Technologists and Public Policy – Building a Better Society

DATE:      Thursday, January 23, 2020
PLACE :   Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME :      5:30 p.m. Social Time and Registration
6:00 p.m.:  Dinner
7-8 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $15- $20, See information in Reservations (Updated)

Cybersecurity.  AI.  Cryptocurrencies.  Digital privacy.  Autonomous vehicles.  American society is confronted with these and dozens of other challenges that require an understanding of engineering and/or technology to solve.  Yet very few of our nation’s leaders have engineering backgrounds-  Which is where IEEE comes in.  As your eyes, ears and voice in Washington, DC, IEEE-USA helps technology professionals interact with policy makers to make sure our country’s response to emerging technology challenges is sound.  Autonomous vehicles, AI, 5G and other emerging technologies have enormous promise to improve our lives and make the world a better place – but only if they are developed properly.  IEEE members can make sure they are.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:    Russ Harrison is the Director of Government Relations for the IEEE-USA.  For eighteen years he has represented IEEE members in Washington and in the states.  He and his team of professionals build bridges between engineers and policy makers and work directly with our elected leaders to craft solutions to policy problems that maximize the societal benefits of new technology, and that protect the interests of IEEE members.

Russ is one of the most popular IEEE speakers within the United States, having addressed over 250 local IEEE groups across 47 states.  His talks are engaging, fun and informative – and when we are done, you will have a much better idea of how to be heard in Washington and Columbus.

MENU SELECTIONS:    Buffet Menu:   TBD  Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  (Note:  Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers)

Cost is $15 for members advanced registration.  Non-members and unregistered member cost is $20 cash at the door.

Reservations close at 11:59 PM on Sunday January 19, 2020.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by January 19th, 2020

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $20 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses.  Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.