2018 Future Leaders Forum

Thank You! Over 200 engineering professionals gathered in Austin, Texas for the 2018 IEEE-USA Future Leaders Forum to learn and share the hottest trends in leadership and technology. Brilliant inventors, passionate entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders led keynotes, activities and panel discussions. With topics ranging from risk-taking and decision-making to improv and creativity to professional fashion […]

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Career Development and the Value of Volunteerism

Featured FLF ’18 Session – One of Chan Wong’s career goals is to encourage and groom young engineers to become accomplished leaders/influencers, big-picture thinkers and confident interpersonal communicators who can be successful role models for upcoming generations of young professionals. At FLF 2018, Chan will share his experiences on how his engagement with a professional […]

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Keynote: Decisions and Their Consequences

Presenter: Maxim Jago, Chief Futurist, GameFace Labs –  How can you make choices that serve your goals, your group, and your community? What is it that makes choices apt, and how can we know if a decision we have made is the right one? Bombarded with information and perspectives, leaders much measure their choices against ever-changing […]

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Master the Phone Interview

What Hiring Managers Want to Hear from Candidates in a Phone Interview (IEEE-USA Free Webinar) – Behavioral interviewing is said to be 55 percent predictive of future on-the-job behavior, while traditional interviewing is only 10 percent predictive. As a result, companies are increasingly focusing on screening candidates for behavioral traits, especially in 5 core areas: […]

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Meet The Inventor of The Digital Camera

Photography, art, medical imaging, security/surveillance, and social media interaction are just a few examples of how digital photography has changed the world.  The invention of the digital camera has profoundly made acquisition, editing, storage, and dissemination of images and video footage more accessible to the masses. In this inspiring and insightful session, 2016 Future Leaders Forum […]

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Thinking Outside The Box and Inside The Frame

Developing Creative Literacy For Business – Creativity and innovative thinking are becoming the most sought-after work skills, but 50% of Americans believe they are not creative. Neuroscience has found evidence that everyone is wired to be creative and that creativity can be trained and developed. In this interactive and hands-on presentation, we’ll explore how individuals, […]

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Perfect Your Brand at FLF ’18

Brand Yourself – Sponsored by the IEEE Young Professionals Is your head-shot up to date and professional? Can you sell yourself? Have you perfected your interview skills? If you answered no to any of these questions,  you need to attend this IEEE YP Branding event to be held in conjunction with the Future Leaders Forum Career […]

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Unlocking Your Leadership Potential

FLF ’18 Featured Session Leadership development is a lifelong journey and the call to lead may happen at any time. Preparing yourself for that challenge takes courage and discipline. Learning to lead must be a high priority. As an engineer, I know that leadership it is not an easy or natural behavior for many of […]

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FLF ’18 Featured Session: Letting Go of Perfectionism

Perfectionism served many of us well while we grew up. It allowed us to go to the best schools and get the best jobs. Yet, once we are in the “real” world, perfectionism often leads us to a life of working too hard, enjoying too little, and feeling like nothing is ever good enough. Add […]

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FLF ’18 Featured Session: Improv

Improv is for Everyone – Especially Engineers! Successful comedy and engineering both depend on critical listening (understanding), empathy (team cohesion), and heightening (incremental progress). Mike Mournighan and Shawn Davis (founding member of UT’s gigglepants) are both Silicon Labs electrical engineers and seasoned improvisers! Their workshop will exercise your funny bone through: High energy group games […]

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FLF ’18 Featured Session: Diversity & Inclusion

According to Fortune magazine “Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.” Additionally, a 2015 study from Bersin by Deloitte showed that diverse companies had 2.3 times higher cash flow per employee over a three-year period than non-diverse companies […]

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