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Northeast Region Conference

2010 North East Region Workshop

 
The 2010 North East Region Workshop will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, from November 5 to 7, 2010.  The Workshop is hosted by the Pittsburgh Professionals, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon EWB-USA Chapters.


 
  Photo by Mike Mancini, (www.mikemancini.com)

We are pleased to announce that our Saturday keynote speaker is Dr. Robin Podmore, President of Incremental Systems and IEEE Fellow.  For more than 40 years, Dr. Robin Podmore has dedicated his career to the development of computer applications for power system operations and planning. As Co-chair of the IEEE PES Community Solutions Initiative, Dr. Podmore advocates a virtual community and a Sustainable Energy Reference Architecture so that open source electric generating solutions using solar, wind and human energy can be affordable to those earning one to two dollars a day.  The title of Dr. Podmore's keynote talk will be: "The Community Solutions Initiative – Forming IEEE and EWB-USA partnerships for powering developing communities."
 
We are looking for your input and ideas!  If you know of a great speaker, or have a topic that you'd like to see covered, please email Beth Cullinan (elizabethcullinan@gmail.com). 
 
If you or your chapter is interested in giving a presentation at the Northeast Region Workshop, please let us know.  Topics can vary from EWB-USA related work, your chapter's project(s), lessons learned in chapter management, or anything else that you may think would be useful to share with other chapters. Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes in length. Please go here to let us know what you'd to present on: http://tinyurl.com/ChapterPresentations

Registration
Registration is now open!  Please go here to register for the Workshop: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=897095

The following rates will apply for the Workshop: 


Member Type

Before 9/30

10/1 to 10/31

11/1 to 11/4

11/5 and 11/6

Students

 $ 90

 $ 100

 $ 110

 $ 120

Professional Members

 $ 160

 $ 175

 $ 200

 $ 225

Professional Non-Members

 $ 175

 $ 200

 $ 225

 $ 250

 
Scholarships
A total of ten scholarships are now available to members of the EWB-USA North East Region. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide a portion of registration and travel related fees for student and professional members wishing to attend the 2010 EWB-USA Northeast Region Workshop, held in Pittsburgh, PA from November 5 to 7, 2010. Scholarship recipients will receive $100 each. A total of ten scholarships will be awarded, two of which will go to a member of a developing chapter. The remaining scholarship recipients will be selected randomly by lottery. The application now closed, and winners will be announced shortly.
 
Poster Competition
We're having a poster competition at the North East Region Workshop!  Monetary prizes ($250, $150, and $50) will be awarded to the top three posters.  For additional details, please go here: Poster Competition
 
Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Professional Development Hours are available for training items at the Workshop.  PDH's are units of record for non-credit professional development programs that can be earned for participating in training components/sessions of EWB-USA workshops.  Additional details will be coming soon.  
 
Discount for EWB-USA International Conference
Attendees of Regional Training Workshops will be eligible for discounts at the EWB-USA International Conference.  All attendees of the North East Region workshop will receive a discount code good for $50 off of the price of attending 2011 EWB-USA International Conference, held March 24-27, 2011, in Louisville, KY. 

Lodging
We have reserved a block of rooms at the
Holiday Inn at Pittsburgh University Center.  This hotel is centrally located between University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, allowing guests to easily walk or utilize the Hotel free pick-up & drop-up service to each campus.  The EWB-USA discount guest rate is $119/night for November 5th & 6th. Guest have until Oct 18, 2010 to reserve their room at this rate. Please use code EWB to get this rate!

Meals
The following meals are included with registration:
Friday: networking pizza dinner
Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Sunday: breakfast
 
Transportation
The workshop is located at the University of Pittsburgh and at Carnegie Mellon University.  To get to the Workshop, please consider the following options:
 
Flying
Pittsburgh International Airport
Airport Code: PIT
http://www.pitairport.com/

Train
1100 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 
Public Transportation
Port Authority Airport Shuttle 
http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/tabid/241/default.aspx
 
The nearest Bus Stop to the Workshop is 5th and Tennyson.  The 28X bus runs directly from the Airport to this stop.
 
Greyhound Bus
PITTSBURGH INTERMODAL STA
55 11TH ST
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
http://www.greyhound.com/
 
Taxi
(412) 321-8100 -Yellow Cab
(412) 322-5080 -Classy Cab Co Inc.
(412) 765-1555 -Eagle Cab
(412) 287-3554 -A-1 Limo
(412) 441-5334 -Peoples Cab Co.
 
Visiting Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is a dynamic city with numerous things to see and do.  Go here to see a list of the Top Things to Do in Pittsburgh.
 
Sponsorship
Sponsorship of an EWB-USA Regional Training Workshop provides your organization with the opportunity to actively support your local EWB-USA chapters in their efforts to build a better world. As a sponsor, your first and foremost benefit is your brand exposure with EWB-USA’s student and professional members, who are your existing and potential colleagues and clients, and are interested in the services that your company offers.  To learn more about becoming a sponsor of the 2010 Northeast Region Workshop, please go here:
http://tiny.cc/NERSponsor
 
Thank you to our current sponsors! 
 
Gold Level: Baker
 
 
Gold Level: CDM
 
 
Silver Level: PJ Dick Trumbull
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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Nov 4, 2010, 9:37 AM
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