126th Anniversary Celebration

You’re invited to the IEEE – Chicago Section’s Annual Fair

Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:00am to 3:00pm

We Are Now Accepting Free Registrations

The IEEE Chicago 126th Annual Fair & Expo is open to the public and free to attend although you must register first. For high-school students contemplating college, this is a chance to talk to enrolled students and working engineers on what it takes to have an engineering career. Virtually all disciplines within the electrical engineering profession are represented by IEEE Chicago Section society chapters where in the breakout rooms, the society chapters will demonstrate and discuss their field of expertise. During the main event, you can listen to professionals on how engineering contributes to the public good and what opportunities exist by having an engineering education. Whether you are a high school student, a university student, an industry professional, academic professional, retired, or love engineering and technology, learn how the Chicago engineering community continues to contribute to society.

Download the Event Flyer

Become a Sponsor

For sponsorship opportunities at this event, please see our sponsorship flyer and if interested in sponsoring, please email our Sponsor/Donor Chair Steve Michaels.

For all other inquiries, please email ieeechicago126@gmail.com.


Conference Committee

  • General Chair: Alvin Chin
  • Vice Chair: Gina Martinez
  • IEEE Region 4 Representative: Dave Hendrickson
  • Advisory Chair: Dana Al-Qadi
  • Program Chair: Elsa Madrigal
  • Publicity Chair: Mattewos Tafferi
  • Registration Chair: Lauren White
  • Exhibit Chairs: Gina Martinez and Robert Hernandez
  • Sponsor/Donor Chair: Steve Michaels
  • Student Activities Chair: Matt Cavelli
  • Awards Chair: Megan Czach

IEEE, the largest technical organization in the world, was formed in 1963 with the merging of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. In 1894, the first Chicago Section meeting was held at the Armour Institute, now known as Illinois Institute of Technology. The Chicago Section was only the second section created after the New Jersey section.

Last year, on April 27, 2019, the Chicago section held its 125th anniversary at the same location the first meeting was held 125 years ago. The event was a great success, and as a result, the section has decided to turn this event into an annual opportunity for various IEEE Chicago section entities to get together, showcase their activities, and attract potential Chicago Section Members and Student Branch Members. Most importantly, the event is intended to encourage Middle and High school students to pursue their interest in the STEM fields.

Due to COVID-19, we will be holding our 126th anniversary as a virtual event. More details will be posted.

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