Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Member Organizations     Officers     Engineers Week Banquet     Hall of Fame     Meetings     Discover “E”     News
Main     Education Outreach     Tech Events     Join SVEC     Sponsor SVEC     Join Our Mailing List     Mission
Contact Us     Journal     History     SVEC brochere (page 1)     SVEC brochere (page 2)

Thanks to our 2014 Banquet Sponsors

Lockheed Martin logo
Space Systems Loral logo
Hewlett Packard Labs logo
IEEE Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society logo
IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section logo
Richard Elkus Ozen Engineering logo
IEEE Nanotechnology Society logo
IEEE Computer Society logo

Engineers Week Banquet

2014 Engineers Week Banquet
February 18 (Tuesday), 2014
Download 2014 SVEC Engineers Week Banquet flyer in PDF

Doubletree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
at Hwy 101 and Airport Blvd/Brokaw
GPS location: 37.3720N, 121.9235W
Map to Doubletree Hotel and a closeup map (click links)

Register: No walk-ins please.

Meal selection are
   Pistachio Seared Salmon, with shrimp potato hash
   Peppered Flat Iron Steak, with goat cheese flavored duchess potatoes, cherry shallot jam
   Orecchiette Pasta, with artichokes, mushrooms, lemon sauce

Special meal arrangements can be provided.

Dinner includes baby romaine salad, apple and almond tartlet maple mousse dessert, coffee, and international teas plus the entree of your choice.

$85 registration, $90 after February 4, 2014.

Tables of 10, member organizations $775 before Feb 4, 2014, $825 after Feb 4, 2014
Tables of 10, non-member organizations $850 before Feb 4, 2014, $900 after Feb 4, 2014

Parking Validation

We arranged with hotel for attendees pay only $5 parking per car. Validate your ticket near SVEC registration table, then pay $5 by cash or credit card. Pay station is near exit door. Attendees can validate tickets any time during evening (though scan ticket about 15 minutes after entering parking lot).
Photo of parking validation scanner and photo of pay station on ground floor (click links)

Keynote Speaker

Paul Wesling

Mr. Paul Wesling, IEEE Life Fellow
IEEE SF Bay Area Council Communications Director

    Speech Abstract:
    The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened Here
    Why did Silicon Valley come into being? The story goes back to local Hams (amateur radio operators) trying to break RCA’s tube patents, the sinking of the Titanic, Naval ship communications requirements, Fred Terman and Stanford University, local invention of high-power tubes (gammatron, klystron), WW II and radar, William Shockley’s mother living in Palo Alto, Hetch Hetchy water, and the SF Bay Area infrastructure that developed. These factors pretty much determined that the semiconductor and IC industries would be located in the Santa Clara Valley and that new technologies (biotech, software, mobile electronics, the Internet) would continue to call our Valley their home.

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

Chandrakant D. Patel, Senior Fellow at HP and Chief Engineer at HP Labs
James D. Plummer, Ph.D., Dean, School of Engineering, Stanford University
Steve Poizner, Founder of EmpoweredU, co-founder of California Charter Schools Association

Download 2014 SVEC Engineers Week Banquet flyer in PDF

Sponsorship Information:

Platinum Sponsor ($15,000) includes three student scholarships and special project support
Gold Sponsor ($10,000) includes two student scholarships
Silver Sponsor ($5,000) includes one student scholarship
Bronze Sponsor ($2,500) includes special project support (Discover E and others)
Blue Ribbon Sponsor ($1,000)

Click here for more details on sponsorships

For further sponsorship, call Elise Engelhardt 408-360-0669, e-mail:

Engineers Week Tribute from ISS:

Robert Tarn of Engineers’ Council reports US crew of the International Space Station posted EWeek Tribute online (WMV file) and Eweek message (MS Word doc).

Engineers’ Council will hold their Honors & Awards Banquet on Saturday February 22, 2014 at Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA [Los Angeles]. See