2024 IEEE Vancouver Section AGM & Gala

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The 2024 IEEE Vancouver Section’s AGM and Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 30th, starting at 6 PM in Burnaby, BC, at the Element Hotel.

  The event will also include:

  • The announcement of the student scholarship & section awards
  • Networking before and after the banquet
  • 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 through March 25th.

Dress Code: Business attire.

Keynote Speaker: K. P. Rao, Microsoft Sr. Technology Strategist

Stay tuned for further announcements.

Please see below for more detailed information:

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024, 6:00 pm 

Sponsors:  The Vancouver Section gratefully acknowledges our generous AGM sponsors who are making this event possible:

  • Platinum Sponsor: University of the Fraser Valley
  • Destination Sponsor: Destination Vancouver
  • Gold Sponsors: Kwantlen Polytechnic University & Northeastern University Vancouver
  • Silver Sponsors: New York Tech-Vancouver
  • Patrons: Dual Fluid Energy
  • Some sponsor openings remain, please contact the meeting host to inquire.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 30 Mar 2024
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • 5988 Willingdon Ave
  • Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Canada V5H 2A7
  • Building: Element Metrotown

  • Contact Event Host
  • mandeep.pannu@ieee.org

  • Starts 17 February 2024 05:00 PM
  • Ends 29 March 2024 11:59 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Admission fee ?


K. P. Rao of Microsoft


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K.P. Rao is a seasoned technology strategist with a proven track record of driving digital transformation initiatives. With over 20 years of experience in the tech industry, K.P. has held various senior roles and is passionate about leveraging technology to drive business outcomes. Currently, he is actively involved in guiding clients within the retail, telecom, and health sectors through their business transformation initiatives, using generative AI to drive meaningful business impact. You can connect with him on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/kprao/


Preliminary agenda for the evening of the AGM & Gala:

6:00 PM  Networking & Appetizers

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 2023 minutes
4. Introduction of the 2024 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
12. Adjournment

The participant permits photographs to be taken by the photographer during the 2024 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.