WELCOME MESSAGE FROM MARY WARD-CALLAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES
Every three years the IEEE brings together the regional leadership at IEEE Sections Congress. This year, we come together in the historical city of Amsterdam to inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Technical Activities (TA) has been actively involved to ensure that this Sections Congress is beneficial and engaging for our esteemed attendees. We are excited to be collaborating with MGA in order to make this Sections Congress memorable. Technical Activities has invited several of our society leadership to join the event. We have added several activities to help attendees share thoughts and ideas about the advancement of technology. We have sponsored several events this year, some of these events include: the opening night reception dinner, TA lounge in the lobby, ignite sessions, and several breakout sessions.
My hope is that all attendees walk away from this Sections Congress much more cognizant of the IEEE Technical Activities mission to build technical communities and to effectively engage and lead the global dialogue surrounding technology. As we come together here in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center, I hope that the attendees will take this opportunity to build strong connections and begin creating long standing relations with fellow members; start the conversations today that will continue beyond Sections Congress, tomorrow. And along the way enjoy the experience and have a little fun too!
TA SPONSORED COCKTAIL HOUR
This year TA will be sponsoring the cocktail hour for the opening night at Sections Congress. During this cocktail hour, TA would like to also invite you to view our slideshow demonstration on what TA does, and how it generally effects the overall IEEE mission. Take this opportunity to indulge in great food as we kick off Sections Congress 2014.
RAI CONVENTION CENTER…DID YOU KNOW?
This year’s venue for Sections Congress is located in the capital of Netherlands and it is one of the largest exhibition centers in the Netherlands. The RAI Convention Center frequently hosts trade fairs and conferences that are held in Amsterdam. For two consecutive years, the RAI Convention Center has been awarded the Green Globe Award due to its environmentally friendly atmosphere. The RAI Convention Center is one of the first convention centers in Europe to meet the requirements of the Green Globe award.
TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES LOUNGE, COME VISIT US!
Technical Activities will have a lounge set up for the duration of the entire Sections Congress Meeting. This year’s lounge will provide visitors with the opportunity to engage and learn more about the Technical Activities team and mission. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to engage with a real live robot and chat with individuals on the future directions team. There will also be an opportunity to win an IEEE backpack by entering yourself in a raffle. Come stop by and get to know what we are all about!