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What: Conflict of interest disclosure
Who: Any conference organizer making business or purchase decisions
When: After the conference is approved by IEEE
IEEE Policy: Section 9.8 C.
How: Online form

About this form

It is the responsibility of all IEEE conference organizers to consider each item of business where they have a vote or decision-making authority to determine if a conflict of interest exists.

Required Task for Conference OrganizersIf you are involved in making business or purchase decisions for a conference, or other activities that could represent a conflict of interest, you must complete the Principles of Business Conduct/Conflict of Interest form.


This form must be completed by:

  • Members, volunteers, and staff with business decision-making authority
  • Non-members and others who do business with or on behalf of IEEE

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You can complete this form in two ways:

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