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.