IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, honors the top minds in technology at its annual IEEE Honors Ceremony. The Honors Ceremony is designed to recognize technical professionals in a wide variety of disciplines for exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession.
Each year the Honors Ceremony is held in a different city, usually in conjunction with the IEEE June Meeting Series.
The 2013 IEEE Honors Ceremony will be held Saturday, 29 June at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, CA, USA. IEEE President Peter Staecker will serve as the Master of Ceremonies along with co-presenter IEEE President-Elect Roberto de Marca. The theme of the ceremony is "Accelerating Advances."
Irwin Mark Jacobs, founding Chairman and Chief Executive Emeritus of Qualcomm, Inc., will be recognized for the IEEE Medal of Honor, IEEE's highest-level award. In addition, 19 medals and recognitions will be presented at the Honors Ceremony, as well as the first-place winner of the IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition.
The Honors Ceremony will once again be streamed live via the IEEE.tv network.
On 6 June 2013, Irwin Jacobs will be honored at a special event at Qualcomm Headquarters and presented with his medal. This event will also be streamed live via the IEEE.tv network.
The IEEE Honors Ceremony was held on Saturday, 30 June 2012 at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, USA. IEEE President Gordon Day served as the Master of Ceremonies along with co-presenter IEEE President-Elect Peter Staecker.
John L. Hennessy, President of Stanford University, received the IEEE Medal of Honor, IEEE's highest level award. View the complete list of 2012 awardees that were recognized at this year's IEEE Honors Ceremony.
The ceremony was streamed live via the IEEE.tv network. IEEE.tv's Honors Ceremony Event Showcase features an interview with 2012 IEEE Medal of Honor recipient John L. Hennessy, as well as archived videos of past IEEE Honors Ceremonies.
The 2011 IEEE Honors Ceremony was held on Saturday, 20 August at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, CA, USA, in conjunction with the 2011 Sections Congress. IEEE President Moshe Kam served as the Master of Ceremonies along with co-presenter IEEE President-Elect Gordon Day.
Power of Persistence was the theme of the event. The program for the evening included the recognition of 27 recipients including the Medal of Honor recipient, Morris Chang.
The 2010 IEEE Honors Ceremony was held on Saturday, 26 June 2010, at Le Windsor, Montreal, Canada. Pedro Ray, IEEE President and CEO was this year's master of ceremonies.
Andrew Viterbi, IEEE Medal of Honor recipient, and 26 other IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients were honored at the 2010 Honors Ceremony. Vint Cerf was recognized as the 2010 Eta Kappa Nu Eminent Member and the top three student team winners of the IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition were also recognized at the Honors Ceremony.
There were three new Awards presented for the first time in 2010 at the ceremony:
IEEE Medal in Power Engineering - Sponsored by: IEEE Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics and Power & Energy Societies.
IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology - Sponsored by: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies - Sponsored by: Toyota Motor Corporation.