In 2011, Auckland got the opportunity to unveil the calm serenity of the Southern hemisphere to IEEE Region 10. In 2013, it was Hyderabad who mesmerized the Region 10 with rich eloquent culture. In 2015, which nation will embrace the IEEE Region 10 Student|Young Professionals|WIE Congress as the hosts? SRI LANKA! Yes, you read it correct, it is going to be Sri Lanka this year.
The congress will commence on 9th July and run through on 10th, 11th & 12th July. Sri Lanka is renowned as the pearl of the Indian Ocean which inherits a prestigious culture that dates back over 2500 years. The country is rich with golden beaches washed with aquamarine waves & eternal sunshine. The central highlands of Sri Lanka are packed with mountains carpeted with lush green tea estates, gushing waterfalls mingling with the clouds and breath-taking landscapes sparkling in sunlight and disappearing under the rising mist. When travelling towards the North Central Valley of the Kings, mountains covered with lush green forests disappear under the glare of the sun giving way to acres of light green carpets of paddy fields fed by ancient reservoirs. Giant statues of Lord Buddha rise above the forest covering, while ancient palaces stand abandoned to the woods as if waiting for their long departed master.
Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka which lies on the western coast of the island. It is a popular tourist destination which comprises of all the necessities to facilitate visitors from across the world. Colombo is also the centre of action of IEEE R10 Student|Young Professionals|WIE Congress 2015. Hotel Galadari, one of the finest five star hotels in Sri Lanka, situated in the heart of Colombo city, provides an ideal lodging with many historical sites within walking distance and a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. With over 25 years of experience in providing highest standards of hospitality for international level audiences, Hotel Galadari proudly joins hands with IEEE R10 Student|Young Professionals|WIE Congress 2015 as the main hospitality provider.
Key events of the congress:
Workshops, Learning Labs & Panel Discussions – To share knowledge on latest inclusions to IEEE, get familiar with existing tools and services and share experiences with fellow IEEE members.
Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony – Provides ample opportunity for participants to network and share thoughts.
Together with dinner, the award ceremony will take place to recognize and reward achievements of IEEE members obtained during the past two years.
Cultural Night – This will be staged for participants to showcase the culture and traditions of their countries. Each country will display their exhibits and cultural performances to others.
“Today’s youth for a batter tomorrow” is the theme of IEEE R10 Student|Young Professionals|WIE Congress 2015. Apart from the keynote speeches, parallel sessions will also take place for Students, Young Professionals and Women in Engineering, mainly focusing on Leadership, Opportunities in IEEE, Industry and Profession aligning with the theme. The prime mission of the congress is to strengthen the bonds between young leaders in the Asia Pacific region with the aim of uplifting the organization and the society at large by knowledge sharing and skills development. Participants will also get an arena to strengthen network with fellow volunteers in the region, enhance professionalism & leadership and share the latest technological trends for the betterment of humanity.
Now it is your opportunity to fill the calendars in for 9th July – 12th July. With the anticipation of meeting you on 9th July in this beautiful island nation, we wish you ‘Ayubowan!’.
With warm regards,
IEEE R10 Student|Young Professionals|WIE Congress 2015