As the world's largest technical professional organization, IEEE offers many ways to get involved with technical and local communities.

Technical Communities

Through IEEE, you can connect with others who share your technical interests across the globe.

Geographic Communities

You can connect with IEEE locally through members, affinity and special interest groups, student communities, and humanitarian activities.


Abstract technology background, in greens and blues. IEEE has 39 technical Societies that provide benefits to members within specialized fields of interest. Society memberships enable you to stay current within your chosen technology profession, keep in touch with your peers, and invest in your career.

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Other Technical Communities

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Technical Councils

IEEE Technical Councils are groups of Societies working together in broad areas of technology, sponsoring member activities such as technical meetings, publishing, promoting educational activities, and developing standards.

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General technical communities

The general technical communities pull together technologists with an interest in a hot multidisciplinary or emerging topic areas to enable increased connection and awareness of developments.

Standards Association & working groups

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Future Directions Initiatives

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Geographic units and activities

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Local Sections & Chapters

Local meetings are organized by Sections and Chapters within ten Regions. IEEE members automatically become members of their local Section.

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Student Branches

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Affinity and special interest groups

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