Region 6 Northeast/Southwest Area Meeting


Fall Area meeting for IEEE Section and Student Branch Training

Please register below so we have an accurate headcount for planning!

The meeting will be held at the Micron Engineering Center building at Boise State University.

For your lodging, we have arranged a courtesy block of rooms at The Holiday Inn Express Boise University, 475 West Parkcenter Blvd, Boise. The rooms are subject to availability so you're encouraged to book as early as possible. The group discount rate of $129/night is available until two weeks prior to the day of arrival.

If you're flying in, you shouldn't need to rent a car. The hotel has an airport shuttle service. We will also arrange shuttles between the hotel and the BSU campus.

You can call the hotel at phone (208) 345-2002 or use this link to book your room: IEEE Discounted group booking link 

We will finish the meeting by 4pm so most folks that are flying can catch flights home Saturday evening. There is an air show at the Boise airport the same weekend ( , so you may want to factor that into your plans.


  Date and Time




  • Date: 14 Oct 2017
  • Time: 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • 1020 S. Manitou Ave
  • Boise State University
  • Boise, Idaho
  • United States 83706
  • Building: Micron Engineering Building (MEC)
  • Room Number: 106 , 307, 309

  • Questions: contact Chris Gunning, NE Area Chair, at

  • Starts 01 September 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 14 October 2017 12:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Preliminary agenda
Region Director remarks (Kathleen) **
Region Treasurer update (Scott)
Section reports (1 slide per section, < 5 minutes per section)
Region 6 conferences, Rising Stars, Online Career and Talent Expo
Sections Congress follow-up
Section vitality (Elisa)
Area Key Initiatives and Metrics (break out into separate areas)


YP (Young Professional)

Region website update
VR/AR Technical Talk (see below) **

Student Track

**starred topics from above list plus:
Student Training
Student branch reports
Optional cybersecurity puzzle competition (see below)


Room Locations

The meeting will start in MEC 106 for both students and higher grade members. After the completion of the joint topics, the higher grade member meeting will be held in MEC 307 and the student training will be held in MEC 309. We have MEC 301 available as needed for additional meetings. The VR talk at 11:00 will be held in MEC 106.


Technical talk guest speaker (11:00-12:00) (MEC 106):
Duane Mathes, Senior VP of Game Development, Black Box VR, 
Joint technical event with Boise Computer Society chapter

Student competition
Cybersecurity puzzle solvable in <1 hour
Only require general programming skills
Contestants need a laptop with capability to run favorite programming language. 
We'll also allow remote participation; register by noon Oct 14th

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