Companion Program


Welcome guests, spouses, friends, and family to the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal and Power Integrity in Spokane, Washington.
The Companion Club is your chance to meet new people and catch up with old friends.  You may register for the Companion Club as a part of the technical attendee's registration or separately.
Paid Companion Club members are welcome to visit the beautiful Companion Suite where a delicious breakfast will be served Monday to Thursday, from 7:00 to 10:00 am.  There will also be daily raffles!  

This year, the EMC+SIPI Symposium offers three attractive group Companion Tours.  However, you don’t have to be registered for the Companion Club to participate in a tour.


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Monday, August 1st

Historic Spokane’s “Age of Elegance”

Experience Historic Spokane on the "Age of Elegance" bus tour.  Enjoy a tour of the rich history, historic homes, and attractions of Spokane.  Learn about the Native Americans that first discovered this area and where the city began as we travel along the Spokane River, view Spokane Falls, and the grounds of the former Expo '74 site, now Riverfront Park.  Discover Manito Park, rated one of the top 25 parks in the U.S. by Trip Advisor, with its French Renaissance Garden, Rose Garden, authentic Japanese Garden, and flower-filled conservatory.  Stop at Bing Crosby's childhood home, located on the Gonzaga University campus, to see the largest public collection of Crosby's memorabilia.  Tour includes transportation, guide, and all stops.


Tuesday, August 2nd

"Free Day"  

There are many walkable options in Spokane.  Ride the Numerica SkyRide gondola or the Looff Carrousel at Riverfront Park.  Shop at River Front Square, or visit some of the local museums and art galleries.  Meet in the Companion Club Suite at breakfast on Tuesday to discuss the options and create your own group tour.



Wednesday, August 3rd

An Afternoon of Wine Tasting

Our local wine guide will join us for an enjoyable afternoon of wine tasting.  Start at Barrister Winery, located in an historic building in an alley.  It was started by two attorneys in 2001 and has been winning awards around the globe ever since.  Next, visit Terra Blanca, in the historic Chronicle building.  Their wines come from the famed Red Mountain AVA Region in southeast Washington, offering acclaimed reds, whites, and dessert wines.  In between the wineries, our guide will talk about the wine industry, wineries, and share colorful tales of Spokane's boom days in the late 1880's and early 1900's.  Includes transportation, guides, and tastings at two wineries.  Must be 21+ to attend this event.


Thursday, August 4th

The Centennial Trail Scenic River Walk

Enjoy a guided walking tour down the Centennial Trail which follows the Spokane River.  Venture under the Monroe Street Bridge, wander through the hip Kendall Yards, and stop for a donut at Hello Sugar!  See the Riverside State Park with its raging rivers and unique rock formations. This park boasts 9,000 acres, 55 miles of hiking trails, camping, and so much more.  You’ll be amazed by the tons of great photos ops along the way.


If you register for the Companion Club, you may sign up for the tours with your own registration.  Otherwise, you may purchase tours through the technical attendee's registration; there will be a drop down space to add your name.

Join your technical attendee at any of our Social Events for more fun and to meet more people.  We have special prices for companions under the age of 18.  Tickets to the Welcome Reception, a great networking time for all, are included in all Companion Club registrations.  The Evening Gala is also a fun event, and companions are invited to register for this event separately in their Companion Club or technical attendee's registration.

For the younger crowd, our ever popular Youth Technical Program is back once again to amaze all companions and guests aged 8 to 17.  This program will again be free of charge, but please register early to be assured a project kit.  Registration for each young person can be made either through your own Companion Club registration or the technical attendee's registration. Your children don’t have to be registered in the Companion Club to sign up for the Youth Technical Program, but an adult must accompany them to the session since this is a hands-on project.


Would you like to invite your technical attendee to join you for breakfast in the Companion Suite?  “Breakfast Club” tickets may be purchased by the technical attendee as an option for each day breakfast is desired.  Tickets must be purchased at a minimum 24 hours in advance to ensure adequate seating and catering.

Join fellow companions at the symposium by registering for the Companion Club.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with old friends!  Adult or youth (ages 8 to 17) companions who are pre-registered may go directly to the registration desk located in the Convention Center to obtain a special Companion Registration Packet. 

This will include:

  • Name badge that will allow you access to the Companion Suite and Exhibit Hall (during regular hours)
  • Gift bag with goodies
  • One ticket to the Tuesday evening Welcome Reception
  • Any tour or social event tickets you may have purchased

Youths (ages 8-17) who are registered for the Junior Companion Club are welcome in the Companion Suite with an adult Companion Club member.  Children under age 8 do not receive a gift bag, but will be admitted free if accompanied by a registered adult Companion Club member.

Your ticket to the Welcome Reception is an opportunity to enjoy another great event with your technical attendee where everyone can have more fun and meet new people.  It is a great networking time for all.  The Wednesday night Gala Banquet is also a fun event; however, companions must purchase tickets separately for that event.  Please check the website and Advance Program for pricing and information about the Gala.  Discounted prices are available for youth under age 18, and children under age 8 will be admitted for free if accompanied by a registered adult.

For more information on Companion Club, Breakfast Club, Social Event, and Tour pricing, click HERE 


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