“Where Students and Young Professionals Come to Connect and be Inspired”

IEEE Rising Stars is designed to inform, excite, enthuse, and enlighten the top engineering young professionals and students.
Over the course of 3 days, featuring 40+ expert speakers, attendees will obtain direction and perspective into potential career paths as they learn about emerging technologies and connect with industry professionals and executives.

Attendees will learn how to develop as leaders in their respective fields and succeed in an ever-changing job environment through:

  • Technical Innovation Talks
  • Job Recruitment Fair
  • Workshops
  • Competitions
  • Networking Opportunities

Rising Stars attendees will leave the event invigorated with newfound career possibilities and the contacts needed to support them through their career journey.

Conference Registration

Registration includes meals during the conference, and an IEEE Rising Stars Bag with IEEE/Sponsor goodies.

IEEE Student/Life Members

$399/ person

IEEE Members

$449/ person

Non IEEE Members

$499/ person

Hotel Registration

Once you register, you will get a special link to book ‘Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel’ (venue of the conference) at the discounted rate of $79 + resort fees per night.

International Attendees

If you require a visa letter, please reach out to [email protected].

Financial Letter Template

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Schedule

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Main Hall
  • Hallway
  • Sponsor Hall
  • Hall 1
  • Hall 2
  • Hall 3
  • Hall 5
  • Drone Arena
04:00 PM - 04:45 PMWelcome Note

Mansi Tripathi, IEEE Rising Stars Chair
Scott Tamashiro, IEEE Rising Stars Vice Chair
Region 6 Director
IEEE-USA President

04:45 PM - 05:30 PMQuantum Computing and the Next Generation By WhurleyFounder and CEO of Strangeworks, co-founder and General Partner, Ecliptic Capital
05:45 PM - 06:30 PMEd Tiedemann – Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm By Ed TiedemannVice President of Engineering, Qualcomm
09:00 AM - 04:00 PMRegistration
03:30 PM - 04:30 PMPhoto Booth
06:30 PM - 09:00 PMNetworking and Special Activity

Network with attendees and sponsors.
Light snacks will be provided.

10:00 AM - 03:30 PMZombie Apocalypse Radio Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMJob Search Workshop By Carolyn AndrewsLeadership Expert at Inspired Leaders Now
01:00 PM - 03:00 PMA Practical Guide to Policy: How To Be Heard in Washington By Russell HarrisonDirector of Government Relations, IEEE USA
01:00 PM - 03:00 PMFinancial Planning By Stewart Ongchin Founder/Owner/Financial Coach at Homefree LLC
09:00 AM - 03:30 PMYoung Professionals Workshop By Alberto Tam YongYoung Professionals Chair, Region 6
10:00 AM - 03:30 PMDrone Competition
  • Main Hall
  • Hallway
  • Sponsor Hall
  • Hall 1
  • Hall 2
  • Hall 3
  • Hall 4
08:30 AM - 09:15 AMIntroduction to Medical Robot Partners By Harry KloorCEO and Co-Founder, Beyond Imagination Robotics
09:15 AM - 10:00 AMHeather Monigan, Director of IP Strategy & Management, Intel By Heather MoniganDirector of IP Strategy & Management, Intel
11:15 AM - 12:00 PMVirtual First / Digital First / Mobile First – How Healthcare Providers are Using Technology to Provide Patient Services By Kent DicksCEO & President, Life 365
04:15 PM - 05:00 PMCreating Digital Twins and Reality Models to Support Smart City Planning By Mark SchneiderGlobal Success Manager, Bentley Systems
05:00 PM - 05:15 PMSaifur Rahman, President, IEEE By Saifur RahmanPresident, IEEE
05:15 PM - 05:45 PMYoung Professionals Leadership Presentation
05:45 PM - 06:30 PMYoung Professionals Panel Discussion
06:15 PM - 06:30 PMConference Group Photo Session
07:30 AM - 12:00 PMRegistration
07:30 AM - 08:15 AMBreakfast
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLunch
02:45 PM - 03:15 PMCoffee Break
06:30 PM - 09:00 PMCorporate Mixer and Conference Networking
01:00 PM - 01:45 PMHard Lessons to Learn at 125,000 Feet By Bob MartinWizard of Make / Senior Staff Engineer, Microchip Technology
02:00 PM - 02:45 PMCarolyn Andrews, President, Inspired Leaders Now By Carolyn Andrews President, Inspired Leaders Now
10:15 AM - 11:00 AMNatalia Baklitskaya, Engineering Manager, Google By Natalia BaklitskayaEngineering Manager, Google
01:00 PM - 01:45 PMFinancial Management By Stewart OngchinFounder/Owner/Financial Coach at Homefree LLC
02:00 PM - 02:45 PMDaniel Bogdanoff, Director of Product and Content Marketing, Keysight Technologies By Daniel BogdanoffDirector of Product and Content Marketing, Keysight Technologies
03:15 PM - 04:00 PMAmber Orr, Director of Engineering and Energy Services – Blockchain & HPC Infrastructure, Ion Engineering By Amber OrrDirector of Engineering and Energy Services - Blockchain & HPC Infrastructure, Ion Engineering
10:15 AM - 11:00 AMJohn McDonald, Smart Grid Business Development Leader, GE Renewable Energy By John McDonaldSmart Grid Business Development Leader, GE Renewable Energy
01:00 PM - 01:45 PMDr. Melissa Sassi, Partner & Chief Evangelist, Crypto, P3 Network By Dr. Melissa SassPartner & Chief Evangelist, P3 Network
02:00 PM - 02:45 PMDavid Kunkee, The Aerospace Corp, GRSS By David KunkeeThe Aerospace Corp, GRSS
03:15 PM - 04:00 PMTechnologist, AWS Robotics & Autonomous Systems By Camilo BuscaronTechnologist, AWS Robotics & Autonomous Systems
01:00 PM - 01:45 PMJingtao Xia, Senior Vehicle Integration Engineer, Cruise By Jingtao XiaSenior Vehicle Integration Engineer, Cruise
02:00 PM - 02:45 PMDr. Sachidananda Babu, Technology Program Manager – Earth Science Technology Office, NASA By Dr. Sachidananda BabuTechnology Program Manager - Earth Science Technology Office, NASA
  • Main Hall
  • Sponsor Hall
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMPersonal Perspective on Leadership By Henry EnriVice President and General Manager of Technology Order Fulfillment, Keysight Technologies
09:45 AM - 10:30 AMAndrew Rush, President & Chief Operating Officer, Redwire Space
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMThe Next Big Panel

