WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You know how when you book a flight and you're asked whether the trip is for business or pleasure? Those attending the 2017 IEEE Rising Stars Conference in Las Vegas can check off both boxes.
The third-annual event, 4-7 January at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, is designed for engineering students and young professionals looking to network with their peers and learn from seasoned veterans. It will feature two tracks, one on technical innovation and one on professional development. Here's a sampling of topics: * The Power of Storytelling in Leadership* Communicating & Networking in a Virtual World* Creating & Marketing Your Personal Brand* High Performance & Virtual Reality* Entrepreneurship & Start-ups* Internet of Things, New Technologies & Smart Cities* Medical Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence "We think the dual nature of the conference, emerging technology and professional development, will have maximum benefit for our younger members," IEEE Region 6 Director Kathleen Kramer said. "Both areas are key to a successful career in engineering." Job seekers and employers can find each other at Rising Stars. Plenty of networking time is available during breaks and at the young professionals' meetup and mixers. The program also features a resume review and video pitch competition that includes four prizes totaling $1,500. Early bird pricing to attend Rising Stars expires 25 November. The Excalibur is offering great rates on hotel rooms. http://sites.ieee.org/risingstars/registration/ The conference will begin Monday Jan. 2 at 6 p.m. with welcoming remarks by Kramer, Conference Chair Peijung Tsai and 2017 IEEE- USA President Karen Pedersen. For a complete list of speakers, see http://sites.ieee.org/risingstars/2017-speakers/. If you've got more time to stay in Sin City, Rising Stars will be followed by: