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Annual Report

Annual Report

2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

1,032

$116,000

INDIVIDUAL DONORS

The Pathways to Industry workshops, which prepare
students to go into the workforce, attracted five-times
the usual number of attendees, as the former daylong series of small, in-person seminars was brought
online and offered as five individual webinars.

Watch our " We Are in This Together " video, a
compilation of videos created by 13 of our Chapters
illustrating what they did academically, socially and
in service to others throughout the pandemic. Read
about other Chapter programming in our Chapter
Spotlight on page 38.

RAISED

during our special giving campaign,
which helped fill budget gaps
caused by COVID-19

IEEE-HKN VIRTUAL EVENTS REACH IN 2020

1,550
TOTAL
REGISTRANTS

937

TOTAL
LIVE ATTENDEES

410

77%

TOTAL ON-DEMAND
ATTENDEES

OVERALL
CONVERSION RATE
(industry average is 50%)

TOTAL NUMBER OF EVENTS: 38
Pathways to Industry: 5

Diversity and Inclusion: 1

2020 IEEE-HKN EXPERIENCE (IEEE-HKN MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE EVENT)

11
DAYS

32

SESSIONS

59

SPEAKERS

508

ATTENDEES

26

HOURS OF CONTENT
(available for viewing on-demand)

21

USA, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Africa,
Singapore, Qatar, Malaysia, Canada,
COUNTRIES
India, Italy, Australia, Taiwan, UK, Spain,
REPRESENTED
Algeria, Thailand, S. Korea, Sri Lanka,
(up from 7 last year) Mexico, Antigua and Barbuda, Panama

147

CHAPTERS
REPRESENTED
(up from 45 last year)

508

REGISTRANTS
(up from 200 last year)

Professional development sessions, such as the Conducting an Effective
Job Search Panel, were part of the HKN Experience

Inspired by the protests for racial equality in the USA,
the IEEE-HKN Student Governors sought to host an
online Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable discussion.
A panel of experts spoke to each other and attendees
about how IEEE-HKN chapter leaders and members
can thoughtfully incorporate best practices to build
a stronger society and be inclusive in their programs
and community outreach.
The society's premier educational and networking
event, the annual Student Leadership Conference,
was reimagined as an 11-day, interactive online
event exclusively for IEEE-HKN members, students
and professionals alike. The 32-session event drew
more than 500 attendees. Some 147 Chapters and
21 countries were represented. Twenty-six hours of
professional development and technical sessions
offered live during the event are available for
viewing on-demand.
From the Experience emerged our new IEEE-HKN
X-Factor series, conversations with our Eminent
Members. Leonard Kleinrock, one of the Fathers of
the Internet, and Robert Metcalfe, spoke about their
game-changing inventions and what they are studying
now. Look for more offerings in 2021, including our
X-Factor conversation with Marty Cooper, Father of the
Cell Phone, now available on-demand.
Our Chapters were just as ambitious in their outreach
and programming efforts. They took advantage of our
Virtual Tutoring Center Initiative and created their own
opportunities to provide more than 45,000 hours of

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critical services to their universities. They hosted online
tutoring and exam prep sessions for students having
difficulty learning virtually. Several chapters wrote
curricula and developed delivery methods to help their
schools transition to online learning environments.

Quarantine orders throughout the world made it
impossible for Chapters to hold in-person meetings,
community outreach and social events. So, they
brought it online. For the first time ever, Chapters from
three different countries held a joint Founders Day
event (see page 39), and members of the Kappa
Psi Chapter at the University of California, San Diego
and the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at the University of
Houston interacted with each other while completing
puzzles from the Microsoft College Puzzle Challenge.

2020 IEEE-HKN Online Graduation Celebration

Of course, none of these achievements could
have been reached if it were not for the dedication
and support of our members, our volunteers, and
our donors.
Your gifts of time, talent and treasure were greatly
needed-and you delivered. The IEEE-HKN Board is so
very thankful to our tens of thousands of members,
our hundreds of volunteers and the 1,032 individual
donors-28 percent more than in 2019-who
supported us this year.
The Board of Governors and staff wish you a healthy,
hopeful 2021 and we look forward to seeing how
we can grow together in 2021 and beyond.

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