R5 Business Meeting

IEEE Region 5 Annual Business Meeting

The 2019 IEEE Region 5 Annual Business Meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lafayette, LA on April 5-7, 2019.  Each year, IEEE Region 5 holds an annual meeting to conduct business of the region such as approving the IEEE Region 5 Executive Committee members, review and approve the annual budget for IEEE Region 5 Member Programs and Services, and other required business.  All 26 sections in the region are invited to send a voting representative and participate in information and training activities.  The expenses for the voting delegates to attend the IEEE Region 5 Meeting are fully reimbursed based on the IEEE Region 5 Travel Policies.

The IEEE Region 5 Committee serves and supports programs for more than 23,000 IEEE Members, and over 3,600 IEEE Student Members located within the geographic boundaries of IEEE Region 5.  The IEEE Region 5 Committee is comprised of the Region 5 Officers and Program Coordinators on the IEEE Region 5 Executive Committee, the 26 IEEE Section Chairs. The IEEE Region 5 Committee supports IEEE Member Programs and Services for the IEEE Members associated with the 26 IEEE Sections.   The IEEE Region 5 Committee also supports student activity programs and services to more than 90 Student Branches and Eta Kappa Nu Chapters associated with the 26 Local IEEE Sections.

In addition to conducting the business of the region, those attending will receive presentations and updates on IEEE Region 5 Member programs, services, and identify resources beyond basic section funding.  These sessions will be led by the program chair members of the IEEE Region 5 Executive Committee.

General information about IEEE Region 5 can be found on the region website and more detailed information can be found at the IEEE Region 5 Online Communities site Your IEEE login and registration in the IEEE Region 5 Online Communities is required.

Our goal is 100% participation by the sections and expectation that each section representative will take away at least 2 new ideas to implement, each R5 Executive Committee member will identify at least 3 new section contacts to work with, and each section will nominate at least 1 new member to become more active in the region.

We look forward to seeing you in Lafayette!


Friday, April 5th, 2019

18:00 - 19:00IEEE/IEEE USA Presidential Candidates ForumVermillion Ballroom
19:00 - 21:00Network ReceptionGrand Ballroom

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

7:00 - 8:00BreakfastVermillion Ballroom
7:00 - 15:00Registration Desk OpenPortico Foyer
8:00 - 10:00Region 5 Business MeetingVermillion Ballroom
10:00 - 10:30Break with StudentsGrand Ballroom
10:30 - 12:00Region 5 Business MeetingVermillion Ballroom
12:00 - 13:00LunchVermillion Ballroom
13:00 - 15:00North Area BreakoutMaple
13:00 - 15:00South Area BreakoutOak Alley
13:00 - 15:00East Area BreakoutVermillion Ballroom
13:00 - 15:00West Area BreakoutVermillion Ballroom
15:00 - 15:30Break with StudentsGrand Ballroom
15:30 - 17:00Region 5 Leadership Development & TrainingVermillion Ballroom
17:00 - 18:00Free Time
18:00 - 19:00Happy Hour (Cash Bar)Grand Ballroom Foyer
19:00 - 21:30Awards BanquetGrand Callroom

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

7:30 - 8:30Region 5 BreakfastVermillion Ballroom
8:30 - 12:00Region 5 Leadership & TrainingVermillion Ballroom

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