The 2021 IEC Young Professionals Workshop will be held October 3–7, 2021, in conjunction with the 85th IEC General Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This in-depth, five-day* workshop will bring together young professionals from around the world who are at the beginning of their careers in electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment, and who have each been selected and recognized by their IEC National Committees. Due to the continued impacts of the pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding travel, this workshop will be held in hybrid format. If competition recipients choose to physically attend, they will be financially supported by the USNC for airfare and by the IEC for five nights of accommodation. As we saw during the last in-person IEC General Meeting in Shanghai in 2019, there is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the young professionals programs around the world. We are excited to continue this momentum in 2021!
*In previous years, the IEC YP Workshop was held for only three days; this is the first year it has been extended to five days.