IEEE Technical Chapters

Society/Technical Council Chapters are your local link to the valuable resources available from IEEE, the 39 IEEE Technical Societies, and 8 Technical Councils.

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



  • Chapters are a technical subunit of a Region, one or more Sections or a Geographic Council.
  • There may be single Society Chapters, joint Society Chapters, and Technical Council Chapters.
  • A Chapter shall comprise a minimum of twelve (12) IEEE voting members of a Society, or group of Societies in the case of a joint chapter, and shall be established by petition to the parent geographical and technical organizational units concerned to fulfill the mission of IEEE.
  • In the case of a Technical Council Chapter, a minimum of any twelve (12) IEEE voting members of Council Member Societies in the parent geographical unit shall be required to petition to the geographic unit and to the Technical Council.
  • Chapters are formed to serve IEEE members by holding meetings at the local level, and provide opportunities to network, enabling personal and professional growth.

Additional information about Student Branch Chapters is available.

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Existing Chapters

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

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How to create a new IEEE Chapter (online petition process)

 Learn more about creating a new IEEE Chapter

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IEEE Society/Technical Council Chapter Coordinator Roster

The IEEE Society/Technical Council Chapter Coordinator Listing lists contact information for each Society's/Technical Council's Chapter Coordinators.

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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


Access your membership data online using OU Analytics

IEEE OU Analytics, is a web-based tool which delivers essential metrics on memberships and subscriptions to OUs, including Societies, Councils, Chapters, etc. Volunteers in respective OUs have automatic access to their OU's data (e.g. Chapter officers have access to their chapter’s membership data). The landing page provides to various dashboards which contain filters to refine by OU, Region, Section, Grade, and Gender. Counts can link directly to respective member contact details. The capability to search for one member within the member details listing is also available.

The OU Analytics Geo Map provides geographic displays and interactive dashboard views of IEEE organization units, including Chapters. The map also provides membership density to identify potential society chapters and student branches globally. Data is updated daily. Data and images can be downloaded using various formats. You will need your IEEE Account information to access. Training materials are available at

For more information on how to use OU Analytics, please email or

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OU Analytics - Screenshots & Instructions

View detailed instructions to obtain membership data and reporting needs.

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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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NEW IEEE Chapter Connections Newsletter (and Past Issues)

The first issue of the new IEEE Chapter Connections newsletter was sent to all Chapter Officers and Chapter Coordinators on 19 December 2023. The newsletter provides information and resources to Chapter Officers, Chapter Coordinators, and other volunteers and staff supporting IEEE Society and Technical Council Chapters.

View past issues:

Email with questions/feedback and/or to be added to the distribution list.

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More resources for chapter volunteers

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 Young Professionals 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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