IMS2012 International Microwave Symposium

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Registration Categories
The Registration process is split into three tiers in order to better serve membership needs.  The 1st tier is the Early Bird Registration period.  It begins Wednesday, February 1 and will last through Friday, May 21.  This period provides an opportunity to register for the Symposium at the lowest possible cost.  Immediately following the Early Bird period is the 2nd tier or Advance Registration period.  It extends from Saturday May 22 through Friday, June 15, just prior to the start of Microwave Week.  The 3rd and final tier is the On-site Registration period that will remain the same as in past Symposia, starting on Saturday June 16, the first day of Microwave Week, and ending on Friday, June 22. Click here to review the registration rates.

Early Bird Period February 1 May 21
Advance Period May 22 June 15
On-site Period June 16 June 22 (throughout Microwave Week)

For one low price, registrants can attend as many technical sessions from any of the three contributing organizations, IMS, RFIC, and ARFTG, as well as attend one full-day workshop (or two half-day workshops, if desired). SUPERPASS registration includes the electronic proceedings for IMS, RFIC, ARFTG, and the All Workshop electronic proceedings.  Also included is admission to the exhibits.  In addition, the SUPERPASS will allow you to attend the RFIC Reception on Sunday, the IMS Welcome Reception on Monday, the Awards Banquet on Wednesday and the Thursday closing ceremonies. As well as, the ARFTG luncheon on Friday.  

Early Bird Registration
Early Bird Registration rates provide significant savings from the on-site fees and are available through midnight on May 21.  Registration is required for all attendees including SESSION CHAIRS and PRESENTERS. Only paid attendees will be admitted to the workshops, technical sessions, and Exhibition Hall. Each registrant must submit a separate form with payment.

Methods of Registration
Individuals can register online, by fax, or by mail.  All registrations must be accompanied with a payment; we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and checks drawn from a U.S. bank. Registration forms received without a form of payment will be discarded.  We do NOT accept phone registrations.

Guest Registration
Attendees registered for the technical portion of the conference may add a Guest to their registration for an additional fee.  Guest Registration includes access to the hospitality suite, plenary session, and exhibit hall, but does not allow access to technical sessions and workshops.

Check boxes of all organizations of which you are a member.  To receive IEEE member rates, enter your member number and present your IEEE card upon check in at the conference.  Registrants who do not have a current IEEE membership card at check in will be charged non-member rates.   If you are not a member and would like to learn about the advantages of being a member and receiving the conference member rate, please visit or call1-800-678-IEEE .  Please note that you must be a member at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

Microwave Week includes the IMS Technical program, and Exhibition, as well as the RFIC Symposium, and ARFTG Conference.
Select the conference(s) you wish to attend. Students, Retiree’s, and IEEE Life Members receive a discount on some registration fees.  To qualify as a student, a registrant must be either an IEEE Student Member or a full time student carrying a course load of at least nine credit hours.

  • IMS Technical Sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursday. Registration includes admission to the Exhibition and Electronic Proceedings.
  • RFIC Technical Sessions are held on Monday and Tuesday.  Registration includes admission to the RFIC Reception, the Exhibition, and the Electronic Proceedings
  • ARFTG Technical Sessions are held on Friday.  Registration includes breakfast, lunch, Electronic Proceedings, and admission the ARFTG Exhibition.  ARFTG Conference member rates are available to both ARFTG and IEEE Members.
  • Microwave Week hosts the largest exhibition of its kind with over 400 companies.  Exhibit only registration is available.

Exhibit Only Registration
Access to the Exhibition Hall Tuesday through Thursday.

Free Wednesday!
Wednesday exhibit only registration is free. This includes the Industry Hosted Reception in the exhibit hall 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Extra Electronic Proceedings and Digests 
Additional Electronic Proceedings (IMS, RFIC, and ARFTG) and digests (RFIC only) are available for purchase and pickup at the conference.  After the Symposium, these digests and Electronic Proceedings will be available for purchase from IEEE.

Awards Banquet
The MTT Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm at the  Palais des congres de Montreal. The evening will include fine dining, an awards presentation, and excellent entertainment.  Major Society Awards will be presented.

Boxed Lunches
Optional boxed lunches are available for purchase by all attendees but are especially convenient for those attending the panel sessions or exhibit hall during lunchtime.  It is encouraged to purchase boxed lunches before Microwave Week, as orders will not be available on-site.  Refunds for lunches will not be available since these are ordered in advance.

The workshop fee includes electronic proceedings for all the workshops being presented on that particular day. For Early bird registration ONLY, the workshop’s printed notes are also included for the workshop you are registered for with the workshop’s fee. For Advanced and On-site registration, the workshop’s printed notes are NOT included in the workshop’s fee and must be purchased separately.

Full-day workshops include a continental breakfast, a morning refreshment break, a lunch, and an afternoon refreshment break. Morning workshops include a continental breakfast, and a morning refreshment break. Afternoon workshops include a lunch and an afternoon refreshment break.

All-Workshop Electronic Proceedings
Purchase two full-day workshops and receive the electronic proceedings for all three days of workshops (Sunday, Monday, and Friday).  The All-Workshop electronic proceedings are not available for individual sale.

Individual payment must accompany the registration form and is payable in U.S. dollars only, using a personal check drawn on US bank or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) or bank wire transfer.  Personal checks must be encoded at the bottom with the bank account number and check number.  Bank drafts, cash, international money order and purchase orders are UNACCEPTABLE and will be returned.  Please make checks payable to “2012 IEEE IMS”.  Written requests for refunds will be honored if received by May 21, 2012.  Refer to the Refund Policy for complete details.