The Conference

The International Vacuum Electronics Conference provides a forum for presentation and discussion of topics on vacuum devices, vacuum microelectronics, applications of vacuum devices, and the theory and technological developments of vacuum electron devices. The Conference takes place for three days. The morning of the first day is devoted to a Plenary Session. The other two days and a half are filled by technical sessions and posters sessions.

Technical presentations spans the range from UHF to THz frequencies and presents current work in theory and computational tool development, active and passive components, systems, and supporting technologies.

Developers of systems will find that IVEC provides a unique snapshot into the current state-of-the-art in vacuum electronic devices. These devices continue to provide unmatched power and performance for advanced electromagnetic systems, particularly in the challenging frequency regimes of millimeter-wave and THz electronics. The meeting is configured to maximally disseminate useful information to device users, manufacturers, academics, and students.

Plenary Session

Plenary talks provide insights into the broad spectrum of scientific issues and applications that are driving the current directions in vacuum electronics research. In particular, a number of topical scientific and commercial applications will be highlighted, including digital broadcasting, high data-rate communications, medical applications, and RF accelerator technology for high energy physics.


A highlight of the meeting is the presentation of the John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics.

Best Student Paper Award will be granted at the conference to recognize the most valuable paper from young scientists.

Why To Attend

The meeting and social events will provide a unique opportunity to renew or establish new friendships with colleagues, interact with customers and end-users, and meet students and academic researchers.
We invite you to submit papers to IVEC to report on your work and experiences in vacuum electronics. We encourage submission of papers from all groups.


The IVEC Proceedings contain all the papers presented in IVEC, providing for the people in the field, an unvaluable source on the state of the art in Vacuum Electronics. The links to the IVEC Proceedings are available in IEEEXplore.


  • 2024 Monterey, US
  • 2023 Chengdu, China

Previous IVEC

  • 2022 Monterey,US
  • 2021 Rotterdam, Virtual
  • 2020 Monterey,US, Virtual
  • 2019 Busan, Korea
  • 2018 Monterey, US
  • 2017 London, UK
  • 2016 Monterey
  • 2015 Beijing
  • 2014 Monterey
  • 2013 Paris
  • 2012 Monterey


Since its inception in 2000, the International Vacuum Electronics Conference has become the premier international venue for presentations in the field of vacuum electronics. It was born by merging the US Power Tubes Conferences and the European Space Agency TWTA Workshops.

IVEC meets in the U.S. every two years in Monterey, which has become the US home of IVEC and in Europe and Asia alternately every fourth year.