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Time Title Speaker(s) Description Register
10:00AM - 10:10AM Opening Plenary Session Hasala Dharmawardena - General Chair Congress opening remarks Register
10:10AM - 10:15AM Félix Dubuisson - Co-Chair Presentation of the agenda
10:15AM - 10:30AM Frank Lambert - PES President Presidents Address
10:30AM - 11:05AM Mazana Armstrong - PES Vice President Chapters PES Student Branch Chapters vision and mission
11:05AM - 11:10AM   Kahoot quizz
11:10AM - 11:20AM   Break
11:20AM - 11:45AM Keynote 1: Speaking to Dominate the Corporate World Aaron Beverly Aaron discusses growing up as an introvert, his challenges as a speaker, and his journey to become the 2019 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. The audience will learn how to find the right mentors and coaches, tips for conquering fear of speaking in addition to other tips and points of wisdom to help you get your audience to their desired goals. Register
11:45AM - 12:45PM Workshop 1: Presentation Mastercraft: How to craft Presentations with Impact Aaron Beverly Many people believe that when you become an award winning great speaker, you must journey down an entrepreneurial path. Nothing can be further from the truth. You can use your communication prowess to be just as successful in the corporate world. In this session Aaron provides tips and tricks that helped him land jobs, promotions, and opportunities in the corporate sector all through his ability to speak. Closed Event
12:45PM - 01:00PM Townhall: PES Leaders Forum    Break Closed Event
01:00PM - 02:00PM Moderators:
Mazana Armstrong and Félix Dubuisson
Frank Lambert, Jessica Bian, Edvina Uzunovic, Juan Carlos Montero
Leaders Forum
02:00PM - 02:05PM    Break
02:05PM - 02:35PM Thiago Alencar
Hasala Dharmawardena
Awards and Recognition
02:35PM      Day 1 End  


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10:00AM - 10:10AM   Akila Wijethunge Presentation of the Agenda Register
10:10AM - 10:30AM Keynote 2: The Cure for Lazy Leadership Michael Arnold The Cure for Lazy Leadership
10:30AM - 11:30AM Workshop 2: Successful Networking Michael Arnold Successful Networking Closed Event
11:30AM - 11:45AM Break    R10 Cultural tour
11:45AM - 12:45PM Team building and networking event   Delegates will engage in quick indoor activities and win remarkable gifts
12:45PM - 01:00PM Break   R10 Cultural tour
01:00PM - 01:50PM Volunteering experiences for Professional Development Chris Root
Cat Wong
Developing leadership skills for a successful Career in Power and Energy Closed Event
01:50PM - 02:00PM Break    
02:00PM - 03:00PM Multicultural event   Learn the different cultures and interact with delegates from different countries  Closed Event
03:00PM Day 2 End      
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10:00AM - 10:10AM   Faouzi Laouej Presentation of the Agenda Closed Event
10:10AM - 10:50AM Running a successful SBC Thiago Alencar  
10:50AM - 11:20AM Q and A session
11:20AM - 11:40AM ***** Shhhhh! It's a secret *****    
11:40AM - 12:05PM Break    
12:05PM - 01:05PM Outreach - Power and Energy Education Activities and Opportunities for Students Valentina Cecchi
Aaron St. Leger
In this session the current and past chairs of the IEEE PES PESA (Power and Energy Student Activities) Subcommittee within Power and Energy Education Committee (PEEC) will share information about the opportunities provided for students for educational activities as well as opportunities to volunteer for PESA. The participants will also get the opportunity to ask questions from the presenters using audio. Register
Outreach - Engineers role in society advocating for energy policy Massoud Amin
John Mc Williams
David Mindham Long Lam
In this session the speakers will share their experiences and insights on how young engineers can positively impact the power and energy sector through advocy efforts Register
Outreach - IEEE PES Technical and Publication activities and opportunities Farnoosh Rahmatian
Wilsun Xu
In this session Farnoosh representing PES Technical Activities and Wilson representing PES Publications, will introduce the role and scope of their areas as well as how students and young professionals can gain from and contribute to activities in the technical activities and publication domains of IEEE PES. The session concludes with an extensive Q and A session, where the particpants has the oppurtunity ask questions and share insights by connecting using audio.  Register
Outreach - The role of new electricity technology in saving the human species Paul Werbos Intelligent power grid and cybersecurity: In this session Paul will discuss the core use of “the new AI” in electric power, and share very urgent threats and opportunities in related areas The session reviews the real economic and political issues with renewable energy in many regions of the world.
Reference: AI Intelligence for the Grid 16 Years Later: Progress, Challenges and Lessons for Other Sectors, a new paper invited and sponsored by the French company RTE and by INRIA.
The session will be highly interactive with an open Q and A session that the participants can connect from voice and video and contribute to the discussion (Maximum time per question is capped at 1.30 minute) ."
Outreach - IEEE Smart Village Panel Nirupama Kumar
Frank Lambert
Mercy Chelangat
Moderator : Felipe Gama Diniz
Outreach - Empowering the women as future leaders Shay Bahramirad
Ruomei Li
John McDonald
Rossana Gauto
Indhumathi Gunasekaran
Moderator: Simay Akar
Outreach - PES Membership and Image activities and PES Day Juan Carlos
Ajay Machani
01:05PM - 01:15PM Break      
01:15PM - 02:15PM Make it IEEEasy with IEEE Toolkits : Leading efficiently and professionally in IEEE Hasala Dharmawardena
Faouzi Laouej
vTools, GDPR, IEEE tools for communication (website/eNotice/Listserv/online communication) Closed Event
02:15PM - 03:15PM Chapters Student Activities Committee Discussion Thiago Alencar  
03:15PM End of Day 3    
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10:00AM - 11:30AM SolvIEEE it Humanitarian Competition: Facing Pandemics with ideas John McDonald
Ana Vitória
Luciano Barros
Pia Torres
Shaikh Fattah
Felipe Gama Diniz
Sarah Andrade

Finalists Pitch Presentation Register
11:30AM - 11:45AM Break      
11:45AM - 01:15PM Debate Panel with Experts Guadalupe Gonzalez
Saifur Rahman
Moderator: Shaikh Fattah
Two experts will debate about emerging topics in the PES field
1) Will Renewable energy soon replace fossil fuels?
2) Is Smart grid is actually very smart in real life?
01:15PM - 01:25PM Break      
01:25PM - 02:55PM PES STEP (Student Transition and Elevation Partnership) Bala Bharadwaj
Owais Khalil
Thiago Alencar
Inspire students to keep with PES
membership as Young Professional + YP Track
02:55PM - 03:05PM Break      
03:05PM - 04:05PM Award Ceremony, Official Virtual Photo and Close Ceremony Mazana Armstrong
Felipe Gama Diniz
Thiago Alencar
Sarah Andrade
Bruna Seibel Gehrke
04:05PM End of Congress