Spark 2.0 Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Spark 2.0?
- Who Supports Spark 2.0?
- What Is the ECIA Executive Conference?
- Will Attendees Have Access to the Conference Itself?
- How Should Attendees Dress?
- What Is the Time Commitment?
- What is the Application Process?
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.Top
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.Top
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.Top
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.Top
How Should Attendees Dress?
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.Top
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.Top
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.Top
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.