Social Events Overview

Monday, 12 June 2023

IMS Welcome Event: 19:00–21:00

IMS2023 starts with a welcome event on Monday for all attendees, which will be hosted in the Sails Pavilion at the San Diego Convention Center immediately following the IMS2023 Plenary Session. Join us for a Latin American Street Party that will feature food, drinks, music and entertainment inspired by the cultures of Latin America!


Tuesday, 13 June 2023

HAM Radio Social: 18:00-20:00

All radio amateurs and other interested IMS participants are cordially invited to the event which will be held at The Pointe, Hilton Bayfront Hotel San Diego. There will be a complimentary buffet with an array of hot and cold appetizers as well as drinks. The Pointe is a lovely outdoor venue steps outside the hotel and it is where you will meet some of the most interesting and dynamic people at IMS.

Women in Microwaves (WIM) Reception: 18:30 – 21:00

Join us for a fun evening at Hilton Bayfront Hotel San Diego! This event welcomes all members of IMS to promote collaboration, with a spotlight on the work of female RF engineers and researchers. We will continue our traditional social cocktail party, which grows yearly. The reception will also feature social networking opportunities, games, and more!

Young Professionals (YP's) Networking Reception: 18:30 – 21:00

The Young Professionals (YP's) will host a reception at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The reception is a place to celebrate the young professionals, the future of the microwave community, network and interact with like-minded people. 

MTT-S Journals Reception: 17:00-19:00

The MTTS Publications committee has put together a unique and informative, Reviewers' Recruiting Reception, Publications Question and Answer Panel, and MTT Journals' Poster Session for you to attend! Come and meet our Editors-in-Chief while you sample a tasty and thirst quenching variety of hors d'oeuvres and libations. Entry is free but tickets are limited. Sign up at:


Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Industry-Hosted Reception: 17:00–18:00

Ride the Wave of Excitement to the Industry Hosted Reception on the IMS Show Floor! Indulge in delicious appetizers and beverages with colleagues, friends, and exhibitors at this beach party-themed event.

MTT-S Awards Banquet: 18:30–20:00

The MTT-S Awards Banquet will be hosted at the Hilton Bayfront and will feature exciting entertainment. (Ticket Required)


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