Technical Sections

These communities of SPE members join together to 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

Forming a Technical Section

Any group of SPE members can propose formation of a Technical Section to the SPE Board of 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 approval by the Board

  • 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