Message from Chair, IEEE Conferences Committee on Virtual Events

May 12, 2020 by ekurzawa
Filed in: News Tag: Announcements

Dear IEEE Conference Organizers,

The IEEE Conferences Committee recognizes that many conferences in our IEEE conference portfolio are looking for an effective alternative to holding live events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are looking to virtualize as an excellent option to continue to serve their communities; their authors, presenters, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. While IEEE Meetings, Conferences and Events has been working one-on-one with the organizers since the beginning of February, there is a clear need for wider dissemination of their experience and knowledge to a larger community.

In service of this and in order to support our IEEE Conferences Community as they look to translate a planned event to a virtual one, I am pleased to share with you a set of online virtual event resources we have developed. These resources provide overall guidance and provide the organizers with a framework for transitioning their in-person event to the virtual environment.

Also included is an introductory guide, a list of key considerations, and an FAQ section. Topics covered include stakeholder consensus-building, technology considerations, participant engagement, and technical program modification, to name just a few.

Full resources available on IEEE MCE Website at: https://ieeemce.org/introduction-to-ieee-virtual-events/

Kind regards,

Bin Zhao

Chair, IEEE Conferences Committee

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