The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as numerous social events and networking opportunities. The symposium also hosts a large commercial exhibition. Co-located with IMS are the IEEE RFIC and ARFTG conferences.

What's New and Happening in 2017?

• The first-ever IMS Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
• A 5G Summit showcasing next-generation wireless technologies

• An Executive Forum and Reception to discuss the latest in 5G from the perspectives of various "insiders"
• RF Boot Camp – a three-quarter day course on RF/microwave basics
• The first-ever IMS Exhibitor Workshops for exhibitors to present the technology behind their products
• Networking Events including Young Professionals and Women in Microwaves events
• Student Design, Student Paper, Industry Paper, and Advanced Practice Paper Competitions
• Project Connect for under-represented minority engineering students, and the PhD Student Initiative for new PhD students
• Teaching that inspires…students that aspire – an exciting STEM program exposing middle school and select high school students, as well as their teachers, to RF/microwave technology
• The first-ever IMS Hackathon: 30-Minute Circuits will allow competitors to race to the finish to see who is the ultimate RF circuit hacker!


A Look Back at IMS2016

IMS2016 – What’s Up With All the Wires IMS2016 – The Gateway to the Wireless Future
IMS2016 Highlights:
  • Nearly 10,000 attendees including 3,000 technical program attendees from more than 60 countries.
  • Over 75 technical sessions, workshops, and panels sessions
  • 79 MicroApps sessions
  • A record breaking exhibition with 625 exhibiting companies including 67 first-time participating companies
  • Engineering students played a large part in the event through numerous presentations as well as the student design competition, student paper competition, PhD Initiative, and Project Connect
  • IEEE Mars Mission 4 player VR Experience at the Wearables + Wireless Pavilion
  • From Bits to Waves, a practical workshop where participants built a modern digital radio in one day
Read the IMS2016 San Francisco press release: