IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2018 // Kansas City, MO, USA
Communications for Connecting Humanity

Special Events

Welcome Reception & Exhibits Opening

Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018
Time: 18:30 – 21:30
Location: Exhibit Hall A/Sheraton Hotel

Come join your colleagues for an evening of networking and fun at the IEEE ICC 2018 Opening Reception. Join us in Exhibit Hall A where you can tour the exhibits, sample some of KC’s best food and hear some wonderful music.


Awards Ceremony & Lunch

Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Time: 12:30 – 14:00 (doors open at 12:15)
Location: Century B & C Ballroom/Westin Hotel

The Awards Ceremony honors the achievements of IEEE and IEEE Communications Society members with a myriad of paper awards for their various contributions to the society. The Society’s major paper awards recognize outstanding and original papers published in IEEE ComSoc journals and magazines, which essentially enlarge the field of communications engineering; for example, open new lines of research, envision bold approaches to communication and formulate new problems to solve. Award recipients discover, extend, or complement technological advancements in education, industry, research and service.

This event is included with the full conference registration.  Luncheon tickets will be collected to ensure eligibility for event attendance. Additional tickets are available for purchase. Please see the registration page for more details.


IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals Meet and Greet

Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Location: Westin Hotel
Sponsored by IEEE Communication Society Young Professionals Committee

We are pleased to extend the invitation to all YPs to get together on this “Meet and Greet” event at ICC´18. Your presence and participation in YP community is a key asset of our society, for that reason, IEEE ComSoc leaders will be joining to share, socialize, and have fun with us. Come out and increase your opportunities to make contacts and friends from other YPs who enjoy as you being part of IEEE ComSoc and value its benefits! We look forward to meeting you on this event planned specially for YPs.


  • Register – 15 minutes
  • Welcoming – 15 minutes
  • Dynamic to meet ComSoc leaders – 45 minutes
  • Group winner announcement – 15 minutes
  • Free talk


Conference Banquet

Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Time: 18:30 – 21:30
Location: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Please be sure to meet at the Sheraton Lobby Level where buses will depart to go to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

The IEEE ICC 2018 Organizing Committee welcomes you to an exclusive event at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.  While at the museum you will experience the following:


European/The Bloch Galleries

The European art collection contains painting and sculpture from the medieval period to the late 19th century.  Its strengths include 17th-century Baroque paintings from Italy and an impressive selection of 19th-century Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.


Egyptian, Greek and Roman

The ancient art collection spans more than 4,000 years of the Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations.

This event is included with the full conference registration.  Banquet tickets will be collected when boarding the bus to the event.  Additional tickets are available for purchase.  Please see the registration page for more details.