On behalf of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and the United States National Committee of URSI, we cordially invite you to attend the joint 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation/USNC-URSI National Radio Science meeting, which will be held from June 26 - July 1, 2016 at the spectacular El Conquistador Hotel and Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The steering committee has been working hard to provide you with an exciting technical conference and social program unlike any that our societies have had previously. We are arranging the events to facilitate outstanding opportunities for teaching, learning, and networking in the fields of antennas and propagation, as well as some fun. We hope that you will plan now to both participate in the conference and bring your families to this exciting Caribbean destination.
Puerto Rico is a US Territory, and US residents will not need a visa to attend the meeting. However, for the first time in the history of the joint conference, the meeting will be held in IEEE Region 9, which encompasses Latin America and the Caribbean countries. Puerto Rico is especially important in the history of Antennas and Propagation with the presence of the Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope. Arecibo and Region 9 will be an important focus during the conference. Moreover, the traditional aspects of world-class research, outstanding short courses, and the opportunity to interact with the world's leading experts in antennas and propagation from academia, industry, and government will be as strong as ever. Both conferences will be bolstered by student-centered activities such as the student paper contest and the student design contest finals, as well as special activities highlighting the contributions of women and young professionals in antennas and propagation.
The steering committee is developing a combined technical and social program that will allow conference delegates to experience all aspects of the symposia throughout the week. Whether your interests are in the world-class technical sessions, learning new information in a short course, or networking with exhibitors from industry, you will still have the time to enjoy the natural environmental beauty afforded by the venue.
Bookmark this page and check back frequently. Make your plans now to reserve your hotel room early. Review the call for abstracts, and plan to submit your work by 18 January, 2016. On behalf of the entire steering committee, we look forward to seeing you at the El Conquistador Resort next June in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Scott Tyo, Rick Ziolkowski, and Rafael Rodriguez Solis