Greetings Region 3,

Wow, this year has flown by so fast! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere.  This weekend, your Region 3 Executive Committee is in Orlando, Florida planning regional goals for 2023 and solidifying logistics for the 2023 SoutheastCon.  Make sure to save the dates, April 13 – 16th, 2023 for our premier conference that is always getting better each year.  Hopefully this month of December will be filled with holiday socials in your local Sections, Officers Elections and planning for the upcoming year of technical programming.  Please see information below for all the upcoming meetings this month. Sections, post photos of your local IEEE holiday events on our social media platforms and the Region 3 website, located at:


December 2022 – Region 3 Announcements & Upcoming Virtual Meetings

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Region 3 wants to support each Section in areas/programs that are needed in 2023?  Send your specific ideas and topics to your Section Chair and they will compile a list to send to their Area Chair. A form will be sent out to the Section Chairs to submit these topics to the Executive Committee.

Are you interested in Volunteering within your local IEEE Section or within Region 3?  The 2023 Region 3 theme is: “Reinvigorating Our Volunteer Base”.  You can volunteer for small things that make a big impact! Volunteering offers flexibility within IEEE. Through this platform, IEEE members will be able to advertise and search for volunteering opportunities, be it short- or long-term, local or remote, or requiring different skills. Also, inquire about micro-volunteer opportunities.  Use the volunteer platform to sign-up,


Virtual and Hybrid Meetings:

Thursday – December 8th, 2022 (10:00am – 11:30am EST) Atlanta Section

Algorithms & Protocols Joint COMS, Localization, Sensing By: Dr. George Alexandropoulos

The evolution from programmable reflecting metamaterials to connected computational- and power-autonomous hybrid meta-surfaces, emphasizing on the state-of-the-art approaches for RIS-empowered communications, localization, and sensing will be discussed.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Link will be emailed to participants upon registration.


Tuesday – January 10th, 2023 (7:00pm – 8:00pm EST) Richmond Section

Kill It with Fire: Manage Aging Computer Systems and Future-Proof Modern Systems, By: Marianne Bellotti, Software Engineer & Author

Only successful software ever survives long enough to become legacy software. Yet, organizations and developers of new software repeatedly fail to learn from past issues with legacy systems. The result is a predictable series of problems with new systems. Join us for this talk with Marianne Bellotti about how to modernize your legacy software and how to change your software development practices and your organization to future-proof your new software.

Registration Website Link:

Virtual Meeting Link: Link will be emailed to participants upon registration.


Saturday – January 21st, 2023 (10:00am – 2:00pm EST) FWCS Section

STEM Explorer Fest 2023, By: Pinellas County Schools STEM

Pinellas County Schools is asking for volunteers from the IEEE to do a presentation promoting STEM at Largo Central Park in Pinellas County FL.  This is an In-Person Event, Not virtual.

Please look at and choose a lesson plan on:

Those who can volunteer, please complete the registration:

For more info, contact and CC the Pinellas County STEM Director Catherine Mullins at: between now and a week before the event.

Registration Website Link:

This is a LIVE in-person event in Pinellas County, Florida.


Saturday – January 21st, 2023 (7:30am – 5:00pm CST) Huntsville Section

Alabama Regional Future City Competition, Co-hosted By: Auburn University

National Engineers Week sponsors the Future City Competition nationwide for 6th, 7th & 8th graders to foster interest in math, science and engineering through hands-on, real-world applications. The five month competition, in which students design and build models of future urban centers, encourages students to learn about engineering in a challenging and interesting way. This competition has grown to 40 regions across the nation and may become an international program within the next decade.

Volunteers are needed to participate as judges and mentors for teams. Competition Day volunteers are needed to support logistics and special awards judging. If interested in participating, contact the Regional Coordinator at: and CC the Co-Coordinator, Sidney Riley at:

Registration Website Link:

This is a LIVE in-person event on the campus of Auburn University.


Saturday – April 13 – 16th, 2023 (8:00am – 5:00pm EST) Region 3

IEEE SoutheastCon2023: Engineering The Magic! Hosted in Orlando, Florida

This premier conference will be located in Orlando, Florida. The conference hotel is The Hilton Orlando.  Stay connected on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Registration Website Link:

This is a LIVE in-person event.  Stay tuned online for updates on early registration, technical paper submissions, sponsor opportunities, and student hardware competitions.


Looking forward to each one of you attending or volunteering at an upcoming event real soon!


Sonya Dillard, Chair

R3 Member Communications Committee (MCC)