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Join Us in New Orleans for First-Ever Future Leaders Forum
Be part of the groundbreaking Future Leaders Forum, presented by IEEE-USA, for early career technology innovators and thinkers. Join us 28-30 July in New Orleans to meet world-renowned technology leaders and learn how to be one (featured speakers include: Vint Cerf, Google; Tracy Chou, Pinterest; Patricia Hatter, McAfee; Derik Hendriksen, Coca Cola; Chandrakant Patel, HP; Alton Romig, National Academy of Engineering and formerly Lockheed Martin Skunkworks; Steve Sasson, formerly Kodak, and more). Be energized by the insights and wisdom of your fellow attendees. Be inspired by the specially curated leadership labs (from Walt Disney Imagineering, TED speaker coaches, and more…) to boost your career. Enjoy the music, food, and culture of New Orleans, including: networking on Natchez steamship cruise along the Mississippi River; an exclusive visit to the world-renowned Mardi Gras World along with dinner, jazz, and conversations in a unique mock Louisiana Plantation Mansion; performance by Chris Washburne and SYOTOS Ensemble on what improvisational music can teach about leadership. Register now at early bird prices.
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Following are just some of the articles added recently to IEEE-USA InSight. New content is added every week, so be sure to bookmark and subscribe to our RSS feed for instant notification of new posts.

Your Engineering Heritage: Why Was Sarnoff Allowed to Sell Stalin Television?
Why would the U.S. government agree to let RCA sell a technology that the company was about to commercialize to a nation whose explicit ideology avowed the destruction of the American way of life?
Young Professionals’ Voice: Are You a Leader or a Manager?
Are you a leader or a manager? What is the difference? Too many times these terms are mixed up, and used out of place. It’s time to set the record straight.

Meet SAM the Robotic Concierge™: Former WISE Intern Creates Assistive Technologies for Seniors
Since his undergrad days, IEEE Member David Pietrocola has believed in the promise of robotics to help others.
New Front Opens Against Outsourcing
Thousands of American workers were laid-off in 2015 by their employers and replaced by non-American workers using H-1B visas. In December, the U.S. Department of Justice suggested a way to prevent such layoffs in the future.

Cogent Communicator: Surprising Multi-Cultural Communication
Working and communicating effectively in cross-cultural teams can improve not only your working relationship but also your team's progress.
2014-15 Government Fellowships: A Year of Contributions & Insights
The three 2014-15 IEEE-USA Government Fellows agree they contributed their knowledge in key areas, while also gaining valuable new insights.
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Through 15 February, IEEE members can download at no charge Leading and Managing Engineering and Technology - Book 4: What It Takes to Be a Manager-Leader. To download your free eBook, go to the IEEE-USA Shop, sign in with your IEEE Account, add the book to your cart and use promo code JANFREE at checkout.

Beginning 1 February through 15 March, members may download Starting Your Start-Up - Book 4: Pricing Strategies for free.
Engineers Week 2016
Engineers Week, 21-27 Feb., is fast approaching. The week is designed to raise awareness of the key role engineers play, to inspire youngsters to consider a career in engineering and to celebrate engineers for their creative problem-solving ability. If you’re looking for some ideas and resources to help you make a difference this EWeek, visit the EWeek website for inspiration.

Discover Engineering Family Day
Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum will cap EWeek activities in Washington, D.C., on Saturday 27 Feb. This free event introduces engineering concepts to children ages 4 to 12, and is designed to interest them in engineering and encourage technological literacy. Engineer Nate Ball will be demonstrating his company's Ascender, a device that allows him to soar 122 feet to the top of the Building Museum.

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IEEE-USA Government Relations Update
28 January | 1-1:30 PM EST
IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison provides an update on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members' careers.
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Tailoring Your Online Resume to Your Strengths
18 February | 2-3 PM EST
Learn how to tailor your resume to highlight the strengths that are going to meet the current needs of employers.
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Radical Risk Identification -- Bringing Risk Management into the 21st Century
3 March | 2-3 PM EST
Learn how to identify cost, schedule and performance issues before they become obvious later in development, and are costly and time-consuming to address.
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NEW eBook: Developing Your People--Commonsense Leadership in the Workplace - Vol. 2
How you do something can often become as important as what you gain doing it. In the Information Age, process has become as important as product. The first emphasis must be on quality in the process. Getting to the market quickly with inferior products and services is, at best, a waste of time and resources. Teaching process to employees is vital. It underlies other basic things they need to do in the workplace to be successful. It is an invaluable discipline that will yield dividends over and over for you (and them), because you will affect the way people approach and solve problems.
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Following are just some of the upcoming IEEE-USA co-sponsored conferences. For a complete listing, visit our conferences calendar page. And don't forget to check your email inbox for the quarterly IEEE-USA Conference Brief, with all of the latest conference news, calls for papers/posters, registration information, and important dates and deadlines.

Save the Date: CVD 2016
Date: 12-13 April 2016
Washington, D.C.

U.S. IEEE members are invited to join us in Washington for our annual Congressional Visits Day -- but don't delay, April will be here before you know it! Members who are concerned about federal support for basic research, education and engineering are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Registration opens soon, so stay tuned for more details.

conferences calendar
2016 IEEE-USA Conferences Calendar
(Co-sponsored and/or where IEEE-USA has an Exhibition Booth)
When Where Conference
30 March - 3 April Norfolk, Va. 2016 IEEE SoutheastCon Conference
7-8 April Kansas City, Mo. 2016 IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech 2016)
16-17 April Washington, D.C. 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival
2-5 May Dallas, Texas IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition
10-12 May Waltham, Mass. (Boston area) 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security
13-14 May Vancouver, British Columbia IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, & Technology (ETHICS 2016)
5-10 June Portland, Ore. 2016 IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference
18-21 July Boston, Mass. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
28-30 July New Orleans, La. IEEE-USA Future Leaders Forum
12-16 September Seattle, Wash. International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE)
1-2 October Queens, N.Y. IEEE Booth at World Maker Faire New York
20-22 October Phoenix, Ariz. IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech)
TBD November Boston, Mass. 2016 Women in Engineering (WIE) Summit USA East
3 December Philadelphia, Pa. IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB)
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