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Letter from IEEE President regarding Proposed Amendment to the IEEE Constitution

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Dear Directors, Directors-Elect, and Management Council:

I would like to provide you with an update on the ongoing work regarding the Proposed Amendment to the IEEE Constitution.

A public web page has been posted with information about the Proposed IEEE Constitutional Amendment:

Also, the online version of The Institute is currently running the article: “Proposed Amendment to the IEEE Constitution on 2016 Ballot”:

The public web page is linked from the article. The same article will also run in The Institute’s March print edition, and will be promoted in The Sentinel and SCOOP newsletters.

I encourage you to share this information with our colleagues throughout the IEEE community.

Thank you,


Barry L. Shoop, Ph.D., P.E.

2016 IEEE President and CEO

Region 6 ExCom Minutes

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Minutes from the 2015 Region 6 Fall Excom

Meeting Dates

2/10-2/15 -San Diego
6/15-6/20 – New Jersey
7/15-7/20 – Retreat
11/16-11/21 – New Jersey

Future Leaders Conference

10/31-11/1 Sustech 2016
10/14-10/16 GHTC
5/23-5/24 WIE
1/2-1/4 Rising Stars

3/27 Easter

Monthly R6 ExCom meetings
Mondays – 3rd Monday of every day 6PM Pacific

Spring Area Meetings
3/19 Northwest Area Meeting – TBD
4/2 Northeast Area Meeting – Salt Lake City
4/9 Central Area Meeting – Oahu, Hawaii
4/16 Southern Area Meeting – Los Angeles
4/23 Southwest Area Meeting – Prescott (TBD)

Fall Area Meetings
10/8 Central/Southwest/Southern – Orange County
9/10-9/11 Northeast/Northwest – TBD

1/29-1/31 OpCom – Las Vegas
8/20 Strategy Meeting – Napa or San Diego
11/12 Excom Meeting – San Lois Obsipo


Region Director Excom Meeting Briefing, 111215


R6 Conf 1115 Excom

R6 Conf 1115 Excom

GHTC 15-16 status R0

IEEE in 2030 – B.O.D. Presentation

Monday, October 5th, 2015

These PowerPoint presentations created for the IEEE Board of Directors provide the reasons and methods for future IEEE governance that are being proposed:

Basic Summary –  IEEEin2030_BoD 4 Oct Telecon_version for presentation_28 Sep 2015
Details – IEEEin2030_BoD 4 Oct Telecon_background and info_28 Sep 2015

2015 IEEE Women in Computing Summit

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

2015 Women in Computing Summit

Date: Thursday, 1 October 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM PDT
Where: Oracle Auditorium, Santa Clara, CA, USA

Join us for the 2015 Women in Computing Summit at the Oracle Campus in Santa Clara. The event is hosted by Oracle, the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE Women in Engineering.

Join your peers at this professional development event and watch dynamic speakers light up the stage. From sharing personal experiences about emerging technologies to interacting with attendees, our speakers have a knack for vocalizing their everyday passions, strengths, and struggles.

IEEE in 2030 – Inputs Solicited

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

IEEE in 2030—Please Provide your Input

In January of 2015 the IEEE Board of Directors (BoD) went on a retreat with a collection of additional IEEE members recruited to represent young professionals, women in engineering and people from various geographic regions and interests. The purpose of the discussion in that retreat was to determine “What changes must we make now to best position IEEE for success in 2030, while still supporting the needs of technologists between now and then?” At the end of the retreat four Ad Hoc Committees or Teams comprised of BoD members were created. The first committee (Team 1) was to Create a Nimble, Flexible, Forward-Looking Organization. The second committee (Team 2) was to Foster Public Imperatives. The third committee (Team 3) was to Foster Diverse Technical Communities with Industry, Government, and Academia.   The fourth committee (Team 4) was to Empower the Discovery, Development and Delivery of Cutting-edge Products and Services.   I was appointed to lead Team 3 (Fostering Diverse Technical Communities with Industry, Government, and Academia).

While all four Teams continue to develop plans to create an IEEE in 2030 that meets the needs of Technologies at that time, this piece is meant to look at the activities and discussions in Team 1 (lead by Barry Shoop, 2015 IEEE President Elect) and to invite regular IEEE members to contribute to the discussion and help shape the future of the IEEE going forward. At the June IEEE Board of Directors meeting a constitutional amendment that was to be on the IEEE Ballot later this Summer was pulled from that ballot. It was felt by many that some items on the amendment were not well considered and left the IEEE open to rapid redirection by a small group of people sometime in the future, possibly not in the best interests of the members. It was also felt that the amendment was created and approved without much discussion or exposure to the regular members.


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