The IEEE Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC) is an annual formal dinner event which serves respected professionals to get engaged with engineering and computer science students within their fields. SPAC provides students, academics, and industry professionals, a chance to network and bridge the gap between classrooms and boardrooms, empowering its attendees to build professional connections. Hosted in 1979 for the first time, SPAC has manifested itself as an event where future professionals get exposure to the world of professionalism which complements their vocational education.
Richard Vallée is director of S/W engineer at Cisco Canada. Richard joined Cisco Ottawa in 2000, after working 10 years at Nortel. For the last 20+ years, Richard has been leading teams and organizations innovating and delivering software in Routing and Protocol areas. His team has been leading the industry in defining routing protocol and having a very significant impact on Cisco Service Provider business. Richard has a B.A.Sc from Laval University in Quebec City and a M.A.Sc from University of Ottawa both in Electrical Engineering. In his spare time, Richard enjoys playing hockey, skiing, fishing and spending time with his son.
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JANUARY 23, 2020
5:30 - 6:30PM
6:35 - 6:45PM
6:45 - 7:00PM
7:00 - 7:45PM
7:50 - 8:05PM
8:05 - 8:20PM
8:20 - 10:20PM
215 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7R1
The event will take place on January 23, 2020 from 6 pm to 10:30 pm at Sala San Marco, 215 Preston Street, Ottawa ON K1R 7R1. If you have purchased the bus service along with your ticket, you may refer to the answer beside this for the locations of the bus stops.
Please wear a formal attire (suit and tie, etc.).
Tickets are only sold online, on this website. Click here!
You aren't required to bring anything. You may bring your resume, though you are encouraged to upload it online when purchasing your tickets.
Pickup will happen both at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa approximately one hour before the event. After the event, there will be 2 buses for 2 different routes:
• Bus 1 will have its first drop off point near Tunney’s Pasture station and will have its second drop off point in Carleton University.
• Bus 2 will have its first drop off point in Blaire and will have its second drop off point in the University of Ottawa.
All meat is halal. There will also be vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.
Yes, there will be a coat check service provided to you at the event.
Yes there are! Applications will be sent out closer to the date of the event, so be sure to check our social media regularly for more news.