Each October the IEEE celebrates the anniversary of the first technical meeting for the American Institute of Electrical Engineers at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on 7-8 October 1884.

In 1963 the AIEE merged with the younger Institute of Radio Engineers to for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.  The IEEE has thousands of members with the 5 Sections in Illinois: Calumet, Central Illinois, Chicago, Iowa-Illinois, and Rock River Valley.

This year Governor JB Pritzker proclaimed Oct 3rd as IEEE Day in Illinois.

IEEE Day Proclamation from the State of Illinois