Call For Symposium Hosts

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 2012 Symposium. The Board of Directors of the EMC Society is soliciting proposals for hosting the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility.
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, which do have Chapters. We look to those opportunities as long as there is a clear leadership team available. Proposals should address, but not be limited to:
• Convention facilities
• Hotels and accommodation availability
• Accessibility
• Attractiveness to industry (both for symposium exhibitors and local businesses)
• Activities and attractions which would draw families
• City municipality/state support
• Expected cost of conference facilities
• Organizing entity, proposed Chair and core committee
• Section endorsement and support
A more detailed description of the above and a symposium checklist for submitting your proposal may be obtained by sending an e-mail to Barry Wallen, Vice President for Conferences and Symposia, at: or Bruce Archambeault, Site Selection Committee Chair:
Please send your proposal to Bruce Archambeault at the above email address.
Please note that the proposal should be submitted no later than May 1, 2007.
If you submit a proposal, you will be expected to attend the August BoD meeting during the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on EMC in Hawaii, 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 attend the meeting in order to support the presentation.
A final decision will be made at the November 2007 BoD meeting or soon thereafter. EMC

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