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2024 Region 2 & Region 1 Joint Student Activities Conference (SAC)

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - April 6 @ 11:59 pm

This Student Activities Conference (SAC) is sponsored by IEEE Region 2 & Region 1 and hosted by Villanova University’s IEEE student branch. All college students from Regions 1 and 2 are welcome! Students who attend will get to participate in various competitions and technical events. Competitions include SumoBot, Ethics, Brown Bag, and Research Paper Competitions, with cash prizes available for all competitions. Hand on Experience in Arduino, SumoBot, Antennas, Software Defined Radio, and MangDang Robot Dog workshops. Professional Development workshops for students to build their professional brand and learn interviewing skills. Leadership panel discussion for students and a vtools reporting seminar for Student Branch counselors. Students can learn about career opportunities and ask professionals questions through the Women in Engineering (WIE) networking panel event. There will also be an exhibition area that showcases companies, IEEE societies, and graduate schools for students to explore future opportunities! For full details visit: https://attend.ieee.org/sac-2024/ This conference will be held from Friday, April 5th to Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at Villanova University in Villanova, PA. Please note that the conference starts on Friday evening, April 5th at 6PM with a kickoff of the Hackathon and the IEEE Awards Meetup where you are invited to meet IEEE distinguished guests and other attendees. Lodging will be at the Tru by (https://www.reservationcounter.com/hotels/show/6256b56/tru-by-hilton-audubon-valley-forge/?cid=sem::TPRC::AW::Reservation_Counter_US_Northeast_Pennsylvania_Eastern_Pennsylvania::US_Pennsylvania_Audubon_Tru_by_Hilton_Audubon_Valley_Forge_did-6256b56::tru%20by%20hilton%20audubon%20valley%20forge::e&creative=607402307503&device=c&AdPos=&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=tru%20by%20hilton%20audubon%20valley%20forge&utm_campaign=Reservation_Counter_US_Northeast_Pennsylvania_Eastern_Pennsylvania&iv_=__iv_p_1_a_981240611_g_122124545450_w_kwd-863180339426_h_1025197_ii__d_c_v__n_g_c_607402307503_k_tru%20by%20hilton%20audubon%20valley%20forge_m_e_l__t__e__r__vi__&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh8OtBhCQARIsAIkWb68cpFKHHGv-zpZhCbSOAqvO6DrTsqlSmhw1EtjO45zR48LQAejr37UaAkm_EALw_wcB). at 825 Forge Avenue, Audubon, PA 19403, which is a 15-20 minute drive to Villanova. Student registration includes all SAC events, 2 nights of quad room lodging (room assignments will be made by school counselors), light refreshments at Friday night events, lunch, and the dinner banquet on Saturday, April 6th. The hotel provides free breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This event will be photographed, and your registration at this event includes an agreement that your picture may be used for publicity purposes. Student counselors/staff/volunteer registration does NOT include lodging but a discounted rate of $114 is available through this(https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=PHLAVRU&groupCode=90S&arrivaldate=2024-04-05&departuredate=2024-04-07&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT). If there are no rooms left, please get in touch with Barb Frantom at bfrantom@ieee.org to see if any rooms can be added. The room block registration link expires on March 15th or when full. Students under the age of 18 will need to register with a parent or guardian. (Student attendees should NOT book their own lodging using the above link) There will be no registration fee refunds, all registrations are final! Competition Team & Individual Event Sign Up (After registering in vtools, sign up there for individual events-first-come, first-served): Please use a link at https://attend.ieee.org/sac-2024/registration/ for paper competition, competion and workshop sign up. IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE: Each attendee must be registered, including Banquet guests. Before submitting registration (if registering more than one person), make sure to choose “Add Another Guest” to register and pay for additional attendees and then submit as the final step. Otherwise, you may also register each person as a new registrant. Bldg: Connelly Building, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States, 19085