Members around the world are organizing special events in celebration of IEEE Day on 6 October. Now in its sixth year, the day commemorates the anniversary of the 1884 meeting in Philadelphia where members of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, one of IEEE’s predecessor societies, gathered for the first time to share technical ideas.
IEEE members from every region are planning events including technical and networking meetings, panel discussions, and social gatherings. Last year, a total of 523 celebrations took place.
There are also contests for the best photos and videos taken at IEEE Day celebrations. Cash prizes will be awarded to each IEEE organizational unit that submits a winning photo or video. Winning entries will be displayed on the IEEE Day website.
To commemorate the event, IEEE is offering a US $30 discount on dues for new members who join between 4 and 10 October. (The offer does not apply to student or graduate student memberships.) New members can simply enter the promo code IEEEDAY15 at http://www.ieee.org/join to receive the discount.