E komo mai — Welcome to what is widely regarded as the most prestigious microwave industry gathering in the world: the 2017 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2017), to be held 4–9 June 2017 at the Hawai'i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
IMS2017 is the largest international conference devoted to the research, development, and application of RF and microwave theory and techniques and is expected to draw over 8,000 participants and 500 exhibiting companies from around the world. This conference is organized and sponsored by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
This is the 60th year that MTT-S has organized this symposium, and only the second time that it is being held off of the North American continent – the first time being 2007 when it was also held in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i has long been regarded as the Crossroads of the Pacific, making it the perfect venue to bridge East and West by encouraging attendees and exhibitors alike to interact in a global microwave village.
IMS2017 (ims2017.org) is the centerpiece of Microwave Week 2017, which also includes the Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Symposium (rfic-ieee.org) and the Automatic Radio-Frequency Techniques Group Conference (www.arftg.org).
You may also consider vacationing in Hawai‘i before or after the conference. The Hawaiian Islands are a world-renowned visitor destination with many activities for you and your family to enjoy. Snorkel among tropical fish at Hanauma Bay. Learn to surf at Waikiki Beach. Golf at one of more than 80 courses and world-class resorts. Explore fiery lava flows on the Big Island. Hike through lush rainforests on Kauai. Cruise down a Maui volcano on a mountain bike. Many of these and other historical Hawaiian cultural activities are part of our guest program.
I look forward to catching the wave with you in Hawai‘i.
Wayne A. Shiroma