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Convening the Conference Community
28 – 30 July 2016      Montreal, QC, Canada

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PROGRAM

Welcome to POCO, the annual event for leading scholarly conference organizers around the world.

Join organizers from more than 31 countries to discover, discuss, and design new innovations for your conference.

Add to My Calendar 2016-07-28 9:00:00 2016-07-30 18:00:00 America/New_York IEEE POCO (Panel of Conference Organizers POCO convenes thought leaders and decision makers to address conference leadership practices, changes in policies, challenges in the conference landscape, and new conference initiatives. IEEE attendees will have the opportunity to network and share ideas with the full scientific association community. Montreal, QC, Canada IEEE MCE ieee-mce@ieee.org

Focus: Attracting New Audiences

Welcoming Remarks

by Fred Schindler

09:00-09:20

Keynote: Using Design Research to Create the Optimal Attendee Experience

09:40-10:30

Knowing What Your Audience Wants

by Various Panelists

11:00-11:50

Keynote: How to Excite Your Audience

by Brent Bushnell

13:00-13:45

The Art of Improv for IEEE Professionals

by Robert Korin & Izzy Gesell

14:00-15:00

Deep Dive on Attracting Industry

by Various Panelists

15:30-16:15

Selling the Value of Your Event to All Interested Parties

by Various Panelists

16:30-17:15

Portland Pints and Pours

17:30-18:30

POCO Welcome Reception

19:00-21:00

Focus: Innovation Infusion

Welcoming Remarks

9:00-9:15

Keynote: Embracing The Full Technology Lifecycle

by Mary Ward-Callan

09:15-09:45

Audience Development: An Approach for Growing Your Conference Attendance

by Lea Miller

09:45-10:25

Experience Talks and Idea Accelerator Breakouts

11:00-14:10

Keynote: Dispatches from the Future of Events

by Shelly Alcorn

15:15-15:55

Portland Pints and Pours

17:00-18:00

POCO Social at Cirque Eloize

19:00-21:00

Focus: IEEE Conference Education

Getting Started – Working Your IEEE Conference from the Ground Up

by John Tracy, Caroline Johnson, Michelle Measel

09:30-11:20

Managing Your Conferences Finances

by Ray Borgone

11:25-12:00

Best Practices: Helpful Tools: Developing Your Program and Proceedings

by Gordon MacPherson

13:00-13:40

Best Practices: Top Legal Tips for IEEE Conferences

by Eileen Lach

13:40-14:10

Science Not Communicated is Science Not Done

by Melissa Marshall

14:30-15:45

Community Conversation

by Marie Hunter & the MCE Direct Report Team

15:50-16:50

Closing Remarks

16:30-16:45

SPEAKERS

More speakers to be announced! Check back for updates.


LOCATION

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3B 2L7 Canada

REGISTRATION

We have reached capacity for this event, and registration is now closed.

We hope to see you in 2017!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Room Rate at Le Centre Sheraton: $199

Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Find more information here.

CO-LOCATED EVENTS

Bring your committee meeting to IEEE POCO and benefit from the contract, education, and planning services. Learn more. 

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CONFERENCE ADDRESS

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3B 2L7 Canada

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CONTACT

For general inquiries, hosted attendees, and co-location/partnership opportunities, please contact MCE.

ieee-mce@ieee.org

Phone: +1 732 562 3878 (all locations)
Toll-Free: +1 855 340 4333 (US & Canada)