Chicago/Rockford Consultants’ Network
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
First Chicago IEEE Fellows Gala
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – May 2 @ 10:00 pm

This First Chicago IEEE Fellows Gala will bring together past IEEE Fellows in Chicagoland and welcome those Fellows elevated in 2015 into the community of Chicago IEEE Fellows. The evening will feature fellowship, fine food and drink, and entertainment in the elegance of the Union League Club in downtown Chicago.

We have an invited guest who also will offer brief remarks and discussion after dinner. Her name is Rachel Hahs and her subject is Biomimicry– the broad application of nature’s genius to humans’ toughest challenges. Rachel is a leader, educator, and frequent speaker in this fascinating field.

Dress is business attire (jacket and tie), with formal optional.

Please note that your registration is not finalized until you submit the online registration form and pay the registration fee (credit card or Paypal). You will then receive a confirmation email receipt.



Description of the Activity



Cocktails and selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvre                                           

Each attendee will receive two tickets redeemable for beverages


Opening Remarks

Introduction of 2015 IEEE Fellows



Buffet-Style Dinner is Served

Menu choices are available from:

Selection of salads

Entrée choice of:

  • Eggplant and Forest Mushroom Lasagna
  • Short Rib with orseradish Mashed Potatoes
  • Oven Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Israeli Couscous, Fennel and Leek ConfitOlives, Peppers, Lemon and Herb Broth


Beverages:  White or red wine or non-alcoholic.


Remarks by Rachel Hahs

Discussion of Biomimicry



Cash Bar



Closing Remarks


Limited overnight accommodations at the Union League Club are available.  The rate is $199.00 + 20% tax, $238.80 inclusive.  To secure an appropriate room block and the rate please advise Gary Johnson <grjohnson49@gmail.com> by April 11, 2015.

Room: French Room, 710
Bldg: Union League Club of Chicago
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois

International Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPP)
May 3 – May 6 all-day

The main purpose of this new Workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of power electronics components and technologies to rapidly promote the development of high-density power converter applications. Papers ranging from material technologies to system applications are sought that address important challenges and present solutions to reduce the cost and size of power converters with the highest energy conversion efficiency. Of particular interest are packaging and thermal management of advanced semiconductor devices and power switch modules, high-frequency magnetics, and high-temperature capacitors. Papers are solicited in the following general topics: ● System integration and optimization ● Compact converter design techniques ● Modeling and Simulation ● Materials and fabrication technology ● Power semiconductor devices ● Power switch modules ● High-frequency magnetics ● High-temperature capacitors ● Reliability assessmen

EMC MiniSymposium @ Itasca Holiday Inn
May 5 all-day

What the MiniSymposium is..
Speakers and Topics
We strive to have topics and speakers from our industry that will assist you in your daily job. To that end you should be able to take away something that you can use immediately in your job.

For our Professional Engineers (PE’s) we are offering 4 PDH credits!

What the MiniSymposium is..
Tabletop vendors
In addition to the many technical presentations, you will have the opportunity to meet with vendors of the actual equipment used in EMC pre-Compliance and Compliance testing. We also have local EMC/EMI Test Labs there so do plan to browse the tabletop arena!

Vendors as of April 8, 2015 include
Electronic Instrument Associates Central, Inc
ETS-Lindgren, Inc.
Elite Electronic Engineering, Inc.
TecRep Corporation
Keysight Technologies
Liberty Calibration Corporation
EMI Solutions
HV Technologies, Incorporated
Schlegel Electronic Materials
Trescal, Incorporated
D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Incorporated
Teledyne LeCroy
AR RF Microwave Instrumentation
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
Ophir RF Inc.
Fair-Rite Products Corp.
AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions
API Technologies-Electromagnetic Solutions
Rohde & Schwarz
AE Techron

Annual Chicago IEEE EMC MiniSymposium @ City: Itasca
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Annual Chicago IEEE EMC MiniSymposium   Tuesday May 5, 2015  8:00am to 4:30pm

 at the Holiday Inn, 860 West Irving Park Rd., Itasca, Il. 60143

Note NEW location!


Dr. Todd Hubing

Presents on 4 Critical EMC Topics.

Note : this material is new & different from  his recent presentation in Milwaukee Wisconsin. 

System-Level and Circuit Board Grounding

Design for Guaranteed EMC Performance

Computer Modeling Tools for EMC Engineers

Conducting an Effective EMC Design Review


In addition there will be over 20 EMC specialty  exhibitors / vendors of components, test equipment and services  who are available for extended discussions during the planned breaks between the 4 presentations.

Generous sit-down family-style lunch included , as well as snack / break food in the exhibits area.  

Cost – $50 ($40 – IEEE Members)

Students Free after 1 PM

Professional Engineers (PE’s) get 4 PDH credits


see    www.emcchicago.org  for more details

registration requested




Speaker(s): Dr. Todd Hubing,

Bldg: Holiday Inn
860 West Irving Park Rd
Itasca, Illinois



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