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.
DISPLAYS AND ACTIVITIES
Queen’s Tower Rooms
9am 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”, led by FireTechCamp
- Live “Maker-thon” for IEEE Student/Graduate Members, run by Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, surrounded by more that is “Empowering the next professionals”
- Informative displays and hands-on activities of technologies and initiatives from members, their organisations and third-parties, who are all “Developing the next technologies”
- Information about, and officers of, the IEEE, both globally and in the United Kingdom & Ireland
SPEAKERS AND EVENTS
1pm to 5pm
(also displayed in the Queen’s Tower Rooms)
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 James A. Jefferies, 2018 IEEE President
- Thematic talks to inform, engage and inspire the mission of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, including Jill Hodges, Founder & CEO of FireTechCamp, and Sir Robin Saxby, Former CEO & Chairman of ARM Holdings Plc, with more speakers still to be confirmed
- Demonstration, finals and awards of The IEEE UK & Ireland “Robotics for Humanity Competition”
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.
Basic refreshments are provided, and an onsite cafe offers snacks and meals.
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, including information about local attractions, such as Museums, Parks, Palaces, Shops & Restaurants, as attendees are encouraged to make a day of it in South Kensington, “the home of science, arts and inspiration”.