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2023 VIC Summit & Honors Ceremony Gala

The 2023 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC Summit) & Honors Ceremony was held on Friday, 5 May 2023 at the Hilton Atlanta. Please continue to check back for information about the 2024 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony.

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. The event draws in individuals from all over the world, from student-young professionals to mid-high-level professionals in the tech ecosystem.  

The Summit culminates with the IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala—an evening of festivities that include the celebration of the contributions of some of the greatest minds—a diverse array of engineers, scientists, leaders, entrepreneurs, and practitioners—who have advanced technology for the benefit of humanity.

The pre-event meet and greet was held at the Georgia Aquarium on Thursday, 4 May 2023.

Missed the event? No problem! Check out our videos of the full IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony on our awards channel.

Check out the new video, “The IEEE Medal of Honor, Beyond a Century of Excellence” featuring a Q&A with Dr. Cerf, 2023 IEEE Medal of Honor recipient. The video explores the Medal’s long, noteworthy history, and looks at the remarkable individuals who have been honored with this rare distinction.

2023 IEEE Medal and Recognition Recipients

Vinton G. Cerf, 2023 IEEE Medal of Honor

IEEE Life Fellow, Vinton (Vint) G. Cerf, the 2023 IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient, was recognized for co-creating the Internet architecture and providing sustained leadership in its phenomenal growth in becoming society’s critical infrastructure. He is the Vice-President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. Cerf received the Medal of Honor at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Atlanta. Read more about Vint Cerf.

Read about the 2023 IEEE Medalists who received their awards at the IEEE Honors Ceremony.  The ceremony itself is a gala affair, in which some of the world’s leading pioneers and innovators gather for an evening that celebrates the power and possibilities of technology. This was a spectacular gala event that was not to be missed.

IEEE VIC Summit Program/Agenda

The IEEE VIC Summit was held on 5 May 2023 at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown, with a pre-event on 4 May 2023 at
6:00 PM at the Georgia Aquarium. View a detailed program here. 

5 May 2023
9:00 AM-3:00 PM IEEE VIC Summit session presentations
3:00 PM-4:00 PM Exhibits and Mentor-Mentee Break-outs and Networking

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Red-Carpet Reception
5:30 PM-9:00 PM IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala and Dinner

When & Where

The 2023 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony took place on Friday, 5 May 2023 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Join Knowledge Alliance!

Knowledge Alliance is our mentor-mentee program that takes place in-person at the IEEE VIC Summit between career professionals and undergraduate students. It pairs individuals together based on their professional interests and helps them establish a mentoring relationship for guidance in multiple areas including career, education, leadership, and volunteering. Participation in the program is open to all attendees who register to attend the event. More information coming soon!

Your Health is Our Priority

The 2023 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony took place on Friday, 5 May 2023 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

IEEE Awards places a priority on each of our participant’s health and safety. We will abide by all governmental- and venue-related health and safety guidelines. IEEE seeks to  provide a secure environment at its events.

Please click here to view the IEEE Event Conduct & Safety Statement for Conferences.

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The Agenda

The agenda has world-class presenters deep dive into the most crucial areas of technology today.


There is a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the technology “Giants” in the world. Young professionals and students can learn from experts and meet mentors at the event., including top innovators, disruptors, and IEEE award recipients. Connect with peers to exchange experiences and build partnerships. We will be having sponsor booths and there will be opportunities to connect with many top-tier organizations looking for top-talent.

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.