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; therefore, it is time to plan for the 2013 Symposium. The Board of Directors of the EMC Society is now soliciting proposals for hosting the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility.
IEEE EMC Chapter (or Chapters) interested in leading the organizing and hosting of the Symposium should submit proposals along with an acknowledgement by the local Section.
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 will consider these 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
• Estimated cost of conference facilities
• Organizing entity, proposed Chair and core committee
• Section endorsement and support
A completed detailed questionnaire is required and must be submitted no later than May 1, 2008.
The questionnaire can be obtained by sending an e-mail to both:
Barry Wallen, Vice President for Conferences and Symposia:
Darryl Ray, Site Selection Committee Chair:
Please send the completed questionnaire to Darryl Ray at the above address.
If you submit a proposal, you will be expected to attend the August Board of Directors meeting during the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on EMC in Detroit, and make a formal 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.
The Board of Directors will make the symposium site selection award decision at its November Board meeting. EMC

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