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The 2010 Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) was held in Washington, DC, 8-10 July. 

Recorded sessions and supporting documents, including presentations from the 2010 POCO will be posted on this page as they become available.

Session topics marked with an asterisk (*) are not available.

 

Thursday, 8 July 2010
POCO Pre-Sessions

  
3:00 - 5:00 Conference Basics Tutorials
  
  
  
  
 
 

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Friday, 9 July 2010
IEEE Conferences: Where We Are... Where We're Going

8:30 - 8:45 Welcome
Gerald Engel, IEEE Conferences Committee Chair
 
8:45 - 9:15 Conferences and Their Value to IEEE
Roger Pollard, IEEE Director and VP of Technical Activities; Barry Shoop, IEEE Director and VP of Member & Geographic Activities
  • *A Geographic Unit Perspective (Barry Shoop)
  • *A Society Perspective (Roger Pollard)
 
9:15 - 9:45 *State of the IEEE Conference Business
Samantha Padilla, Staff Director, IEEE Meetings & Conferences
 
Bruce Potter and Heidi Potter, Founders, The ShmooCon Group
 
Gailanne Barth, Director, IEEE Marketing Communications
 
1:00 - 2:00 IEEE Operational Updates Panel Discussion
Kevin Dresely, Sr. Manager, IEEE Conference and Content Management; Samantha Padilla, Staff Director, IEEE Meetings & Conferences; Susan Root, Director, IEEE Conference Business Services
 
2:00 - 2:30 *ICX for Conferences
David Rogers, Manager, IEEE Conference Business & Technology Solutions; Susan Root, Director, IEEE Conference Business Services
 
2:45 - 3:00 Contingency Planning
Samantha Padilla, Staff Director, IEEE Meetings & Conferences; William Pitts, IEEE Conferences Committee
 
3:00 - 4:00 Best Practices: Conference Organizer Exchange/Forum
 
4:15 - 5:15 Special Tutorials
 
 
  • Grant Writing (PDF, 231KB)

    Karen Galuchie, IEEE Development & Grants Officer
 
  • Conference Content Publishing (PDF, 431KB)

    Kevin Dresely, Sr. Manager, IEEE Conference Content Management; Patricia Thompson, Administrator, IEEE Conference Publications Operations
 
  • *IEEE Conference Exchange (ICX)

    David Rogers, Manager, IEEE Conference Business & Technology Solutions

 

 
 

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Saturday, 10 July 2010
IEEE Conferences: Harnessing Innovation with Global Reach and Local Relevance

Barbara F. Dunn, Esq., Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
 
Dean D'anna, Starwood Global Sales; Rocco Laforgia, Hilton Worldwide; Donna Kelley, Marriott International
 
10:15 - 10:30 Using Media to Extend Your Conference (PDF, 56KB)
Mark A. Vasquez, Sr. Manager, IEEE M&C Strategic Program Development
 
10:30 - 10:45 *IEEE Technology News
John Vig, IEEE Past President
 
10:45 - 11:00 *Technology Navigator
Hal Flescher, IEEE Past Director & Past VP of Technical Activities
 
11:00 - 12:00 Special Tutorials
 
  • *Conference Media

    Mark A. Vasquez, Sr. Manager, IEEE M&C Strategic Program Development
 
  • *IEEE Conference Exchange (ICX)

    David Rogers, Manager, IEEE Conference Business & Technology Solutions
 
 
1:00 - 3:00 Town Hall Strategic Discussions
 
3:15 - 4:00 Wrap Up - Feedback - Close
 
 

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