The 96th Region 8 Committee Meeting was held in London

The 96th Region 8 Committee Meeting was held in London, United Kingdom from 25  to 27 March 2011, following the invitation of the UK&RI Section.

The honorary guests of the meeting were IEEE President Moshe Kam, IEEE President-Elect Gordon Day, IEEE Past President Pedro Ray, Vice President (Member and Geographic Activities) Howard Michel, IEEE Standards Association President Steve Mills, Region 9 Director Tania Quiel, Region 10 Director Lawrence Wong, Executive Director James Prendergast, and many more.

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IEEE Region 8 Director Marko Delimar opened the meeting with  an overview of Region 8, giving an account of the key challenges in our Region, explaining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of our Region and giving an outlook of the future.

On Friday evening 25 March the UK&RI Section presentation took place followed by a lecture from Christopher James, the Section Chair. The lecture was entitled “Communicating through the power of thought: Conversing through electromagnetic brain activity” and was attended by more than 100 people.

On Saturday afternoon five workshops took place with the aim of coming up with recommendations for the Sections Congress to be held in August. It was a very interactive process where very interesting ideas and proposals were drawn. The recommendations will be finalized by May.

On Saturday night the Awards Ceremony took place at the historical place of Great Fosters where many awards and tokens of appreciation were given.

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At the end of the meeting on Sunday afternoon, Marko Delimar thanked everybody for their contribution and especially the UK&RI Section for the successful organization of the whole event.

You can find all the presentations and reports of the meeting here.