About IEEE VIC Summit & Awards

The 2017 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC Summit) & Honors Ceremony was held on 25 May at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA.

The IEEE VIC Summit was hosted by world-renowned futurist Brian David Johnson and chief technology strategist Monique Morrow. Talks were given on such forward-facing subjects that included energy and powering the planet, education, healthcare innovations, autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity, and a panel discussion about entrepreneurship that was hosted by the past chair of the IEEE Young Professionals Committee, Mario Milicevic….More.  Over 250 attendees from young professionald, students to career professionals were among those that had an opportunity to hear and learn from the remarkable speakers at the summit.

The IEEE VIC Summit culminated in the evening with the IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala.  At this year’s Gala over 21 awards were presented to Giant’s from around the Globe with more than 300 recipients, family, friends and IEEE members joining in the celebration.

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