IEEE Virtual & Hybrid Event Case Studies

Looking for inspiration for your next virtual or hybrid event? Check out our ideas gallery and IEEE Case Studies for creative ways to design an engaging and memorable event.

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When faced with the challenge to go virtual, IEEE Conference Organizers answered the call. Check out the creative approaches organizers implemented to take their events to the next level.

Case Studies

Many IEEE Events recently went virtual for the very first time. Despite challenges ranging from short runways to steep learning curves, several success stories emerged. We are pleased to share the following case studies highlighting some best practices and lessons learned from recent IEEE virtual events.

New Tool to Support Organizers & Make Memorable Experiences

Learn how IEEE IES leadership leveraged an online tool across their portfolio to help their organizers and event communities pivot to virtual and hybrid formats.

A Global Forum for 5G Technology in Emergency Services

In emergency situations, connecting the right people with the right tools and information can make all the difference. With unprecedented capacity, speed, and bandwidth, 5G is a game-changing technology; and that is especially true for tactical and first responder networks. In December 2021, the 5G Workshop on First Responder and Tactical Networks digital event, explored the applicability of 5G technologies; offering solutions, sharing use cases, and investigating research opportunities and challenges. 

Showcasing the IEEE Volunteers Empowering Their Communities

IEEE Volunteers around the world are using their technical superpowers for good and making a difference in their local communities with the help of the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC). This past November, IEEE HAC gathered IEEE members, leaders from IEEE entities, and representatives from external partners at the inaugural IEEE HAC Global Summit.

Bridging the Digital Divide: Connecting the Unconnected 2021

Internet connectivity is a challenge affecting the lives of four billion people around the world. The Connecting the Unconnected Summit 2021 (CTU 2021) brought together regulators, multinational companies, start-ups, standards-setting bodies, and non-profits from 3-5 November to address Internet connectivity and the digital divide.

The Future of Face-to-Face Events at IEEE Convene 2021

On 21 October, IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) brought together 135 attendees virtually at IEEE Convene, the annual gathering of IEEE’s conferences and events communities. Participants included conference organizers, leadership, IEEE professionals, and external contributors. The theme of this year’s program is top of mind for many within the community: a return to live events.

Engaging & Inspiring Worldwide at PES/IAS PowerAfrica 2021

In August 2021, IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica (PAC 2021) went virtual for the second year in a row. Language translation, exhibitor innovations, entrepreneurship, short paper tracks to spur ideas, and close group discussions, all played roles in the event’s success.

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