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					Engineering Global
Connections
Charlotte Metrolina Section
Region D 2009 Conference Bid
January 25, 2008
  Theme
• Engineering Global Connections
  – Tracks for workshops
    • Engineering Global Communications
    • Engineering Global Infrastructure
    • Engineering Global Culture
  Region D 2009 Conference Bid
• Charlotte Highlights
  – Easy access
     • Airport and Interstate Highways
  – Diverse city with many options for
    entertainment
  – Several universities and colleges to provide
    educational opportunities
  – Industry base that ranges from financial to
    technical
  Proposed Conference Agenda
• Friday, March 13
  – Professional Development CEU Course
  – Tours (potential)
    • National Whitewater Rafting Center
    • Duke Power Generation Facility
    • Lowe’s Motor Speedway
  – Evening Welcome Event at Discovery Place in
    Uptown Charlotte
  Proposed Conference Agenda
• Saturday, March 14
  – Conference meetings and workshops
  – Career Fair
  – Speed Mentoring Lunch
  – Banquet Saturday Evening in Uptown
    Charlotte
• Sunday, March 15
  – Brunch
  – Social Event
   Location



• Duke Centennial Hall, home to the Lee College
  of Engineering was dedicated in Fall 2006.
• DCH contains auditoriums and classrooms that
  will be used for the conference. All conference
  workshops on Saturday will be held in this
  facility.
• Parking is located outside of the building.
  Possible Workshops
• Workshop Topics
  – Engineering Global Communications
    • International Assignment
    • Studying Abroad
    • Preparing for the Global Workforce
  – Engineering Global Infrastructure
    • Energy Around the Globe
    • Automotive Industry
    • Travel Infrastructure (Airports, Roads, and Ports)
  Possible Workshops
• Workshop Topics
  – Engineering Global Culture
    • Overcoming Intercultural Differences
    • Expectations of the Virtual Workforce including
      International Teams
    • Methods for Integrating Cultures
  – “Big Five” by Dr. Howard from CentACS
  Speed Mentoring Lunch
• Saturday Lunch
  – Speed Mentoring sessions will be conducted
    between Collegiate Members and
    Professionals. The Professionals will include
    Career Fair participants and SWE members.
  – Additional time for lunch will be provided to
    allow sessions and eat lunch.
   Potential Sponsors
• Charlotte has many diverse companies including
  many small engineering firms. Funding for the
  conference will be sought from all sources
  including:
        Bank of America     Black and Veatch
        Wachovia            WK Dickson
        IBM                 Brown & Caldwell
        Microsoft           SAIC
        City of Charlotte
        Duke Energy
   Transportation
• Travel To and From Charlotte:
  – Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  – Interstates I-77 and I-85
• Travel within Charlotte
  – LYNX light rail system
  – Charter buses
  Budget
• A complete budget will be prepared within
  60 days of winning the bid for the
  conference
  – Conference pricing target:
     • Professional $75
     • Collegiate $40
  – Hotel Room Cost
     • Double Room ~$100
     • Quad Room ~$125
  Inclusion and Diversity
• UNC Charlotte’s student sections of SHPE
  and NSBE have expressed interest in
  partnering with us to host the conference
  which lines up with our national alliance
  with these organizations.
• Professional members from both groups
  will be invited to participate in the SWE
  Region D conference.
  Charlotte for 2009
• Why Charlotte?
  – Great committee committed to the conference
    planning
  – Great city with plenty to do and see
  – Great facilities and workshops
  – Great food and fun

				
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