About the IEEE Smart Cities' Ambassador's Program
Within the scope of the IEEE Smart Cities Marketing Committee, the Ambassadors program was created in 2021 with the aim of increasing IEEE Smart Cities' global presence and fostering discussions about the topic with a much broader audience. The primary goal is to enhance the Ambassadors' skills by organizing events. We received an exceptional response from the Ambassadors during the IEEE Smart Cities Ambassador Week 2022. This year, we are thrilled to launch the IEEE Smart Cities month, which will be celebrated in September. However, the ambassadors have the flexibility to conduct events throughout the year (2023).
This program is an earnest endeavor to form a group of volunteers who are passionate about smart cities and interested in collaborating to disseminate the IEEE Smart Cities community and its initiatives. Moreover, the Ambassadors have the valuable opportunity to enhance their leadership and technical skills, expand their professional network, and receive mentoring from other smart cities leaders. To learn more about the benefits of becoming an Ambassador, please read further.
Teamwork: individual growth implies being part of a team that works together, critically, and always with a spirit of continuous improvement. As an ambassador, you will have the opportunity to work with a motivated and aligned team.
Technical skills: the members of the smart cities’ community are undoubtedly people of recognized experience in the different verticals of smart cities, contributing to the high technical quality of the events. As an ambassador, you will have the opportunity to get feedback from members so that the technical component of your event is enhanced.
Become a leader: a leader is someone who takes a challenge in their hands, manages, and motivates a set of people to make their common goal a reality. As an ambassador, you’ll have the opportunity to work on your leadership skills, managing your team to bring a change-generating event to life.
Networking: supported by a community with a worldwide presence, you will have the opportunity to create an event where you will have the opportunity to reinforce your networking. Additionally, you will interact with other ambassadors and with the Ambassadors program organization team.
Mentoring: if you are a student, you will benefit from an academic mentor who will guide and advise you so that you can have the desired success in your insertion within the IEEE Smart Cities community, creating the necessary leverage for your personal and professional development.
Visibility & Recognition: this program aims to give greater visibility to the Smart Cities community and all its ambassadors. The hierarchical structure presupposes Regional and Section Ambassadors, named among the ambassadors with the best performance.
Criteria for being an Ambassador
The following criteria must be met for applying to being an IEEE Smart Cities Ambassador:
- Be an IEEE member;
- Be a member of one the Smart Cities Community six sponsoring societies;
- Prior involvement with the Smart Cities Community.
- Previous volunteering experience
- Should be dedicated to work for 2-4 Hours a week
The following condition will also be valued:
- Previous experience in organizing events.
Members of the Ambassadors Program will be key players in the worldwide recognition of the SC community, contributing to its continued expansion. Through the events they organize, the Ambassadors encourage the sharing and transfer of knowledge in key SC verticals. Among its main contributions, the following stand out:
- Propose events for the Smart Cities Week, every year, in a topic associated to SC verticals
- Assure the quality of the event through the invitation of high-quality experts only
- Contribute to the worldwide dissemination of the event
- Promote the visibility of the SC community in the Social Media Channels, sharing the latest events
- Be assiduous and punctual at all meetings scheduled in the scope of the program
- Respect and honor the IEEE conduct