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Society/Technical Council Chapters are your local link to the valuable resources available from IEEE and the 39 IEEE Technical Societies.

IEEE Society/Technical Council Chapters—the local branch of your Society or Technical Council.



Chapters are:

  • The technical sub-unit of one or more IEEE Sections
  • Society/Technical Council Chapters consist of members from one or more IEEE Societies/Technical Councils who share technical interests and geographical proximity
  • Chapter activities may include guest speakers, workshops, and seminars as well as social functions
  • Chapters provide Society members with valuable opportunities to network at a local level, enabling their personal and professional growth
  • Established by petition to the parent geographical and technical organizational units concerned to fulfill the mission of IEEE
  • Formed to serve IEEE members by holding meetings at the local level



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Existing Chapters


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IEEE Society Chapter Coordinator Roster

The IEEE Society Chapter Coordinator Roster lists contact information for each Society's chapter coordinators.


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How to create a new IEEE Chapter

There are three different paths one can take to develop an IEEE Chapter: form a new Chapter, form a new joint Chapter, or expand an existing Chapter. Start by researching your area, then decide which route will best suit your needs and support a healthy, active Society/Technical Council Chapter environment.


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Required reporting

In order to maintain viability and to ensure that all Chapters are meeting the needs of their members, each Chapter is required to submit annual reports.

Online L-31 Form

If you have not yet used the online L-31 form, you should start now. File your meeting reports online in only minutes using the new system. You can send copies of the report to your Section and Society using a CC feature, and IEEE will receive your data instantly. Visit the IEEE vTools Meeting System page for more information.


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IEEE Society Chapter Funding Guide

The IEEE Society Chapter Funding Guide contains links to each Society's Chapter funding information online.


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IEEE Society Chapter Funding Information Form

To request chapter funding from societies, fill out the IEEE Society Chapter Funding Information Form (DOC, 24 KB). The completed form must be submitted with authorization from an approved Society Chapter funding officer before processing can begin. Please send completed forms to Liz Parascondola at


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Access your membership data online at SAMIEEE

Chapter Chairs can now access membership data online—instantly. For more information, visit the SAMIEEE page


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IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program

IEEE Distinguished Lecturers are engineering professionals who help lead their fields in new technical developments that shape the global community. These experts:

  • Specialize in the field of interest of their Society/Council
  • Travel to various technical and regional groups to lecture at events

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Chapter briefs newsletter archived issues

Chapter Briefs is a bi-monthly newsletter dedicated to sharing information of interest to IEEE Chapters.

Some articles may have been compiled from internal IEEE communications, as well as Society newsletters.

Visit the Chapter Briefs Newsletter website to view archived issues.


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More resources for chapter volunteers

The IEEE has resources to help you run your Chapter and get the most from your Membership. Below, find links to some useful resources within the IEEE Web site.

General Resources for IEEE Volunteers Everything you ever wanted to know about IEEE activities. Includes links for people involved in conferences, publishing, student branches, standards, professional development, and more
vTools Electronic Tools for IEEE Volunteers
IEEE Entity Web Hosting Post your Chapter web page free on IEEE's server; includes 24-hour hosting and technical help
IEEE YP Help your younger members become active in the community
Member and Geographic Activities Information on IEEE Regions, Sections, and membership development
IEEE Xplore Full-text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published since 1988 and all current IEEE standards



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IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE)

Chapter Links