Q: What is the difference between an IEEE Conference and an IEEE sponsored conference?

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IEEE conferences are directly organized by different societies affiliated to IEEE. On the other hand, IEEE sponsored conferences are organized by local groups that are not exactly IEEE societies. These are usually academic groups that function like technical committees. The IEEE sponsored conferences generally involve a one-time partnership between these groups and one of the IEEE societies. For instance, a conference organized by a university could be sponsored by IEEE.

These conferences are usually legit ones and presenting at these would definitely carry weight if the conference is sponsored by one of the more popular IEEE societies, even if the event is a relatively small one.

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