Symposium History

The IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) was first held in 1959.  Organized by the IEEE EMC Society, it has been held annually since then at various locations worldwide as you can see below. 

Next year, in 2022, we will celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the Symposium in beautiful Spokane, Washington!  Special events will be held to commemorate this important milestone.  Join us!

 

1st  25 YEARS

 

YEARS DATES LOCATION CHAIRMAN
1959 June 15-16 New York, NY Samuel J. Burruano
1960 June 13-14 Washington, DC James S. Hill
1961 June 12-13 Washington, DC Donald R. J. White
1962 June 28-29 San Francisco, CA P. F. Spencer
1963 June 4-5     Philadelphia, PA     C. J. Fowler
1964 June 9-11 Los Angeles, CA Richard R. Stoddart
1965 June 28-30 New York, NY Milton Kant
1966 July 11-13 San Francisco, CA G. Ottinger, Richard B. Schulz
1967 July 18-20 Washington, DC R. L. Clark
1968 July 23-25 Seattle, WA Richard B. Schulz, George R. Ufen
1969 June 17-19 Asbury Park, NJ John J. O’Neil
1970 July 14-16 Anaheim, CA George R. Ufen
1971 July 13-15 Philadelphia, PA Robert D. Goldblum
1972 July 18-20 Arlington Heights, IL Howard L. Wolfman
1973 June 20-22 New York, NY S. Perry
1974 July 16-18 San Francisco, CA V. Siegfried
1975 October 7-9 San Antonio, TX W. E. (Gene) Cory
1976 July 13-15 Washington, DC W. C. Green
1977 August 2-4 Seattle, WA B. L. (Len) Carlson
1978 June 20-22 Atlanta, GA James C. Toler
1979 October 9-11 San Diego, CA Fred J. Nichols
1980 October 7-9 Baltimore, MD Andrew Farrar
1981 August 18-20 Boulder, CO H. E. (Bud) Taggart
1982 September 8-10 Santa Clara, CA A. Nalbandian
1983 August 23-25 Washington, DC A. H. Sullivan, Jr.

 

 

2nd  25 YEARS

 

YEARS DATES LOCATION CHAIRMAN
1984* April 24-26 San Antonio, TX Melvin Johnson
1984 October 16-18 Tokyo, Japan Prof. Risaburo Sato
1985 August 20-22 Wakefield, MA Chester L. Smith
1986 September 16-18 San Diego, CA Herbert K. Mertel
1987 August 24-27 Atlanta, GA  Hugh W. Denny
1988 August 2-4 Seattle, WA Donald A. Weber
1989 May 23-25 Denver, CO John Adams
1990 August 21-23 Washington, DC Thomas Doeppner
1991 August 12-16 Cherry Hill, NJ Donald N. Heirman
1992 August 17-21 Anaheim, CA Terry Cantine
1993 August 9-13 Dallas, TX Edward Vance
1994 August 22-26 Chicago, IL H.R. (Bob) Hofmann
1995 August 14-18 Atlanta, GA John Rohrbaugh
1996 August 19-23 Santa Clara, CA David Hanttula
1997 August 18-22 Austin, TX John D.M. Osburn
1998 August 24-28 Denver, CO R. Barry Wallen
1999 August 2-6 Seattle, WA Bill Gjertson
2000 August 21-25 Washington, DC Bill Duff
2001 August 13-17 Montreal, Canada     Benoit Nadeau
2002 August 19-23 Minneapolis, MN Daniel D. Hoolihan
2003 May 11-16 Istanbul, Turkey Elya B. Joffe
2003* August 18-22 Boston, MA Jon Curtis
2004 August 9-13 Santa Clara, CA John B. Howard
2005 August 8-12 Chicago, IL Thomas Braxton
2006 August 14-18 Portland, OR Henry Benitez
2007 July 9-13 Honolulu, HI  Janet O’Neil
2008 August 18-22 Detroit, MI Kimball Williams

 

 

3rd  25 YEARS

 

YEARS DATES LOCATION CHAIRMAN
2009 August 17-21 Austin, TX Dave Staggs
2010 July 26-30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Fred Heather
2011 August 14-19 Long Beach, CA Ray Adams
2012 August 5-10 Pittsburgh, PA Mike Oliver
2013 August 5-9 Denver, CO Danny Odum
2014 August 4 - 8 Raleigh, NC Bruce Archambeault
2015* March 15-20 Santa Clara, CA Caroline Chan
2015 August 16-22 Dresden, Germany Hans Krauthauser
2016 July 25-29 Ottawa, Canada Kris Hatashita
2017 May 14-17 Singapore Er Ping Lei
2017* August 7-11 Washington, D.C.  Mike Violette
2018 July 30-August 3 Long Beach, CA Ray Adams
2019 July 22-26 New Orleans, LA Dennis Lewis
2020 July 27-31 Virtual Darryl Ray, Alistair Duffy
2021 July 26 - August 20 Virtual Alistair Duffy, Bruce Archambeault