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6th annual IEEE Rising Stars Conference

Join us at the 6th annual IEEE Rising Stars Conference from January 3-5, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada!

The sixth annual IEEE Rising Stars Conference will be held at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, from January 3-5, 2020! With a program focused on technical and professional development, Rising Stars is the place to be for students, young professionals and industry leaders.

Register for the 2020 Rising Stars conference now and receive the $50 early bird discount through November 25, 2019.

Funding available for interested IEEE members. For more information about funding opportunities, visit our website or contact risingstars@ieee.org.

2020 IEEE Rising Stars Conference Highlights

For the first time in 2020, we’re organizing the IEEE Rising Stars Conference poster session in partnership with IEEE Educational Activities. Conference attendees can present their technical projects and win a prize! Deadline for abstract submission: December 6, 2019. Learn more.

Competitions & Workshops – Software Defined Radio & Zombie Apocalypse – Humanitarian Activities – Giving Engineering A Voice – Resume and Job Search Workshop

2020 Keynote Speakers: 
  • Whurley, Founder and President, Strangeworks
  • Jonathan Chew, Leo Szeto, Walt Disney Imagineering, VIP production
  • Frank Soqui, VP & General Manager of the Gaming Division in the VR, Gaming and E-Sports Group, Intel
  • Tamara Dull, Principal Open Source Technologist, AWS Open Source: Blockchain & IoT

Technical Track topics include Block chain, 5G, Medical Technology, Space Discovery, Smart Cities, Reality Modeling, Autonomous Driving, Graphics AI and more!

Professional Track topics include creating a powerful team, Finance and Wealth, Project Management, Communication, Networking strategy development, a resume workshop and more!

Industry Speakers from OnSemiconductor, Mercer, LinkedIn, Northrop Grumman, Microsoft, Cisco, Atari, Bentley   Systems, Splunk, Locomation, TelNet Management Consulting, The Flynn Group, Amparie Corporation and more!

Check out our technical & professional development sessions here.

Rising Stars features a phenomenal speaker line-up. More than 30 speakers and panelists including:
  • Tim Grayson, Director, DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office
  • Michelle Yung, Business Development Manager, Northrop Grumman
  • Joe Decuir, University of Washington, Microsoft, Cisco, Atari
  • Tim Worboys, Senior Manager, Software Engineering, LinkedIn
  • Mark Wehde, Section Head, Technology Development, Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering
  • Nancy Lomeli, Senior Manager in Technology Development, Micron Technology
  • Mark Schneider, Global Technical Director Utilities and Mapping, Bentley Systems
  • Rick Hefner, Program Director, California Institute of Technology
  • Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates
  • Irena Atov, Principal Architect, Microsoft
  • Teken Mericli, CTO of Locomation
  • Kevin Noertker, Co-Founder and CEO, Amparie Corporation
  • Andy Miller, SVP Innovation and Product Development, AARP
  • Emily Cheung, Program Manager, Splunk
  • Nereida Rodriguez Alvarez, Scientist, NASA JPL

Special thanks to our sponsors – IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Educational Activities, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, IEEEmadC, IEEE MTT-S, IEEE AESS, IEEE GRSS, IEEE PES, Locomation, Micron Technology, Northrop Grumman, OnSemiconductor and INCOSE-LA.We would like to invite IEEE societies, affinities and councils, as well as corporates to become a sponsor for Rising Stars Sponsors 2020! Our booth space, corporate mixer, networking sessions are open for our exhibitors and sponsors. Check out our sponsorship packages.

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