The project showcase is a unique opportunity for individuals (including both students and young professionals) and groups (such as IEEE student branches) to present their technical projects to the students, young professionals, and industry representatives attending the Rising Stars Conference. With this showcase, we aim to bring together a diverse selection of projects (both in technical complexity and technologies utilized) so people of all backgrounds can learn best practices and find inspiration for future work.

The showcase will be a 2.5 hour tabling session on the first day of the Rising Stars Conference (January 5th, 2024). Attendees will vote for the best projects in one or more categories (TBD), and awards will be given after the showcase has completed.

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Space Setup

  • Each student branch can have up to 1 table (likely either 6ft or 8ft tables)
    • 1-2 individual projects to each table (depending on project size)
  • Physical components of the projects required to be present
    • We understand if you cannot transport the whole project, but we would like at least some component of the project to physically be there
  • This is NOT a poster session
    • But you can use a poster in addition to other demo materials
  • Encouraged to use personal computers for displaying media
    • Live videos encouraged in case of technical malfunctions at the conference
  • We will have one large projector/screen that will scroll through media from all projects
  • If you have to step away from your table, Rising Stars volunteers will be present to monitor the space and help prevent theft
    • But we cannot guarantee safety of projects


  • If you require assistance transporting your project to the conference, please reach out
    • We may be able to provide assistance depending on funding and demand
  • Set up booths before the conference starts
    • Setup complete by (tentatively) 8:45am on Jan 5th (session start time tentatively set for 9am)
  • Clean up primarily during lunch (11:30am – 12:45pm)
    • Must clean up by 8pm on the first day


  • We will poll your project status every month
    • That way we know you are committed and on track to present
  • Projects should be completed by early December
  • Send pictures/videos and descriptions to Bradley Schulz by November 27th, 2023
    • May go on website and slideshow at the conference

Application to Participate

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