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IEEE Smart Tech: Metro Area Workshop Series

IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshops provide participants with a unique learning experience with topics on the cutting-edge of technical innovation today.

These two-day seminars are focused on providing an opportunity for participants to learn first-hand from the field experts. Each workshop is a springboard to a deeper understanding of technology and its myriad applications and potential for innovation.

IEEE Smart Tech is coming to four US cities in 2013:



Who should attend IEEE Smart Tech?

Each workshop's content is put together based on the emerging technologies that are in demand in your local area. The Metro Area Workshop series is designed for practicing engineers and technical professionals who are innovators, have a desire to learn more, are in a career transition, or considering a career change. Also, students in these technology areas will benefit greatly not only from the expert knowledge gained, but from the networking opportunities, as they are making their career choices.


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What is IEEE Smart Tech?

Immerse yourself in a full-day course on the most impactful technology areas today. The daily tracks for each workshop are designed to make the day as productive and comfortable as possible. You may choose from one workshop per day.

Some of the technologies featured in the all-day tracks include:

  • Wireless Communications Engineering
  • Introduction to Smart Grid
  • Software Engineering Essentials
  • Embedded Systems: Mobile App Development
  • Electric Vehicle Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Device Technology
  • Web 3.0
  • Intellectual Property
  • Consulting
  • Career Assistance

Each day begins with a continental breakfast, moves through an introduction and course instruction, including breaks and lunch. Two more course sessions, separated by a break, culminate at the end of the day for a discussion session.

On Friday evening, join the keynote address at a reception with light food and a cash bar.

Course content is provided by IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE-USA.


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Where is IEEE Smart Tech?

IEEE Smart Tech is coming to four U.S. cities in 2013:

27-28 September: Boston, MA

The Westin Waltham Boston, Waltham, MA

18-19 October: Atlanta, GA

Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center

1-2 November: Seattle, WA

Double Tree by Hilton, Seattle Airport

22-23 November: Minneapolis, MN

Ramada Bloomington Minneapolis Airport Mall

Directions and hotel accommodations can be found on each events' registration site.


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Register for IEEE Smart Tech

Registering online for IEEE Smart Tech is easy and secure using your credit card. It is also highly recommended to secure your spot, since space is limited for these events and registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.


Early Bird

Regular Rate

IEEE Members*US$139US$169
Non-IEEE MembersUS$189US$219

Your registration fee includes two days of instruction, breakfast and lunch both days, and the Friday evening reception with light dinner (cash bar will be available).

*Only active IEEE members will qualify for the member rate. Society Affiliates are not eligible for the member rate.

Not ready to join IEEE right now? You may still register at the non-member rate. Then, if you choose to join IEEE onsite at the conference you will receive a US$50 credit toward your first-year professional membership dues.


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What do past attendees think about the Metro Area Workshop series?

"This was one of the best investments that I have made in my professional life. Thank you for making this opportunity available for me."

"Events like this significantly increase the value of IEEE membership."

"My interest in IEEE is rekindled. For me the IEEE has struck a note by focusing on the need for reputable and affordable resources for career and skill development and training. This is not available through our employers. And going back to school for graduate or post-grad education is not feasible in terms of money or time."

"I was very impressed with the instructors. They seemed to enjoy being there and really stressed that IEEE's goal is to serve its members. They were very approachable and seemed to be interested in speaking with you."

"Thanks for your efforts. It was a successful event to meet my needs. I hope there will be another event pretty soon."

"I was very pleased with the quality of the material and professionalism exhibited by IEEE at the workshop. Well done."