IEEE Global Communications Conference
4–8 December 2022 // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Accelerating the Digital Transformation through Smart Communications

YP Program

The IEEE Young Professionals (YP) and IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) are excited to announce a unique and engaging program featuring networking opportunities, career insights, mentoring, and skill building. The following program will be held during GLOBECOM 2022, 4 –8 December, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information, please contact:


The YP activities are open and free for all IEEE ComSoc members or GLOBECOM participants. We kindly ask that you register for all events using the form below. This also ensures you receive updates on the program details (if necessary).

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Sunday, 4 December

Networking with the Leaders

Time: 5:30PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Americas I / Americas II

Join us and meet industry leaders and guests, our keynote speakers, ComSoc Board members and more! Members and non-members are welcome

Monday, 5 December

Joint WICE/YP Mentoring Program Session: The Power of a Mentor/Mentee Partnership

Time: 4:00PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Oceania II

Organized jointly by Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and the Young Professionals (YP) of ComSoc and the Member & Geographic Activities Council (MGA-C), the session invites mentors from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences as both a mentor and mentee. The program will expose participants (both mentors and mentees) to benefits such as supporting career development, expanding professional network, further developing skill set or competency, seeing another person’s perspective, sharing knowledge and experiences, and enhancing a personal brand. After a brief introduction, participants will be able to meet and speak with invited mentors in a small group setting.

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Monday, 5 December 

YP After Work Meet Up

Time: 7:00PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Windsor Oceanico Pool

Join us for this casual event where our Young Professionals can connect and relax at a local bar or restaurant. Details to follow.

Tuesday, December 6

Interactive Session: Change the World: Influencing and Creating Standards

Time: 1:30PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Segovia III

Standards aren’t just about the best technology – they are also driven by the needs and interdependency of industry players. Writing standards, therefore, involves much more than assessing the technical proposals. Influencing standards is essential for research activities to have an impact, and company technology to be accepted, particularly in the area of communications. This interactive session will be a practical introduction for Young Professionals both in industry and academia, to the standards development process, and how you and your company can benefit from being involved.

Using a standards simulation game developed by IEEE SA and IEEE Educational Activities, the session will train professionals and students in the standards development process. This interactive session will start with an overview of the importance of standards in the communications area and the IEEE standards development process, as well as giving some examples from the coal face of actual IEEE standards groups. This will be followed by a standards development session giving participants a chance to experience the process for themselves. The session will end with practical tips on how you can engage in the IEEE standardization process and influence tomorrow's products.



James IrvineJames Irvine

James Irvine is a Reader at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he leads the Mobile Communications Group. He is research focuses on radio resource management and cryptography, with applications to transport and power networks. He currently heads the Communications: Systems, Integration and Security. A co-author of two books, seven patents and over 150 technical papers, Dr. Irvine has given evidence in the UK High Court in six cases involving 2G, 3G and 4G technology disputes, and has acted as a non-testifying expert in the US and Germany. Dr. Irvine is a past chair of the IEEE Standards Education Committee and was a volunteer leader in the development of the IEEE Standards University portal. He has served on three of the major Boards of the IEEE: Technical Activities, Publications and Educational Activities. He is currently Vice President of Publications of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, having served as President 2008-9, and is General Co-chair of WCNC 2023 in Glasgow next March.

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