The programme anchors on technologies and initiatives (1) inspiring the next generation (through children aged 7 to 16), (2) empowering the next professionals with tertiary students and graduates, (3) developing the next technologies (across industry and academia); as aided by, (4) the IEEE, its members and the profession of engineering, who share the same mission of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
The IEEE will be represented by members of all grades, including the volunteers and officers who lead the IEEE’s technical societies, groups and initiatives here in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Programme updates and details on how to register for the IEEE UK and Ireland Section Members’ Open Day will be available soon.
DISPLAYS AND ACTIVITIES
University of Westminster
10.30am to 5pm
An open display, activity and engagement space, for attendees to interact with each other and to learn about, and engage with, technologies and initiatives. Highlights include:
- Hands-on STEM display and activity area for children aged 7-16 and those interested in “Inspiring the next generation” including games, bio-electronics, humanoids and electronic kits
- Informative displays and hands-on activities of technologies and initiatives from members, their organisations and third-parties, who are all “Developing the next technologies”
- Demonstration, finals and awards of The IEEE UK & Ireland “Robotics for Humanity Competition”
- Information about the activities of the IEEE both globally and in the United Kingdom & Ireland including the new education and mentoring programme
- Music Digital Signal Processing (DSP) workshop
SPEAKERS AND EVENTS
University of Westminster
10.30am to 5pm
A set of informative, engaging and inspiring talks, competition finals and awards. Highlights include:
- Information about, and recognition of, Members and Activities of the IEEE in the United Kingdom & Ireland, led by Professor Ali Hessami, Chair, IEEE UK and Ireland Section
- Keynote address from Professor Steve Furber, University of Manchester, entitled “From ARMS to Brain”
- Members’ Achievements and Awards will be celebrated
- Panel Discussion on ethics in design and artificial intelligence
|Welcome & Introduction to IEEE & The UK & Ireland Section||10.30am||Main Lecture Hall|
|Introduction to the STEM Event||11.00am||Main Lecture Hall|
|Music DSP Workshop||11.00am||C1.15-16|
|Introduction to the Robotics for Humanity Competition||11.20am||Main Lecture Hall|
|Keynote Address: From ARMS to Brain by Professor Steve Furber, University of Manchester||11.40am||Main Lecture Hall|
|Lunch Break & Networking with Chapters/Affinity Groups||12.30pm||Pavillion Room||Food & beverages provided|
|Panel Discussion on Ethics in Design and Artificial Intelligence||1.30pm||Main Lecture Hall|
|STEM Event||1.30pm||C1.15-16||Until 5pm|
|Robotics for Humanity Competition Evaluation & Demonstrations||1.30pm||C1.15-16||Until 5pm|
|Section Awards||2.15pm||Main Lecture Hall|
|Entertainment from Peyman Haydarian||3.00pm||Main Lecture Hall|
|Students, Women in Engineering & Young Professionals Event||3.30pm||Main Lecture Hall|
|Presentation & demonstration of the Section’s Educational & Mentoring Programme||3.50pm||Main Lecture Hall|
|Professional Registration||4.10pm||Main Lecture Hall|
|A celebration of members achievements and awards||4.30pm||Main Lecture Hall|
|Robotics for Humanity Competition Awards||5.00pm||Main Lecture Hall|
Entry is free, but prior registration is required to satisfy capacity constraints.
The event is open by priority to Members and families of The IEEE in the United Kingdom & Ireland, with limited space for relevant third-parties and the public.
Displays and activities are designed for children aged 7 to 16, as attendees are encouraged to bring their families and children.
Light lunch and refreshments are provided.
For those not attending, and to engage the broader public, the event will be live-streamed for real-time viewing, and also video captured and made available for later playback
For those attending, the specific timings, directions and other logistical information will be issued by email in the weeks before the event.