IEEE Virtual & Hybrid Event Case Studies

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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.

The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Global Summit Supports IEEE Volunteers Empowering Communities Through Technology

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.

The IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Summit 2021 Dreams Up Solutions for Digital Equity

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.

IEEE Convene 2021 Envisions the Future of Face-to-Face Events

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.

The 2021 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Virtual Event Explores New Ways to Engage and Inspire

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.

RadarConf 2021 Perfecting It’s Virtual Game

This year’s Annual US IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf 2021) convened virtually from 8-14 May 2021. Co-sponsored by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) and the IEEE Atlanta Section, the event consisted of a technical conference, tutorials, a student paper competition, the “Radar Challenge,” and the Radar Summer School.

IEEE SORMA West 2021 Champions Advances in Radiation Detection

The 2021 IEEE Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications conference (IEEE SORMA West) convened virtually from 19-28 May 2021. Sponsored by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, the conference aimed to showcase innovations in radiation detection to stimulate discussion, explore relevant applications, and promote interaction between members of the radiation detection community.

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