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2019 IEEE Region 5 Meeting and Student Conference

Friday, February 15th, 2019

The 2019 IEEE Region 5 Meeting and Student Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lafayette, LA April 5-7, 2019. The online registration is now open for the 2019 IEEE Region 5 Meeting and Student Conference. Register now to get the discounted registration fee. Early registration ends March 6, 2019.

Registration link:

Register at the conference hotel before March 6, 2019 to obtain the discounted hotel rate of $129/ night. If register and stay a minimum of two nights, you will receive a $100 post event credit. You will need to provide the hotel confirmation number during the registration process.

Hotel Registration Link:

If you will be attending the IEEE Region 5 Business Meeting as the designated Section Voting Delegate, contact the IEEE Region 5 Director, Robert Shapiro, at to obtain a discount code to obtain a zero-dollar registration fee.

If you will be attending as a member of the IEEE Region5 Executive Committee, contact David Pierce at to obtain a discount code for a zero-dollar registration fee.

The IEEE president-elect candidates and the IEEE-USA president-elect candidates will participate in the
Friday evening candidate forum. The candidates will take questions from those in attendance. Please come to meet the future IEEE leaders.

Following the candidate forum, there will be a networking event with plenty Cajun Cuisine.

The IEEE Region 5 Business Meeting and Leadership Training will be held from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and from 8:00 am – 11:30 am Sunday. Please make your travel arrangements as soon as possible to obtain the least cost airfare if you will fly into Lafayette, LA. Lafayette, LA is serviced by American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines. The hotel has a free airport shuttle. When you arrive, please call the hotel at 337-235-6111 to request transportation to the DoubleTree.

IEEE Region 5 Meeting & Student Conference website link:

Virtual Job Fair Jan 20

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

The IEEE Virtual Career and Talent Expo, hosted by Region 6, takes place January 20, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT. Register today at for instant access to jobs and career resources.

Members may conveniently attend the Virtual Career and Talent Expo from their personal computer, tablet, or mobile device. Registration is FREE to all IEEE members, and nonmembers pay only $125.00.

The Expo’s mission is to support members in career advancement and professional growth while upholding the highest standards of the IEEE.  Based on the simple premise that people are more than their résumé, a virtual environment combined with groundbreaking job matching technology places an innovative spin on the old concept of fitting the right individual to the best employment opportunities.  Better yet, one may begin immediately as our Expo team is actively seeking placement candidates.

Hiring companies include Burns & McDonnell, SEL, GW Electric, HP, Samsung, Leidos, Cadence and Medtronic — just to name a few.  Additionally, the Expo places a high priority on referring participants to a host of Fortune 100 companies.

Live webinars will take place every 30 minutes starting at 10:00 AM PDT.  Learn to use LinkedIn in your search, get the latest résumé tips, and hear presentations from company recruiters to learn what they are looking for in new hires.

We understand pinpointing gratifying employment opportunities is a challenge one will face at some point in a career.  Job boards are often endless, a nonresponsive means of seeking employment.  The Expo, combined with our groundbreaking technology, breaks down the old barriers of locating gainful employment for all participants.

To create an event for the brightest and biggest professional organization in the world, we knew it had to be innovative and different and so we partnered with the best in both the virtual and job matching technologies.

“We are excited to have our members attend to learn and grow in their profession.  We think we are onto something big by incorporating assessment driven data for real job matching: we are changing the way people look for jobs and the way businesses recruit, hire, onboard, and develop.  It’s important for all our members to participate in the event as an excellent IEEE benefit.”

—Thomas Coughlin, Director of IEEE Region 6

For more information, please contact: Kyla Bonnstetter

Note: Although sponsored by Region 6, it is open at no cost to any IEEE member. In addition, Kyla tells me that if a company in a Section is having layoffs, she can make a no-cost code available to any engineers losing their jobs. Also, if companies want to be part of the Fair they can contact her.  Region 6 plans to host these quarterly.

