IMS Going Virtual in 2020 Due to COVID-19

IMS 2020, the flagship conference and exhibition which was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, CA from 21-26 June, 2020 will now take place virtually in August 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 2020 organizers have made this decision after careful consultation and review with government authorities, partners, and venues.

The virtual event will continue with the theme of ‘Connectivity Matters,’ built on five pillars that link the world: 5G & 6G networks, aerospace and defense programs, autonomous vehicles, the digital economy, and ensuring the connection of under-represented communities.

“The RF and Microwave industry is critical in a time when we are striving to connect in a socially distanced world,” said Timothy Lee, IMS2020 General Chair. “IMS has always been the center of innovation in the wireless, bringing together the brightest in our community. Though we cannot connect in person, we’re able to connect virtually this year because of the communication technology developed by our industry. While we’re disappointed, we can’t meet face-to-face this year, we’re working diligently to make sure the world is able to communicate while we’re apart.”

The IMS 2020 program will be amended slightly to accommodate the virtual conference. Experts will still be presenting the latest research, developments and insights on topics such as 5G, millimeter wave systems, and terahertz theory and techniques. Key industry leaders and companies will be presenting the latest cutting-edge products and services that enable solutions for wireless communications, test & measurement, and more.

The conference is co-located with IEEE’s Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference. The virtual event will include the following:

  • Technical Sessions
  • Technical Lectures
  • Panel Sessions
  • 5G Summit
  • Industry Workshops
  • MicroApps
  • Virtual Exhibition 
  • Keynotes

There are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding the roll-out of the virtual event. IEEE MTT-S is working on this and will soon finalize the planning. They are actively working to transition the in-person conference to a virtual format. everything RF will continue to share updates as and when they are announced by IEEE MTT-S and MP Associates.

IEEE MTT has created a page to address some FAQ's that people might have - Click here to see them.

Visit the IMS 2020 Event Page on everything RF for updates.