IEEE ComSoc Membership - Make Our Community Your Community

Becoming a member of the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) means joining 30,000+ engineers, enthusiasts, educators, learners, leaders and collaborators around the globe to advance communications and networking technology for the betterment of humanity. As an organization, we share expertise, learn, and collaborate in an effort to solve today’s communications technology challenges, thereby creating tomorrow’s improved capabilities.

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As a member of this distinguished, global community, whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student or an experienced professional, you will receive exclusive personal, career, and business benefits and enjoy access to top-quality communications technology resources. As a ComSoc member you will:

  • Discover the latest breakthroughs, cutting-edge information and research on communications technologies with access to diverse ComSoc magazines journals and conferences .
  • Stay relevant and deepen your understanding of key aspects of communications technologies through quality training , certification programs and Technical Committees .
  • Connect and collaborate through networking opportunities and participate in local technical activities with any of our 200+ chapters around the world.
  • Award and recognize the outstanding contributions of fellow members in the fields of communications and their service to the society through ComSoc awards program.
  • Achieve more with special discounts on member pricing for key IEEE ComSoc publications, conferences, and professional development programs.

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Membership for Professionals

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Add ComSoc to an IEEE Membership.

If you are already an IEEE member, you can easily add ComSoc to your IEEE membership . If you are not an IEEE member, join today. IEEE ComSoc Membership Dues (add-on) are just US$71 for Preferred and only US$33 for Essential membership packages annually. March through August, new members enjoy half-year dues pricing for US$35.50 for Preferred and only US$16.50 for Essential membership packages. You can review our dues pricing here as you may be eligible to apply for special discounts.


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Become an Affiliate Member.

Only want to join IEEE ComSoc? Affiliate members are only ComSoc members and are not IEEE members. This means you will not have access to any IEEE benefits that are reserved for only IEEE members, but you will have full access to ComSoc benefits . Get your IEEE ComSoc Affiliate Membership Dues for just US$109.50. March through August, new Affiliate members enjoy half-year dues pricing of US$54.75.


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Choose Special Membership.

ComSoc has united with IEEE in offering reduced dues options to members who are unemployed, retired, or meet a minimum income threshold.

Also, if you reside in a country where the per Gross National Income (GNI) is US$15,000 or less, you may be eligible for a reduced rate electronic membership for your IEEE and ComSoc membership.



Students in communication fields can accelerate their professional growth by being part of ComSoc at early stages of their careers. As a student, you can only join ComSoc by being an IEEE member first. Annual IEEE student dues range from US $27 – $37, depending the region where you live. Add-on annual ComSoc Student Membership for only US$1 more. New student members enjoy half-year pricing when they join March – August.

IEEE now offers a reduced dues option for all student and graduate student members. Students who use promotion code FUTURE50 when you join or renew will enjoy a 50% discount on IEEE membership! Be sure to add-on the ComSoc ESSENTIAL package!

IEEE students enjoy access to an array of benefits and programs including:

  • Networking opportunities with experts, practitioners and academics in the areas of your interest.
  • Participation in local student branch, section and region activities.
  • Access to funds including travel grants, scholarships, awards, and contests planned only for students.
  • Student Chapters that let you connect with other engineering students to exchange ideas and build the skills you need to successfully transition from the classroom to your profession.
  • IEEE ComSoc Student Competition which recognizes students or teams of students who demonstrate the capacity to improve the lives of people, through the application of communication technology and the development of projects that meet the human needs of people.
  • IEEE ComSoc Summer School Program that provides the opportunity to attend lectures by international communications technology experts.

Learn more about IEEE student membership and ComSoc student membership .



IEEE Young Professionals (YPs) is an affinity group of members and volunteers within sections and regions who have less than 15 years from their first professional degree. It does not imply any special membership fee.

In addition to all IEEE ComSoc membership benefits, the Young Professionals within ComSoc have access to the exclusive Annual IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional Awards and regional awards that recognize the best work on papers, abstracts, and innovations.

To join the ComSoc Young Professionals community, you need to be both an IEEE and an IEEE ComSoc member.



ComSoc offers many volunteer opportunities that encompass a wide range of skills and activities. You can gain additional experience and enhance your leadership skills while supporting the Society and the communications technology profession.

Use your experience and knowledge to volunteer in one or more of the following areas: conference organization, planning, and operations; publication editing; chapter activities; and technical committee service.


Women in Communications

Women in Communications Engineering (WICE)

IEEE ComSoc's WICE committee promotes the visibility and roles of women communications engineers and to provides a venue for their professional growth. Learn more about WICE .

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IEEE ComSoc Chapters

Getting involved in your local Chapter is a great way to meet your peers, attend events and lectures, and expand your personal and professional growth as a volunteer. Learn more about chapters .

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IEEE Fellow

The IEEE Fellow recognition program honors members who have made extraordinary contributions through technical, educational, and leadership achievements in IEEE fields of interest. Learn more about the IEEE Fellow Program .