains that the CAS goals were " improve the quality of conferences, the skills of our conference organizers and awareness about IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) and CAS procedures and rules."
As part of the program, CAS revamped and communicated its conference guidelines, provided tools and implemented conference education programs. To help monitor progress they have begun ongoing conference assessment.
Amara has led the way, especially in education. Since the inception in 2014, Amara has personally conducted seven workshops around the globe including Brazil, China, Japan and Portugal reaching more than 215 organizers, with two additional workshops planned for later in 2016.
IEEE MCE has collaborated with Amara Amara in providing content and support for the education program and is pleased to recognize his leadership and efforts in assisting current and future conference organizers.
If your Organization Unit is interested in incorporating an educational component for current and potential conference organizers, the MCE Conference Education Team is eager to work with you. 
In This Issue
Quick Tips
Did you know? 
4 of 5 event organizers said they plan to increase their social media efforts in the future.*
IEEE MCE can assist you with social media programs for your event. 
Contact MCE to learn more.

* SOURCE: Xing Events, "Social Media & Events Report, 2013
IEEE Tagline Changes - Action Required
The IEEE tagline terminology used on IEEE websites and mobile  apps has been updated. Please revise the footer and any other area where this language may appear, including all digital communications and promotional materials.

Conference websites, mobile apps and marketing materials should be revised or created using the new language noted below.

Current: A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
Change to: A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

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Review the IEEE Digital Style Guide for details on requirements

New Features to be Unveiled at 2016 IEEE POCO  

Join us in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the 2016 IEEE Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) to experience new elements that you can utilize to enhance your own conferences.
We are excited to announce that topics include:  
  • What does the future conference look like?
  • How will new tech trends and tools impact my events?
  • How can I drive industry attendance at my conference?
  • What will make my event enticing to young professionals? 
We'll be exploring these and other topics in new formats, with Experience Talks, an Idea Accelerator, plus, Spark Sessions.
Don't miss this engaging event where you can learn, network, and innovate. 

The IEEE Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) is the annual event for leading scholarly conference organizers around the world. Learn More about POCO.

Join IEEE Conference Organizers on Facebook and LinkedIn to discover, discuss, and design innovations for your conference.

Conference Education Program: Updates

The IEEE MCE Conference Education Program provides learning opportunities for conference organizers of all experience levels, locations, organizational units and roles.

There are three learning options available:
  • Educational Webinar Series
  • eLearning Courses
  • Conference Leadership Workshops


You must register for these MCE educational offerings at the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) using your IEEE Account for access.

Contact IEEE MCE for more information on Conference Workshops.
May Webinar Topic:
Technical Co-Sponsorship Strategy, Tactics & Best Practices
An IEEE Organizational Unit has many decisions when considering opportunities to provide technical co-sponsorship to a conference. 

Please join to learn strategy, tactics and best practices for both evaluating and executing these sponsorship opportunities.  

Also to be discussed are the benefits of providing technical co-sponsorship, as well as, the potential risks.
Date:  Wednesday 25 May 2016
Time:11:00 AM - Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Time:3:00 pm - Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)