Eric Bartsch – Keynote speaker for the University of Illinois Annual SWE Professional and Alumni Brunch – Dec 1st

Eric Bartsch at Chanute Consulting Group will be delivering the keynote presentation at the upcoming Society of Women Engineers Professional and Alumni Brunch on December 1st. The theme of the brunch is: “A Lifetime of Innovation” and the topic of Eric’s presentation is: “Innovation Leadership Principles – Why They Matter in a Career in Engineering”

November 18, 2012

Dear Professionals, Alumni, and Faculty,

On behalf of the SWE UIUC Professional Liaison Committee, I would like to invite you to attend the Annual SWE Professional and Alumni Brunch on December 1, 2012 from 11 am – 1 pm at the Illini Union, Room 314 (1401 W Green St Urbana, IL 61801).  This event is geared towards providing alumni and professionals with a platform to meet or reconnect with current students and to share their advice and knowledge.

The event will begin with a brunch reception which is free of charge to all professionals, followed by the keynote speaker, Eric Bartsch (‘95 MS Mechanical Engineering UIUC) short company co-sponsorship presentations, and recognition of professionals and alumni at the brunch. The focus of the conversation will be about innovation based on the brunch theme “A Lifetime of Innovation.”  Eric is both an innovator and a leader of innovation teams with a long track record of developing successful new products within mutiple industries. He is currently the Founder and President of Chanute Consulting LLC.  He will give his presentation “Innovation Leadership Principles – Why They Matter in a Career in Engineering,” where he will share what he’s learned about innovation in the marketplace in an interactive and thought-provoking discussion.

This brunch is a unique opportunity for you to discuss your experiences as a professional and the challenges that you have faced in your career. You will be seated at a table where you will be able to speak individually with students, all in a more personalized environment.  Our students benefit greatly from your experiences and value the opportunity to network with you. As a professional, your presence at the event is particularly meaningful and would be much appreciated.

If you have co-workers, friends or family who are alumni or engineering professionals within driving distance of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, please extend this invitation to them.  If you are able to attend this event on December 1, please RSVP by November 21st at the following link:

Please let me know if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you!


Kelly Samara, SWE UIUC Alumni Brunch Coordinator,
Molly Imgruet, SWE UIUC Alumni Brunch Coordinator,
Amelia Johnson, SWE UIUC Professional Liaison,