No matter the challenges we face worldwide, ISEs continue to lead and find better systems and processes that benefit us all. It’s more important now than ever that ISEs come together to share innovative practices, network with colleagues, enrich and expand knowledge bases, and strengthen careers.
This month, ISEs have that opportunity at the all-virtual IISE Annual Conference & Expo May 22-25. Stimulating keynotes and a special Q&A with IE and Apple CEO Tim Cook complete a packed schedule with more than 700 presentations. We’ll present honors and awards for our best and brightest, hold live networking events, participate in competitions, and more.
Truly, it’s amazing to pull together an event of this magnitude online but your fellow ISEs on the 2021 Annual Conference Program Committee have done it. The program is rich with content and variety. Not to mention time out for fun activities.
If you haven’t done a deep dive into this program, you should do so now. Explore and plan your conference schedule at www.iise.org/Annual/Schedule. You can easily search the virtual Annual Conference program and target topics that match your interests. For example, you can search on “COVID” and the schedule populates sessions on this subject from “Prenatal Care During COVID-19: The Effects of Digital Health on the Quality of Care for Expectant Mothers” to “Learning Experiences About Food Supply Chain Disruptions over the COVID-19 Pandemic in Metropolis of Latin America.” Among the 700-plus presentations, you’ll find tracks on manufacturing, human factors, data analytics, performance excellence, supply chain, work systems, and energy systems to name a few.
Everything an ISE needs to stay on top of the latest learnings in the profession can be found at the Annual Conference. Not to mention the engaging conversations you’ll have during the event and the lifelong connections you’ll keep and treasure afterward. Post-conference, you can continue conversations by email or through IISE Connect communities. You’ll also be able to access the conference presentations for up to nine months.
If you haven’t reserved your seat for this international industrial and systems engineering event of the year, hurry over to www.iise.org/Annual/Register.
Go now and find your best path to learning, growth and connections at IISE Annual! Or, as IISE Member Lizzette Pérez Lespier, Ph.D., PE, University of North Carolina Wilmington, says:
“Transforming the IISE Annual Conference from an in-person event to a virtual format is something new and different. I am excited to be a part of this change, and I am looking forward to attending the conference as it should be an amazing opportunity to grow and to learn.”
I’ll see you online at Annual!
IISE CEO and IISE Fellow