Patrons and Exhibitors - Come Partner with Us!

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The annual IEEE Region 3 Student and Technical conference, SoutheastCon 2025: Industry and Academia in Partnership, will be held at the Charlotte-Concord, NC Embassy Suites and Convention Center from March 28 through 30. This conference attracts 500 – 600 students and 200 – 300 IEEE professionals each year. There is over 40,000 sq. feet of convention space and there will be ample room for all of the planned activities.

The conference activities include:

• A technical conference portion comprised of workshops, tutorial sessions, technical paper sessions, poster sessions, and technical exhibits. The topics include the broad discipline of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

• A student conference portion, which attracts the brightest ECE students and university faculty from across the Southeast USA. Specific activities include:

  • Robotic hardware and software competitions.
  • Professional development workshops on Friday and Saturday. Several companies and practicing engineers will talk about various technologies, business practices, and experiences as a young engineer.
  • A student career and graduate program fair solely for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Region 3 executive meetings.

There are many opportunities for companies, organizations, and universities to participate, including:

  • Conducting one-hour or two-hour workshops on products and product lines.
  • Conducting a one-hour or two-hour workshop on a professional development skill.
  • Participating in the student job and graduate program fair/expo (Friday and Saturday).
  • Hosting a lunch or dinner.

Charlotte is the largest city between Atlanta and Washington, DC. It is the 15th largest in the US and one of the fastest growing. The Charlotte metropolitan area is home to the headquarters of Duke Energy, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Lowe’s Hardware, many NASCAR teams, and many other businesses.

For more detail, contact: Jim Conrad, Technical Program Chair, at 704-687-8597 or jmconrad@uncc.edu.

Patron Opportunities

Platinum – $30,000 (only one available)• Program cover or logoed meal
• Opportunity for keynote speaker
• 10 full conference registrations
• 10 technical program registrations (with lunches covered during the expo)
• Two exhibit booths
• Organization listed on conference banner and program
• Speak in one to three 1-hour or 2-hour tutorial slots
Gold – $10,000• 5 full conference registrations
• 5 technical program registrations (with lunches covered during the expo)
• Exhibit booth
• Organization listed on Conference banner and program
• Speak in one 1-hour or 2-hour tutorial slots
Silver – $5,000• 2 full conference registrations
• 2 technical program registrations (with lunches covered during the expo)
• Exhibit booth
• Organization listed on Conference banner and program
• Speak in one 1-hour tutorial slot
Bronze – $2,500• 1 full conference registration
• 1 technical program registrations (with lunches covered during the expo)
• Exhibit booth
• Organization listed in Conference program
Premium Exhibitor – $1,250• 1 full conference registration, with two additional lunches covered during the two expo days
• Exhibit booth
• Organization listed in Conference program
Corporate Exhibitor -$750• Exhibit booth
• 2 lunches covered during the two expo days
• Company listed in Conference program
Graduate School Exhibitor – $500• Exhibit booth
• 1 lunch covered during the two expo days
• University listed in Conference program