Sections Congress 2008

This page was created by Tony Davies, 2008 R8 Sections Congress Coordinator. Don’t hesitate to contact him with question related to the 2008 Sections Congress.

IEEE Sections Congress is a triennial gathering of Section leadership sponsored by the Regional Activities Board. Sections Congress 2008 was held in Quebec City, Canada on 19 – 22 September 2008.

This editions “theme” was
Celebrating Volunteer Achievements Worldwide

You can find more information on, or in these files:

At Sections Congress, the Speakers focused on the following three “tracks”:

  1. Membership – Membership is a core value of IEEE. The breakout sessions in this track will focus on how Geographic Units can engage the member at the local level such that the value of their membership increases. Additionally sessions will focus on the recruitment and retention of IEEE members.
  2. Section Operations – A Section is the basis of the focus of all local activities. The breakout sessions in this track will provide information on obtaining support and resources from the IEEE organization and the best practices for having a successful section.
  3. Section/Chapter Activities – The success of the IEEE is dependent on the continued cooperation between Geographic Units on the local level. The breakout sessions in this track will focus on how to promote and facilitate the delivery of technical, professional and educational material.

The following speakers represented Region 8:

  • Juan Hernandez, “Career Management Through the Member Lifecycle”
  • Gerard Hancke, “Developing a 360 degree view of the member; Member Segmentation”
  • Aleksander Szabo, “Membership Development – Creating leads and Follow Through”
  • Peter Magyar, “Running Successful Section and Chapter Meetings”
  • Ferhan Ozkan, “Building Alliances with Industry”
  • Jacob Baal-Schem, “Building Section/Chapter/Society Relationships”
  • Elya Joffe, “Building Section/Chapter/Society Relationships”
  • Charles Turner, “Partnering with non-IEEE Technical and Professional Groups”

For more information see the Sections Congress website, and for questions, please contact Prof. Tony Davies.