IEEE Global Communications Conference
7–11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Connecting Cultures around the Globe

Special Events


Date: Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021
Time: 16:30-18:00
Location: Lunch area (N105-N106), North Convention Center, IFEMA MADRID

This is a special IEEE Communications Society event for students which is designed to give them the chance to network and engage in a private event with the industry and academic leaders over hors d’oeuvres and drinks. This is by invitation only event and only IEEE ComSoc Student members are invited to take advantage of this opportunity and expand their network.

If you are not a IEEE ComSoc Student member, you are welcome to join the vibrant IEEE ComSoc community and attend this special event.


Date: Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021
Time: 19:00-21:00
Location: Exhibition Hall, North Convention Center, IFEMA MADRID

Come join your colleagues for an evening of networking and fun at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Opening Reception. Join us in the West Hall where you can tour the exhibits, and sample some of Spain’s best food.


Date: Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021
Time: 12:30-14:00
Location: Lunch area (N105-N106), North Convention Center, IFEMA MADRID

The Awards Ceremony honors the achievements of IEEE and IEEE Communications Society members with a myriad of paper awards for their various contributions to the society. The Society’s major paper awards recognize outstanding and original papers published in IEEE ComSoc journals and magazines, which essentially enlarge the field of communications engineering; for example, open new lines of research, envision bold approaches to communication and formulate new problems to solve. Award recipients discover, extend, or complement technological advancements in education, industry, research and service.

This event is included with the full conference registration.


Date: Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021
Time: 20:00-21:00
Location: Plaza Mayor 27 (in front of the Tourist Information Office)

From Madrid to Heaven! All IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 conference attendees will be able to discover the city center of the Spanish capital since 1561. Enjoy a fully guided small-group tour of Madrid and visit Madrid’s most iconic landmarks, monuments, sights, and more.

All the attendees that want to attend the guided tour needs to register before the conference.


Date: Thursday, 9 Dec 2021
Time: 20:00-22:30 (bus pick-up time at 19:00 at IFEMA North Entrance)
Location: Casa de Burgos

The IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Organizing Committee welcomes you to an exclusive event at Casa de Burgos, in the heart of Madrid, where attendees can enjoy the view of the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral.

This event is included with the full conference registration.