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1 Dang! Its Like a Box a Chocolates Emily Sopensky Professional Activities/Section Operations 16/Oct/2005 Tampa, FL

2 Candy is Dandy Members Choice…Pick your Sweet(s)! Participate Learn Grow

3 Extensive sweets Participate by -- l Organizing a conference l Introducing a speaker Learn how to -- l Manage volunteers, balance content, and make a surplus l Gather notes on the speaker, prep the podium, and prep the speaker

4 Extensive sweets Participate by -- l Engaging a keynote for an IEEE event l Acquiring funding for an event. l Managing the books Learn how to– l Find, vet, prep, and get him or her to the event l Attract and secure sponsors l Use IEEE tools and best accounting practices

5 Make the Connections

6 Two examples l New Member Orientation Program l Technology Policy Forums

7 New Member Orientation l CenTex Section – Austin / San Antonio & the Great Divide l Proposal. Define new members, project shareholders, project details and outcome expected. l Purpose Establish interactive communication with new CTS members. Introduce new members to local IEEE activities. Provide a view of the vast resources of IEEE Establish a long term relationship with the local IEEE Community.

8 New Member Orientation Project l Direct mail/ campaignmail l Social Mixer/Speaker meeting l Web-based surveysurvey l Recognize new members in Section newsletter

9 New Member Orientation Project l Peer-to-peer (buddy) program Use SAMIEEE to extract info on new members ID members willing to reach out (phone, , both) Max. 5 per volunteer Supply contact data Ask for report back after contact Follow-up

10 From SAMIEEE March 2003 CTS new members A New Election to Membership B Reinstatement to Membership after One Year or More E Address Change Moving into Section G Transfer to Student Membership Grade H Transfer in Membership Grade except to Student GC Add Gold Flag S More than One Year Delinquent Paying Dues

11 New Member Orientation Logistics l Prepared proposal acceptable to Section Excom l Cost was minimal l Personnel – who staffs it? l Results

12 New Member Orientation - Ask The Section asked entities of IEEE to l Endorse this as a demonstration project. l Provide guidance, if needed. l Support the project – technically and financially, as needed.

13 Technology Policy Forum l CenTex Proposal l Title: The Globalization of Technology– Current & Future Impact

14 Why? l First-ever regional forum l Central Texas is a center of technology recognized worldwide l Benefit members l Opportunity for pros/cons & dialog l Asked to

15 When? l Fall (late Sept/early Oct) l Friday

16 Where? l Austin l University or Hotel venue

17 How? l Employ event specialist l Engage volunteers l Engage other organizations (e.g. AeA, ATC)

18 What? l One-day event l Panel, single-track, symposium-type format education(K-12 education; math & sciences teachers; diversity in engineering education) technology transfer/commercialization security & privacy energy l Keynote speaker at breakfast, lunch &/or pre-reception l Associations l AeA (Amer. Elec Assoc) l ATC (Austin Tech Council) l Out-of-town IEEE speakers (IEEE-USA tab)

19 Thumbnail Budget l Income: 200 /$50 15; 150 = $9K l Other: ?? associations; in-kind l Expenses: Event manager - $3K l Expenses: Refreshments + =$3K l Expenses: facility = $.5K l Surplus: $2.5K

20 Sweet Rewards! l Professional activities programs are fluid. l Resources at section, regional, HQ l Just ask how you can participate, learn, and grow. l The Choice is yours!

21 Emily Sopensky


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