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Election period has started

Starting today it is possible to vote in the annual IEEE elections. Click the link below and then the orange button “Access ballot”. You will need to use your IEEE account and password to log in. Alternatively, if you have received a paper ballot by postal mail, you can use the code and signature printed…
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Students and Young Professionals at IEEE

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the Region 8 Students and Young Professionals Congress in Porto, Portugal. This is the biennial reference event for S&YPs across Region, and in this edition more than 300 people from Student Branches and YP Affinity Groups gathered together for 3 days of technical talks, tutorials on IEEE,…
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Organization of IEEE Conferences

Conferences are a complex, but also a vital part of what we do at IEEE. No matter which new media of communication we have, we always have the need of physically meeting with colleagues and exchange ideas face to face. The organizers of these conferences play a very important role among IEEE volunteers, as they…
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Role of technical Societies

Today I’m attending the meeting of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Administrative Committee (AdCom) where I belong as Vice President of the Society. We typically meet twice per year, once in Summer and once in Autumn, to discuss Society operating and strategic issues. AdCom members are elected from IES membership and they serve two-…
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Questions to candidates to Director Elect

During the last Region 8 Committee meeting in Athens, chairs of the 57 Sections that form Region 8 had the opportunity to submit questions to the candidates for 2019-2020 Director-Elect. In order to reach all members, I would like to share with you the questions and my answers to them. Please feel free to contact…
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Membership Development Workshop focused in Africa

During the last weekend I had the pleasure to participate in the Region 8 Membership Development Workshop in Cape Town. This is an annual event that we organize in the Region to train Membership Development (MD) officers in every Section and whose location changes from year to year to try to reach as many Sections…
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The dark side of membership

Today a very good post on Associations Now is being circulated through several IEEE networks. I have read it and think that it describes some typical mistakes in membership-based organizations that we might be making at IEEE too. It talks about long-time and very engaged members having too much influence in the running of the…
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IEEE Meeting Series in Orlando

From February 14th to 19th I will be attending the IEEE Meeting Series in Orlando, FL. My schedule includes the Conferences Committee, TAB, MGA Board, and Industrial Electronics Society Officers meeting, among others. If you will be around, drop me a message so that we can meet and chat. Hope to see you there!

17th Symposium “Topical problems in Electrical and Power Engineering” in Kuressaare, Estonia

From January 15th to 18th I was attending the 17th International 17th Symposium “Topical problems in Electrical and Power Engineering” and the “Doctoral School of Energy and Geotechnology” in the beautiful seaside city of Kuressaare, Estonia. The organizers were so kind as to invite me to talk about IEEE, about the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society…
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