2023 IEEE Vancouver Section Annual General Meeting

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After a few years of online Annual General Meetings, the IEEE Vancouver Section is excited to announce that we are returning to an in-person AGM and Gala for 2023. 

The 2023 IEEE Vancouver Section’s AGM and Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 25th starting at 6 PM in Burnaby, BC at the Element Hotel. One of the highlights of the evening is an exciting Keynote presentation by a local technology leader.

Keynote Speaker:
Shivam Kishore, P.Eng., PMP
Co-lead Digital Transformation | Sustainability | United Nations

Keynote Speech: 
How technology is helping achieve sustainability goals

The event will also include:

  • The announcement of the student scholarship & section awards
  • Networking before and after the banquet
  • A student poster competition with cash prizes
  • A delicious buffet dinner, including vegetarian options

We have an exciting evening planned for our members, guests, and friends – a great venue, delicious food, an outstanding keynote speaker, and the opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues!

Tickets are on sale now with Early Bird rates available until March 6th and general ticket sales ending on March 20th. Stay tuned for further announcements.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023, 6:00 pm

Dress Code: Business attire

Registration Fees

  • Student Member: $25
  • General Member: $40
  • Senior Member: $40
  • Non-IEEE Member: $50

Sponsors:  The Vancouver Section gratefully acknowledges our AGM sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor:

  • Telus

Destination Sponsor:

  • Destination Vancouver / MIND Program

Gold Sponsors:

  • The School of Computing at UFV
  • KPU’s Melville School of Business

Silver Sponsors:

  • Dual Fluid Energy Inc.
  • Northeastern University, Vancouver Campus
  • SFU Engineering Science
  • Powertech Labs Inc.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 25 Mar 2023
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) Canada/Pacific
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  • 5988 Willingdon Ave
  • Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Canada V5H 2A7
  • Building: Element Metrotown

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  • Starts 10 February 2023 12:00 PM
  • Ends 22 March 2023 07:55 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) Canada/Pacific
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Shivam Kishore Shivam Kishore of United Nations


How technology is helping achieve sustainability goals

In order to enable better environmental and societal outcomes in today's tech-powered world, sustainability needs to be foundationally embedded into the ongoing digital transformation. Critically, inclusive systems thinking is necessary to ensure that this transformation is leveraged to eradicate global inequities.

My expertise lies in enabling systems-level transformations by intersecting strategy, innovation, and sustainability. I lead the development and execution of sustainability-driven digital and transformation strategies for global stakeholders within the the financial sector, tech ecosystem, government and academia. I excel in developing multilateral partnerships across stakeholder groups to realise shared objectives.

Beyond this, I am an investor and advisor to tech startups globally, supporting them with business development, growth strategy and sustainability. As an active practitioner of yoga, I also teach yoga and mindfulness.


Preliminary agenda for the evening of the AGM & Gala:

6:00 PM  Student poster presentations & networking

7:00 PM  AGM Business and Awards

7:30 PM  Dinner

8:30 PM  Keynote Address

9:15 PM  Networking


Tentative Agenda of the Business Meeting: 

1. Meeting opening / Call to Order
2. Approval of the agenda
3. Approval of 2022 minutes
4. Introduction of the new 2023 Vancouver Section Executive members:
5. Chair’s report: section year end highlights and results
6. Treasurer's report and Auditors report
7. Approval of the Chair and Treasurer reports
8. Section plans for coming year
9. Scholarship announcements
10. Awards and recognition announcements
11. Any other business
 Next AGM Date:
12. Adjournment

Privacy and Photography Notice

The participant permits photographs to be taken by the photographer during the 2023 AGM event and photographs may be used and published in print or electronically for lawful purposes such as but not limited to publicity, illustration, advertising and Web content.