IEEE Technical Chapters

Society/Technical Council Chapters are your local link to the valuable resources available from IEEE and the 39 IEEE Technical Societies.

IEEE Society/Technical Council Chapters—the local branch of your Society or Technical Council.


Chapters are:

  • The technical sub-unit of one or more IEEE Sections 
  • Society/Technical Council Chapters consist of members from one or more IEEE Societies/Technical Councils who share technical interests and geographical proximity
  • Chapter activities may include guest speakers, workshops, and seminars as well as social functions
  • Chapters provide Society members with valuable opportunities to network at a local level, enabling their personal and professional growth
  • Established by petition to the parent geographical and technical organizational units concerned to fulfill the mission of IEEE
  • Formed to serve IEEE members by holding meetings at the local level

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Existing Chapters

 Find out if there is a local Chapter within your geographic unit

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IEEE Society/Technical Council Chapter Coordinator Roster

The IEEE Society/Technical Council Chapter Coordinator Roster lists contact information for each Society's/Technical Council's chapter coordinators.

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How to create a new IEEE Chapter

There are three different paths one can take to develop an IEEE Chapter: form a new Chapter, form a new joint Chapter, or expand an existing Chapter. Start by researching your area, then decide which route will best suit your needs and support a healthy, active Society/Technical Council Chapter environment.

Learn more about creating a chapter

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Chapter Volunteer Officers Onboarding Plan


Email 1: Welcome - Congratulations on your election!


Email 2: Get to know your position


Email 3: Ensure your chapter's vitality: learn how to submit required reports


Email 4: Learn about the tools and resources for hosting a meeting (Cisco Webex, eNotice...)


Email 5: Engage your Chapter with Industry, Distinguished Lecturer Program, and more

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Required reporting

In order to maintain viability and to ensure that all Chapters are meeting the needs of their members, each Chapter is required to submit annual reports.

Online L-31 Form

If you have not yet used the online L-31 form, you should start now. File your meeting reports online in only minutes using the new system. You can send copies of the report to your Section and Society using a CC feature, and IEEE will receive your data instantly. Visit the IEEE vTools Meeting System page for more information.

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IEEE Society Chapter Funding Guide

The IEEE Society Chapter Funding Guide contains links to each Society's Chapter funding information online.

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IEEE Society Chapter Funding Information Forms

The applicable IEEE Society Chapter Funding Information Forms can be used to request Society or Council Chapter funding. All requests must be submitted directly to the Society or Council officer/administrator who is responsible for chapter support. The Society/Council will then initiate the payment process if approved.

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Access your membership data online at OU Analytics

Chapter Chairs can access membership data online—instantly. For more information, visit the OU Analytics page

IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program

IEEE Distinguished Lecturers are engineering professionals who help lead their fields in new technical developments that shape the global community. These experts:

  • Specialize in the field of interest of their Society/Council
  • Travel to various technical and regional groups to lecture at events

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Chapter briefs newsletter archived issues

Chapter Briefs is a bi-monthly newsletter dedicated to sharing information of interest to IEEE Chapters.

Some articles may have been compiled from internal IEEE communications, as well as Society newsletters.

View archived issues of Chapter Briefs Newsletter.

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More resources for chapter volunteers

The IEEE has resources to help you run your Chapter and get the most from your Membership. Below, find links to some useful resources within the IEEE Web site.

vTools Electronic Tools for IEEE Volunteers
IEEE Entity Web Hosting Post your Chapter web page free on IEEE's server; includes 24-hour hosting and technical help
IEEE YP Help your younger members become active in the community
Member and Geographic Activities Information on IEEE Regions, Sections, and membership development
IEEE Xplore Full-text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published since 1988 and all current IEEE standards


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