Chapter G3

Awards Banquet (and the Awards Process at IMS)

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium

Guidelines and Procedures Manual

Prepared by Peter Staecker and Bill Bill Gjertson

Reviewed by Peter Staecker

Table of Contents

1.     Introduction: History and Extent of Awards at the IMS

2.     Details of the Awards Banquet

3.     Specific Details of Awards Banquet (Planning)

3.1.  Banquet Committee (membership)

3.2.  Banquet Committee (general guidelines)

3.3.  Awards Chair Timeline

3.4.  Banquet Chair Timeline

4.     Execution (day of the event: Awards Chair)

5.     Recent IMS Reports

5.1.  IMS2003

5.2.  IMS2004

5.3.  IMS2008

5.4.  IMS2009

5.5 IMS2010

5.6 IMS2011

5.7 IMS2013

5.8 IMS2015

1. Introduction: History and Extent of Awards at the IMS

 

The Awards Banquet is one of a number of venues at the IMS which are designed to properly recognize outstanding achievements by members of the technical community and of the MTT-Society.  In the early days of the Society, when Society membership and symposium attendance counted peak numbers in 3 figures, this event comfortably accommodated all of the awards and recognition needs.  Today, with both membership and IMS attendance at all time highs at the 11,000 - 13,000 level, logistics of awards and recognition have become a much larger part of symposium planning.  It is appropriate, therefore, to review the current methodology for recognizing achievement during the IMS.  Subdivision of awards and recognition is based on the premise that 1 hour of awards is just about the maximum length of time to hold the audience’s attention – not too long and not to short.  Secondly, a number of other venues have been formed which nicely accommodate “spin-offs” of the original awards agenda.  These venues with awards focus are listed below:

 

 

Venue

Day

Awards focus

Other events

Outside services needed

Attendance

Coordinate with

AdCom Dinner

Sat

AdCom awards and recognition

none

catering

100

local arrangements, protocol, MTT President

Chair’s Dinner

Mon

special MTT-S awards

none

catering

200

local arrangements, protocol, IMS Chair

Plenary Session

Tue AM

IEEE (i.e., non-MTT) awards (including Fellows)

welcome(s) by MTT President, IMS Chair, opening ceremony, keynote speaker

AV provider

1500

AV provider, local arrangements, MTT President, IMS Chair, IEEE President or alternate for IEEE awards

TPC Luncheon

Wed noon

retiring TPC members

TPC info for next year

catering

250

TPC chair, MTT President

Awards Banquet

Wed PM

"major" MTT awards

dinner, entertainment

catering, AV provider

500

local arrangements, AV provider, MTT President, awardees, protocol

Student Awards Luncheon

Thu noon

keynote speaker

student focus

catering

200

Education Chair, MTT President. (Awards Chair may have speaking part)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An example of the full content of the awards program is to be found in the December issue of  T-MTT (this links you to Xplore, where you will need your password to access MTT material).

This distributed arrangement for awards and recognition throughout the Symposium provides ample opportunity for proper recognition of achievement and service, and also appears in a format which is

 

2. Details of the Awards Banquet

 

 

3. Specific Details of Awards Banquet (Planning)

 

3.1. Banquet Committee (membership)

 

3.2. Banquet Committee (general guidelines)

 

3.3 Awards Chair Timeline

 

3.4 Banquet Chair Timeline

 

4. Execution (day of the event: Awards Chair)

 

5. Recent IMS Reports

5.1 IMS2003

 

IMS03AwardsBooklet.pdf

IMS03BanquetCueList.xls

IMS03BanquetSlides.ppt

IMS03BanquetTab.doc

IMS03BanquetTickets.doc

IMS03BanquetReport.doc

IMS03VIPTableDataFinal.xls

IMS03VIPTableData.xls

 

5.2 IMS2004

 

Awards2004Book_040607.ppt

banquet cue list IMS2004 6.3.xls

IMS Banquet 04.doc

 

5.3 IMS2008

 

IMS2013_Reports\2013IMSAwardsBanquetandChairman'sDinner.docx

 

IMS2009 Awards Banquet

 2009_awardsbanquet_cue_list_rev3.xls

IMS09AwardsBanquetcharts_rwatermanrev2.pdf

IMS2009AwardsBanquetBook.pdf

 

5.5 IMS2010

IMS2010_Reports\AWARDS DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT Final Report.doc

5.6 IMS2011

..\Chapter B_The_IMS\IMS2011_Reports\IMS2011AwardsBanquetBooklet.pdf

..\Chapter_C_Chair_Vice-Chair\IMS2011_Reports\Symposium_ViceChair\PlenaryCueList26May2011.xls

5.7 IMS2013

IMS2013_Reports\2013IMSAwardsBanquetandChairman'sDinner.docx

5.8 IMS2015

IMS2015_Reports\Awards Banquet Sides_updated.pptx

IMS2015_Reports\IMS2015 Wednesday Awards Banquet SHOW.pptx