IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop - Huntsville, Alabama, Nov 4-5, 2011

            

IEEE Huntsville Section is hosting a 2-day IEEE Smart Tech: Metro Area Workshop at the Von Braun Center on November 4-5, 2011. See additional details at http://www.ieee-huntsville.org/ieee-smart-tech-metro-area-workshop-huntsville-alabama-nov-4-5-2011 and you will see bios for the distinguished speakers at right at http://www.ieee-huntsville.org/2011-huntsville-metropolitan-area-workshop-distinguished-speaker-bios.

Register at http://mawhuntsville.eventbrite.com/ for this event, which represents a tremendous networking and learning opportunity for area technologists and priced very affordably. Attendees choose one 8-hour workshop per day from a menu of Introduction to Wireless Communications Engineering, Software Engineering Essentials, and Introduction to Smart Grid Power Systems. IEEE Communications Society is presenting the Wireless Communications Engineering Workshop on Friday only, and the Computer Society and Power Systems Society are offering the Software Engineering and Smart Grid Power Systems workshop tracks on both Friday and Saturday.

IEEE-USA Employment and Career Services Committee (ECSC) volunteers will present an 8-hr Career Enhancement Workshop option on Saturday, designed to assist engineers and technology professionals develop and maintain lifelong employment skills in continuously changing career and employment environments, concentrating on ways to heighten your career options NOW. The workshop will provide information and tools to help engineers and technology professionals focus on professional and career development by managing your career as a business.

Kicking off the event Friday morning is the Skills Gap Career Panel discussion with attendee Q&A afterward that includes distinguished and knowledgeable panelists. Our expert panel consists of Boeing VP of Human Resource Rick Stephens, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Workforce Development Lucia Cape, Omni Team owner and CEO Carolyn Lord, Sr. Human Resource Specialist Nancy Bates at Jacobs (ESTS) Group at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center,  and Dynetics Chief Scientist and Panel Moderator Bob Berinato.

Panelists will discuss common gaps between what companies need, what job-seekers offer, and how savvy  applicants can best bridge those gaps. Whether you are a technical professional transitioning to new employment or looking for future opportunities within your own company, this panel will help you better market your skills and make transitions from the career that was to the career of the future. The Friday morning panel discussion and Friday evening reception/plenary presentation are open to all interested.

Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop, Huntsville, Alabama - Von Braun Center, North Hall, November 4-5, 2011

Times (CST)

            Friday

            Saturday


            Three concurrent tracks:

·         Wireless Communications Engineering*

·         Introduction to Smart Grid*

·         Software Engineering Essentials*

            Three concurrent tracks:

·         Introduction to Smart Grid*

·         Software Engineering Essentials*

·         Career Assistance

            7:00

            Registration and Continental Breakfast

            Registration and Continental Breakfast

            7:50 am

            Opening Session, Panel Introductions

            Peer Networking

            8:00 am

            Skills Gap Panel

            Peer Networking

            8:30 am

            Skills Gap Panel

            Track Session

            9:00 am

            Skills Gap Panel Q&A

            Track Session

            10:00 am

            Break

            Break

            10:30 am

            Track Session

            Track Session

            12:00 pm

            Lunch

            Lunch

            1:00 pm

            Track Session

            Track Session

            3:00 pm

            Break

            Break

            3:30 pm

            Track Session

            Track Session

            5:00 pm

            Networking

            Networking

            5:30 pm

            Plenary Speaker

            Workshop Series Ends

            6:15 pm

            Evening Reception


            7:30 pm

            Adjourn


            * CEU credits available.

Rick Stephens,
Boeing Exec VP of HR

Lucia Cape
VP, Chamber of Commerce
Workforce Development

Nancy Bates,
Jacobs Senior ESTS HR

Carolyn Lord
Omni Team CEO

Bob Berinato,
Dynetics Chief Scientist


Plenary Speaker Dave King
Dynetics Executive VP and
Past MSFC Director


http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/mga_maw_agenda.html describes the IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop agenda and provides detailed course descriptions. IEEE MGA and Huntsville Section are hosting the IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshop in the the Von Braun Center (VBC) North Hall on November 4-5, 2011 (Friday and Saturday), economically priced for members and non-members. Event registration includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/Reception on Friday featuring Dynetics VP and past NASA Marshall Director Dave King as plenary speaker. Saturday include Breakfast and Lunch, with morning and afternoon breaks with coffee and snacks both days.

IEEE Communications Society, Computer Society, and Power & Energy Society are providing workshop technical content that they feature in separate workshops for several times the cost of this single watershed workshop series. Huntsville registration links appear at http://mawhuntsville.eventbrite.com/, stay tuned for updates and additions. Visit http://www.ieee-huntsville.org/2011-huntsville-metropolitan-area-workshop-distinguished-speaker-bios for additional details on our distinguished Skills Gap panelists and Plenary Speaker, and there are additional technical workshop details and course instructor bios at http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/mga_maw_agenda.html. This is a "don't miss" event, don't pass up this learning and network opportunity with other technical professionals.

We're expecting an enthusiastic crowd, sign up now and we'll see you there!!

Bob Robinson,
IEEE Huntsville Section Chair


--
George F McClure
g.mcclure@ieee.org
1730 Shiloh Ln
Winter Park, FL  32789
Tel.407 647-5092
Cell 407 758-0321