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IEEE Sri Lanka Section Student/Young Professionals/ Women in Engineering Congress is the annual hallmark event of the IEEE Sri Lanka Section, which was founded in 2012, with the aim of bringing together inventors, professionals, entrepreneurs and visionaries from across the country under one roof.

This year, IEEE SLSYWC 2018 was hosted by IEEE Sri Lanka Section collaborating with IEEE Student Branch of Sri Lanka Technological Campus from 28th to 30th December 2018. The congress revolved around the theme “Augmenting into Digital Dimension” and envisioned to enlighten delegates to become engineers that are technically, socially and economically responsible for the betterment of the society.

The congress witnessed the presence of around 250+ delegates from all around the island and 15 speakers from all over the world. The event was planned to assist delegates in all career-oriented domains and thus, three parallel tracks were organized namely, Student Track, Women in Engineering Track and Young Professionals Track to cater the needs of all the delegates attending the congress.

The student track was slated to provide budding IEEE members with an insight into evolving with IEEE. Thus, multiple sessions were conducted based on volunteering with IEEE, increasing involvement with the community and international level opportunities.

The Young Professionals parallel track consisted of information on growing as a Young Professional. Furthermore, a LETs Talk series was organized by the Young Professionals, for the whole of delegation, which consisted of three talks covering the spectrum of Finance, Power and Professionalism.

IEEE WIE Track started with IEEE WIE Sri Lanka Annual General Meeting and the rest of the time was dedicated for a panel discussion on “We Ignite Excellence”, which was inspiring for all the participants.

The congress was not only a conglomeration of visionaries but also a unification of diverse cultures of the country. To promote and celebrate the rich cultural diversity, a cultural night was organized where delegates from different Student Branches performed and displayed the special art forms indigenous to Sri Lanka through dance, drama and music.

The three days event concluded on a successful note where each session was a new learning experience, every collaboration inculcated a sense of belonging and it was altogether an illuminating experience for all.

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