The IEEE Public Visibility initiative, a Board of Directors-endorsed, multi-year, multi-million-dollar project, is a communications initiative that seeks to increase IEEE's visibility and create a global voice for the engineering profession. The program is designed to:  

  • Increase the public's understanding of how engineering, computing, and technology benefit humanity
  • Establish the pride and prestige of the profession
  • Position IEEE as the world's trusted source and forum

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A message from Mario Milicevic, Chair, 2019 IEEE Public Visibility Committee

Thanks for participating in our Public Visibility Committee!

The IEEE Public Visibility program helps ensure that IEEE maintains its position as the leading authority on technological innovation in the 21st century, particularly given the rapid convergence of technical domain areas across multiple sectors, e.g., cybersecurity, machine learning, IoT, robotics, etc. 
Through the Public Visibility program, IEEE leverages the technical and unbiased domain expertise of its members, who speak, critique, debate, and comment on present-day innovations as they are reported in the media, thereby maintaining IEEE's relevance and pivotal role as the de facto source for technical knowledge. 
It is my pleasure to serve as the Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee in 2019, as we continue to build on our growth over the past several years. In 2018, we fostered new partnerships with the IEEE Foundation,, and numerous IEEE Technical Societies; our IEEE social media channels had over 170 million engagements; and, we on-boarded 52 new technical experts to provide commentary to the press/media. 
One exciting change for 2019 is our shift toward interdisciplinary media campaigns. Over the past several years, the Public Visibility program has based its outreach and media campaigns around specific hot topic areas, e.g., 5G, AI, cybersecurity, robotics, etc. In 2019, the program will shift its focus from specific topics to interdisciplinary themes, e.g., commerce, environmental sustainability, health, etc., to further increase engagement among our partners and the media.
We welcome your feedback on new ideas to further position IEEE as a global thought leader on prominent technology advancements and issues around the world, and promoting the brand as the world's trusted source in this arena. Together we can position and grow IEEE to meet the needs of today and to create the world of tomorrow.


Mario Milicevic, Chair, 2019 IEEE Public Visibility Committee

Committee meeting dates
  • PV Committee July Teleconference: 10 July 2019
  • In-Person PV Summit Meeting held at the IEEE Operations Center: 12 April 2019
  • PV Committee March Teleconference: 15 March 2019
  • PV Committee January Teleconference: 18 January 2019