New Features Added to IEEE Payment Manager

This summer, MCE will roll out the next phase of IEEE Payment Manager, which will expand the services and benefits offered to conference organizers, including options to send international wire transfers in USD, CAD, or Euro through the online portal.

Other notable enhancements include:

Display of account balances to verify sufficient funds
Conversion feature shows USD equivalent for non-USD requests
Ability to select expense classifications for all payment methods via an easy-to-use dropdown menu

To submit requests via IEEE Payment Manager, please

For questions about the application, please

IEEE is proud to introduce you to IEEE DataPort™, a valuable, easily accessible data platform that can significantly enhance your research efforts.  Upload and store standard or open-access datasets for free with the option to link your paper submission.

Further benefits include:

  • 2TB of storage for datasets, scripts, visualizations, related documentation
  • ORCID integration
  • Digital Objective Identifier (DOI) provided

2019 IEEE Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT) - The MGA Training Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Volunteer Leadership Training Program (VoLT). 

Participation Criteria - VoLT targets volunteers who have a true desire to learn about the broader IEEE and are considering taking leadership positions within their local units and roles in IEEE committees. IEEE volunteers with 2+ years of volunteer experience in their local units and who have not held a Section Chair position are highly encouraged to participate. The program runs in two phases as described below.  Please read the information carefully.

The IEEE Board of Directors has approved the 2020 IEEE Technical Field Award (TFA) and 2019 IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award recipients. The complete list of recipients and their citations is posted online Please feel free to send notes of congratulations and to publicize the recipients within your professional fields of interest other IEEE affiliations.

·        The nomination deadline is 15 January annually to nominate someone for these awards. For information about or how to nominate someone for an IEEE TFA, go to: information about or how to nominate someone for the IEEE Herz Award, go to:

·        Learn about award sponsorship opportunities at:

·        Check out the IEEE Awards Facebook page and IEEE Awards Twitter for new postings and various photos and videos! 

Watch the 2019 VIC Summit & Honors Ceremony

VICS MC Mike North 1                     Crowd at VIC Summit 1

The 3rd annual IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges (VIC) Summit and Honors Ceremony brought together over 420 people, including Senior IEEE members, non-members, Young Professionals, students, and companies on 17 May at the Marriott Marquis Marina hotel in San Diego. The VIC Summit was emceed by Mike North of Discovery Channel’s Prototype This!; featured forward-facing, cutting-edge presentations; and ended with several robot demos. The evening’s Honors Ceremony celebrated 28 award recipients, including Kurt E. Petersen, the recipient of IEEE’s highest award—the IEEE Medal of Honor.

Save the date for the next event on Friday, 15 May 2020 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, BC, Canada!

Call for Nominations: 2020 IEEE MGA Committee Member and Liaison Positions

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2020 MGA committee member and liaison positions. 

Positions include:

MGA Committee Members

--- 5th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2019)  ---

IEEE ISC2 2019 Article


Venue: Barceló Casablanca Hotel, Casablanca, Morocco

Dates: 14-17 October 2019



Co-Located Workshops:

· Africa Smart Sustainable Cities & Communities (IEEE ASC2’2019)

· Blockchain Enabled Sustainable Smart Cities (BLESS 2019)