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About IEEE Jamaica Section

The Jamaica Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a member of IEEE Region 3, which encompasses the southeastern United States and includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, areas of Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Jamaica. The Jamaica Section is also an association of local IEEE members (engineers and technologists) who network with colleagues, develop activities for professional development of members, and voluntarily share their expertise through meetings, technical presentations and conferences. All IEEE members in Jamaica and the public are invited to attend and participate in Section meetings, usually held the third Wednesday of each month, a tradition for 39 years.

There are over two hundred members in the Jamaica Section. There are a variety of offices/positions in the Section which members fill to offer voluntary service. At the highest level are members who serve as Section Chair. Members who served in this capacity were: Al Hall, Herbert Sharpe, Hugh Cross, Hopeton Heron, Andrew Jackson, Dennis Hartley, Basil Davidson, Andrea Small, Bryan Aikman, Stephen Legister, Halden Morris, Devon Gayle, Wilfred Roberts, Daniel Tulloch-Reid and Dave Muir. Members who served as Region 3, Area 9 Chair were: Hopeton Heron, Andrew Jackson, Dennis Hartley, Halden Morris, Devon Gayle, Life Senior Member Wilfred A. Roberts and Daniel Tulloch-Reid.
Senior IEEE members of the Jamaica Section are: D.G. Campbell, D.A Hartley, D.A Simm, H.A. Morris, W. A. Roberts, D. Gayle, B. Davidson and H. Brand (deceased)

The Jamaica Section has over the years successfully staged technology seminars, video-conferences and technical presentations at clubs, schools, public fora and annual luncheons. The Section also successfully hosted regional and international conferences. The JamCon94 (local) conference in July 1994 in Kingston, at the Jamaica Conference Centre was followed by JamCon95 (regional) conference in August 1995 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, at the Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort. The JamCon2000 (international) conference was held at the same venue in August 2000.

The Jamaica Section was the major host for IEEE SoutheastCon 2003 held at the Renaissance Jamaica Grande Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, April 4-6, 2003. SoutheastCon is the annual IEEE Region 3 technical, professional, and student conference. It brings together electrical, computer, and communications engineering professionals and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials and exhibits. The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) was host and sponsor of the student programme of the conference.

The student programme was organized in five sections; the hardware, software, website, paper and T-shirt competitions. All competitions were designed by students of UTech. One hundred and ninety six (196) students and twenty (20) student branch counsellors from thirty two (32) universities in the southeastern USA registered for and attended the conference. The SoutheastCon 2003 student conference was a resounding success.

The Jamaica Section website was launched by Milverton Moore (Webmaster 1998 – 2015) on Thursday, 25th March, 1999 at the Internet Services Division of Cable & Wireless, Jamaica Ltd (now Flow) in Kingston. The website was created using HTML templates provided by IEEE Entity Web Hosting. Original content was provided by Dennis Hartley and Wilfred A. Roberts.


The IEEE Jamaica Section acknowledges the support of several companies and institutions. These include: Flow (Cable and Wireless, Jamaica), The National Water Commission, The Jamaica Public Service Company, Alcan Jamaica, Saint Andrew Investments, National Commercial Bank, Carib Cement Company, Digicel Jamaica, Air Jamaica, the University of Technology, Jamaica and the University of the West Indies (Mona).