St. John's electrical engineering conference celebrates 25 years

Dec 15th, 2016

By Jackey Locke

Stan Marshall updates delegates on the Muskrat Falls project.
St. John's electrical engineering conference celebrates 25 years

The 2016 Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC 2016) took place on Nov. 10 at the Holiday Inn. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the conference.

This year’s conference brought together a diverse, technical program and explored a wide range of technologies, including process control, automation, electrical distribution, computer networks and consumer devices.

“The conference is designed to provide students with an opportunity to present and build linkages with private sector companies,” said William O’Keefe, conference chair. “Over 50 presentations and eight posters were delivered during the one day conference.”

The theme for this year’s conference was innovation and entrepreneurship. Keynote speakers included Emad Raskalla, founder and CEO of Bluedrop Performance Learning, who spoke about the skills and focus areas required to convert a good idea into a profitable and growing business.

To celebrate the milestone year, the awards luncheon was replaced with a gala dinner. The speaker for the gala was Stan Marshall, president and CEO, Nalcor Energy, who provided an engaging and illuminating talk on the fiscal issues surrounding the development of the Muskrat Falls project.

NECEC was organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The conference brings presenters from industry and academia together to highlight the impressive work that is being done in Newfoundland and Labrador in the areas of electrical and computer engineering.

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