Mark Your Calendar: 2024 IEEE Vision, Innovation and Challenges (VIC) Summit & Honors Ceremony will be in Boston this May!


The 2024 IEEE VIC Summit & Honors Ceremony, one of IEEE’s premier annual events, will be held on Friday, 3 May 2024 at the Encore Boston Harbor in Boston, MA, USA. 

It’s a day full of excitement from start to finish. The Summit features a variety of science and engineering topics that focus on the future of innovations, predictions, and challenges to overcome in advancing technology. A chance to network and engage with world-renowned industry legends. It draws in individuals from all over the world, from young professionals to mid-high-level career professionals in the technology/ecosystem. Attendees will hear from the leading experts, visionaries, and innovators of today. 

The day culminates with the Honors Ceremony Gala – the evening celebration of renowned icons whose work has served as a catalyst and propelled major societal advances. The endeavors and achievements of these great minds have helped accelerate technological advancements and are paving the way for future work for the betterment of humanity.

This year’s IEEE Medal of Honor goes to Robert E. Kahn, widely known as one of the “fathers of the Internet.” He is being recognized for “pioneering technical and leadership contributions in packet communication technologies and foundations of the Internet.” The IEEE Foundation has proudly supported the annual presentation of the IEEE Medal of Honor since 1979. 

2024 IEEE Medal of Honor recipient Robert E. Kahn. Kahn is President and CEO of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, which he founded in 1986. The IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest recognition awarded by IEEE.

Kahn is one of the twenty-seven individuals being honored, eight of whom are women. Among the recipients is Tariq Durrani. Durrani, is receiving the IEEE Haraden Pratt Award, also supported by the IEEE Foundation, “for inspired vision and steadfast leadership in improving  global IEEE influence, member engagement and governance.”  

2024 IEEE Haraden Pratt Award recipient Tariq Durrani. Durrani is an IEEE Life Fellow and Research Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.. The Pratt Award is one of two service awards bestowed by the IEEE Board of Directors.

Ahead of the IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony, Akamai Technologies, one of the world’s leading companies in the Content Delivery Network field, will host and sponsor a Welcome Reception on Thursday, 2 May 2024 at their headquarters in Cambridge, MA, USA. This event is complimentary to all registered attendees. 

Early bird Registration is open now through 3 April. Learn more about this event and view a complete list of the 2024 honorees at If you  are unable to attend the event, you can tune into and watch  the VIC Summit & Honors Ceremony live via IEEEtv.

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