Fall 2010 IAB
September 15 to 17

Dr. John Vig President, IEEE


IEEE: Advancing Technology For The Benefit Of Humanity

How IEEE is doing in membership, publications, conferences, standards and humanitarian activities will be the main topics of discussion. Historically, the IEEE and its technical community have focused primarily on advancing technology and applying it to the development of products. But with an expanding world population and humanitarian challenges looming larger with each passing year, IEEE has placed increasing emphasis on its charter to benefit mankind. IEEE members are contributing in significant ways to meeting humanitarian challenges.

About IEEE: A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
The IEEE name was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. IEEE has more than 375,000 members in more than 160 countries; 45 percent of whom are from outside of the United States.
- more than 80,000 student members
- 329 sections in ten geographic regions worldwide
- 1,860 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests
- 1,789 student branches in 80 countries
- 483 student branch chapters at colleges and universities
- 390 affinity groups -- IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical sub-units of one or more Sections or a Council