How to Begin

Welcome to the IEEE Conferences Community! Your work as a conference organizer is invaluable to shaping IEEE’s over 1900 conferences annually. IEEE Conferences play a vital role in building communities, fostering collaboration, encouraging professional growth, and shaping our technical future.

We know organizing a conference can be overwhelming. IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) is here to help you every step of the way. 

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How to Use the Resources on This Site

Many of the visitors to this page are in different stages of engagement with IEEE conferences. Whatever perspective you are coming from, we hope to help you navigate the way forward to planning a successful conference. The resources on this website are modular and can be adapted to meet the unique needs of your conference.

The steps and sequence to organizing an IEEE conference depend on factors such as the type, size, and sponsorship of your conference; whether it is a new or annual event; and where you as an organizer fit in. Many of our society and geographic unit sponsors have custom requirements as well. If you’re ever wondering what specific requirements apply to your event you can always visit the homepage for your sponsoring Organizational Unit (OU) to learn more about their guidelines.

Check out the following video for an overview of how to navigate the website:

Tell Us a Little About Yourself

To help us direct you to the appropriate resources, please let us know more about your conference role.

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Convening the Global Engineering Community

Listen to IEEE Executive Director and COO, Steve Welby’s IEEE Convene 2019 keynote on convening the global engineering community:

Steve Welby presenting at IEEE Convene

Why Conferences Matter

See colleagues explain why conferences are an important part of what makes IEEE a critical component of the technology landscape.

The Power of Convening

Watch the following IEEE.tv video to hear IEEE member and conference organizer Nita Patel, discuss IEEE’s ability to bring people together in powerful ways. Nita shares how IEEE has helped her form personal and professional bonds with her technical community to serve a greater purpose. She also discusses how IEEE gatherings inspire “magical moments” that shape careers and advance our future. Learn what connections are possible at IEEE events…

IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence

Find learning opportunities for conference organizers of all experience levels, locations, organizational units, and roles in the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE).

We Are Here to Help

If you have questions about how to begin, please contact the MCE team.