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Since 2015, the IEEE Communications Society has hosted an official international school series event each year where student members can participate in unique experiences to learn about the latest technological developments in key areas of communications.

The IEEE ComSoc School Series is designed exclusively for ComSoc student members and features lectures by international experts, poster presentations, site visits, and hands-on demos on a range of fundamental to advanced and hot topics in communications.  The typical duration of an IEEE ComSoc School Series event is 3 to 5 days and can be either in-person or virtual (online only).

We are now accepting proposals for both in-person and virtual events for the 2024 IEEE ComSoc School Series through 15 October 2023.  Please be sure to include as much information as possible in your proposal.  For 2024, ComSoc is planning to support 2 in-person events and 2 virtual events through this program.

We invite you to submit a proposal for a 2024 event now. Please use the proposal guide to create your proposal and include as much information as possible. You can provide your answers directly within this guide or create your own document.

Call for proposals is now closed. (As of 15 October).

Proposal Submission Extended Deadline: 15 October 2023.

Results of proposal selection process will be distributed in November / December.  The ComSoc Educational Services Board may request additional information before final approval is given on proposals.

The IEEE Communications Society will provide funding to the extent available (approximately US$30,000 per in-person event and US$5000 per virtual event), to support the event (typically, virtual / online only events are significantly less costly than in-person events). However, securing additional funding or sponsorships is extremely useful for ensuring success, and the IEEE Communications Society encourages organizers to include suggestions to that end in the proposal.  Please note that funds are NOT transferred to the organizing committee if your event is selected.  Organizers work with ComSoc staff to make formal arrangements and contracts with service providers / suppliers.  Funds are paid directly from ComSoc to the suppliers.

Examples of Past Programs

See examples of other ComSoc School Series Programs and videos from those events on our Past Events web page.  Be sure to check out the past events or contact us if you have questions about the proposal process.