IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.
IEEE membership offers access to technical innovation, cutting-edge information, networking opportunities, and exclusive member benefits. Members support IEEE's mission to advance technology for humanity and the profession, while memberships build a platform to introduce careers in technology to students around the world.
As the world's largest technical professional organization, IEEE offers a number of ways to get involved with technical and local communities. These communities are active participants in research and authorship, conferences, and important conversations about today's most relevant technical topics locally and globally.
IEEE sponsors over 2,000 annual conferences and events worldwide, curating cutting-edge content for all of the technical fields of interest within IEEE. Use the IEEE conference search to find the right conference for you to share and discuss innovation and interact with your community.
IEEE nurtures, develops, and advances the building of global technologies. As a leading developer of industry standards in a broad range of technologies, IEEE SA drives the functionality, capabilities, safety, and interoperability of products and services, transforming how people live, work, and communicate. IEEE standards provide the bricks and mortar for a globally level playing field for innovation; protect public safety, health, and wellbeing; and contribute to a more sustainable future.
IEEE provides a wide range of quality publications that make the exchange of technical knowledge and information possible among technology professionals. This essential content, categorized below, is delivered through the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.
IEEE is a leader in engineering and technology education, providing resources for pre-university, university, and continuing professional education. IEEE offers innovative STEM and university education and recognition programs for students and their teachers, facilitates the accreditation of engineering programs at the university level, and offers ongoing continuing professional education for practitioners and engineering faculty through platforms such as the IEEE Learning Network (ILN). Explore education programs and offerings from IEEE below.
Working in public service is a calling. The early days of your career are crucial to lifelong success. It is a time to learn the norms of your institution, while furthering your research skills to meet the needs of the organization. Networking, gaining career and life mentorship, collaborating for insights on work/life balance, and continuing education are critical steps in your professional growth.
As your career progresses and you take on new responsibilities, you’ll need to stay abreast of the latest technology trends in your field, while continuing to build the soft skills that are crucial to communicating and leading. IEEE offers opportunities to connect to a community and help you on your path to professional advancement.
IEEE provides resources to develop an effective leadership and management style, which is as important as advancing technical skills for rising executives. IEEE’s training and volunteer opportunities help build these important soft skills while maintaining the highest technical competencies.
A lifetime of professional knowledge can be of great benefit to others in their career development. Mentoring the next generation, volunteering with humanitarian efforts, and helping to build technical standards that guide the development of new technologies are important to the ongoing vitality of your discipline, and an excellent way to contribute to the future.
Building a career in public policy requires a deep knowledge of how institutions work, along with superb negotiating skills. It will continue to be important to develop your professional network, along with your leadership skills. It is also helpful at this stage to obtain professional credentials that are a mark of credibility and expertise.
At this stage of your career, you may be called to develop and create new policy processes, and/or international agreements, or manage a legislative portfolio. On the technical side, you’ll need a roadmap to the future to guide and anticipate technology shifts.
Starting a role on the management track means taking on more financial and strategic responsibility. You’ll need to expand your skills as the manager of small teams to meet your organization’s goals and understand how your work fits into the bigger whole. It’s a great time to continue to expand your professional network and obtain professional certifications that help build credibility.
As you advance in your career, you will need to expand your financial skills to show earned value. At this level, you may guide the development of new proposals and help build a strong strategic direction for the organization.
Once you have enjoyed a successful career, many people find value in leveraging their skills in service of humanitarian goals, to help others through mentoring, and to help shape their field for the future.