One of the greatest and most prestigious achievements
a Chapter or Section can reach is that of hosting the IEEE International
Symposium on EMC, which is held annually, traditionally in the
month of August.
IEEE EMC Symposia are scheduled five years in advance, and therefore,
it is time to plan for the 2010 Symposium.
The Board of Directors of the EMC Society is now soliciting proposals
for hosting the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic
Proposals should be submitted by an IEEE EMC Chapter (or chapters),
with acknowledgement by the local Section, which are interested
in leading the organizing and hosting of the Symposium.
Any chapter, including chapters who have hosted symposia in the
past, may submit proposals and will be considered. In addition,
there may be a location that does not have a chapter per se, but
has interest and association with nearby areas that do have chapters.
We will look at those opportunities as long as there is a clear
leadership team available.
Proposals should address but not be limited to:
Hotels and accommodation availability
Attractiveness to industry (both for Symposium
exhibitors and local businesses)
Activities and attractions which would draw
City municipality/state support
Expected cost of conference facilities
Organizing entity, proposed chair and core
Section endorsement and support
A more detailed description of the above and
a Symposium checklist for submitting your proposal may be obtained
by contacting Barry Wallen as below.
The checklist can also be downloaded from the EMCS Web Site:
Please note that the proposals should be submitted no later than
May 1, 2005. Please send your proposal to:
If you submit a proposal, you will be expected
to attend the BoD meeting during the 2005 IEEE International Symposium
on EMC in Chicago, and make a presentation regarding your proposal.
It has been customary in recent years that a representative of
the Convention Facility or the local Chamber of Commerce also
attend the meeting in order to support the presentation.
A final decision will be made at the November 2005 BoD meeting
or soon thereafter.
Again, only proposals received NO LATER than May 1, 2005 can be
considered this year.
Many thanks to Dave Staggs who represented Austin, and to Fred
Heather who represented Fort Lauderdale, for the proposed locations
of the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on EMC. After careful
examination of the two proposals, the EMC Board of Directors selected
Austin as the location for the 2009 Symposium during its November
2004 Board meeting. EMC
|Walter A. Poggi (right) receives
the Lewis E. Harris Fellow Award from Jerry Weathers, current
ACIL President. Mr. Poggi was recognized for his over 20 years
of service to ACIL, including two terms as the ACIL President.
The American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) is
a trade association representing independent, commercial,
scientific and engineering organizations. Mr. Poggi is a long
time member of the EMC Society and is the founder, President
and CEO of Retlif Testing Laboratories.