Celebrate IEEE Day on 3 October

Hundreds of celebrations will mark the founding of one of IEEE’s predecessor societies

19 September 2017

Members around the world are organizing events to mark IEEE Day, on 3 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.

More than 500 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 1 and 17 October. (The offer does not apply to student or graduate student memberships.) New members should visit IEEE’s membership page enter the promo code IEEEDAY17.

IEEE membership offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities for those who share a common interest in technology. If you are not already a member, consider joining IEEE and becoming part of a worldwide network of more than 400,000 students and professionals.

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