Hendrik Deleye, one of our YP's in San Francisco, gives us his feelings about this experience.
Hendrik Deleye: "The first week of November I had the honor of representing Belgium in the Young Professionals program during the General assembly meeting of IEC at San Francisco. There I met fascinating young minds from across the world and from a whole range of industries. Yet we were all interested in the very same thing, standardization. The week involved several panel sessions of IEC board members, previous young professionals and technical committee leaders. The ‘Standard in a day’ workshop introduced the YP’s to the process of developing a standard and working towards consensus during this process. This was followed by the Conformity assessment workshop showing the implementation side of a standard. We closed off the week with presenting the brainstorm results during the General assembly meeting which received high praise and interest. In short the week was packed with information about IEC and the workings of IEC. An occasion I will keep close to heart for all the lessons learned and people that I have met during that week."