IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) is focused on supporting and meeting the members' needs and IEEE membership recruitment and retention strategies and implementation. IEEE local geographic organizational units (Sections, Chapters, Affinity Groups, and Student Branches) provide unique opportunities for members to attend technical presentations, create strong peer-to-peer connections, and participate in leadership opportunities that can make a positive distinction in IEEE members' jobs and careers.
The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA Board) is responsible to the IEEE Board of Directors, has oversight of IEEE geographic organizational units, and is responsible for IEEE membership and member development.
Members of IEEE automatically become members of their local IEEE Section, allowing them to share technical, professional, and personal interests with others in the worldwide member community of IEEE.
A Chapter is the technical subunit of one or more IEEE Sections. Society Chapters are your local link to the valuable resources available from IEEE and its 38 technical Societies. Chapter activities may include guest speakers, workshops, and seminars, as well as social functions. Chapters provide Society members with valuable opportunities to network at a local level - enabling both personal and professional growth.
An Affinity Group is the non-technical subunit of one or more IEEE Sections. The following types of Affinity Groups are active within IEEE:
Wherever you live, there's a good chance there is an IEEE meeting near you. View the IEEE Regional World Map and follow the links to learn more about your Region and IEEE geographic unit (Section, Chapter, and Affinity Group) activities within your Region.
Ensure quality member opportunities for continuous engagement.
Inspire, Enable, Empower and Engage Members of IEEE
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