2015 Annual Meeting Photos Are Here!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Standards Competition

Jeffry Handal and Director Morgan present Standards Competition Award to SLU students

Diane Collier graciously posted 134 of her photos from the April 2015 Region 5 Annual Meeting on her Google Plus page and shared them with IEEE.ORG.  I shared them again with my IEEER5 circle which should have notified at least some of the Region 5 members. If you have a Google Plus account and an IEEE email alias you should be able to access these. Probably the easiest way to find them is to use the G+ search feature and search for #ieeer5. Be sure to do the search from Google Plus though, if you use regular old google search you will find a bunch of ieeer5 tweets and mentions. If you have trouble finding them, send the webmaster an email or use the contact form and I’ll help.

As soon as we work out a more publicly accessible way to share these and sort out who is who and what is what, more of them will be posted here.  In the meantime, fire up Google+, find #ieeer5, and tag yourself!

R5 Annual Meeting Hotel Almost Full

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

The room block reserved for our annual meeting in New Orleans is full but reservations can still be made on a case-by-case (last minute) basis (for now at least) by calling Shana Green, 504-585-4388, at the conference hotel. They will try to accommodate us until the hotel is full. Also note that the hotel is almost sold out for that weekend so folks registering for a room at the IEEE Region 5 annual meeting/university competitions event should make that reservation ASAP.  Once the conference hotel is full, anyone registering late will need to find another hotel.

Excom/Section Delegate Registration for R5 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Note: the deadline for hotel registration has been extended to Mar 31.

A  vTools form has been created to capture registration information for our region excom members and section delegates to the annual region meeting in New Orleans, April 17 – 19, 2015.  This form can be reached from here:
Only Excom members and Primary Section Delegates should use this form! All other attendees should use the regular registration form available at This form will be used to expedite registration for  EXCOM members and Section Delegates. Excom and Section Delegate registration will be completed from this data after validation. The cost will be calculated and paid by the region; however, EXCOM and delegates need to reserve their hotel rooms (hotel cut-off date is 3/25 but they will fill any remaining rooms available after 3/25 on a first come first served basis until the hotel is full).  There is a link to the hotel site from the vTools registration page.


Region 5 at Sections Congress

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Region 05 at SC2014Every three years IEEE hosts a worldwide meeting of the sections in all ten regions.  Sections Congress 2014 was the first such to be held outside of North America. Section and Region leaders from all over Region 5 traveled to Amsterdam in August to attend this well organized event. The following are some links to outcomes from SC2014, other photos, etc.

·         SC2014 PowerPoint Presentations   Top Five SC2014 Recommendations  SC2014 photos       SC2014 Event Showcase on IEEE.TV


2014 Annual Meeting Photos are here

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
IEEE Region 5 Committee

IEEE Region 5 Committee

Diane Collier graciously posted 40 of her photos from the April 2014 Region 5 Annual Meeting on her Google Plus page and shared them with IEEE.ORG.  I shared them again with my IEEER5 circle which should have notified at least some of the Region 5 members. If you have a Google Plus account and an IEEE email alias you should be able to access these. (more…)

Sections Congress 2014 Travel Plans

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Sections Congress 2014 will be upon us before we know it.  I’ve started a discussion thread on the R5 Online Community that  is intended to facilitate discussion and sharing of travel plans.  I’ll share any email I receive from excom members and delegates there and you are encouraged to join in as well.  Sections Congress will be held in Amsterdam on Aug 22 to 24, 2014 at the Rai Convention Center.  Details are on the web. Material that John Reinert has uploaded to the OC for SC2014 can be found there as well. You will need to be registered on the R5 Community and logged in with your IEEE account to participate.

Robotics Competition Rules for 2014

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The new rules are up and requesting comments at This is a google docs site and is being used this year for soliciting comments regarding the 2014 robotics competition. Watch your email for other news about the competition and the Region 5 Annual Meeting to be held Apr 5, 2014 in Corpus Christi Texas at the Omni Bayview Hotel.

Region 5 at Sections Congress 2011

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
R5 at SC11

R5 at Sections Congress 2011

I’ve been meaning to post this picture for some time and finally got around to it. I recalled that a photographer herded us all together at Sections Congress and took our picture but never heard about it after that. It took awhile to track it down but I did and here it is. Recognize anyone? (Click on the picture to view it full screen)