The 95th Region 8 Committee Meeting was held in Prague, Czech Republic from the 8th to the 10th of October 2010, following the invitation of the Czechoslovakia Section.
The honorary guests of the meeting were IEEE President-Elect Moshe Kam, IEEE Past President John Vig, VP Educational Activities Tariq Durrani, Executive Director & COO of IEEE James Prendergast, and Region 10 Director Yong-Jin Park.
IEEE Region 8 Director Jozef Modelski gave a presentation on Region 8, giving an account of the key events that happened in our Region these past months, explaining the strengths and the opportunities of our Region and giving the future events coming up.
On Friday night October 8th the award ceremony took place where some awards were given and a surprise cake was presented by the Czechoslovakia Section to celebrate IEEE day.
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During the meeting elections were held with the following results:
Secretary: Costas Stasopoulos
Treasurer: Brian Harrington
Vice Chair Technical Activities: Saurabh Sinha
Vice Chair Membership Activities: Ali El Mousa
Vice Chair Student Activities: Elias Nassar
Region 8 Nomination & Appointment Committee: Terje Gjengedal , Samir Shaheen
One of the most important parts of the meeting was the Section Workshops on four very interesting subjects:
• SWOT Analysis for the Sections
• Improvement and enhancement of Region 8 Electronic Communications
• Criteria for the Best Section Award
• Increasing joint region-society conferences and improving the quality of R8 conferences
It was a very interactive process where some very interesting ideas and conclusions were drawn.
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The meeting ended with a standing ovation for the outgoing Director Jozef Modelski. The Director Elect Marko Delimar thanked him for his hard work and dedication to Region 8 and wished him good luck for the future.
You can find all the presentations and reports of the meeting here