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St. Patrick’s Day with IEEE EMC Society

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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The IEEE EMC Society and Product Safety Engineering Society Chicago chapters welcome the return of Elite’s annual St Patrick’s Day social and technical meeting where members, guests, and interested attendees come together for a festive evening of conversation and professional networking. We will have St. Patrick’s Day-themed food, refreshments, learning, and more, so come and connect with your local technical community colleagues.

This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome to attend – registration is required.

Compliance 101 – Common Product Safety and Certification Construction and Testing Requirements for any Product

By John Allen, Founder and President, Product Safety Consulting

  • We will explain common requirements by walking you through a fictitious product from the plug, down the cord and inside the product.
  • We will talk about and explain the rationale behind the construction requirements.
  • We will explain the methods and rationale for the various tests that are carried out on any product that gets submitted for Certification.
  • We will explain Critical Components, how to find them and how to manage them in your designs.
  • We will show you UL’s databases, a reference tool every designer should have in their bag of tricks.
  • We will show you best practices and how to make Certifications a successful project first time through the process.

John Allen is the Founder and President of Product Safety Consulting in Bensenville, IL. The company is in its 35th year. Over the last 37 years John has obtained worldwide Certifications on a diverse list of product categories including lighting, consumer electronics, small and large electrics, medical, industrial controls, machinery, gas appliances, Robotics, ITE, New and Innovative and many more. He is truly a Jack of All, Master of Many product categories. John also has been doing Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessments for over 15 years and serves as a senior advisor on product safety to a number of global companies. John is deeply involved in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) since the beginning of his career in 1985. He is Past Chair of the PSES Chicago Chapter, past Chair for the PSES’s flagship Symposium ISPCE 2015, has held various positions on the Board of Governors including a term as President (2017-2019) and President again for 2024-2025. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Compliance 101 Technical Committee. The Mission of the IEEE’s PSES is to transfer knowledge to Designers and Compliance Engineers and make it easy to understand. John often speaks on Certifications to various Trade Associations and Chamber of Commerce and various IEEE Conferences.


6:00 – 7:00pm  Social Hour (includes St. Patrick’s Day food and drinks)
7:00 – 7:30pm  Chapter Announcements
7:30 – 8:15pm  Technical Presentation


March 21
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Elite Electronic Engineering, Inc.
1516 Centre Circle
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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