Special Events

Sunday, 4 December 2016  
Monday, 5 December 2016
Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Sunday, 4 December 2016
09:00 – 18:00 ● International Ballroom West/Concourse Level
Third Women’s Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing (WICE)
IEEE WICE Workshop 2016 will feature state-of-the-art technical seminars, technical interactions of participants with common research interests, as well as career panels. It will include panel discussions to address questions of more junior attendees regarding career development in both industry and academia, as well as those of more senior attendees who are looking for shaping the next phase in their career. Click here to view the program details.
Registration information: There is no registration fee for the IEEE GLOBECOM attendees. However, the number of seats is limited. Please click the link below for the registration page: https://ieeewiceworkshop2016.splashthat.com/

Sunday, 4 December 2016
19:00 – 21:00 ● Exhibition Hall/Columbia Ballroom/Terrace Level
Welcome Reception & Exhibits Opening
Come join your colleagues for an evening of networking and fun at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Opening Reception. Join us in the Columbia Ballroom where you can tour the exhibitions, sample some of DC’s best food and music.

All registrants and guests are welcome to attend.  Please be sure to wear your official conference badge.

Sunday, 4 December 2016
4:00-5:30pm (Room TBD)

Young Engineer & Scientist Initiative (i-YES) Panel Session

The IEEE Communication Society Education and Training Board (ESB) will organize the first Education & Training Track (Sunday, December 4, 16:00-17:30) that will feature a Panel Session with speakers from Industry & Academia as well as young engineers and scientists. The main purpose of the Panel is to keep the participants (Postgraduate/PhD students, researchers and IEEE Young Professionals) updated about the latest technology advances and involve them in various IEEE educational and standardization and volunteer activities.
Registration information: There is no registration fee for the IEEE GLOBECOM attendees.

Monday, 5 December 2016
12:45 – 14:30 ● International Ballroom Center/Concourse Level
Awards Ceremony & Lunch
The Awards Ceremony honors the achievements of IEEE and IEEE Communications Society members. The Society’s Career & Service Awards pay tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, the engineering profession, and humanity. Recipients of these Awards are recognized as the most influential members in their chosen field. Career award recipients are revered for their resolve to discover, extend, or complement technological advancements in education, industry, research and service. Service award recipients are recognized and honored for their distinguished and exemplary service to ComSoc over a sustained period of time. Each year, new recipients join ComSoc’s prestigious award honoree list through a selective nomination and approval process.

This event is included with the full conference registration. Luncheon tickets will be collected to ensure eligibility for event attendance. Additional tickets are available for purchase.

Monday, 5 December 2016
18:30 • Kalorama
N2 Women Event: Preparing Successful Grant Applications
Mangala Sharma (NSF)
Organized: Maryam Tanha, University of Victoria
Mentor: K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi, Stevens Institute of Technology; Jefferson Science Fellow, US Dept. of State
For more information, please contact Maryam Tanha at tanha@uvic.ca
N2 Women is supported by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society (CS), Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), NSF Division of Computer and Network Systems, CRA-W, Microsoft Research, HP Labs, and Google Research.

Monday, 5 December 2016
IEEE Young Professionals Reception ● 18:00 – 19:30 ● International Ballroom Foyer & Center/Concourse Level
IEEE Young Professionals Network Mixer ● 19:30 – 21:30 ● Buca di Beppo
Co-sponsored by IEEE Communication Society Young Professionals, Photonics Society Young Professionals, IEEE Young Professionals and IEEE Region 2 Young Professionals Affinity Group
In recent years, there has been tremendous churn in the prevailing telecommunication technologies, products and services. To an average observer, these changes are unrelated and very random. However, to a seasoned communications veteran with deep understanding of the evolution of these technologies, these changes follow some patterns that if identified, can be leveraged into building a successful career in communications.
At this event, we have an interactive session with a panel of leading telecommunication experts to help unravel “trends in the communications” and provide insights on how young professionals can stay relevant by leveraging these trends.
These experts include:
Dalma Novak, PhD

Dalma Novak

Dr. Mingxi Fan

Mingxi Fan

Dr. Octavia A. Dobre

Octavia A. Dobre

We kick off this event with a reception providing ample opportunity to connect and network with regional and global young professionals and leading experts in communications. Following the reception, is an award ceremony honoring the “Best ComSoc Young Professional” in Academia, Industry and the Startup community. We will also be hosting a lightning talk competition. You don’t want to miss this exciting event!

Registration Details
1. To register for the reception and the mixer, click here. Early bird registration deadline is 30 November 2016
2. To register for the lightning talk, click here. Registration deadline is 25 November 2016.
3. To nominate your self or someone for the IEEE ComSoc Best YP award, click here.
     Registration deadline is 29 October 2016.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
19:00 – 22:00 ● Library of Congress
Conference Banquet at the Library of Congress

The IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Organizing Committee welcomes you to an exclusive private evening tour of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.  For more information, please go to:  https://www.loc.gov/about/.  
This event is included with the full conference registration. Banquet tickets will be collected to ensure eligibility for event attendance. Additional tickets are available for purchase.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016
13:00 – 15:00 ● Coates/Terrace Level
NI Software Defined Radio Hands-On: FPGA Prototyping with Over-the-Air Signals

Rahul Brito, Amal Ekbal, Douglas Kim, NI
NI SDR solutions scale from design and prototyping, to deployment, enabling faster innovation and accelerated results. Attend this hands-on session to see firsthand how the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite, when paired with NI USRP-RIO hardware, can accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation.  During this session, attendees will:

  • Build an FM radio
  • Create a real-time LTE link between two USRP-RIOs and transmit video on the downlink
  • Demo and have detailed conversations around LTE and WiFi coexistence as an example of what can be developed with the IP
  • Learn how leading researchers are leveraging NI SDR solutions to break world-records in spectral efficiency with Massive MIMO, prove out FD-MIMO as a candidate technology for 5G, and experiment on LTE/WiFi coexistence in real-world conditions
Stop by the NI booth to reserve your seat.