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2018 IEEE Young Professionals Pacific Northwest Leadership Summit


  • Element Vancouver Metrotown - Evergreen A Room 5988 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, BC, V5H 2A7 Canada (map)

On behalf of IEEE, the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe, invites you to the 2018 IEEE Young Professionals Pacific Northwest Leadership Summit happening on August 3rd to 5th at the Hotel Element Vancouver Metrotown.

This Leadership Summit aims to provide a 1-Day event where young professionals assemble to expand borders and foster growth with relevant activities and discussions to: Inspire, Enable, Empower, and Engage YPs.

The three pillars of the 2018 PNW YP Conference are:

  • Professional Development
  • Continuing Education
  • Mentoring

About IEEE Young Professionals:

The IEEE Young Professionals is an international community of innovative members and volunteers. Members of this community are interested in elevating their professional image, expanding their global network, connecting with peers locally and giving back to the community. 

Agenda:

  • August 3rd:
    • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Summit Reception and Dinner
  • August 4th:
    • 08:00 – 08:15 AM: Registration
    • 08:15 – 08:30 AM: Opening Remarks by Bob Gill (IEEE Vancouver Vice-Chair)
    • 08:30 – 09:15 AM: Keynote Speaker - Kathleen Kramer (IEEE Western USA Director)
    • 09:15 – 10:00 AM: Young Professionals and Self-Leadership by Rybo Chen (SAP Vancouver)
    • 10:00 – 10:15 AM: Coffee Break
    • 10:15 – 11:00 AM: Discussion Panel: Leadership and Mentoring Young Professionals by Rybo Chen (SAP Vancouver) and Yasamin Houshman (SAP Vancouver), Srishti Yadav (SFU Engineering School)
    • 11:00 – 11:45 AM: IEEE YP Southern Alberta Exemplary Events and Humanitarian Activities by Anis Ben Arfi (iRadio Lab, IEEE Southern Alberta YP)
    • 12:00 – 01:30 PM: Lunch
    • 01:30 – 02:15 PM: Importance of Public Speaking to Young Professionals - Supun De Silva (IEEE Canada YP)
    • 02:15 – 03:00 PM: Topic TBD by Katherine Golder (BCIT - Technical Communications Instructor)
    • 03:00 – 03:45 PM: Breakout sessions: “Reflection & Action”
    • 03:45 – 04:00 PM: Ending Remarks and Adjourn by Maike Luiken (IEEE Canada President)
  • August 5th:
    • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Summit Closing Event 

Speakers:

         Anis Ben Arfi      Research Assistant              at  iRadio Lab

        Anis Ben Arfi
    Research Assistant              at iRadio Lab

              Bob Gill   BCIT  Faculty, Sessional          at  SFU , Adjunct at  UBC  Engineering,  EGBC  Assessor, Vice Chair at IEEE Vancouver Section

             Bob Gill
BCIT Faculty, Sessional
      at SFU, Adjunct at UBC Engineering, EGBC Assessor, Vice Chair at IEEE Vancouver Section

        Katherine Golder               Technical        Communications       Instructor at  BCIT

       Katherine Golder
             Technical
       Communications
      Instructor at BCIT

                     Kathleen Kramer       Professor of Electrical Engineering           at   University of San Diego       Director –  IEEE  Western USA (R6)

                    Kathleen Kramer
     Professor of Electrical Engineering
          at
University of San Diego
      Director – IEEE Western USA (R6)

                      Maike Luiken  Founding Director -Bluewater Technology               Access Centre ( BTAC )         President  –   IEEE  Canada (R7) 

                     Maike Luiken
Founding Director -Bluewater Technology
              Access Centre (BTAC)
        President – IEEE Canada (R7) 

           Rybo Chen       Support Engineer         at  SAP HANA

          Rybo Chen
     Support Engineer
        at SAP HANA

         Supun De Silva   Newsletter Editor at  IEEE           Canada Young           Professionals      Quotation Specialist - Field Services Application     Solutions & Tendering      Canada at  Schneider              Electric

        Supun De Silva
 Newsletter Editor at IEEE
          Canada Young
          Professionals

    Quotation Specialist -
Field Services Application
    Solutions & Tendering
     Canada at Schneider
             Electric

       Yasamin Houshmand     Cloud Engineer at  SAP

      Yasamin Houshmand
   Cloud Engineer at SAP