About IEEE VIC Summit & Awards

The 2020 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC Summit) & Honors Ceremony will be held on Friday, 15 May at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. There will be over 15 countries and more than 300 participants from students to mid-high career professionals.

IEEE advances the interests of its members by recognizing their contributions in advancing technology for humanity.  The awards administered by the IEEE Awards Board and presented on behalf of the Board of Directors are the highest-level awards given by IEEE.

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Mission Statement

The IEEE Awards Program preserves an awards portfolio that recognizes excellence in our technical and professional communities worldwide.

Our mission is to celebrate technological triumphs and the people who make them in our fields, to inspire future generations of innovators and innovations.


IEEE awards recognize exceptional contributions to all IEEE fields of interest (technical and nontechnical) made by organizations and individuals regardless of nationality, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, or other personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications. The IEEE Awards Program is committed to pursuing diversity in all its operations to help realize and maintain fair nomination and selection processes without bias or discrimination.