Dinner and IEEE USA policy- postponed indefinitely

Date(s) - 04/27/2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Metropolitan Plaza

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The presentations and dinner will be guest friendly: there will be no equations. Russ Harrison visited our section two years ago and his presentation was well received by the audience – both engineers and their guests. We are delighted that Russ will be able to visit again. We reserve the right to change the topics of the presentation depending upon audience feedback and any other current events.

The cost of the dinner per person will be $25. Each IEEE member who brings a guest will get a $5 rebate per guest (maximum of $20), and a rebate of $10 if your guest is a manager or director of engineering. How the member uses the rebate will be left to the discretion of the member.


Contact [email protected] if there are any questions…



Registration and appetizers: 6:00 to 6:30

Dinner: 6:30 to 7:00


Introductions: Steven Galecki

2020 Washington DC for Congressional Visitation Day: Ben Rosolowski

Ben Rosolowski, a long-time Cleveland IEEE member and former chair, will report on his recent visit to our Ohio delegates in Washington DC to discuss technology policy.

The intersection between engineering and public policy: Russ Harrison

The emergence of two new technologies (AI and Quantum Computing) and the continuing changes of old technologies (Energy Distribution) will be used as examples of how technologies can be impacted by policy makers, and how IEEE members and IEEE-USA can work with policy makers to make sure technology is developed and deployed most effectively.

Bio of the presenter: Russell Harrison is the Director of Government Relations for the IEEE-USA, the American component of the world’s largest technical professional society.  Russ’ team of government relations experts represents technology professionals before Congress, the Executive Branch and the media.  They serve as the eyes, ears and voice of technology professionals in the U.S.  Russ personally manages IEEE-USA’s efforts to enact high-skill immigration and STEM education reform.

Russ has been with IEEE-USA since 2004.  Prior to that, he work for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the American Iron and Steel Industry and the American Trucking Association.  Overall Russ has 25 years of experience working in Washington, D.C.

Over his 16 year career with IEEE-USA, Russ has spoken to over 260 local, state, national and international groups about engineers’ role in the public policy process, making him one of the most accomplished speakers within IEEE.  His talks focus on policy areas ranging from space to K-12 education, intellectual property to cybersecurity.  And they always include ways for individual engineers to be part of the policy development process.

Russ has a Master’s in Public Management from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in political science, with minors in history and communications from Allegheny College.  He is a Certified Association Executive (ASAE) and Planning Commissioner (Virginia Tech).


Bookings are closed for this event.