IEEE, Brighter Than Ever: Sections Congress 2017 Recap

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Sections Congress 2017 drew record numbers of your IEEE colleagues to Sydney, Australia for the biggest leadership gathering of the world's largest professional organization. Sections Congress involves hundreds of delegates from all ten Regions. At Sections Congress, they learn how to utilize the resources of IEEE to maximize their effectiveness as IEEE volunteer leaders. Workshop, panel, and tutorial sessions are held on topics of interest to the Sections. Sections Congress is the one major meeting sponsored by IEEE that brings together the grassroots leadership of IEEE so that they can share ideas, concerns, and solutions. The event is also a forum where the Section Chairs speak as the collective voice of IEEE members, expressing ideas about how IEEE can better serve its members, both now and going forward. The issues generated at Sections Congress have had a major impact on the plans made by the IEEE leadership for the future of IEEE.