Looking Back at a Successful Year
Gianluca Lazzi, AP-S President
As 2022 comes to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the many things that we accomplished together this year. The highlight of the year is that our flagship conference and most of our sponsored conferences have been held “in person.” All conferences have enjoyed tremendous success, with strong participation, wonderful scientific discussions, and exchanges of ideas. Our 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science Radio Science Meeting, held in July, in Denver, CO, USA, was a truly memorable event: the technical program consisted of approximately 1,400 orally presented papers, 15 parallel technical sessions during each day of the conference, 24 special sessions, and 11 short courses and workshops. There were approximately 1,500 registered attendees, and a record number of over 600 students registered. Highlights of the symposium included three outstanding keynote presentations from industry, government, and large international collaborations; 50 exhibitors in one of the best-attended exhibits recorded at our flagship conference; and 10 interactive industrial demonstrations.