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The chapters of the INCOSE Great Lakes Region invite you to participate in the 11th Annual INCOSE Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC11). GLRC11 will feature important topics from critical sectors such as aerospace, agriculture, automotive, biomedical & healthcare, defense, education, energy, government, information, infrastructure, safety & security, space, and transportation.

Building upon last year’s conference, GLRC11 will again feature an INCOSE SE Professional Development Day (SE PDD). The SE PDD will be a virtual extension of the conference, with the featured sessions broadcast from Minnesota to several satellite sites on Friday the 13th of October. New this year will be STEM demonstrations from area youth during the conference banquet reception and a full-day Systems Literacy Workshop on Saturday.

This Year’s Program will Feature:
5 Keynote, Featured, and Invited Speakers
29 Technical Presentations
3 Panel Sessions
5 Tutorials
Full-day Systems Literacy Workshop
An Opportunity to Take the INCOSE CSEP/ASEP Exam (Free for GLRC11 Attendees!)
Region-Wide SE Professional Development Day (9 satellite sites across the USA)
STEM Demonstrations
Sponsors and Exhibitors Showcasing Products and Services
The GLRC11 Keynote speaker will be INCOSE President-Elect Garry Roedler, Fellow and Engineering Outreach Program Manager for Lockheed Martin. Garry has 30+ years of systems engineering experience, and has been a member of INCOSE since 1994.

The GLRC11 Sigma Theta Mu Lecture will be presented by David Long, founder and CEO of Vitech and INCOSE Past President. David has spent 25 years helping organizations increase their systems engineering proficiency while continuing to advance the state of the art in our practice.

Who Should Attend?
You should attend GLRC11 if you fit into any of the following categories:
Practicing Systems Engineers
in any domain (automotive, biomedical & healthcare, defense & aerospace, energy, infrastructure, etc.) or those involved in New Product Development (NPD)
Aspiring Systems Engineers
such as lead software and hardware engineers who want to become systems engineers, and non-engineers who want a more holistic and balanced approach
Systems Engineering Students
including graduate students in Systems Engineering or related fields, undergraduate students wishing to learn a systems approach to mechatronic problems and solutions
People Who Interact with Systems Engineers
including Program and Project Managers, Marketing/Business Development, Regulatory Compliance, Specialty Engineering (Safety, Human Factors, Reliability, Sustainability, etc.)
People Who Have Systems Challenges or Systems Interests
including leaders, private citizens, students, or anyone who faces systemic challenges or opportunities
For questions and comments, please contact the GLRC11 Integrated Operations Chair: Phyllis Larson:
17 Sep. 2017 Early Registration Ends
11 Oct. 2017 GLRC11 Welcome Reception, Wednesday Evening
12-13 Oct. 2017 GLRC11 Keynotes, Presentations, Panel Sessions
12 Oct. 2017 GLRC11 Banquet and STEM Demonstrations Thursday Evening
13 Oct. 2017 GLRC11 SE-PDD Live Virtual Broadcasts to Satellite Sites
14 Oct. 2017 GLRC11 Tutorials and INCOSE CSEP/ASEP Exam
14 Oct 2017 Systems Literacy Workshop
The North Star Chapter of INCOSE, the host chapter for GLRC11, welcomes you to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  The venue for GLRC11 will be the Crowne Plaza AiRE Hotel in Bloomington, MN, near the MSP airport and the Mall of America.

  • Easy access to Minnesota via car (I-94 & I-35), train, bus, or air (MSP airport)
  • Easy access between hotel, MSP airport, and downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul via light rail
  • Free hotel shuttle to and from airport
  • Free parking for hotel guests and conference attendees
  • Discounted room rates available to GLRC11 participants


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Working Groups

INCOSE working groups are a great place to meet individuals who are looking to overcome similar challenges.  These groups often span multiple regions and industries, so we can really look at these topics in a broad, informed way.   In the North Star Chapter, we have several members Chair/working in different groups like the Measurement, SE in Very Small Enterprises (VSE), Handbook as well as others. There are many topics to choose from.  Finding the groups and joining is easy!

To join any working group:

1. Login to your account at INCOSE.ORG

2. Click on the “Profile Home” link at the top of the page.

3. Scroll down to “My committees/Working Groups and click on the link “Browse/Join a Working Group”

4. This will result in a list of Working Groups under the header Committees.  (The terms are interchangeable)

5. Scroll down until you see find a committee that you are interested in.  Click the link and then on the right click on the (view) link.

6. This will result in a roster of current WG members.  

7. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and under “Committee Tasks” click on "Join this Committee"

Working groups are a great way to learn more about a subject, grow your network, and share your knowledge about a subject. 

Get Started TODAY with this link to the Working Groups page!


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