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Glasgow celebrates 30 years of Electronic Engineering Conferences by creating an IEEE Glasgow Tartan

Glasgow is synonymous with engineering excellence and hosts more Electrical and Electronic Engineering conferences than any other UK city outside London.

Glasgow is synonymous with engineering excellence and hosts more Electrical and Electronic Engineering conferences than any other UK city outside London. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of IEEE conferences in Glasgow, with the city welcoming over 35 conferences in the field over the last 30 years to 2022.

ICASSP ’89 was Glasgow’s first IEEE conference, led by General Chair Professor Tariq Durrani OBE and IEEE Life Fellow from the University of Strathclyde. To celebrate the anniversary and the city’s proud connection to IEEE, Glasgow Convention Bureau created an IEEE Glasgow Tartan. The fabric has been created using traditional methods, woven in Scotland, incorporating IEEE colours which represent the values of the IEEE brand.

The tartan was officially unveiled by Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Eva Bolander in a presentation to the IEEE President, Professor Jose Moura, at a 30th Anniversary IEEE Dinner held at Glasgow City Chambers last month.

Celebrating 30 years of IEEE conferences in the city is a proud moment and testament to the innovation and collaboration that exists in our academic city. The creation of the IEEE Glasgow tartan is a truly unique and memorable way to mark the occasion.

The IEEE Glasgow tartan celebrates the ‘clan’ that is IEEE. The fabric was created using traditional methods, woven in Scotland. The colours were chosen to represent the IEEE brand; blue represents knowledge, integrity, expertise and stability, while white represents light, safety and purity. Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at Glasgow Convention Bureau

One such prestigious meeting is the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IEEE IUS) taking place in Glasgow in October. This is the first time the congress has been held in the UK, achieving record breaking delegate numbers. IEEE IUS brings together over 1000 academics and researchers from countries around the world specialising in the technology of ultrasound.

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