Events - What's On Near Me? 6808

Events - What's On Near Me?


Did you know that between them our Local and Technical Networks organise over 1700 events every year? That there are IET events in over 48 countries around the globe? That over 160,000 delegates attended one or more of our events during 2019? 

So how do you get to hear about all these events and how do you find out what’s going on near you?

Our volunteers are pretty amazing people... 😊  Some of our volunteer committees organise anything up to 50 events a year (that’s around one event every week) and others may only have two or three or support large conferences or exhibitions that attract thousands! 

There are events happening all around the world and to help you, our community members, to see just how many and what events are being held close to where you live or work, today we’re launching our new community wide Events Calendar. To find the calendar, select the new 'Events' tab in the main menu bar along the top of the screen.

The community Events Calendar gives you a full view of what events are happening month by month (or daily/weekly in a Calendar view) across all of our online community groups, as well as an interactive map view showing the location of any upcoming community events in the next three months. 

In the Calendar view you can skip through each month to find the details of any events happening that month, or switch to a daily or weekly calendar view using the tabs. Click on the event title to view more details about the event.

In the interactive map view you can zoom in and pan across a map of the world. Coloured map pins (which determine the type of event) show the location of an event’s venue. Deselect the event categories if you want to filter the types of events displayed i.e. if you only want to see what lectures or what conferences there are. Click on the location pin to bring up a pop up box with the event’s title and date and click on the event’s title to view more details.

The community wide Events Calendar is brand new so we’re still tweaking it and ironing out a few quirks but we’re really excited to share it with you and happy to get your feedback! Tell us what works for you and what you find useful in the comments below.
Blog Online Community News 04/02/2020 10:22am GMT