IEEE is inviting its more than 430,000 members to celebrate the fifth annual IEEE Day on 7 October—but not all in one place. The day will commemorate 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.
Members around the world are planning local events to celebrate the day, surrounding the theme “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow.” Events include technical and networking meetings, workshops, and social events. Last year, more than 400 celebrations took place.
Want to host an event of your own? You’ll find some ideas by visiting IEEE Day's website. There, you’ll also be able to add your event and its location to a world map and download the official IEEE Day logo and T-shirt design.
There is also a contest for the best photos taken of celebrants at the events. Cash prizes will be awarded to the IEEE organizational units that submit winning photos, which will be displayed on the IEEE Day website [see last year’s winning photo, above]. You can also post messages about your celebration and see what others are planning to do on the Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages listed on the website.