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Meeting ArchiveJune Meeting:
Thursday June 30, 2011
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Making Engineers? Voices Heard

On Thursday, June 30, 2011 the IEEE Consultants' Network of Northern NJ (www.TechnologyOnTap.org) will feature a presentation by Russ Harrison, Legislative Representative of the IEEE.

Congress has been making quite a bit of noise this year, but does this mean our legislators have been productive?

At the half-way mark in 2011, it is a good time to stop and assess what Congress has done so far, and what they are likely to get done the rest of the year. IEEE-USA Legislative Representative Russ Harrison will join us for a conversation about what is likely to happen in Washington this year (hint: education reform and SBIR reform) and what isn't (just about everything else).

We'll cover legislative topics that are especially important to consultants and IEEE members, including energy reform, intellectual property reform, the federal budget and high-skill immigration reform. If your professional career is impacted by the federal government - and it is - join us on June 30th for this informal and educational discussion.

Russell is the Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities for IEEE-USA, where he is responsible for helping IEEE members in the U.S. interact with, and ultimately influence, elected officials.

Since joining IEEE-USA in 2005, Russell has become one of the most sought-after speakers on the IEEE staff, having addressed nearly 150 local IEEE groups in the United States. His talks focus on current public policy issues, how they will impact the engineering profession and what individual engineers can do about them.

Russell has over 15 years of experience working with legislators at all levels of government on behalf of IEEE and industrial organizations, on Capitol Hill and in state capitols on a variety of issues as a professional lobbyist. Russell has a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Public Policy, earning his CAE certification in 2009. He can be contacted at r.t.harrison@ieee.org.

Founded in 1992, the IEEE Consultants Network of Northern NJ encourages and pro?motes the use of independent technical consultants by business and industry.

Thursday June 30, 6:00pm
Non-members welcome!
Morris County Library,
30 East Hanover Avenue,
Whippany, NJ
6:00 - 8:30pm
Contact: 973-728-0344, robert@rdwalker.com

www.mclib.info directions to the meeting.