You have navigated to the Social Events, with times and places to network with your peers in the industry and recognize those that have achieved excellence or contributed to the EMC profession.


Chapter Chair Training Session and Dinner

Monday, 7 Aug, 2017 • 5:30 – 9:00 pm, Chesapeake AB

The Chapter Chair Training Session provides a forum for focused training to the Chapter Chairs, the opportunity to discuss chapter issues and get group feedback. Additionally, the session gives the Chapter Chairs the opportunity to meet other Chapter Chairs from around the world and for the Chapter Coordinator to disseminate important information from IEEE headquarters and the EMC Society Board of Directors.

A Social Session will precede the Dinner to give the Chapter Chairs the opportunity to socialize with the other Chapter Chairs and their Angels.

The Dinner will be served at the end of the Social Session. Besides a great meal, each Chapter Chair or their representatives will have the opportunity to share what their chapter has been doing for the past year.

After the Dinner, an interactive brainstorming session will conclude the meeting. This session is intended to allow participants to exchange information and new ideas for effective chapter management, as well as to discuss best practices and suggestions for future development and growth of the EMC chapters.

This is a free event open to Chapter Chairs or their representatives. Please check with your Chapter Chair, as you can be that representative for your chapter if your Chapter Chair cannot attend this event.

Young Professionals Scavenger Hunt

A Young Professional is anyone who has received their Bachelor degree or equivalent within the last 15 years.

Time: On Your Own
Scavenger hunt will be emailed to registered attendees or a list of instructions and rules will be provided at the YP table.  Winners with the best scores will be rewarded at the Tuesday YP Networking event.



Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception

Photo credit: Richard Georgerian

Tuesday, 8 Aug, 2017 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm • Orchard Terrace

The Welcome Reception will take place at the terrace right outside the Exhibit Hall facing a beautiful panoramic sunset view of the Potomac River.  Enjoy a night full of delectable food and the wonderful EMC band as you reunite with old friends and colleagues.

One ticket to this event is included in all 5-Day technical registrations and the Companion Program registration. All others may purchase a ticket to the Welcome Reception as an add-on to your registration.


Early Bird: $65 (adult)/ $25 (Junior)
After Early Bird: $75/ $35 (Junior)

EMC Society Band

EMC Society Band

EMC Society Musicians will perform at the EMC+SIPI 2017! Come see our gifted colleagues share their musical talents!

Veteran EMC Society Band members and newcomers alike are welcome to participate. Details on time and location are still to come, so please check back for updates.

If you would like to perform, please contact our fearless band leader Jeff Silberberg at If needed, he can arrange for backup musicians to allow your talent to shine!

Young Professionals Networking Event

young professionals networking

A Young Professional is anyone who has received their Bachelor degree or equivalent within the last 15 years.

Tuesday – YP Networking 8:15-10pm

“An Evening Out” – The EMC Society would like to invite all Undergraduates to join the Young Professionals to our Networking Event. Meet at 8:15pm by the Welcome Reception with Al Frye and walk to Cadillac Ranch to praise the Scavenger Hunt winners, chichat, around drinks and desserts.

Location: Meet by the Welcome Reception and walk to Cadillac Ranch.



Young Professionals Luncheon

young professionals luncheon

A Young Professional is anyone who has received their Bachelor degree or equivalent within the last 15 years.

Wednesday – Luncheon 12-1:30 pm: Grace’s Mandarin – National Harbor

Tom Braxton, Chair of TC-1 will present “Where trends are going in the EMC field” during our luncheon. He will connect the EMC industry with historical trends as technology has evolved so that you can anticipate and make a wise decision on your next career move.

Fee: $5

Founders and Past-Presidents Luncheon
founders luncheon

Photo credit: Karthik Vepuri

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 • 11:30am – 1:30 pm, Chesapeake F

The Luncheon is open to the Founders of the EMC Society, Past-Presidents of the EMC Society, and current members of the Board of Directors. The luncheon is a chance for the old and the new to mix, exchanging experiences of the past and challenges of the future relative to the EMC profession. A sit down lunch is provided. Founders and Past-Presidents should inform the Chair of the History Committee ( of their interest in attending so there will be seating and food available for all.

