Networking at conferences is to interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one's career. Networking leads to new business opportunities and new relationships. It's a paramount to your career and business.

Let's all play BINGO at ELSS for prizes!


Our BINGO game is all about mixing it up and getting to know other IISE members attending ELSS. This is not your grandmother's BINGO game. 

At the start of the ELSS conference each attendee will be given a BINGO card with 25 unique squares. Each square will describe something about at least one other attendee he or she can do or has done. The object is to locate and ask other attendees if what is described in the square applies to them. If it does, then they sign their unique square. But choose wisely and ask several questions because they can only sign one square on your card. They will also have their own BINGO card and can ask you questions. You have two days to find the 25 unique attendees that can fill up your card with signatures. Once your BINGO card is "covered up" make sure the info on the back is filled out and turn your card in to the registration desk. All completed BINGO cards will be eligible for a prize drawing at the ELSS conference closing session. The other prize that everyone will take home is new friendships from the BINGO networking experience. Good luck!

Dutch Treat Dine Around

Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

“Dutch treat” is a term that indicates that each person participating in a group activity pays for themselves, rather than any person paying for anyone else, particularly in a restaurant bill.

Join members of the conference committee, colleagues and attendees for an evening of networking, dinner and exploring downtown Houston. Don’t miss this opportunity to renew old acquaintances, meet and make new friends.

Three select restaurants, within walking distance of the hotel, have been selected for our group. There will be a sign-up list near the conference registration desk.