Nominate a Young Member to attend ELA


Attention SAME RVP and Post Presidents!

For the second year, SAME is providing the opportunity for eight Young Members (aged 39 and under) to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) Conference taking place November 11-13, 2013, in Reston, Va.

What is ELA?
ELA is a three-day, multi-disciplinary leadership training conference for select professionals in the engineering, research and science industry, promoting the development of great leaders to guide our professions in addressing the needs of people in the 21st century. Registration fees and three nights in the conference hotel will be covered for SAME Young Members who are accepted into the program and sponsored by the SAME Academy of Fellows; other travel expenses will need to be covered by the attendee’s command or firm, or by their local Post. Click here to view the conference brochure.

Nomination Process
Each SAME Post may nominate one Young Member for consideration. Post nominations will be reviewed by the respective RVP who will, in turn, select one nominee from his/her region. The RVP nominees will then be reviewed by a panel of Fellows, from which eight finalists will be selected to attend the ELA Conference.

For more details, please go to The nomination form is online at The deadline for nominations to be completed online is July 15, 2013. Please contact Heather Wishart-Smith, Academy of Fellows Vice Chair for Mentoring, at, if you need assistance or clarification on the program. Contact Kashae Williams, Post Operations Specialist, at if you need assistance with the stipend application process.

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