Conferences & Events
The IEEE Montréal Section supports technical conferences and workshops locally through expert panel discussions, tutorial sessions, short courses, supplier exhibits and social events with the leaders and innovators of the industry.
Proceedings of IEEE Montréal Section sponsored conferences and many co-sponsored conferences are available on IEEE Xplore. Members of universities and other institutions which subscribe to the IEEE Electronic Library (IEL) may be able to download articles through their library website. Others may visit IEEE Xplore, browse the tables of contents of all journals, magazines and conference proceedings, and download individual articles for a nominal charge.
The following pages also contain resources for conference organizers as well as for potential conferences to understand the benefit of co-sponsorship with the IEEE Montréal Section. If you have an idea for a conference or would like to have the support of IEEE Montréal Section for a conference, please contact the IEEE Montréal Section Conference Committee at MontrealConf@ieee.org.
Find more about Montréal-based conferences by clicking on this link.
Help Bring More IEEE Conferences to Montreal
If you would like to see more IEEE Conferences and Events held within the Montreal Section, we encourage you to become a conference organizer. IEEE Montréal Section Members have a network of support, from IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) to Tourisme Montréal and the Palais de Congrès Teams, you will have support throughout the entire proposal and bidding process.
IEEE Montréal Section, in partnership with IEEE MCE and Tourisme Montréal, has even created a Proposal Template in Powerpoint for you to use as a guideline. If you contact IEEE MCE, we can help build out that proposal document based on our knowledge and experience with IEEE Conferences.
For more information, or access to this template, please click on this link.
Once your bid is awarded for the conference, the support continues. IEEE MCE and Tourism Montréal will help you every step of the way in planning and executing your conference. Though the IEEE Conference Mentor Program, and suite of Event Management Services, we have you covered. Visit Conference Organizer Resources for more information on managing your conference.
Why become a conference organizer?
Attracting international events to Montréal has many advantages for everyone involved:
- For the local scientific community and local IEEE members, each such event is an opportunity to attend, without the cost and time commitment of traveling abroad; for some, it might be the only opportunity to attend an IEEE conference;
- For the local Montréal economy, each conference attracts visitors who end up fueling local tourism and hospitality businesses;
- For you as an organizer, it is an opportunity to garner recognition amongst your peers, to build a long lasting network of international collaborators, in other words, to boost your career.
Montréal as a Conference Destination:
The city’s ability to attract the best and brightest minds from around the globe and industry-wide make it an ideal destination for delegates to connect with many of the business world’s leaders and key decision-makers. Our dynamic local communities are very active and always committed to excellence.
Here’s a look at some of the fields and the people, from researchers to university alumni and professionals and consultants, which compose Montréal’s economic force and veritable pool of talent:
One of three major aerospace hubs in the world, Montréal is recognized for its top-notch expertise as well as leading manufacturers of aircraft, engines, simulators, equipment and specialized subcontractors and suppliers. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Airline Telecommunication and Information Services (SITA) all have their home here.
- Life Sciences
Montréal’s Life Sciences sector is truly world-class and is headquarters to world leaders in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, contractual research and medical technology as well as many research institutions specialized in researching neurology, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology and immunology. Pfizer, Brystol Myers Squibb and Merck are three of the major pharmaceuticals that have set up in Montréal.
- Information and Communications Technology
Montréal has garnered a global reputation as an ICT powerhouse, with businesses that encompass manufacturing, software, electronic data processing services, telecommunication services, interactive digital media/service, audiovisual/digital sound and digital arts. Big names include Ubisoft, EA Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), to name but a few.
- Nanotechnology and New Materials
Our nanotechnology researchers come from diverse backgrounds, such as physics, chemistry, engineering, biotechnology and medicine, while our research groups include the Centre for Biorecognition and Biosensors (CBB), the Nanotools Facilities and the Biotechnology Research Institute of the National Research Council of Canada (BRI-NRC).
- A wide range of other business sectors
Montréal’s thriving business sectors prove why our city offers exceptional opportunities to meet the very best when you meet here. The following is a list of the other industries in which Montréal leads in innovation and talent, and which set this city apart from the rest:
- Environmental Technologies
- Transportation and Logistics
Source: Montréal International www.montrealinternational.com
Conference Organizer Resources
IEEE Montréal Section, IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events (MCE) and Toursime Montréal all offer support to current and potential conference organizers.
The following collection of links and documents provides basic information for conference organizers. If you have questions about organizing a conferences or conference sponsorships of a meeting, please contact the IEEE Montréal Section Conference Committee at MontrealConf@ieee.org.
You are also welcome to access conference information and tools on your own shown below.
Conference Tools and Resources
- Conference Timeline (pdf) – Help in understanding conference tasks & a guideline on when they should occur
- IEEE MCE, outlining the needs – Help when creating your Request for Proposal (RFP)
- IEEE MCE Toolkit, getting started with your financially sponsored conference (pdf)
- IEEE MCE Toolkit, getting started with your technically sponsored conference (pdf)
- IEEE Conference Application – Once your conference has been confirmed, this is your first step
- IEEE Conference Education Program
- IEEE Event Management Services
- IEEE Conference Publication Program