The current situation caused by the COVID 19 pandemic has also affected the IEEE. Unfortunately, meetings involving physical gatherings were canceled, but IEEE volunteers did not lose the will and motivation to design new projects by adapting to imposed circumstances and constraints.
The IEEE R8 SYP Congress team, IEEE R8 SAC, IEEE R8 WIE, IEEE R8 CCT, and IEEE R8 YP introduce the IEEE R8 Virtual SYP in a hybrid format!
The first-ever virtual SYP congress of IEEE Region 8 will be held from the 14th to the 26th of September 2020. The program of the congress’s unique form will include the opening and closing ceremonies, keynote and plenary sessions, workshops, awards, and some unique social activities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts and each other about IEEE and technology, whilst exchanging experience and networking, and of course having some fun along the way!
The event will allow for in-person local meetings where local government and health regulations allow, and the meet-ups will be broadcast to other local meet-ups through R8. Volunteers are encouraged to connect virtually from their homes where meet-ups are not allowed.
The vSYP Congress will be distributed across the entire Region 8. Each day will feature different host sections presenting SYP content to the young engineers of the region. Volunteer ambassadors representing the sections will be responsible for the implementation of local events, and the optional personal meetings in accordance with the local government regulations. In addition to attending online events, they will have the freedom to supplement the vSYP program with their ideas and thus putting their own personal stamp on the event.
The digital format, where there are no limits on the number of participants or geographical distance, will allow the congress to have a much larger audience, and enable attendees to grow their networks digitally. The organizing team is preparing a lot of exciting activities, so do not miss the opportunity to be a part of the IEEE Region 8 Virtual Student and Young Professional Congress. Register on the following website https://www.r8syp.com/virtual-syp.