Annual Conference

IISE Annual Conference 2017


IISE Annual Conference 2017

Each year our chapter travels to attend the IISE Annual Conference & Expo. Previous conferences have been held in Montreal, Canada (2014), Nashville, TN (2015), and Anaheim, CA (2016). This year we are excited to travel to Pittsburgh, PA!

Conference Applications


Oregon State IISE is now accepting applications to attend the IISE Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on May 20 – 23, 2017. The club will pay all travel and lodging costs for 10-14 students who best justify why they should attend the conference through an application. All attendees are responsible for paying their own conference registration fee of $199 before April 9th or $229 after April 9th (volunteering will save $100 on registration, normally $299 or $329). All attendees are also responsible for their own food and other activities they participate in during the trip.

Please click here to review the Annual Conference Application Guidelines

The application deadline is: Sunday March 5th, 2017 at 11:59pm

Schedule Highlights


The Annual Conference trip for our club will begin on Wed. May 17th, 2017 and end on Wed. May 24th, 2017. Review some of the trip highlights below:

*Note: Several industry tours are offered at the conference but include additional fees. Click here to view the available tours on the IISE website.

Wednesday 5/17

  • Depart Portland, OR (approx. 9am) and fly to Pittsburgh, PA (arrive approx. 7pm)

Thursday 5/18

  • Free time (all day)

Friday 5/19

  • Free time (morning and afternoon)
  • Volunteering (conference prep – evening)

Saturday 5/20

  • Volunteer Leadership Training (VoLT) – Student professional development, networking, and breakout sessions (morning and afternoon)
  • Networking Reception (evening)

Sunday 5/21

  • First Keynote Presentation – Sev McMurtry, Senior VP Operations Planning and Engineering at FedEx Ground (morning)
  • Educational Sessions (morning and afternoon)
  • Student Networking Reception (evening)
  • Welcome Reception (evening)

Monday 5/22

  • Second Keynote Presentation – Speaker TBA (morning)
  • Educational Sessions (morning and afternoon)
  • Volunteering (conference help – morning and afternoon)

Tuesday 5/23

  • Third Keynote Presentation – Francis J. Kramer, Chairman of the board at II-VI Inc. (morning)
  • Student Track Workshops (morning and afternoon)

Wednesday 5/24

  • Depart Pittsburgh, PA (approx. 10 am) and fly to Portland, OR (arrive approx. 3 pm)