How to Start a
A step-by-step guide prepared by Dr. Gary Blank, 2009 Chair of the Alliance of IEEE
Consultant's Networks Coordinating Committee.
Requirements to Form an IEEE
Affinity Group (Affinity Group Petition)
To take advantage of IEEE's branding and resources and qualify for funding through the
IEEE Section Rebates, new consultants networks are required to register as "affinity
groups" to the Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks. This document walks you
through the required steps, including the petition for affinity group formation.
If you are interested in starting a local IEEE
Consultants Network, contact Daryll Griffin at 202/530-8337 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
For more information on IEEE-USA's Consultant
Services, the Alliance of IEEE Consultants' Networks Coordinating Committee, or how to
start your own local IEEE Consultants' Network, contact:
2001 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-5104