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Expanding Your Cranium at IMS 2024 in Washington

May 22, 2024
The annual International Microwave Symposium is poised to deliver its typically stellar technical program, offering an array of educational and career-boosting opportunities to attendees.

Check out our coverage of the upcoming IMS 2024 Exhibition.

At any given industry convention or trade show, much of the convention center floor space is typically given over to the exhibits. There, you can wander through aisle after aisle of booths in which vendors will tell you all about their latest and greatest offerings.

I’ll be doing just that at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., June 16-21, 2024). Our IMS show preview article, authored by industry veteran Jack Browne, provides a teaser of some of what you’ll find on the show floor.

But the deeper value of IMS, year after year, is found on other floors of the convention center in the form of the technical program. Whereas the exhibits are where you can learn about the “now,” the technical sessions are gatherings where you’ll learn about the future. At these sessions, the industry’s leading thinkers and movers will provide tantalizing hints to what’s coming three, five, and 10 years down the road.

The program also offers several “boot camps” at which you can get caught up on the trends driving the industry. For example, the Quantum Boot Camp explores the ephemeral and still-developing nexus of quantum physics and microwave engineering. You can get a feel for where your skills fit into this emergent and dynamic niche.

In addition, a full slate of workshops will target everything from power-amplifier design to flexible arrays to “chipletization.” If you’re looking to explore employment opportunities or just make friends with like-minded peers, a number of networking events will take place for groups such as Women in Microwaves, Young Professionals, and Amateur Radio enthusiasts.

Bottom line: There’s something for everyone at IMS 2024, whatever your interests or proclivities may be. If you’re not registered, it’s never too late—until June 22.

About the Author

David Maliniak | Executive Editor, Microwaves & RF

I am Executive Editor of Microwaves & RF, an all-digital publication that broadly covers all aspects of wireless communications. More particularly, we're keeping a close eye on technologies in the consumer-oriented 5G, 6G, IoT, M2M, and V2X markets, in which much of the wireless market's growth will occur in this decade and beyond. I work with a great team of editors to provide engineers, developers, and technical managers with interesting and useful articles and videos on a regular basis. Check out our free newsletters to see the latest content.

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In his long career in the B2B electronics-industry media, David Maliniak has held editorial roles as both generalist and specialist. As Components Editor and, later, as Editor in Chief of EE Product News, David gained breadth of experience in covering the industry at large. In serving as EDA/Test and Measurement Technology Editor at Electronic Design, he developed deep insight into those complex areas of technology. Most recently, David worked in technical marketing communications at Teledyne LeCroy, leaving to rejoin the EOEM B2B publishing world in January 2020. David earned a B.A. in journalism at New York University.

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