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Where Students and Young Professionals
Come to Connect and be Inspired
As the premier student and young professional event within IEEE Region 6, The Rising Stars Conference brings together the most promising students and young professionals from around the world to network and be inspired by each other and the top tech companies from around the world. It will be taking place January 2-4, 2017 at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2017 Rising Stars Registration Fee Schedule Registration Type for early bird discount
|IEEE Life/Student/Grad Student Member
Price goes up after 11/25/2016
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I am not an IEEE member but want to join and get the IEEE discount. How do I join?
You can become a member at: http://www.IEEE.org/join and enjoy all the benefits IEEE has to offer.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Shuttle services to most hotels are available for purchase outside of the airport baggage claim area. Shuttle service from Excalibur to the airport is available for purchase, and without a reservation, from 7 AM - 4 PM daily in the Rear Rotunda area. After 4 PM, reservations are required, and a direct phone line to shuttle services is located at the hotel bell desk for your convenience. Taxi cabs and limousines are also available at the airport, and Excalibur's Valet area. The Excalibur offers free Valet and self-parking for those driving in.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Peijung Tsai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is the refund policy?
You may request a refund (less $50 processing fee) up until December 10, 2016 via email to Peijung Tsai (email@example.com)
I forgot my IEEE Membership Number. How do I find out what it is?
If you don't remember, you can ask IEEE at https://supportcenter.ieee.org/app/answers/detail/a_id/353/kw/my/ieee/membership/number
Will there be company hiring representatives there to network with? Can I bring my resume?
Yes! There will be plenty of networking opportunities. You can either bring a hard or softcopy or you can register (IEEE Members are FREE!) at the Region 6 Virtual Career & Talent Expo and submit your information there. Although optional, registering at the Expo will get you a link to a FREE personalized Talent Report providing you 7 distinct advantages for your job search preparation in landing your next career.
What is the Pitch Your Team Idea competition?
At the Region 6 Area Meetings in Fall, participating students will experience an in-person pilot workshop on “pitching” their ideas. Whether they choose to interpret this as pitching startup ideas to investors, proposing new projects to a corporate boss, or initiating a grant proposal to a friendly program manager at a government agency is up to them. Subsequently, the materials from this workshop will be promoted Region wide to both student members and young professionals.
November-December: Interested participants will be invited to submit video versions of their pitch by uploading their contributions to a public forum such as YouTube, which will be cross-promoted on the Region 6 Facebook page. The best entries in student and young professional categories will be encouraged to attend the “lightning round” at Rising Stars 2017, the premier conference for engineering students and young professionals in the western US.
Rising Stars Conference: After the live presentation and judged on the basis of technical merit of the idea as well as persuasiveness of the speaker, selected competitors in the student branch category will be awarded prizes. Ultimately the goal is for both students and YPs to submit ideas that they genuinely are seeking assistance with, whether it be through cooperation or investment. An ideal outcome would be for the ideas pitched through this competition to form the basis of the Student Design Competition entry for their associated Spring Area Meeting, or in the case of a young professional, that they can bring the project idea back to their own company.
Guidelines of submission:
Company/project ideas must be technical in nature and presented in video format with a maximum duration of 2:00 minutes (120 seconds). Single and team presenters are allowed.
Any submission is eligible to participate in the lightning talks at Rising Stars but only IEEE student branch members can compete for the prize money.
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