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Read the March issue of the IEEE MCE Conference Organizers’ Newsletter for updates on:  Permission Marketing Update for EventsRegion 8 Conference Support Pilot Underway Reporting Conference ConcernsConference Education Updates Read this issue
 
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Confused by contracts? Puzzled by POs? IEEE MCE has developed a new IEEE Conference Contracting Quick Reference Guide to help organizers navigate the contracting rules-of-the-road. Whether you are a new organizer or just want to stay in the know, the guide offers the latest information about IEEE conference contracting processes, guidelines, and resources. What’s insideThe guide outlines useful information such as: – General conference contract guidelines– When a contract or PO is needed– Who reviews
 
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Read the March issue of the IEEE MCE Conference Organizers’ Newsletter for updates on:  Top Legal Tips for IEEE Conference Organizers Planner Tips: Managing Common Food Restrictions  Be Aware: Protect IEEE from Business Emails Scams Electronic Copyright Form (eCF) and Packing List Updates Alert: Services Disruption –  14 March  Conference Education Updates Read this issue
 
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The 2018 IEEE Haptics Symposium, held in San Francisco, California, was one of the most successful in the conference’s decades-long history. Sponsored by the  IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the event brings together haptics experts, researchers, and professionals to share advancements, collaborate, and shape the future of the field. The 2018 Haptics Symposium exceeded budgeted surplus and attendance projections, in addition to closing much faster than the IEEE average.   A team effort Reed at Poster Session The dedication
 
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Read the February issue of the IEEE MCE Conference Organizers’ Newsletter for updates on:  Organizer Spotlight: Kyle Reed, 2018 IEEE Haptics Symposium  Target Call for Papers for More Effectiveness  IEEE Author Ethics Guidelines Now Available Planner Tips: Managing Guest Speakers  Conference Education Updates Read this issue
 
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In November 2018, the IEEE Board of Directors approved changes to the IEEE Finance and Operations Manual regarding the review of commercial contracts.  Effective January 1, 2019, all contracts (i) valued over U.S.$25,000, or (ii) determined to be “high risk” should be reviewed and approved by the IEEE Legal team.     As a result, contracts valued at less than U.S.$25,000 that are not “high risk” no longer require legal review.    The IEEE Legal & Compliance (L&C) team is available to discuss contracts
 
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Read the January issue of the IEEE MCE Conference Organizers’ Newsletter for updates on:  IEEE Introduces Event Safety and Conduct Statement    Important FoM Updates Regarding Contracts Recent Revisions to IEEE Policies – Section 10 Conference Education Updates Read this issue
 
The IEEE Board of Directors approved the following revisions to IEEE Policies – Section 10 at its 2018 October meeting. These revisions reflect the best practices and current operations of IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE), particularly where policy may have fallen out of sync with current practices. Aligning these operations with practice will lay the groundwork to focus on areas of risk rather than administrative rules and start the process for shifting resources to create better support of our
 
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Read the December issue of the IEEE MCE Conference Organizers’ Newsletter for updates on:  GDPR – Permission Marketing Conference Best Practices – IEEE Power Electronics Society IEEE Launches Concur Travel Reporting for Services Performed by Individuals and Companies Conference Education Updates Read this issue
 
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Read the November issue of the IEEE MCE Conference Organizers’ Newsletter for updates on:  2018 Year-End Finance Action Items for IEEE Conferences   GDPR Compliance – Personal Details on Conference Websites   Avoid Conflicts – Check Holiday Schedules  Conference Education Updates Read this issue