Ottawa continues to win signifi­cant techno­lo­gy conferences, including three IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) events between now and the summer of 2025, solidi­fying its repu­ta­tion as a leading desti­nation within the sector.

Ottawa has secured the IEEE Sections Congress in 2023, the 2024 IEEE NSREC, and the 2025 IEEE Inter­national Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting. In addition to the IEEE conference, in 2023, Ottawa is also due to host the Inter­national Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers and the 28th IAVSD Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks.

All of these events are set to bring together in excess of 5,000 experts from around the world to discuss the latest develop­ments in tech­nology, share knowledge and explore new ideas.

“Winning bids to host these top tech­nology events is a testa­ment to Ottawa’s repu­tation as a hub for tech­nology and inno­vation,” comments Lesley Mackay, Ottawa Tourism’s Vice President, Meetings and Major Events. “We are looking forward to welcoming industry leaders from around the globe to our beauti­ful city to discuss the latest advances in these fields and to explore oppor­tuni­ties for collabo­ration and growth. These wins perfectly reflect our ongoing focus on key industry sectors where Ottawa is a world leader, providing the organisers with the knowledge we will not only deliver the necessary conference infra­structure but they will also be hosted by a city that truly under­stands their industry.”

In addition to the main events, Ottawa will host many related conferences, side events and work­shops in con­junc­tion with the upcoming conferences. These events provide a unique oppor­tunity for attendees to dive deeper into specific topics, network with peers, and explore the latest products and services from within the industry.

With its state-of-the-art conference facili­ties and vibrant tech­nology eco­system, Ottawa is well-posi­tioned to continue its success in attract­ing top tech­nology events. The city’s commit­ment to excellence in all aspects of con­ference hosting ensures a seam­less experience for attendees and organisers alike.

In recent years Ottawa has been chosen to host numerous presti­gious IEEE events, including the Inter­national Flexible Elec­tron­ics Tech­nology Conference (IFETC) in 2018, the IEEE Inter­national Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environ­ments in 2019, and the 2022 IEEE Conference on Bio­informa­tics and Compu­tational Biology.