IEEE-HKN 2023 Student Leadership Conference

Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5
Houston, Texas

A big HOWDY to y’all! The IEEE-HKN Board of Governors is pleased to announce that the 2023 Student Leadership Conference (SLC) will be held in Houston, Texas, from Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5. Special thanks to the University of Houston Electrical and Computer Engineering Department for serving as our local hosts for this event.

The SLC is always a great experience for current AND future officers of IEEE-HKN Chapters. We will have plenty of opportunities for you to meet with fellow members from around the world and discuss success stories on planning and running activities. We will also have leadership development training, professional development sessions, and technology panels. Again, this year we are planning for a large exhibit hall with plenty of employers, universities, and IEEE societies present. Bring your resumes!

We will cap off Saturday night with our annual Awards Banquet. We are working on a special venue, so stay tuned for the details.

Below is our planned schedule of activities. Chapter participants should plan to check into the hotel by 3pm in order to participate in the hands-on technology activities. Participants should also schedule their departures later Sunday afternoon in order to participate in the region meetings; this is always a popular activity to share ideas and interact with your fellow officers.

So Chapters, start planning now! Through a generous donation from the Samueli Foundation, we will provide one hotel room for each chapter for the two nights of the conference, and we have greatly reduced the cost to attend. You will need to secure funding for transportation to Houston and for ground transportation in Houston (if needed).

Student Leadership Conference Schedule

Friday, November 3, 2023
• 1-4 pm – Arrival from all over the world!
• 4-6 pm – Hands-on workshops
(Texas Instruments, RF signal “Fox Hunt”, others)
• 7-8:30 pm – Welcome dinner and keynote address

Saturday, November 4, 2023
• 8-9 am – Breakfast and keynote address
• 9 am – 5:30 pm – Sessions on Leadership, Technology, and Professional Development.
Lunch. Exhibit Hall open – HKN Recruitment Fair.
• 7-9 pm – Awards Banquet

Sunday, November 5, 2023
• 8-9 am – Breakfast
• 9-11 pm – IEEE-HKN Region meetings
• 12 pm – Departure!