IEEE Medals shall embrace significant and broad IEEE interests and purposes. Presentation of IEEE Institute-level Medals and Recognitions are made by the IEEE President at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony.
The IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala has been held in different cities throughout the years. The 2019 IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala will be held at The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, CA, USA.
In 2017, the IEEE Honors Ceremony was held as the evening ceremony during the IEEE Vision, Innovations, and Challenges Summit.
The one-day meeting and 2017 Honors Ceremony was held at The Palace, San Francisco, CA, USA. The IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC) included talks, panels, and interactive discussions with leaders in this increasingly electronic world, looking ahead to future opportunities and challenges, and culminated with the evening's festivities that included the celebration of contributions of some of the world's most revered innovators, leaders, and legends at the ceremony and dinner.
The 2019 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony was held on Friday, 17 May 2019 at The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, CA, USA.
In 2020, the IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony will take place on Friday, 15 May 2020 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The IEEE Honors Ceremony is IEEE's premier awards event, designed to recognize technical professionals in a wide variety of disciplines, for exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and the engineering profession. The IEEE Medal of Honor, the highest IEEE award, is presented at the Honors Ceremony.
IEEE Technical Field Awards (TFAs) are awarded for contributions in specific technical fields of science and engineering, as well as in several areas of leadership.
IEEE TFA presentations shall be made in the same calendar year as the year of the award for which the recipient was chosen. TFAs are presented by the IEEE President, or designee, at an IEEE technical conference, meeting, or symposium as recommended by the relevant selection committee, and are endorsed by the IEEE Technical Field Awards Council and approved by the IEEE Awards Board (AB).
However, in rare and unusual circumstances, and with the approval of the AB, the IEEE President or designee may make the presentation at a non-IEEE technical conference or symposium.