Evening Gala

evening gala

Wednesday, 9 Aug, 2017 • 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Gaylord Hotel – Riverview Ballroom

The Gala will take place at The Gaylord Hotel. You will be in awe with the Outta Scope, the hottest and most innovative jazz-rock groups in Washington, D.C with a drop of NASA Scientists as the musicians.

Enjoy a night full of laughter, dancing and perhaps you might recognize some of your peers giving you a dance performance.  Do not miss it!

One ticket to this event is included in all 5-Day technical registrations EXCEPT student registrations. This is a change from previous years, made to keep student registration costs down. Extra tickets to the Gala may be purchased as an add-on to your registration.

Early Bird: $80 (adult)/ $35 (Junior)
After Early Bird: $90/ $45 (Junior)


Awards Luncheon

Thursday, 10 Aug, 2017 • 12:30 – 2:00 pm, The Gaylord Hotel – Ballroom

The Award Luncheon will take place on Thursday in The Ballroom at the Gaylord Hotel. It’s a wonderful opportunity to recognize achievements and network with families and EMC professionals from academia, industry, government, military, and retired sectors. The event will start off with a catered sit-down meal. Afterwards, the EMC Society will take time to recognize members and non-members for their contribution to the Society and for professional excellence.

The list of anticipated awards:

  • EMC Society President’s Memorial Award
  • Richard R. Stoddart Award for Outstanding Performance
  • Lawrence G. Cumming Award for Outstanding Service
  • Hall of Fame Award
  • IEEE Fellow Award
  • Technical Achievement Award
  • Honored Member Award
  • Richard B. Schulz Transactions Prize Paper Award
  • Motohisa Kanda Award for Most Cited (2011-2016) Transactions on EMC Paper
  • Best Symposium Paper Award
  • Best Symposium Student Paper Award
  • Best Student Design Award
  • IEEE James C. Klouda Memorial Scholarship Award
  • Chapter Founder Award
  • Most Improved Chapter Award
  • Chapter of the Year Award
  • Symposium Chair Award
  • Certificate of Acknowledgement
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Certificate of Appreciation

One ticket to this event is included in all 5-Day technical registrations.  All others may purchase a ticket to the Awards Luncheon as an add-on to their registration.

Early Bird: $45 (adult)/ $20 (Junior)
After Early Bird: $50/ $25 (Junior)

Team EMC
team emc bike ride

Photo credit: Thomas Fagan

Thursday, 10 Aug, 2017 • 7:00am, Ride departs: “The Carousel at National Harbor “• Phone: 301-839-0815.

The 6th annual Team EMC bike ride plans are underway. Please join us for a leisurely morning ride to get some exercise and to experience part of the area in a refreshing way. This year we will host two levels of escorted riding: performance and a shorter leisure ride.

A Team EMC jersey will be included for 1st-time participants on a first come first serve basis, while quantities last. If you received a jersey on one of our past rides, please don’t forget to bring it with you. It is the responsibility of the rider to arrange the rental. Please plan on renting the bike the night before the ride since bike shops typically don’t open until 10:00 AM. You will need to provide the type of bike you want and size (or your height if you don’t know). You will need to arrange your own pickup & drop off. Cycling helmets are required. You are also welcome to bring your own bike. This is an open ride, so no need to sign up, simply show up ready to ride.

Bike rental information:
Big Wheel Bikes
2 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-2300

Wheels Nuts Bike Shop
302 Montgomery St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-5116

Bicycle Pro Shop
3240 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22313
(703) 212-2453

Bike and Roll
202.842.BIKE (2453) .

For further details on bike rentals, please contact John McCloskey at 301-801-6274 or

Directions to the “The Carousel at National Harbor.”
From the Gaylord Center front entrance:

  1. Turn left onto Waterfront St. (parallels front of building)
  2. Turn left onto Mariner Passage
  3. Mariner Passage immediately curves right and turns into National Plaza
  4. After 2 short blocks, turn left past McCormick and Schmick’s and proceed into Carousel parking lot
  5. Meet in front of Carousel


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