Henry Enri, Andrew Rush, Heather Monigan, Ed Tiedemann, Kent Dicks

11:45 AM - 12:00 PMAwards and Committee recognition
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMClosing Remarks
08:00 AM - 08:45 AMBreakfast

Speakers

WhurleyFounder & CEO @ Strangeworks

"I am an Eisenhower Fellow, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Liaison for Strategic Partnerships for the Entrepreneurship Steering Committee at the IEEE, the first Ambassador to CERN and Society, founding partner of the CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme (CESP), recipient of the IEEE Entrepreneur Achievement Award for Leadership in Entrepreneurial Spirit, and co-founder (with the United Nations ITU & UN Women) of EQUALS; The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age.

I currently serve as co-founder and General Partner at Ecliptic Capital, and founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computing startup in Austin, Texas. Prior to starting Strangeworks I was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs [NYSE: GS]. I came to Goldman Sachs via the acquisition of my startup, Honest Dollar. Prior to Honest Dollar I founded Chaotic Moon Studios which was acquired by Accenture [NYSE: ACN]. "

WhurleyFounder & CEO @ Strangeworks

"I am an Eisenhower Fellow, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Liaison for Strategic Partnerships for the Entrepreneurship Steering Committee at the IEEE, the first Ambassador to CERN and Society, founding partner of the CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme (CESP), recipient of the IEEE Entrepreneur Achievement Award for Leadership in Entrepreneurial Spirit, and co-founder (with the United Nations ITU & UN Women) of EQUALS; The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age.

I currently serve as co-founder and General Partner at Ecliptic Capital, and founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computing startup in Austin, Texas. Prior to starting Strangeworks I was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs [NYSE: GS]. I came to Goldman Sachs via the acquisition of my startup, Honest Dollar. Prior to Honest Dollar I founded Chaotic Moon Studios which was acquired by Accenture [NYSE: ACN]. "

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Heather MoniganDirector of IP Strategy & Management @ Intel
Heather MoniganDirector of IP Strategy & Management @ Intel
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Camilo BuscaronSr. Vice President Engineering @ Qualcomm
Camilo BuscaronSr. Vice President Engineering @ Qualcomm
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Drone Competition

The conference will hold a 3-part drone competition that promotes teamwork, hands-on learning, and innovation. Drones will be built and designed in teams. In the first part of the competition, students will individually participate in a speed course. In the second part, students will practice teamwork and verbal communication skills by helping blind-folded partners pilot their way through an obstacle course. In the final part, students will test their design skills and pitch their design to a panel of judges from the industry.

Workshops

Young Professionals Leadership Training

Tues Jan 3 | 9am - 4pm Alberto Tam Yong, Ashwini Gokhale, Benjamin Strandskov, Hasala Dharmawardena

Zombie Apoclypse Radio Workshop

Tues Jan 3 | 10am - 3:30pm - Phil Bautista

Drone Competition

Tues Jan 3 | 10am - 3:30pm - Sarp User, Jonathan Rosas

Capturing Your Dream Job - Resume, Search, Sales, & Aquisition

Tues Jan 3 | 10am - 1pm - Michael Andrews

Grid Modernization & Building

Tues Jan 3 | 10am - 1pm - John McDonald

A Practical Guide to Policy: How to Be Heard in Washington

Tues Jan 3 | 1pm - 3:30pm - Russel Harrison

Financial Planning

Tues Jan 3 | 1pm - 3:30pm - Stewart Ongchin

Red Dwarf Events

The Red Dwarf Series is a virtual info series designed to give you a small taste of the kinds of speakers and topics that will be at the conference

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