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The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is hosting the 2022 IISE Western Regional Conference February 25 – 27, 2022.

What is the IISE Regional Conference?

This conference is a unique opportunity for students and professionals in the field of Industrial Engineering to network, explore industry trends, and compete for a chance to present their work at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2022 in Seattle, Washington.

The conference will be held on the main campus and includes the technical paper competition, keynote speakers, expert panels, plant tours, and other activities.

UC Berkeley, the flagship campus of the University of California system, overlooks the San Francisco Bay area and is an internationally renowned public research and teaching university. Berkeley is home to some of the world’s greatest minds leading more than 130 academic departments, 80 interdisciplinary research units, and addressing the world’s most pertinent challenges while sitting in the East Bay region with easy access to both San Francisco and Silicon Valley as well as acclaimed restaurants, arts, culture, and shops.

Check out our Map and Resource Guide for more information on accommodations and housing options!

Mark your calendar now and start planning your visit to Berkeley in 2022! Click here to see the UC Berkeley Campus.


*Masks will be required for all indoor events and increased sanitation and safety protocols will be put into place to ensure the comfort and safety of all attendees. We'll be adhering to all COVID protocols and safety measures in place at the time the conference is held.

How to Register

  • Early Bird Registration Fee $80.00 through January 24, 2022
  • Late Registration Fee $90.00 begins January 25, 2022
  • Fee includes access to all 3 days of the conference, free gifts and company swag, dinner Friday and Saturday, and breakfast Saturday and Sunday 
  • Register Here

Conference Agenda

Complete conference agenda coming soon.


To become a sponsor, please see our sponsorship package.

Interested in supporting our conference? Check out our Crowdfund Page!

Technical Paper Competition

2022 IISE Western Regional Conference Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition

The purpose of the competition is to encourage undergraduate students to write and present outstanding technical papers. Every principal author must make an oral presentation at their respective University Region Conference. The first place winner will represent the region competing in the Undergraduate Technical Paper Competition Global Finals at the 2022 IISE Annual Conference & Expo in Seattle, Washington


Judging Criteria

  • Depth, significance and originality of subject matter
  • Excellence of written presentation
  • Excellence of oral presentation


The judging is based on 75 percent the written paper and 25 percent oral presentation.



  • Students must be an undergraduate student when the nominated paper is
  • Each student chapter, including the host institution, can submit up to two papers for the competition
  • Paper can be projects done for a company as part of a course, internship, or other. They may be undergraduate research projects done at the home institution.
  • Multi-authored papers are permitted, provided the names of all authors are on the paper
  • A faculty member may serve as an advisor on a project, but the work should primarily be done by the students
  • A faculty member cannot be a co-author of the paper
  • The faculty advisor, or department head, of the participating school must certify that the paper is an undergraduate work and that the student is a member of IISE. This should be stated on the first page of his or her letter to the president of the host chapter.
  • Send the entry form and the submission to with “IISE WRC Submission” in the subject line.
  • Prizes are $300, $150, and $50 for the First, Second, and Third place winners


See for more information on rules and formatting


Deadline for Submissions: February 11, 2022

Contact Us

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For any questions, please reach out to Co-Coordinators Sam Tito and Ally Novales at