BCS-The Chartered Institute for IT, is an international organization with more than 70,000 members worldwide, 40 branches in the UK, 16 international sections, and over 45 specialist groups including a young professionals group and BCS women. The USA Section is among the 16 international sections. The BCS, USA Section, has a Southeast Regional Group (SERG) which is comprised of members from GA, FL, AL, TN, AR, NC and SC. SERG hosts a number of networking and informational events each year which offer the opportunity for those in industry and academia to share stimulating discussions on a wide range of information, communications and technology topics and cutting edge issues.