The MTT International Microwave Symposium will
be held in San Francisco, California, USA, May 22-27, 2016.
New things this year
- Holding the IMS in San Francisco is nothing new, but it's a huge improvement over some previous locations.
- The bad idea of charging for admission
to the Guest Suite will continue. Interesting--in 2014, the charge for the
guest suite was decreased by almost half, and the quality of the suite
increased from the previous year. Funny how that works.
- The paper acceptance process has gone from a big mistake (double-blind reviewing) to an even bigger mistake, reducing the standards for originality. If this continues, the IMS will be indistinguishable from the Solid-State Circuits Conference.
Why go to the IMS this year?
In any case, you should attend for the same reason you'd go in any other year: for microwave geeks,
the IMS is far and away the most important technical event of the year. However,
there are even more good reasons:
- It's in San Francisco, one of the best locations for the IMS. (See our IMS
- It's not Phoenix, Tampa, or Fort Worth.
- If you live in a warm part of the world, it's a nice place to cool off in the summer.
- It's the home of the Anchor Brewing Co., one of the last great, old-style breweries. Take a tour, but get your reservations in early.
- Good coffee, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Silicon Valley, and other socially useful institutions.
- Prices aren't really that bad. You didn't need that money, anyway.
For information about San Francisco, here's
a good place to start.