Spark: An EDS Professional Development Program
Spark is an educational program offered concurrently with the EDS Summit, created for talented individuals from manufacturers, manufacturers representatives and distributors in the electronic components industry. Participating in Spark benefits everyone: your people, your business, EDS and the electronic components industry.
Aimed at educating and developing our industry’s next generation of professionals, Spark includes:
- An introduction to EDS — how it functions and how to best use it
- Industry experts sharing knowledge of topics, current events and future outlooks in electronic components
- Interactive workshops bringing awareness to the impact of personal brands and individual development
- Opportunities to interact with peers and industry leaders to increase their networks
There is a limit of 2 attendees per company. The maximum number of attendees is 30. We suggest your attendees have less than 5 years in the industry. All Spark attendees receive a special EDS Spark registration rate of $500, which includes sessions, meals and networking. The registration cost includes a confirmed seat for all program sessions, access to program presentations and materials, and invitation to join the Spark alum LinkedIn group. Completion of the introductory Spark program satisfies the prerequisite required to attend the advanced Spark 2.0 program. Completion of the Spark 2.0 program allows access to the application Spark 3.0 program. For more information related to any of the Spark programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spark candidates must submit an application to be considered. To begin the process, have your candidates fill out the application form at the link below:
Spark, at the 2021 EDS Summit, will take place from Monday, May 10 at 2:30 p.m. through Thursday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. The 2021 Spark schedule is currently under development. The complete schedule will be posted soon.
If you are booking travel for Thursday, May 13, please book flights for after 4:00 p.m. to ensure that you can participate in the full Spark schedule.