Pictures from the 2015 Event
Awards Banquet * Robotics * Business Meeting
Message from the IEEE Region 5 Director
The Kansas City Section will host the 2016 IEEE Region 5 (R5) Annual Conference. It will take place April 8th – 10th, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel at the Plaza. Region 5 has more than 23,000 higher grad members, over 3,600 student members and represents 7% of the world-wide IEEE population. Region 5 is comprised of 26 local sections and over 90 student branches.
The Region 5 Annual Conference is structured as a weekend event that includes R5 Student Competitions, R5 Student Professional Activities Conference (SPAx), R5 Young Professionals Meeting, and the R5 Annual Business Meeting. All secitons are encouraged to send a voting delegate to the Region 5 Annual Conference and expenses will be reimbursed by the Region.
The R5 Annual Business Meeting, held mainly on Saturday April 9th, will cover a wide range of topics. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to, Office Reports, Finances, Educational Activities, Membership Development, Affiliate Group Reports, Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE) support, and updates on overall IEEE leadership direction.
The R5 Student Competitions, held on Saturday April 9th, include Circuit Design, Ethics, Robotics, Student Papers, and Standards Development. All competitions are open to all undergraduate students and Standards Development is open to both undergraduate students and young professionals. We expect over 30 Student Robotics teams competing! Students may start assembling at the Intercontinental Hotel Friday evening.
This annual event is to be capped by a Saturday evening awards banquet that will feature a guest speaker, recognize the winners of student competitions, and recognize outstanding IEEE individuals and programs across the 26 Region 5 sections.