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Call for Participation IEEE GHTC 2016 🗺

Monday, September 5th, 2016

IEEE’s Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) brings together individuals and organizations who want to make a difference by applying technology based solutions to natural disasters and needs of the socioeconomically disadvantaged in developing countries. IEEE GHTC is the place to be whether you have experience to share, are looking for opportunities to contribute and collaborate, or simply want to better understand global development and humanitarian work. Celebrating its 6th anniversary, this year’s conference is dedicated to “Advancing Technology for Humanity”, focusing on key areas including energy, health, disaster management, connectivity, agriculture, and education.

Join us in Seattle, WA, USA October 13-16, 2016 as we discuss how technology can:

  • Enable healthcare delivery and provide power and communications in developing countries
  • Provide clean water, provide sanitation and improve crop yields
  • Improve the timeliness and effectiveness of disaster response
  • Assist with training and build capacity needed to improve the standard of living

Advanced discounted registration ends September 16:


Orange County 2015 Student Computer Game Showcase

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Orange County Computer Society Fourth Annual Showcase of Local Student Video Games Judged by Industry Leaders, Hosted by Chapman University

Orange, CA – The IEEE OC Computer Society’s Game Special Interest Group organizes an annual computer game showcase of student projects. Building upon our past success of the 2012 – 2014 Showcase events hosted at Chapman University, UC Irvine, and CSU Fullerton, the 2015 Showcase will return to Chapman University on May 9 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.


Mobile e-GRID

Friday, October 31st, 2014

SF Bay Area Council’s e-GRID has gone Mobile, with new iOS and Android Apps and a /mobile webpage. The Mobile Apps are available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, and show all upcoming IEEE events in the SF Bay Area; search for “IEEE GRID”.

Also, the SF Bay Area Council has completed a 10-year growth project, centered around communicating IEEE activities to the Silicon Valley technical community; details at

Call for Nominations: Region Director/Delegate-elect 2015-16

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The IEEE Region 6 Nominations and Appointments Committee is seeking nominations of potential candidates for Region 6 (Western US) Director/Delegate-elect 2015-16.

  • The position of IEEE Director is one of the highest level volunteer positions in the IEEE.
  • The Region 6 Director-elect is elected by the Region membership to a two-year term of office concurrent with the Director’s, and assumes the Director position automatically when it is vacated.
  • The Director-elect provides continuity in Region 6 leadership, supporting the Director as requested.
  • The Director-elect is a general vice chair and Director-in-training.
  • Extensive travel is required.
  • Candidates must be of IEEE Senior Member or Fellow grade.

A summary of the position description, qualifications, time requirement and duties are found below.

Nominators or Candidates must submit the Director-elect Nomination Form by November 30, 2013 using the Nomination Contact Form below.

Questions? Please contact the N&A Chair, Ed Perkins, (more…)

2013 Student Congress for IEEE Student Branches of the Universities in Region 6

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Breaking News: Student Congress has been rescheduled for the Spring of 2014 with details to follow.


IEEE ( is the largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Geographically, IEEE is divided into ten Regions. Region 6 ( covers the Western U.S. – from Alaska to New Mexico and Montana to Hawaii.

During the weekend of August 9-11, we are organizing a Student Congress for IEEE Student Branches of the Universities in Region 6. This event would be hosted by IEEE Student Branch at Stanford University and would include keynote speech, contests, workshops, student officer training, industry tours, and door prizes.  We are seeking your organization’s contribution to cover a portion of the budget for this event, either cash, or in-kind.

All funds collected will be used to support the Student Congress or specifically identified student initiative. Major sponsors will be recognized in publications, media releases, and signage at the Congress in accordance with IEEE Policy. We have established the following Sponsor funding categories:

Main Sponsor ……              Over$25,000
Platinum Sponsor ……     $10,000-$25,000
Gold Sponsor…………      $5,000 – 10,000
Silver Sponsor …….….     $1,000 – 5,000
Bronze Sponsor ………     up to $1,000

Sponsors may take an active role at various events and program activities.  Additionally they are invited to have an exhibit booth or company display that will provide the attendees with information about the company, explanations of the company’s use of engineers and opportunities for technical professionals, key corporate projects or initiatives, and other program information that the company would like to distribute.

The corporate display is intended to accomplish several purposes:
– It explains what the company does in the technical community
– It highlights company contributions to technology and engineering
– It describes what jobs engineers and technical professionals do and how they contribute to the success of the company.
– It challenges the students by providing educational objectives and requirements that are required by the company.
– It highlights other educational or outreach initiatives that the company supports

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.

Mostafa Mortezaie
Region 6
Student Activities Chair
Phone +1 408 306-1919


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