REGION 10 DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE — OCTOBER 2019
Dear IEEE Region 10 Members,
We are coming to the last quarter ― when we must accomplish our activities planned for the year 2019.
This quarter we have two big regional conferences scheduled: TENCON 2019 in the Kerala Section, and our R10-HTC in the Indonesia Section. I hope many of you are intending to take part in one or both of those conferences, whether to meet old friends and/or make new ones. Similarly, there are a lot more local events happening around you. Please check your Section web-pages now and find out what activities are going on in your particular area.
I am delighted to announce the 2019 IEEE Region 10 Award Winners. Thanks to Elmer Dadios, (R-10 Awards and Recognition Committee Chair) and his group, together with the various R-10 Activity/Program Committees, Region 10 has chosen sections, groups, and individuals who rendered excellent services and made real contributions this year. Our Region 10 is supported by many such outstanding people, but we need more of them. So, please nominate more such persons next year to fill all relevant positions and posts. (https://www.ieeer10.org/
The last quarter of the year is the period for some of our organizational units to hold elections for 2020. Please do consult the MGA Operations Manual in order to prepare.
Taken as a whole, Region 10 is also planning for 2020. All Executive Committee members will continue to serve next year. We will convene a Region-10 Executive Committee meeting in January, and then a Region 10 AGM in March. Three other flagship conferences are scheduled as follows:
– TENSYMP 2020 in June (Bangladesh Section)
– TENCON 2020 in November (Japan Kansai Section)
– R10 HTC 2020 in December (Sarawak Subsection of the Malaysia Section).
In 2020 Region 10 will hold a Biennial Event, the R-10 SYWL Congress, where Students, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering, and Life Members get together to interact for better understanding and collaboration. We have chosen Bangkok (Thailand Section) as venue. I am convinced that collaboration of this nature across various groups will greatly benefit all of us.
One more important Triennial Event involving the whole of IEEE is slated for next year: IEEE Sections Congress 2020 to be held in August in Ottawa, Canada. This is an event for Section Leaders to learn more about IEEE in general, good practices as followed in other sections, and a number of other useful and interesting features.
I always feel how time flies, more especially so in the last couple of months of any year. It will be required as usual that I sit down and conduct a year-end review. I hope you will be finishing out the year with flying colors.
With all best regards,
IEEE Region 10 Director