Registration Opens for the 2020 IEEE Sections Congress

Leaders and other IEEE volunteers will confer about standards, educational programs, and humanitarian projects

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Panel session underway at the 2017 IEEE Sections Congress in Sydney.
Panel session underway at the 2017 IEEE Sections Congress in Sydney.
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THE INSTITUTE The theme of this year’s IEEE Sections Congress, scheduled for 21 to 23 August at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, is Leading Our Global Technical Community.

The Sections Congress, held every three years, brings together IEEE leaders and volunteers from around the world. They include technical professionals, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, and academic leaders who meet to exchange ideas and learn about IEEE products and programs that they can introduce in their section.


The three-day event offers workshops, 50-minute breakout sessions, and five-minute “ignite” sessions, which are meant to spark interest and encourage discussion on a particular topic. More than 20 presentations are scheduled, as well as panel discussions and hands-on, interactive training sessions.

Each session falls into one of three tracks:

  • Why We Lead: To advance technology for the benefit of humanity.
  • Where We Lead: Fostering professional networks and engaging technical communities.
  • How We Lead: By developing organizational knowledge and leadership skills.


An app has been developed to help attendees manage logistics and their itinerary, and to provide networking opportunities. The app is available to download on both Androids and iPhones.

The congress is sponsored by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board.

To register or to find out more about the congress, including event logistics and discounts on airfare, visit the Sections Congress website.

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