IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium

  • Date: 16 to 21 June, 2024
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Type: The Global Event for Defence and Security
  • Booth: D225 H-5a
  • Country: United States
  • Website: Visit Website

Washington, D.C. is a kaleidoscope of tastes, flavors, sounds, and sights. From Georgetown's cobblestone streets and historic houses to the Wharf's sleek new restaurants and funky music venues, the District's many neighborhoods have an identity all their own. Away from the political headlines of the day, the American capital is throbbing with energy. Whether one is sleeping blocks away from the White House or dining within the same walls that have hosted leaders from around the world, Washington will not disappoint.


Washington D.C. is the nation's capital and named after one of the USA's founding fathers, George Washington, who later became the first president of the United States. Even today, Washington, the city, is not part of border states Maryland nor Virginia. It is its own district, called the District of Columbia, with Columbia being the female personification of the nation, hence Washington D.C.


Washington, D.C., was a planned city, and many of the District's street grids were developed in that initial plan. In 1791, President George Washington commissioned Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant, a French-born architect and city planner, to design the new capital and enlisted Scottish surveyor Alexander Ralston to help lay out the city plan. The L'Enfant Plan featured broad streets and avenues radiating out from rectangles, providing room for open space and landscaping. L'Enfant based his design on plans of other major world cities, including Paris, Amsterdam, Karlsruhe, and Milan.


In June, the weather in D.C. averages a high of 85°F (29°C) and a low of 63°F (17°C). Rain is expected once every 3-4 days. Visitors are encouraged to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of D.C.


They are also encouraged to experience the museums in addition to the monuments. Some classic social events will take place in prized venues. The International Spy Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, and National Museum of African American History and Culture all host IMS events.


IMS will get down to business with expected participation from industry, government, and academia. Engagements include ARL, DARPA, NASA-Goddard, NRL, NRO, NIST, NSWC, and ONR, to name a few. Numerous aerospace and defense companies have offices or facilities in the local area, including BAE, Boeing, Chemring Sensors, Collins Aerospace, DRS, General Dynamics, Hughes Networks, Intelsat, iDirect, L3Harris, Ligado Networks, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital ATK, Raytheon, Thales Defense and Security, and ViaSat.