FAQs

IEEE Day is celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. One of the IEEE Day’s objectives is to show the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. We celebrate IEEE members!
In the spring of 1884, a small group of individuals in the electrical professions met in New York, USA. They formed a new organization to support professionals in their nascent field and to aid them in their efforts to apply innovation for the betterment of humanity—the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE for short. That October, the AIEE held its first technical meeting in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Many early leaders, such as founding President Norvin Green of Western Union, came from telegraphy.
IEEE Day is officially always celebrated on the first Tuesday in October which is October 2nd this year. Celebrations are planned for the first 2 weeks of October from the 1st till the 14th of October 2018!
All IEEE members (i.e. Senior members, Life members, Fellows, Young Professionals, Students and Staff) can celebrate the day.
The best place is on our website: www.ieeeday.org. The submission form asks you details about your event. Once your submission has been reviewed and approved, it will be shown on the world map so other members can see your event and join!
Both. Any kind of events plus entertainment is welcomed.  We encourage Leveraging Technology For a Better Tomorrow to be the focus but it is not mandatory.
You can celebrate IEEE Day in many ways! Here are some ideas:
  • Share your professional experiences by visiting a local elementary school and holding a science, technology, engineering, or math presentation or discussion.
  • Share why you became an engineer and what makes engineering cool for boys and girls!
  • Collaborate with your local Section and Student Branch(es) to organize an event at a local university. Participate by being one of the technical experts and discuss how IEEE helped you during your career. You can also consider becoming a mentor.
  • Hold a humanitarian event in your local community. You can check out the different IEEE Foundation programs!
  • Work with your local Section to organize a Senior Member event and serve as a reference for those looking into Senior Membership.
If you have any special ideas you think are worth publishing on this list, please don't hesitate to reach out to us on the Contact Us page! .
You can hold a series of workshops, each would be a separate event.
Unfortunately No, you should work with your local Section for funding your event.
The promotional materials for IEEE Day 2018 will be available on our website soon! It can be downloaded and used for the event. You will also find the T Shirt design there.
We prefer to see IEEE Day t-shirt but if you don’t have enough funds to print the t-shirt, showing IEEE Day logo on a banner or poster is enough.
Each year there are contests, the rules of the contest, photo and video, are posted on the IEEE Day website.  Members are encouraged to take pictures/video’s during the celebration which include the current IEEE Day logo.
It is simple to participate in the contests, there is a submission form on the website.  You must be an active IEEE member to submit your entry.
The prizes are of monetary value in US dollars  and are different for each category, first, second and third prize.
The winners of the contest are announced approximately 10 days after the close of the voting period, check the rules for dates..

If you need further informations or you have a question, please never hesitate to contact us. You can also visit these useful links :  IEEE mentor program , Foundation program.