Generally speaking, engineers hate trivial small talk. But they do like to discuss issues of importance with other engineers who understand them. We promote discussions and conversations about things that are important to techies. (Including Star Trek and other science fiction programs, books, conferences.)
I loved technology but hated my boss. So I founded the Lewis Institute. Now 40 years later, I've founded NSPIR to create a place for engineers to join other engineers to collaborate and discuss careers, problem solving, ideas, the profession--in short, things of interest to engineers.
I want to do everything in my ability to help engineers get the most from their profession. I lived and breathed electonics from age 16 to age 40, then left to teach project management (to a lot of engineers). Now I'm devoting my full time to helping engineers be successful and satisfied with their jobs.
Membership includes a paid enrollment to our online course, Stimulating Creativity and Innovation. This pays for your membership alone!