IEEE Region 1 is the geographic area defined by all of Northeastern USA plus New York and New Jersey.
You can find the Region 1 web page at http://sites.ieee.org/r1/.
Region 1 is sub-divided into four Areas: Central Area, Western Area, Northeastern Area and Southern Area. The Connecticut Section is one of six Sections in the Southern Area of Region 1.
The Region 1 Winter Meeting was held in downtown Hartford from March 9 to March 11, 2012. Presentations from that meeting are available online at this link.