SoutheastCon is the annual IEEE Region 3 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference.
It brings together Computer Scientists, Electrical, and Computer Engineering professionals, faculty and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, and exhibits. It is the most influential conference in Region 3 for promoting awareness of the technical contributions made by our profession to the advancement of engineering science and to the community.
As usual, attendance and technical program participation from areas outside IEEE Region 3 are encouraged and welcomed. IEEE Region 3 encompasses the southeastern United States and includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, areas of Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and the country of Jamaica.
Engineers Connecting The World
IEEE Atlanta Section
Formed in 1904, the IEEE Atlanta Section includes more than 4000 IEEE members living in the North Georgia area. The section includes thirteen technical societies, five student branches, as well as affinity groups for young professionals, life members, and women in engineering. In addition, the Atlanta Section has a very active K-12 STEM outreach, leading Family Science Nights held at local elementary schools, supporting the Girl Scouts STEM Expo, and the Atlanta Science Festival. Additional information about the local section can be found on the Atlanta section website.
Atlanta, Georgia, combines the entertainment, educational, and economic opportunities of an international city with the flavor and personality of close-knit, eclectic neighborhoods. As one of the fastest-growing high-tech urban centers in the country, metro Atlanta boasts nearly 13,000 technology companies that are leading the way in technology design, implementation and innovation. In recent years, Atlanta has actually emerged as one of the world’s elite tech cities and was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top three cities in the country to soon become a tech mecca.
It’s not just technology that has placed Atlanta on the map. Major industry segments include bioscience (with global health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention making Atlanta their home base), supply chain management (thanks to the city’s vital geographic location) and mobile technology (making Atlanta the number one ranked mobile-friendly city in the country), among others.
Atlanta is a bona fide education hub, with more than 60 colleges and universities located in the metro area, including Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Morehouse and Emory. According to NerdWallet, the city’s low cost of living and high salaries are why Atlanta made the top 10 list of contenders for recent grads.
Atlanta began as a railroad terminus and remains a transportation hub, but with a 21st-century, global approach. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the world, and 80 percent of the U.S. population lives within a two-hour flight. Visitors can roll into Downtown directly from the airport by riding Atlanta’s public rail system, MARTA.