THE 2009 IEEE CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY OF TECHNICAL SOCIETIES
5 – 7 August 2009, Philadelphia, USA
In 2009 the IEEE History Committee and the IEEE History Center will hold the eighth in a series of historical conferences. The 2009 IEEE Conference on the History of Technical Societies will take place in Philadelphia from Wednesday 5 August through Friday 7 August 2009. The theme of the conference will be the history of professional technical associations, a theme chosen because 2009 will be the 125th anniversary of the IEEE. The location is appropriate because the IEEE, then the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, was founded in Philadelphia.
We will invite papers on the history of the engineering profession, particularly on the role of professional societies in engineering, and emphasis will be on the technical fields served by the IEEE. The historical papers will be presented in focused sessions over the two-and-a-half days in two tracks, though there would be one or more plenary sessions. The papers written for the conference will be a valuable contribution to researching the history of engineering organizations, a topic that deserves more attention than it has received. In connection with the conference there will be an IEEE anniversary celebration at the Franklin Institute on Thursday 6 August from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm.
A call for papers will be issued in August 2008. In the meantime, additional information is available on the IEEE History Center's website http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/history_center/
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