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of events


IEEE Women in Engineering
International Leadership
Summit, Toronto

Celebrate IEEE Day on 2 October
M E M B E R S A R O U N D the world

are organizing events to mark IEEE
Day on 2 October. The day commemorates the anniversary of the meeting in Philadelphia in 1884 when
members of the American Institute
of Electrical Engineers, one of IEEE's
predecessor societies, gathered for
the first time to share technical ideas.
Nearly 1,000 celebrations took
place on last year's IEEE Day under

the theme of leveraging technology
for a better tomorrow. Included were
technical talks, humanitarian projects,
and field trips. Visit the IEEE Day
website ( to
add your event to the world map and
to see what other groups are planning.
Contests will be held for the best
photos and videos taken at IEEE Day
celebrations. To learn more about contest rules and prizes, visit the website.

As part of the celebration, IEEE
is offering a US $30 discount on
dues for new members who join
between 30 September and 6
October. (The offer does not apply
to student or graduate student
memberships.) New members
should visit
membership/join and enter the
promo code IEEEDAY18.
-Amanda Davis

IEEE Launches Meetup App
H AV E Y O U E V E R B E E N out of town for an IEEE meeting,
conference, or event and wanted an easy way to meet up with
someone you know from IEEE? Now there's an app that can
help you find colleagues near you and create an IEEE meetup
event, any place at any time. The app-IEEE-is available for
free from Apple iTunes and Google Play.
Users can locate and communicate with other members and
schedule, manage, and join informal ad-hoc meetings. Members
also can use the app to update their IEEE profile and preferences.
Aside from helping users network with other IEEE members,
the new app also has a news feed with the latest articles from The
Institute, IEEE Spectrum, and other IEEE sources.
The app was proposed by a group of IEEE staff and Young
Professionals members led by the organization's chief information officer, Senior Member Cherif Amirat. It was developed
by the IEEE Mobile Center of Excellence, which is creating
apps for IEEE groups. The center is part of the organization's IT
department, in Piscataway, N.J.

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IEEE Infrastructure
Conference, San Francisco

World Maker Faire,
New York City


Last day that marked
annual election ballots can
be accepted by IEEE

IEEEXtreme online
programming competition

IEEE Region 8 committee
meeting, Belgrade, Serbia

IEEE Students and Young
Professionals Meeting,
Elblag, Poland


IEEE International Conference
on Intelligent Transportation
Systems, Maui, Hawaii

IEEE Meeting Series,
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

IEEE Conference on Network
Function Virtualization
and Software Defined
Networks, Verona, Italy



This picture from the
IEEE student branch
at the Universidad
Industrial de Santander,
in Colombia, received
first prize in the 2017
IEEE Day photo contest.

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