This week, IEEE Region 8 has started its re-imagined 2021 Spring Meeting Series, which will include the 116th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting as well.

These meetings used to be held in-person twice per year to discuss the Region 8 strategy, operations, affairs, and to welcome its new volunteers. For the third time in a row, unfortunately, the meetings are being held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we remain optimistic to have a face-to-face meeting soon.

This spring, besides the regular meeting, we are also providing a chance to get to know the IEEE future vision of the three candidates for the 2022 IEEE President-Elect. 

The meetings will take place from March 15th to March 21st with a schedule full of presentations from distinguished guests, operating committee members, subcommittee chairs, and more.

The first day of the meeting will start with a welcoming speech by the Region 8 Director, Antonio Luque, and an Orientation Session for the New Region 8 volunteers, moderated by the Region 8 Director-Elect, Vincenzo Piuri.  

For the 2021 Spring meetings, Region 8 will celebrate announcing the new IEEE Region 8 Logo, and the Persian New Year (Nowruz). Moreover, a new forum, R8 Forum, will be arranged to have open and informal discussions in the context of the region’s operations and future plans with a focus on the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on regional activities.

Pencil it in your calendars and do not forget to join us. The full agenda is available at:

Look forward to seeing you all soon!