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Technical Sections

Technical Section represents a grouping of global members who share an interest in a specific technical topic. These communities of SPE members share ideas, promote competence, and develop projects related to their technical interest. Technical Sections tend to be more task-oriented than discussion-oriented. They meet virtually for the most part, but are encouraged to hold a face-to-face meeting at least once a year.


Current Technical Sections

Establishing a Technical Section

Any group of SPE members can propose the establishment of a Technical Section for endorsement by the SPE Technical Directors. A proposal should include the following:

  • An outline of the purpose and objectives of the group – a “mission statement”
  • The names of committed leadership for the Technical Section and a list of proposed members
  • Proposed governance model outlining leadership positions, processes for selection of leadership, criteria for membership, etc.

Criteria for endorsement by the SPE Technical Directors

  • The mission of the Technical Section supports and furthers the SPE mission
  • The purposes of the group cannot be met by an already existing SPE group
  • Leaders and champions have been identified
  • Sufficient membership is proposed for the group to operate effectively
  • The governance structure is reasonable and functional
  • The membership spans section boundaries

For more information on starting a Technical Section, contact technicalsections@spe.org