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.
IEEE has been your professional home throughout your career journey. As a member of the retiree community, you can continue to help shape future generations of technical professionals.
IEEE provides ways to impact the world through mentoring and volunteering. IEEE enables you to share your vast expertise and receive recognition for your valuable contributions. In addition, you can continue to network with your peers and gain insights to technical trends.
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Explore Your Journey Within the Retiree Community
IEEE can be there for you during your unique professional journey. Explore the various resources below.
While you are still fully employed but planning for the next step in your career journey, it’s important to solidify a foundation for networking with others who share your interests. Mentoring new professionals will enable them to innovate, achieve, and lead. This is a time when you have the opportunity to be recognized for your contributions by being elevated to an IEEE Senior Member or Fellow, or more actively participating in publications or conferences.
When you have decided to return to work, networking is important along with continuing to gain insights on technical trends. You can build those connections and gain new technical insights and knowledge through IEEE Societies, Chapters, and Sections. Contributing to publications both as an author and editor or serving as a conference organizer will also help establish additional connections and recognition for your hard work.
While remaining active in semi-retirement, there are many opportunities to contribute within the technology community. Mentoring and volunteer work helps not only the next generation continue your work but also helps drive innovation. Bringing your experience to IEEE by contributing to publications through authorship or holding an IEEE volunteer position can also assist others, given your knowledge.
As a current volunteer, you have the opportunity to give back to your community with your wealth of knowledge and continue to network and gain recognition. At this stage, you can share your experience and knowledge through mentoring those beginning to participate in publications, conferences, and tutorials. You can also engage in volunteer opportunities during IEEE Day, IEEE Education Week, or other IEEE initiatives to continue to contribute to the profession and inspire the next generation.
When you retire, it's an exciting time to be in a community of like-minded individuals who appreciate the value you bring to help advance humanity. You can continue your professional and personal work through mentoring students and young professionals and volunteering with IEEE.