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As the world's largest technical association, IEEE is comprised of a variety of groups, active in publications, conferences, and building technical communities. These units involve member outreach at both, the local and global level.
There are two ways to get involved with IEEE - by area of interest (Knowledge Groups) or by geographic location (In Your Area).
IEEE has 38 technical Societies that provide benefits to members within specialized fields of interest. Society memberships enable you stay current within your chosen technology profession, keep in touch with your peers, and invest in your career.
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IEEE technical Councils are groups of Societies working together in broad areas of technology. Technical Councils sponsor member activities such as technical meetings, publishing, promoting educational activities, and developing standards.
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Technology is constantly evolving. In order to quickly respond to new innovations, IEEE has a variety of technical committees and activities, including:
IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) working groups aim to set priorities and develop appropriate standards. IEEE-SA working groups are open to everyone and participants need not be IEEE-SA members.
A virtual network is a Web-based community of individuals that have a shared purpose or common interests. IEEE bridges geographical boundaries and provides additional opportunities for IEEE members, volunteers, staff, and governance to communicate and collaborate through use of online communities.
IEEE is divided into ten worldwide geographic regions. Within the regions, there are local sections, chapters and affinity groups. Together, these units conduct over 10,000 meetings a year and enable members to network and explore their technical interests as a community.
Local meetings are organized by Sections and Chapters within ten Regions. IEEE members automatically become members of their local Section.
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Student Branches provide an opportunity for student members to begin networking in their areas of interest, and future profession. There are nearly 2,000 student branches in 80 countries, at various educational institutions.
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IEEE affinity and special interest groups are local units of IEEE organizational units or standing committees. To form a group in your Section or Council, complete and submit an IEEE Affinity Group Petition (DOC, 100 KB).
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