IFCS-ISAF 2020 Virtual Conference

August 4, 2020 | Contributed By - Geoff Brennecka General Co-Chair IFCS-ISAF 2020, Marco Deluca, Ferroelectrics Newsletter Editor, and Wei-Chang Li, Frequency Control Newsletter Editor

The IEEE IFCS-ISAF 2020 Conference in conjunction with EFTF and PFM was held online from July 19th to 23rd, 2020. Despite the switch to an all-online format, the meeting was quite successful. Nearly 700 people registered for the conference, more than were expected for the regular in-person meeting, and ~250 people registered for the tutorials, more than double the number of tutorial participants at previous IFCS and ISAF conferences! The registered attendees contributed almost 80K pageviews in total during the week of the conference!

The conference offered a total of 358 papers including the plenaries and tutorials by speakers from 35 countries with pre-recorded presentations through the on-demand virtual platform. In addition to asynchronous paper presentations, several live events were held via ZOOM, including the welcome ceremony, awards ceremony, live Q&A sessions for the plenaries, a panel discussion on emerging ferroelectric materials, and UFFC sponsored Women in Engineering (WIE) and student networking events. The live portion of the conference concluded with a live pub-quiz style celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the phenomenon of ferroelectricity.