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Spanning three centuries, IEEE has helped engineer the future by engaging a broad array of technical professionals in a diverse set of communities.

This technical diversity is found among this year’s award recipients who have been cited for technological feats that fostered faster, more reliable, and smaller computers; enabled deep-space exploration; made possible the expansion of all types of communications through high-speed broadband transmission; improved capabilities for digital storage technology; and advanced acoustic and radar detection, among others.


IEEE Medal and Recognitions presentations

IEEE Medals shall embrace significant and broad IEEE interests and purposes. Presentation of IEEE Institute-level Medals and Recognitions are made by the IEEE President at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony.

The IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala has been held in different cities throughout the years. The 2016 IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala will be held at Gotham Hall in New York City, NY, USA.


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2017 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit

In 2017, the IEEE Honors Ceremony will be part of an IEEE summit.

One-day meeting and 2017 Honors Ceremony will be held at The Palace, San Francisco, California on Thursday, 25 May. The IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC) will include talks, panels, and interactive discussions with leaders in this increasingly electronic world, looking ahead to future opportunities and challenges, and culminating with the evening's festivities that will include the celebration of contributions of some of the world's most revered innovators, leaders, and legends at the ceremony and dinner.

Don't miss this unique occasion to learn, build professional networks, and enhance relationships with distinguished technologists, innovators, young professionals, and legendary engineers from various fields and communities.

Registration is now open!

Early bird registration ends 25 April 2017.


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IEEE Honors Ceremony

The IEEE Honors Ceremony is IEEE's premier awards event, 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. The IEEE Medal of Honor, the highest IEEE award, is presented at the Honors Ceremony.


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Technical Field Award presentations

IEEE Technical Field Awards (TFAs) are awarded for contributions in specific technical fields of science and engineering, as well as in several areas of leadership.

IEEE TFA presentations shall be made in the same calendar year as the year of the award for which the recipient was chosen. TFAs are presented by the IEEE President, or designee, at an IEEE technical conference, meeting, or symposium as recommended by the relevant selection committee, and are endorsed by the IEEE Technical Field Awards Council and approved by the IEEE Awards Board (AB).

However, in rare and unusual circumstances, and with the approval of the AB, the IEEE President or designee may make the presentation at a non-IEEE technical conference or symposium.


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2016 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2016 Medal of Honor recipient David Forney in video screenshot