Government and Engineering


Every wonder how engineers protect their intellectual property?

Or are immigration concerns keeping the USA workforce competitive? 

Or how government policies will drive drone and autonomous vehicle development? 

These are some of the questions that highlight where Engineering and Government collide.  Join IEEE Southeast Michigan as we collect experts from several areas to give presentations and answer your questions on how government policies affect your everyday activities.  This will be an interactive forum and all viewpoints are welcome to interact. 

Speakers include experts on:

Intellectual Property

Aerospace Policy


Federal Policy

Autonomous Vehicle Policy


Confirmed Speakers:


Denise Sylvester - Regional Outreach Officer for the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office located in Detroit, Michigan

Russell T. Harrison - Director of IEEE-USA

Philip Hall - Chair of CTAP – the IEEE-USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace (inc. Space) 

Jennifer Dukarski - Shareholder at Butzel Long - Autonomous Vehicle Policy: The Impact of Law and Regulations on Design and the Industry  

Robert Neff - Sales and Marketing Insight – Strategic Consulting, Analysis and Planning Intrass – At the forefront of V2V Communication

Ravi Nigam - Attorney - Immigration Law

The registration fee is only $20 ($10 for students) and includes a plated dinner!  Come ask your questions and learn how engineering collides with our government in everyday life.  Space is very limited, register today!

The event will also include an overview of IEEE and opportunities for getting involved and volunteering. 


  Date and Time




  • VisTaTec Center
  • 18600 Haggerty RD
  • Livonia , Michigan
  • United States 48152

  • Registration closed