IEEE Day Is 4 October

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

2 September 2016

Members around the world are organizing special events to celebrate IEEE Day on 4 October, including technical talks, panel discussions, and humanitarian projects. The day commemorates the anniversary of the 1884 meeting in Philadelphia when members of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, one of IEEE’s predecessor societies, gathered for the first time to share technical ideas. Last year, 657 celebrations took place.

Visit IEEE Day’s website to add your event to a world map and see what other groups are planning.

Contests are held to determine the best photos and videos taken at IEEE Day celebrations. Each IEEE organizational unit that submits a winning photo and/or video wins a cash award. The IEEE Day website will display the winning entries later this year.

To commemorate the celebration, IEEE is offering a US $30 discount on dues for new members who join between 2 and 8 October. (The offer does not apply to student or graduate student memberships.) New members should visit IEEE’s membership page and enter the promo code IEEEDAY16 to receive the discount.

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