May 11–27, 2020

Mirage ◦ Chicago

Spark 2.0 Fre­quent­ly Asked Questions

What is Spark 2.0?

Only open to grad­u­ates of the Spark 1.0 pro­gram, Spark 2.0 offers an inten­sive sched­ule of advanced sem­i­nars and pre­sen­ta­tions, live­ly round tables with indus­try movers and shak­ers, and career-devel­op­ment ses­sions lead by accom­plished coaches.

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Who Supports Spark 2.0?

The Elec­tron­ics Com­po­nents Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion (ECIA) and the Elec­tron­ics Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Asso­ci­a­tion (ERA) sup­port Spark 2.0 joint­ly. Both orga­ni­za­tions also sup­port the EDS Lead­er­ship Sum­mit in Las Vegas.

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What Is the ECIA Executive Conference?

For the last 30 years, the annu­al ECIA Exec­u­tive Con­fer­ence has been the must-attend event for senior man­age­ment teams of the elec­tron­ics indus­try’s lead­ing com­pa­nies – across the entire sup­ply chain – to gath­er to under­stand and address cross-enter­prise challenges. 

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Will Attendees Have Access to the Conference Itself?

Yes. One of the unique advan­tages of Spark 2.0 is being able to par­tic­i­pate in a high-lev­el event oth­er­wise lim­it­ed to senior indus­try exec­u­tives. Your peo­ple will attend select­ed ses­sions and meet and learn from senior exec­u­tives and thought lead­ers from across the entire sup­ply chain: dis­tri­b­u­tion, man­u­fac­tur­ing and sales representation. 

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How Should Attendees Dress?

Busi­ness casual.

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What Is the Time Commitment?

This pro­gram (1/​2‑day Sun­day, full-day Mon­day, 1/​2‑day Tues­day) is inten­sive, with a full sched­ule of sem­i­nars, dis­cus­sions, din­ners and ECIA events. Atten­dees are expect­ed to ful­ly participate.

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What is the Application Process?

Invi­ta­tion to Spark 2.0 is extend­ed only to alum­ni of the EDS Spark 1.0 pro­gram. With only 20 seats avail­able, we advise you to apply ear­ly, either by nom­i­nat­ing your­self (with approval from your man­ag­er) or by hav­ing your man­ag­er nom­i­nate you. Space will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Appli­ca­tions must be received by August 5. Apply Now.

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Accommodations

A lim­it­ed num­ber of dis­count­ed rooms and suites are avail­able at the Loew’s Chica­go O’Hare Hotel. Reser­va­tions avail­able now. Book your room it sells out.

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Costs

Spark 2.0 reg­is­tra­tion:$595. Admis­sion to Con­fer­ence events is includ­ed.
Room rates:$224 for sin­gle room (before tax­es.)
Meals: All group meals and refresh­ment breaks are includ­ed with registration.

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