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2022 VIC Summit & Honors Ceremony Gala

The 2022 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC Summit) & Honors Ceremony was held at the San Diego Marriott Marina on Friday, 6 May 2022.

The IEEE VIC Summit and Ceremony – IEEE’s premier event that highlights the innovation and creativity of engineering, science, and technology through provocative, educational, and inspiring talks with a vision for the future. In 2022, you heard from experts discussing the impacts of technology in the areas of digital twins/smart cities, cloud computing, encryption/security, machine learning, aerospace technology, metaverse, and more.

We were excited to have the IEEE-USA’s MOVE truck—the Mobile Outreach Vehicle—available for attendees to tour during the event.

IEEE Young Professionals hosted a Red Carpet Reception before we kicked-off the Honors Ceremony and opportunities to meet award recipients, speakers, and other technical professionals.

During the evening celebration at the Honors Ceremony, hosted by IEEE President, K.J. Ray Liu, we recognized renowned icons whose work has served as a catalyst and propelled the major advances we have today. There were two awards by IEEE Spectrum Awards presented as well: IEEE Spectrum in Service to Society Award will be presented to SunCulture and the IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award presented to NASA JPL. Click here for more information on the 2022 Spectrum Recipients

neXt Curve director and founder and media influencer, Leonard Lee, found the awardees and event so inspiring, he writes in his neXt Curve article, “Through the awards ceremony, I came to deeply appreciate the past, present, and prospective works of the many amazing engineers and researchers who showcased their endeavors and were honored for their life’s work that evening.”

View all the photos here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c4rnyrgdm185xwa/AABEGPs6HmzONQZF1qlJ8_bda?dl=0

"An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm

Pre-Event: Qualcomm hosted an “Evening of Innovation,” a panel discussion with the 2022 IEEE Medal and Recognition Recipients highlighting their journey, innovations, and their insights on emerging technologies and discussing the impacts on the future of humanity on 5 May 2022 at Qualcomm Headquarters in San Diego, California.

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2022 Award Recipients

Top row l-r: Ned Mohan, James Fujimoto, Moeness Amin, Thomas Jahns, Anantha Chandrakasan, Tim Canham, Umesh Mishra; 2 row l-r: Susan Wijfells, Megan Scanderbeg, Deborah Estrin, Ingo Wolff, P.R. Kumar; Bottom row l-r: Saifur Rahman, Joseph Lillie, Jason Cong, Asad Madni, K. J. Ray Liu, Alan Bovik, David Donoho

Asad M. Madni, Distinguished Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Scientist, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA, recipient of the 2022 IEEE Medal of Honor, “For pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of innovative sensing and systems technologies, and for distinguished research leadership.”  Interested in learning more about the 2022 Recipients, visit the Engineering and Technology Wiki page where they talk about their careers and provide advice: https://ethw.org/IEEE_Awards#IEEE_Award_Recipient_Series:_Q.26As_with_Icons_of_Engineering_.26_Technology

View the videos for all the 2022 IEEE Medal and Recognition Recipients that were honored at the Ceremony Gala the evening of Friday, 6 May. 

Get Inspired

Be empowered and revive your passion in your field of interest, or learn from a synergistic field at Qualcomm’s pre-event.

Be a Part of the Conversation

There’s power being connected to other people who are active in your line of work. Join us at the Red Carpet Reception, hosted by the IEEE Young Professionals. Experience a live, face-to-face setting with others in the same business community.


There is no other event like the IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony where you’ll get the chance to hear and learn from those in the major technology sectors.


There is no other event like that 2021 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony where you’ll get the chance to hear and learn from the Giants in technology.