The primary purpose of the SMC Distinguished Lecturer Program is
to help Society Chapters provide interesting and informative programs
to serve the needs of members of the SMC Society and to enhance
their professional vitality by keeping them informed of new technological
developments and applications. The Distinguished Lecturer Program
should not support speakers for conference/symposium/workshop or
The SMC Society has agreed to a cost sharing plan which may be used
by IEEE chapters, sections, and student groups. IEEE student groups
are especially encouraged to make use of the Program to invite outstanding
speakers. Distinguished lecturers will receive no honorarium.
1. Based on the interests of the members, the SMCS
Chapter Chair selects a topic and lecturer from the list of SMCS
Distinguished Lecturers. As soon as the Chapter Chair is interested
in inviting the distinguished lecturer, he/she should submit a proposal
to the Vice President for Membership for approval. The proposal
should be received by the Vice President for Membership at least
four weeks before the proposed visit and should include the following
- The name of distinguished lecturer and topic of the lecture
- Date and venue
- Expected impact on the chapter
- Estimated attendance
- Amount of desired travel support
- Amount of local support
The travel support is up to $800 USD if the one-way non-stop
travel time is within 6 hours and up to $1,600 USD if it is
more than 6 hours.
2. The Vice President for Membership reviews the
proposal based on the above items, the budget of the Distinguished
Lecturers program, and balance of requests among presenters. It
should be noted that there is no guarantee that funds will be available
to support the request, so it is strongly advised to submit the
proposal as soon as possible.
3. If the proposal is approved, the Chapter Chair should contact
the distinguished lecturer to finalize the arrangements. The lecture
should be open to all members of IEEE. The Chapter Chair should
publicize the event in the chapter newsletter and in SMCS e-Newsletter.
1. Within three months after
the visit, the Chapter Chair should submit a report to be published
in SMCS e-Newsletter to the Vice President for Membership and may
request for reimbursing the distinguished lecturer's travel expenses.
2. The distinguished lecturer emails an IEEE travel reimbursement
form to the Vice President for Membership with a copy to the Treasurer.
3. The distinguished lecturer mails a hardcopy of the signed form
and the travel receipts commensurate with the limits to:
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