2020 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony

Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of COVID-19 as a pandemic, local, regional, national, and international bodies have moved to restrict travel and mass gatherings. After careful consideration and in light of the global health emergency and pervasive travel restrictions, IEEE will not be holding the 15 May 2020 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony. This was a difficult decision; however, the safety and well-being of participants is of paramount importance to IEEE. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected by the virus.

For updates on how we will be honoring IEEE's 2020 Medal & Recognitions recipients, and for upcoming information on the 2021 IEEE Summit and Honors Ceremony, please continue to monitor the IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony website at www.ieee-vics.org.

Many thanks for your ongoing support of the IEEE Awards Program.

2019 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony

On Friday, 17 May, the 2019 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (VIC Summit) & Honors Ceremony was held at The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, CA, USA.

2018 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony

IEEE Vision, Innovation and Challenges Summit LogoOn Friday, 11 May, the 2018 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (VIC Summit) & Honors Ceremony was held at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Building on the success of the inaugural 2017 VIC Summit, the 2018 Summit brought together technical, entrepreneurial, and industrial experts with a forward-looking vision of the important and sometimes controversial role engineering is playing in society and the impact it will have on our future. This day-long event led into the evening's Honors Ceremony—where we celebrated those whose pioneering work led to the technical achievements we all live with and use today.

2017 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony

2017 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit and Honors Ceremony logoIEEE Awards brought a new showcase event to San Francisco—The IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit—on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA.

The 2017 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (VIC Summit) was a day-long event with dynamic talks on the vision for the future, opportunities for innovation, and the challenges to overcome. This set the stage for an exciting Summit and highlight the important roles of engineering, science, and technology in improving the quality of life. The day culminated with the celebration of "Giants" in science and technology who have paved the way for the technology of today.

Past IEEE Honors Ceremony events (2016 - 2004)

View information on previous IEEE Honors Ceremony events below.