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Student Leadership Conference 2017: Worldwide Engineering

The annual IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference will be hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana USA from March 31 to April 2, 2017.

This web page will be updated with additional information as the details are finalized.

Registration

Fees

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Category Fee
Students $55
Alumni $100

Sponsors

The IEEE-HKN Student Leadership Conference 2017 is sponsored by private donors and the following companies. Beta Chapter extends a gracious thank you to all who are sponsoring and those attending.

Many thanks to our Silver Level Sponsor
Many thanks to our Bronze Level Sponsor
And thanks to our other sponsors

Sponsorship

We look forward to working with anyone who is interested in sponsoring the conference. The event represents a unique opportunity to support the absolute best future leaders in the electrical and computer engineering and computer science fields.

Sponsorship Contact

Example Sponsorship Packages

Hotel & Travel

Multiple Hotels can be booked through the group rate. State that you are with the Eta Kappa Nu Student Leadership Conference.

Realtime Updated list of hotels

Purdue University and West Lafayette are centrally located in the Midwest state of Indiana in the USA. The nearest airport is Indianapolis International Airport. Shuttles are available to travel to and from the airport. Please visit the Purdue Visitor Information Site for more information about traveling to Purdue.

Transportation to and from West Lafayette, including flights and airport shuttles, is not included in the registration price.

Purdue Visitor Information Site

IEEE-HKN provides up to a $250 reimbursement to chapters to cover student attendance. Additionally, a further $250 is available for faculty adviser attendance. Once the conference is over, information will be sent out on how to claim the reimbursement, normally just a simple matter of sending in an expense form and receipts for nationals to process.

Program

Conference Schedule

As the schedule evolves and finalizes, more details will be added. Program is subject to change.

All events to be held at the Stewart Center unless otherwise noted.

Time Activity
Friday, March 31
5:00pm - 8:00pm Check-in and Registration
6:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
Opening Remarks
Venkataramanan "Ragu" Balakrishnan, Michael and Katherine Birck Head Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Keynote: EPICS in IEEE
Ray Alcantara, Program Manager, EPICS in IEEE
Saturday, April 1
7:30am - 9:00am Breakfast
Welcome and Keynote
Timothy Kurzweg, President, IEEE-HKN
9:10am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions
Entrepreneurship Panel HKN Leadership and Scholarship Discussion
Nadra Guizani, Former HKN Beta President
Sutton Hathorn, Current HKN Beta President, Former Operations Director
Stephen Larew, Former HKN Beta Treasurer
Dennis Ogbe, Former HKN Beta President
Artificial Intelligence and Ethically Aligned Design
Sara Jordan, Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech
Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE)
Phi Nguyen and Hattie Larson, WISE Alumni
Student Advisory Council
Michael Benson, Student Representative, IEEE-HKN Board of Governors
Intersectionality in Engineering
Héctor E. Rodríguez-Simmonds, PhD Student in Engineering Education, Purdue University
11:10am - 12:30pm Lunch
TBD
1:00pm - 3:00pm Why Academia? Panel Chapter Best Practices
Michael Benson, Student Representative, IEEE-HKN Board of Governors
Direct, Current: Professional Communication with Power
Richard House, Former President, IEEE Professional Communication Society
Biophotonics
Kevin Webb
Awards, Scholarship, Sponsorship, and Support Panel
Dan Toland, Director, IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Program
Ron Jensen, MGA
Timothy Kurzweg, President, IEEE-HKN
IEEE Academic Program
Rui Costa, Founder and Coordinator, IEEE Academic
4:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner
Keynote: Global Communications
Kirk St.Amant, Professor and Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair of Technical Communication, Louisiana Tech University
Madelyn Flammia, Associate Professor of English, University of Central Florida
Key Chapter Awards
Sunday, April 2
8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 11:00am Campus Tours

Food (The Best Part!)

The following meals are included with registration cost:

  • Friday, March 31
    • Dinner
    • Pasta with choice of chicken parmigiana, eggplant parmigiana, and Italian meatballs; tiramisu
  • Saturday, April 1
    • Breakfast
    • Buffet-style; garden vegetable scrambled egg casserole, southern pecan French toast with warm praline syrup, hash browns, apple smoked bacon
    • Lunch
    • Sliced roast sirloin of beef with mushroom demi-glace, vegetable casserole, ranch-smashed potatoes, chef's seasonal vegetable
    • Dinner
    • Assorted buffet options
  • Sunday, April 2
    • Breakfast
    • Assorted muffins, croissants, bagels, pastries and scones, low-fat and regular cream cheese

Chapters Attending

  • Epsilon Theta
  • Gamma Beta
  • Delta Omega
  • Alpha
  • Gamma Tau
  • Gamma Nu
  • Gamma Rho
  • Theta Kappa
  • Delta
  • Epsilon Eta
  • Psi
  • Alpha
  • Sigma
  • Beta Alpha
  • Sigma
  • Alpha
  • Nu
  • Epsilon Eta
  • Iota Omega
  • Kappa Lambda
  • Beta Rho
  • Sigma
  • Nu
  • Beta Rho
  • Gamma Omega
  • Epsilon Theta
  • Beta Rho
  • Epsilon Xi
  • Epsilon Eta
  • Epsilon Theta
  • Beta
  • Kappa Omicron
  • Gamma Omega
  • Delta Epsilon
  • Lambda Rho
  • Epsilon Kappa
  • Kappa
  • Beta Omega
  • Beta Mu

Activities in Lafayette/West Lafayette

Lafayette-West Lafayette offers a variety of activities to explore outside of the SLC schedule. For a detailed list of what our cities have to offer, visit www.homeofpurdue.com:. Here are some hand-picked suggestions:

Finding Trip Funding

IEEE-HKN provides up to a $250 reimbursement to chapters to cover student attendance. Additionally, a further $250 is available for faculty adviser attendance. Once the conference is over, information will be sent out on how to claim the reimbursement, normally just a simple matter of sending in an expense form and receipts for nationals to process.