IEEE Victorian Section is an organisation that is part of a global organisation of 430,000+ members dedicated to advancing technology for humanity. The IEEE Victorian Section was founded in 1975 as a subsection of the Australian Section and became an independent section in 1983. The Tasmanian Sub-Section is also a part of the Victorian Section. The Section serves more than 2000 members of the IEEE. There are 17 chapters and 3 affinity groups covering topics of interest from Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Social Implications of Technology, Women in Engineering to Young Professionals and much more. The chapters and groups organize more than 100 meetings per year. The Victorian Section also comprises of numerous student branches which organise their own events related to student leadership and technical advancement. In addition to the IEEE organization activities, the Victorian Section organises and sponsors several major conferences in any given year, as well as short courses and technical training. The Victorian Section publishes a weekly e-newsletter and the Uplink online magazine 3 times a year.
The Victorian Section also offers social programs such as the Section annual meeting, networking events, industry engagement events and other non-technical professional activities to round out the local events.
Sections within the global IEEE picture
IEEE is divided into ten worldwide geographic regions. Within the regions, there are local sections (in our case the Victorian Section), chapters, and affinity groups. IEEE members automatically become members of their local Section. The Victorian Section is part of Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) and is of the Australia Council. Up until its formation, it was originally part of the original Australia Section. The geographic area responsibility of this section covers Victoria and Tasmania, with most activity around the city of Melbourne.
History of the IEEE Victorian Section
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