What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear MTT-IMS? Geeking out on microwave technology? Jetlag and late-night socializing? Microapp sessions? Free microwave swag? The IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international conference for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. The conference is held in a different location each year, and attendees look forward to spending the week with peers and microwave gurus who enjoy discussing the latest advancements in anything from MMICs to polyharmonic distortion models. While some engineers reluctantly admit they are not terribly social in the conventional sense, part of the appeal of IMS is the chance to socialize over the aforementioned topics.
But why should this week of socialization be limited to once a year? Continue to interact and engage with your fellow microwave comrades through various IMS social media outlets, including:
“Like” IMS on Facebook to stay informed of the latest updates on all things IMS—activities to do in Tampa, memories from previous shows, and the latest trends within the industry. Make the move and sign up for Facebook, if you haven’t already. Then, when you “like” the IMS page, it will be the first thing on your profile! You might even see your peers, adorned with IMS swag, tagged in a photo.
Speaking of swag, we are unveiling a commemorative pin this year at IMS in Tampa, which will launch a collector series of memorabilia. Like us on Facebook and you just might be a lucky recipient of this year’s pin.
Not quite ready for Facebook? The IEEE MTT-S IMS LinkedIn group is an excellent business site to collaborate and discuss the technical matters relevant to IMS. Use the group to begin discussions around the most anticipated technical session you want to attend or jump in a conversation on the debate between CMOS versus GaAs versus GaN PAs.
Prefer your updates in under 140 characters? Follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on IMS and stay up to date with anything and everything related to IMS. Find an interesting topic that you want to share? Retweet it @MTT_IMS—our followers will certainly want to know about it!
Start the New Year right. Join us on any or all of the IMS social media outlets so we can keep the spirit of IMS alive long after the actual event.
Natalie Phillips is in Product Marketing at National Instruments. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a B.S. in Advertising.