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September 2016 - Supplement
Readers - We are sending an additional newsletter to alert organizers to maintenance this week impacting critical applications and to correct errors in two articles from the last edition.
IEEE Membership Verification for Conference Registration
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Editor's Note: The Membership Verification Request Form link below has been updated from the version sent on Tuesday, 13 September

Verification of IEEE Membership during conference registration is very important for conference attendees and organizers. IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) offers two tools to assist conference organizers manage this process.
MCE Registration Services - An Integrated Solution
MCE can offer your conference a fully integrated solution to IEEE membership validation.
MCE's registration tool is linked directly to IEEE's member database, providing real-time member validation at both the IEEE and Society membership levels.  The process is seamless and completely turnkey, enabling the conference to manage the process swiftly and effectively.
In addition, you can also promote IEEE membership to non-IEEE registrants. This added value service is complimentary and allows you to build your conference community and IEEE unit membership.
Complimentary Access to IEEE's Membership Verification File
All registered IEEE sponsored conferences can request access to a copy of IEEE's Member Verification file.  This no-cost option provides a list of current active IEEE and Society validation information in an Excel format, shared via SmartSheet, and updated on a monthly basis.  

The conference organizers can then perform manual searches to determine active membership status.

Organizers interested in this tool, should submit the Membership Verification Request Form.

Conference Education Program: Updates 
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Editor's  note: The webinar date is Thursday, 22 September. 

September Webinar Topic:
Developing Soft Skills for Leadership Through Conference Organizing
Learn what are 'soft skills' and how they can help engineers stay current and competitive in a dynamic marketplace. Participants will understand how to leverage conference organizing roles to develop these skills in yourself and others. You will learn what 'soft skills' are important to career development for those in technical fields and how to assess them.

Our IEEE Volunteer  presenter is  Joe Lillie,  Treasurer, Consumer Electronics Society. Joe has first-hand experience and insights to share on the importance and value of soft skills.

Date: THURSDAY, 22 September 2016 

Time:11:00 AM - 12:00PM - Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Time:3:00 - 4:00 PM - Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Maintenance Disruption Friday, 16 September
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On Friday, 16 September frequently used conference organizer applications will be affected by maintenance. 

Starting 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) on Friday, 16 September, the following applications will be unavailable to users:
The applications are expected to be available by 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) on Friday, 16 September 2016.

In This Issue
Quick Tips
Did you know? 
Early-bird registration discounts and other incentives are effective tools to increase your conference registration.  

Along with targeted email marketing campaigns, they provide greater enticement
for those who just need that little 'extra push' to attend. 

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MCE Conference Education Program 
IEEE MCE Conference Education provides learning opportunities for conference organizers of all experience levels, IEEE units and roles.
Learning options available:
- Educational Webinars 
- eLearning Courses
- Conference Workshops

Resources can be found in the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) , u se  your   IEEE Account  f or access.
Contact  IEEE MCE  for more information on Conference Workshops.    
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