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May 2017
"A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the 
value of nothing."
~ Oscar Wilde, Irish author
Extending Your Event Beyond the Meeting Room
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You've got excellent speakers, great technical content, and a community of problem-solvers. But, how do you involve the community who are interested but cannot attend in-person?
Announcing the IEEE Virtual Events Center of Excellence
Continue the conversation beyond your conference with IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE). Our Virtual Events Center of Excellence  has the tools and expertise to facilitate building, managing and promoting your next virtual event from consultation through full production!
Services include:
  • Virtual Panel Discussions - Livestreamed conversation amongst a panel of influencers, with audience engagement enabled through social media and chat
  • Webinars - More formal virtual presentation by a thought leader with moderated questions and audience Q&A
  • Digital Events - Purely online events with multiple sessions and presentations, with options for participant networking, virtual exhibits, job fairs, professional development hours and other potential revenue offerings
Virtual conferences and events are easy and cost-effective ways to expand the reach of your event, enable networking and build a year-round community, all using any connected device from nearly anywhere, at   any time.
The Virtual Center of Excellence is just one part of the MCE suite of tools for audience engagement. Contact us to learn more about Audience Development programs and Event Consultation services. 
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Grow Your Conference  - Get the Audience  Development Toolkit
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A dding basic marketing techniques to your event plan can build your community, boost attendees and increase financial results. 
To enable conferences to apply these concepts, IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) has developed the  MCE Audience Development Toolkit.
The toolkit is complimentary for IEEE conference organizers, and covers a large number of activities and approaches that increase participation and engagement before, during and after your event.
The toolkit  provides best practices, resources, and how-to's from branding and website tips to email marketing and social media ideas.

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Quick Tips
Did you know?   
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IEEE held 17 virtual events in 2016, with over 3,000 attendees!         

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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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Submit Conference Proceedings Electronically
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Conferences are now able to submit conference publication content electronically, providing a faster and simpler approach to submitting your conference publication to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.
Once your conference has occurred, the Xplore-compliant conference publication can be submitted to IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) electronically in zip file format, rather than mailing hard copies of conference proceedings.
This new approach will reduce submission time and shipping costs for   IEEE conferences, and allow more timely publication of content in Xplore.
Conferences interested in taking advantage of this program should contact MCE 
for details on getting started. 
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MCE Expands Partnership with PC/NAMETAG® to Offer Event Supplies Discounts     
to the IEEE Global Community 
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MCE has partnered with PC/NAMETAG®, the world's largest distributor of meeting and registration supplies, to provide IEEE event organizers substantial savings on in-stock and customized registration materials.
Through this relationship, orders placed through PC/NAMETAG® with the code IEEE2017 will receive an exclusive 5% discount.
PC/NAMETAG® offers same-day shipping for in-stock items, short production times, and FREE samples, along with a price match guarantee, for any item you may find online or through another vendor.
Learn more about PC/NAMETAG® and their offerings by contacting Lynn Kijowski, Manager, Meetings, Conferences, & Events.
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About IEEE MCE Registration Services   
MCE is your source for successful event management and registration services. Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to overseeing every aspect of your event registration with a personal and professional touch. Learn more about the full spectrum of MCE services and how we can help! 
Upcoming Services Disruption - 13 May 2017
Users of IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) applications will experience a planned service interruption on Saturday 13 May 2017. 
To allow for system upgrades and routine maintenance, the IEEE Conference Application, Financial Reporting and Publication forms will not be accessible for the period from 5:00 AM ET US until 7:00 PM EST US Saturday 13 May 2017.
Please plan IEEE conference activity with this timing in mind. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact MCE.
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Conference Education Program: Updates 
Upcoming May Webinar: IEEE Conference Sponsorship Basics
Wednesday 24 May 2017
IEEE conference success can be enhanced by effective cooperation with other organizations, both IEEE and Non-IEEE. Learn about IEEE Conference Sponsorship, including types, strategies and best practices. Also, see how MCE can best support you throughout the process.   
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  [Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)]
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM   [Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)]
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