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The Registration process is now split into three tiers in order to better serve membership needs.  The 1st tier is the Early Bird Registration period.  It begins Tuesday, February 1 and will last through Friday, May 20.  This period provides an opportunity to register for the Symposium at the lowest possible cost.  Immediately following the Early Bird period is the 2nd tier or Advance Registration period.  It extends from Saturday May 21 through Friday, June 3, just prior to the start of Microwave Week.  The 3rd and final tier is the On-site Registration period that will remain the same as in past Symposia, starting on Saturday June 4, the first day of Microwave Week, and ending on Friday, June 10. Click here to review the registration rates.

Early Bird Period February 1 May 20
Advance Period May 21 June 3
On-site Period June 4 June 10 (throughout Microwave Week)

For one low price, registrants can attend as many technical sessions from any of the three contributing organizations, IMS, RFIC, and ARFTG, as well as attend one full-day workshop (or two half-day workshops, if desired). SUPERPASS registration includes the Electronic Proceedings for IMS, RFIC, ARFTG, and the All Workshop Electronic Proceedings.  Also included is admission to the exhibits.  In addition, the SUPERPASS will allow you to attend the IMS Welcome Reception on Monday, the Awards Banquet on Wednesday and the Crab Feast on Thursday. 

The SUPERPASS is a SUPER DEAL offering a significant discount over the combined ala-carte pricing.

Early Bird Registration
Early Bird Registration rates provide significant savings from the on-site fees and are available through midnight on May 20.  Registration is required for all attendees including SESSION CHAIRS and PRESENTERS. Only paid attendees will be admitted to the workshops, technical sessions, and Exhibition Hall. Each registrant must submit a separate form with payment.

Methods of Registration
Individuals can register online, by fax, or by mail.  All registrations must be accompanied with a payment; we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and checks drawn from a U.S. bank. Registration forms received without a form of payment will be discarded.  We do NOT accept phone registrations.

Guest Registration
Attendees registered for the technical portion of the conference may add a Guest to their registration for an additional fee.  Guest Registration includes access to the hospitality suite, plenary session, and exhibit hall, but does not allow access to technical sessions and workshops.

Membership Check boxes of all organizations of which you are a member.  To receive IEEE member rates, enter your member number and present your IEEE card upon check in at the conference.  Registrants who do not have a current IEEE membership card at check in will be charged non-member rates.   If you are not a member and would like to learn about the advantages of being a member and receiving the conference member rate, please visit or call 1-800-678-IEEE.   Please note that you must be a member at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

Microwave Week includes the IMS Technical program, and Exhibition, as well as the RFIC Symposium, and ARFTG Conference.
Select the conference(s) you wish to attend. Students, Retiree’s, and IEEE Life Members receive a discount on some registration fees.  To qualify as a student, a registrant must be either an IEEE Student Member or a full time student carrying a course load of at least nine credit hours.

  • IMS Technical Sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursday. Registration includes admission to the Exhibition and Electronic Proceedings.
  • RFIC Technical Sessions are held on Monday and Tuesday.  Registration includes admission to the RFIC Reception, the Exhibition, and the Electronic Proceedings
  • ARFTG Technical Sessions are held on Friday.  Registration includes breakfast, lunch, Electronic Proceedings, and admission the ARFTG Exhibition.  ARFTG Conference member rates are available to both ARFTG and IEEE Members.
  • Microwave Week hosts the largest exhibition of its kind with over 400 companies.  Exhibit only registration is available.

Exhibit Only Registration
Exhibit only registration is available.

Free Wednesday!
Wednesday exhibit only registration is free. This includes the Industry Hosted Reception in the exhibit hall 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Extra Electronic Proceedings and Digests
Additional Electronic Proceedings (IMS, RFIC, and ARFTG) and digests (RFIC only) are available for purchase and pickup at the conference.  After the Symposium, these digests and Electronic Proceedings will be available for purchase from IEEE.

Awards Banquet
The MTT Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, June 8 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm at the Hilton Baltimore. The evening will include fine dining, an awards presentation, and excellent entertainment.  Major Society Awards will be presented.

Crab Feast
MTT will host a Crab Feast on Thursday, June 9th from 7:00 to 10:00pm, location TBD. The evening will include a traditional Baltimore crab dinner.

Boxed Lunches
Optional boxed lunches are available for purchase by all attendees but are especially convenient for those attending the panel sessions or exhibit hall during lunchtime.  It is encouraged to purchase boxed lunches before Microwave Week, as orders will not be available on-site.  Refunds for lunches will not be available since these are ordered in advance.

The workshop fee includes a Electronic Proceedings for that workshop.  Full-day workshops include a continental breakfast, a morning refreshment break, a boxed lunch, and an afternoon refreshment break.  Morning workshops include a continental breakfast, and  morning refreshment break. Afternoon workshops include a boxed lunch and an afternoon refreshment break. 

The All-Workshop electronic proceedings include material for all RFIC and IMS workshops. In order to be able to purchase the All-Workshop electronic proceedings you must first be registered for three full-day workshops, or equivalent (i.e. two full-day workshops and two half-day workshops).

Note that speaker’s printed notes of the workshop are not included with registration and may be purchased during the Early Bird registration period only.

Individual payment must accompany the registration form and is payable in U.S. dollars only, using a personal check drawn on US bank or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express). Personal checks must be encoded at the bottom with the bank, bank account number, and check number.  Bank drafts, wire transfers, cash, and purchase orders are UNACCEPTABLE and will be returned.  Please make checks payable to “2011 IEEE IMS”.  Written requests for refunds will be honored if received by May 20, 2011.  Refer to the Refund Policy for complete details.

Updated: 5/17/11

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