IEEE Japan SYWL Workshop in Hiroshima (and Online)

Takashi Yoshida, Chair for IEEE Young Professionals AG Tokyo

IEEE Japan SYWL Workshop in Hiroshima (and Online) was held at Hotel Hiroshima Garden Palace and via Zoom meeting on 17th October 2020. This workshop was organized by the committee members from Student Branch, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering and Life Member Affinity Groups of all over Japan. There were 42 participants, almost all of them are IEEE members.

In spite of the COVID-19, more than 20 IEEE members gathered at the onsite venue. It was challenging to hold the onsite event together with the online event. Nevertheless, observations were made on some points that needed to be improved such as the difficulty in conveying the excitement of the on-site side to the online side. Despite the difficult situation in connecting each member, we will revitalize IEEE’s activities by taking advantage of each merit for both online and local activities.