IEEE Smart Village Invites Participation at Events Being Hosted During 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

IEEE Smart Village, an IEEE Foundation Signature Program, invites all IEEE members to participate in its series of meetings co-located with the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) annual General Meeting being held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colo., 26-30 July 2015.

IEEE Smart Village is an IEEE-wide initiative on mission to help energy-deprived communities globally build toward sustainability through the use of renewable energy and technology. The donor-supported program envisions basic electrical and educational services to more than 50 million people by 2025. Find out how you can get involved in this global humanitarian effort and gain insight into our transformative process creating immediate, life-changing impact to the world’s most remote, energy deprived populations.

The meetings will take place at both the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and the newly sponsored IEEE Smart Village Global Classroom at the Posner Center for International Development. The Posner Center, located in downtown Denver, is a new collaborative of 130 for-profit and nonprofit organizations pursuing lasting solutions to poverty, human capacity building and integrated approaches to development challenges.

IEEE Smart Village events include:

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 8:00am – 4:00pm
IEEE Smart Village Ambassador and Entrepreneur Development

This workshop, designed for college students and young professionals, is focused on how IEEE Smart Village is initiating world change
Location: IEEE Global Classroom, Posner Center For International Development

Monday, July 27, 2015, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
IEEE Smart Village reception

Location: Posner Center For International Development

Monday, July 27 through Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Three days of panel sessions, presentations and committee meetings to engage, enable and empower IEEE members and volunteers to join IEEE Smart Village.
Topics include:

  • IEEE Smart Village Development - An Investment in Innovation and Social Responsibility
  • IEEE Smart Village Technology & Business Operations – A look at the off-grid hardware deployed, telemetric reporting and village enterprise operation

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

For a detailed agenda of the week’s activities, click here.

To register for the IEEE PES General Meeting, click here. Registering for the General Meeting includes full access to all IEEE Smart Village activities.

IEEE Smart Village is currently serving over 15,000 people through local partners in Cameroon, Haiti, India, Kenya, Nigeria and South Sudan. For more information on IEEE Smart Village, including how to get involved and to donate, please visit http://ieee-smart-village.org.