Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 is the tenth annual IEEE Day to celebrate the historical first meeting of global engineers to share ideas.
In October of 1884, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) held the first technical meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Well known attendees included Thomas Edison and Alexander Bell. A few years later local section meetings would be held throughout the United States and then in other countries. Technical committees such as High Voltage Transmission and Standard Wiring where formed to complement the regional structure of the organization.
Great advances in communication technology prompted the creation of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) in 1912. With a global focus the IRE had more international members than other organizations during the period and focused on issues such as regulation of the radio spectrum, modulation methods, standardized testing, and certification of radio equipment.
In 1963, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers merged to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with over 150,000 members.
With a focus on advancing technology for the benefit of humanity IEEE has grown to 422,000 members and actively supports 39 technical Societies, publishes over 200 transactions, journals, and magazines, and organizes more than 1,900 conferences in 103 countries.
Take time to reflect on what the IEEE membership means to you and share with others as we celebrate this historical event.
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