Chapters & Communities

The IEEE Photonics Society understands the value of a strong core team of members and the strength of its chapters. Focus has been put on member engagement and industry relevance more than ever.  Our members are the Society’s advocates representing our organization around the world at the local level. In turn, our Chapters provide our society members with valuable opportunities to network - promoting professional growth and continuing education within the photonics community.  
How the IEEE Photonics supports Chapters:
  • Membership development and growth
  • Strengthening visibility in local photonics communities
  • Supporting local workshops and educational events 
  • Enhancing student involvement and Young Professional initiatives
  • Providing more opportunities for recognizing our members’ and chapters’ volunteer service

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2018 IEEE Photonics Chapter Award Winner Announced

  • Chapter of the Year: Italy
  • Largest Membership Increase Award: University of Virginia Student Chapter
  • Most Innovative Chapter: Hong Kong
  • Most Improved Chapter: UC Berkeley Photobears Student Chapter
  • Senior Member Initiative Award: Italy

The chapter award winners for 2018 will be recognized at the IEEE Photonics Conference's Awards Banquet on October 1, 2018 in Reston, VA, USA. The conference is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Reston. Learn more here.