Meeting News - October 2011 (Plain Text Version)

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Important Approval Change for MGA OUís Sponsoring Conferences

The IEEE Board of Directors approved a motion in May 2011 that will impact IEEE Membership & Geographic Activities organizational units co-sponsoring conferences, effective 1 January 2012.

Prior to granting financial co-sponsorship or technical co-sponsorship to conferences involving non-IEEE entities, Subsections, Chapters, Affinity Groups and Student Organizations shall obtain approval by the Section to which that organizational unit belongs. Geographic Councils must seek approval from their Region. 

The approving Section or Region, as well as the sponsoring organizational units will be responsible for  ensuring conference quality and adherence to all IEEE policies. This policy provides IEEE Regions with additional significant discretion and oversight responsibilities.

MGA Staff are in the process of conducting education and training sessions.

For more information please contact Susan Hutton, MGA Project Management at s.hutton@ieee.org. [return to top]