From shooting hoops during March Madness to incredible innovations in sustainable tech, to a breathtaking cruise of the Alaskan Wilderness with our world-changing members and unforgettable speakers, IEEE-USA is proud to announce an action-packed calendar of events for 2024:

18-24 Feb, suit up for Engineers Week! This year’s theme is “Welcome to the Future.” Organized by Discover Engineering, and sponsored by IEEE-USA, this week is all about celebrating the way engineers change our world for the better. We particularly look forward to the Future City Competition, happening 18 February, and judged by three IEEE volunteers. IEEE-USA sponsors the Most Advanced Smart Grid Award for this youth competition, which asks students to design and build model future cities to solve a citywide sustainability issue. We hope you’ll participate in Engineers Week as well—engaging with students through engineering and taking part in conversations around the growing need for engineers, technicians and technologists.

17 Mar: IEEE-USA will hit the court for the Big Hoopla Annual STEM Challenge – we’ll host an activity booth showcasing how to create mini lightsabers using the power of electrical and electronics engineering. Our brilliant volunteers will work with the kids to build them, and supervise the mini lightsaber duels that will no doubt ensue!

April will be a busy month for IEEE-USA!

  • IEEE GreenTech (Apr 3-5 in Springdale, AR)
  • IEEE-USA Congressional Visits Day (Apr 10-11 in Washington, D.C.)
  • IEEE SusTech (Apr 14-17 in Portland, OR)
  • IEEE SoutheastCon (Apr 15-17 Virtual, Apr 24-25 In-person)

After our flagship cruise of 2023 was such a success, we are thrilled that 9-16 September 2024 will see our 2nd Annual Cruise to ALASKA! Enjoy this bucket-list event combining learning, adventure and entertainment — with an incredible line-up of speakers and networking opportunities as you cruise the beautiful Alaskan wilderness with your friends. This will be one event you do not want to miss – you can find details and even book your stateroom today at

You can count on a jam-packed conference season in the Fall with IEEE events such as the Women In Engineering Forum USA East, the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), and UEMCON – all with dates to be determined.

From 5-7 Jan, we watched our student and young professional members shine at the IEEE Rising Stars Conference, sponsored by IEEE-USA, in Las Vegas, NV. This annual event connects top young engineers worldwide, offering talks, workshops, and networking with industry experts. Attendees engage in cutting-edge tech discussions and leave with skills and connections for success.

8-10 Jan, also in Las Vegas, was the 14th Annual IEEE Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC). This conference provides an opportunity for researchers, educators and students to discuss and exchange ideas on issues, trends, and developments in Computing and Communication. IEEE-USA was a technical sponsor for this event.

For more information about the IEEE-USA Alaska Cruise (reservation page coming soon), please visit

If you’d like to get your company involved in this unique opportunity, sponsorship packages are also available at

Stay tuned for more exciting events happening in the Fall of 2024.

IEEE-USA serves the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of over 150,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization.

Leah Laird
Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist, IEEE-USA

John Yaglenski
Director of Communications, IEEE-USA