2019 Program at-a-Glance*

The most up-to-date program is listed below. Please check back for more updates daily.

*Program subject to change




An Evening of Innovation hosted by Qualcomm

5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
Qualcomm Building N, San Diego, CA

Join us to hear inspiring talks by some of the 2019 IEEE Medals and Recognition recipients, and Qualcomm Executives, including a light reception at Qualcomm Headquarters. This pre-event is complimentary with registration to the 2019 IEEE VIC Summit. Space is limited. Please register for this pre-event by 1 April 2019. Bus Transportation will be available …


Registration Opens

7:30 am
Marriott Grand Ballroom West Registration


7:30 am  -  9:00 am
Marriott Grand Ballroom (MGB) Terrace

Welcome Remarks

9:00 am
All sessions will take place in Marriott Grand Ballroom (MGB) 8 & 9

by José M.F. Moura, IEEE President, and Master of Ceremonies, Mike North.


9:30 am
MGB 8 & 9


10:15 am
Marriott Grand Ballroom Terrace

Panel: IOT – Smart Networks and Social Innovations

10:30 am
MGB 8 & 9

with Moderator, Sandra Baer, President, Personal Cities with panelists Avideh Zakhor, Berkeley; Fawzi Behmann, President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc. and Vice-Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society; Newsha Ghaeli, President & Cofounder, Biobot Analytics.

The Future Security Risks posed by the Internet of Things

11:30 am
MGB 8 & 9

Lunch & Networking

12:00 pm
MGB Terrace

MC Welcome Back

1:30 pm
MGB 8 & 9

Ethics in AI Panel

1:45 pm
MGB 8 & 9

with Moderator, Dominik Boesl, IEEE TechEthics Ad Hoc Committee and Head of Robotics, Festo, and panelists Ayanna Howard, Georgia Tech, and Mehdi Miremadi, Partner with McKinsey & Company


2:55 pm
MGB Terrace

Speaker Session

3:15 pm
MGB 8 & 9

Announcement coming soon!

Closing Remarks

4:00 pm
MGB 8 & 9

VIC Summit Networking & Red-Carpet Reception

4:15 pm
MGB Terrace

**Special guest appearance by temi robot**

Doors Open for Honors Ceremony Seating

5:40 pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 1-6

Honors Ceremony Gala & Dinner

6:00 pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 1-6

Hosted by José M.F. Moura, IEEE President, and Toshio Fukuda, IEEE President-Elect


9:00 pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom Foyer

sponsored by IEEE Young Professionals, to immediately follow the Honors Ceremony