Monday, November 11, 2019
IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego
General Meeting and 2020 Officer Nominations
The IEEE Consultants' Network of San Diego has been an advocate for
the independent technical technical workers for more that 25 years. The
network has been serving members throughout years of high and low
Typically business cycles dictate how many people are interested in
technical consulting. It is no secret that at the current levels of
employment, the number of independent consultants in San Diego has
decreased in the past number of years. These trends are mirrored in the
active members of the Consultant’s Network. And this trend is not
specific to San Diego, and occurs throughout our sister networks in
The network strives to produce events throughout the year that
are relevant to our members. San Diego’s IEEE Consultant’s Network has
always been very active. In the past 10 years we typically did 14 events
per calendar year. This year due to some scheduling conflicts we still
did 12 events.
2020 will be a year of challenges for the network. We need new and
innovative ideas to keep the interest of the members and to grow the
network. We believe that the need for technical consultants will never
disappear and the network can offer resources for those how want to
build consulting companies in San Diego.
Our November 2019 meeting will be solely dedicated to discussing the
future of the network. As an all volunteer organization 2019 proved to
be a challenge for the current leadership. We believe that the situation
will become more pronounced in 2020. We also believe that the best
remedy for the network is to allow new leadership to keep the
Consultant’s Network serving our community. Therefore, current
leadership will be transitioning out at the end of 2019. We need two or
three people who can pick up the reigns and take the network forward.
IEEE San Diego Section will be offering support to the new leadership
team and will offer leadership training at the beginning of 2020. We
also already have some event planning underway for 2020, so a lot of the
effort of keeping the network functioning is not a major undertaking.
However each member of the leadership team will have the opportunity to
build the organization and their contributions will make a difference
both for IEEE and the Network membership.
Please come to the meeting on the 11th with your ideas and ideas
of how you can help and what you can offer to build the network as it
moves into the next decade.