Event Review: IEEE Young Professionals Halloween Party at the IEEE SENSORS Conference

The IEEE Young Professionals Halloween Party was held during the IEEE SENSORS Conference on 30th Oct 2017 in Glasgow, UK. IEEE Young Professionals at the IEEE Sensors Council brings together over 100 young professionals in the fields of sensors, building bridges between young researchers and fellows. The IEEE Young Professionals Sensors Council Halloween Party was established last year (First edition, IEEE Sensors 2016 Conference on October 2016 Orlando, USA and Second edition, IEEE Sensors 2017 Conference on October 2017, Glasgow) and has emerged as an opportunity where young professionals from different countries and geography regions from academics and industries can gather together to connect with IEEE Members and explore professional networking and mentorship opportunities.

This year IEEE Young Professionals Halloween Party programme has been organised in two parts on Monday 30th October. First part, was from 17:30-19:30 which IEEE Young Professionals enjoyed the drink reception and met the biggest names in Sensors tech including Sensors companies and academics, as well as enhanced their knowledge, skills and network with industry professionals. Second part was from 20:00-22:00 follow on after Halloween party and networking discussion supported by the IEEE UK & Ireland Section. This part organised in the Rotunda Bar in Glasgow near the IEEE SENSORS Conference venue with around 100 participants, where they enjoyed a night of Scottish dishes, networking, treats and photo booth. We introduced to IEEE Services for Students and Young Professional Members across UK and Ireland Section during the Conference through a Professional Development Track.

We would like to acknowledge the important role played by the IEEE Young Professionals Chair, Dr Rafal Sliz, IEEE UK and Ireland Section, Professor Ali Hessami, IEEE UK & Ireland Young Professionals Committee, Noel Gomes, and the IEEE Sensors Conference Young Professionals chair, Dr Sinead O’Keeffe for support of this event. We are also thankful to IEEE Sensors Council admin (in particular Prof Mike McShane and Prof Fabrice Labeau) for their support.

Dr Hadi Heidari, IEEE Sensors Council Young Professionals Rep, University of Glasgow, UK