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 to discuss the latest in 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)
• 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 DesignStudent PaperIndustry 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! 


Sunday, 4 June

Workshops and Short Courses

RFIC Plenary Session, Interactive Forum, Industry Showcase, and Reception


Monday, 5 June

Workshops and Short Courses

RFIC Technical Sessions, Panel Session

IMS Plenary Session and Welcome Reception

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

5G Summit - Day 1

RF Boot Camp


Tuesday, 6 June

RFIC Technical Sessions

Joint IMS/RFIC Panel Session

IMS Technical Sessions and Interactive FoumStudent Design Competition

ExhibitionHistorical ExhibitExhibitor Workshops & MicroApps

Young Professionals Panel Session and Networking Event

5G Summit - Day 2

5G Executive Forum and Reception


Wednesday, 7 June

IMS Technical Sessions and Interactive Forum, Student Paper Competition

ExhibitionHistorical ExhibitExhibitor Workshops & MicroApps


Industry-Hosted Reception, MTT-S Awards Banquet


Thursday, 8 June

IMS Technical Sessions and Interactive ForumPanel Session

ExhibitionHistorical ExhibitExhibitor Workshops & MicroApps

STEM Student and Teacher Experience

MTT-S Student Awards Luncheon

Women in Microwaves Panel Session and Networking Reception


Friday, 9 June

Workshops and Short Courses

89th ARFTG Conference