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IEEE POCO "Convenes the Conference Community."

The IEEE Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) is the annual event for leading scholarly conference organizers around the world.

IEEE organizes this event to share resources and ideas with all scientific associations and non-profit conference organizers.

POCO convenes thought leaders and decision makers to address conference leadership practices, discuss challenges in the conference landscape, envision the future, and launch new conference initiatives.


About POCO

POCO has dedicated educational tracks for IEEE conference organizers and conference leadership. Be inspired by unparalleled learning and thought-provoking and insightful sessions that will provide a real advantage to your conference planning and help shape the future of conferences.

POCO attendees represent more than 28 countries on six of the seven continents. Many IEEE organizational units may cover the cost of travel and lodging. Check with yours as soon as possible for this event. Hosted attendance is limited and will be reviewed within two weeks of application submission, so please apply early to secure a spot.


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2016 IEEE POCO in Montréal

Don't miss your opportunity to navigate the future of convening, learn how to create a culture of innovation for your events, and understand IEEE best practices for organizing conferences. Join us at IEEE POCO from 28-30 July at the Sheraton Montréal in Québec, Canada. For more information and to register, visit the IEEE POCO website.


2015 IEEE POCO in Glasgow

2015 POCO was a successful event. In Glasgow, new session formats were trialed and panel sessions took place, comprised of IEEE and industry leaders. If you are interested in content or information on past POCO events, contact for assistance.


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Who do you talk to at IEEE?

IEEE is ready to help. If you have questions about POCO or anything pertaining to IEEE conferences, please contact IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events.


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Contact Information

IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events Customer Relationship Management is available to assist you with any questions.

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When: 28-30 July 2016

Where: Sheraton Montréal, Québec, Canada

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