Frequently Asked Questions

Basic information about IEEE

IEEE Day is celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. One of the IEEE Day’s objectives is to show the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. We celebrate IEEE members!

In the spring of 1884, a small group of individuals in the electrical professions met in New York, USA. They formed a new organization to support professionals in their nascent field and to aid them in their efforts to apply innovation for the betterment of humanity—the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE for short. That October, the AIEE held its first technical meeting in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Many early leaders, such as founding President Norvin Green of Western Union, came from telegraphy.

IEEE Day is an annual event celebrated on the first Tuesday in October, IEEE Day 2021 will be held on 5 October. Celebrations can be held between 25 September and 17 October. Don’t forget to submit your event(s) on the IEEE Day map.

All IEEE members i.e. Senior member, Life member, Fellow, YP, students,… can celebrate the day


Each year there are contests, the rules of the contest, photo and video, are posted on the IEEE Day website. Members are encouraged to take pictures/video’s during the celebration which must include the IEEE Day 2021 logo. 

In these unprecedented times, the contests may change a bit to accommodate the safety guidelines so keep an eye on the contests details on this website.

Contests platform will be made available once contests are activated. Make sure you have a submission all ready and the event is reported on events form.

The prizes are of monetary value in US dollars and are different for each category, first, second and third prize. These prizes are awarded to the Organizational Unit of participating members. 

The winners of the contest are announced approximately 10 days after the close of the voting period, check the rules for dates.

Events Submission

The best place is on our website: The submission form asks you details about your event. Once your submission has been reviewed and approved, it will be shown on the world map so the other members will see your event and join!

Both. Any kind of event plus entertainment is welcomed. We encourage Leveraging Technology For a Better Tomorrow to be the focus but it is not mandatory. 

You can get ideas from the events organized by OUs in past. You can access last year’s events by clicking here

You can hold a series of workshops, each would be a separate event and submitted as a separate event on the events map.

Unfortunately No, you should work with your local Section for funding your event.

We prefer to see IEEE Day t-shirts and any color of T shirt is acceptable.In case that you don’t have enough funds to print the t-shirt, showing IEEE Day logo on a banner or poster is enough. Logo can be colored or black & white. If you are conducting an online event, a print out of IEEE Day logo would suffice. Photo-shopped logos will not be accepted.

IEEE Day-in-a-Box Event Kit

This kit is intended to guide your IEEE Day event celebrations, guiding you on all aspects of event planning.

This kit contains a tutorial video to have a successful event, event ideas and event ressources with useful links..

Ambassador Program

IEEE Day 2021 team is looking for enthusiastic Ambassadors from all of it’s organizational units. This Ambassador program will provide an opportunity to volunteer with an international team for global exposure. Main job of an ambassador is to promote IEEE Day 2021 in their respective student branch, chapter, affinity groups and sections.

CALL FOR AMBASSADORS program is now open for all the active IEEE Members! An Ambassador has to have active IEEE Membership for the year of 2021. So if you think you are interested, do not wait for the deadline. Go ahead and apply as soon as possible on this link

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