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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
 
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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

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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
 
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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

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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

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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

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Please read this important statement regarding IEEE event safety and conduct. 

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IEEE has launched Concur Travel in partnership with its preferred travel agency, World Travel, Inc. Concur is the leading online travel booking tool and offers users a unique set of features, functionality, and support that will make booking travel a quick and simple process. Concur Travel offers both domestic and international reservations.

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Read the October issue of the IEEE MCE Conference Organizers’ Newsletter for updates on: 

  • New IEEE Guidelines for Working with Children  
  • Avoid Publication Delays – Use the IEEE Packing List Checker 
  • IEEE Payment Manager Now Offers Check Payment Option
  • Contract Submission End-of-Year Deadline – 9 November 
  • Conference Education Updates

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