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Social & Networking Events


Tuesday, May 26

Exhibitor and Sponsor Reception



The exhibitor and sponsor reception will showcase the ICRA 2015 sponsors and provide live demonstrations of the latest robotics and automation technology. Come network with the industry’s leading companies and see their latest developments.

Wednesday, May 27

IEEE RAS Women in Engineering (WiE) Lunch



sponsored by Disney Research

WiE Lunch

The WiE lunch provides an opportunity for all female and male professionals who are interested to discuss the subjects of women’s engineering education, career path, career/family choices, and other topics. Lunch speakers are Takako Hashimoto, IEEE WiE Chair, and Jessica Hodgins, Disney Research.

Conference Banquet Reception


"Experience Music Project" Museum for Music + Sci-Fi + Pop Culture

Experience Music Project Museum

The conference banquet reception (serving heavy hors d’oeuvres) will be held at the Experience Music Project (EMP) museum. The EMP is dedicated to promoting the ideas that fuel contemporary pop culture and is aimed at reaching multigenerational audiences. You don’t want to miss this unique experience!

For the conference banquet reception, we will be taking the iconic Seattle monorail to the Experience Music Project (EMP). It is 4 blocks from the convention center and goes straight to (and through) the EMP. Attendees with full registration get roundtrip tickets to attend the reception, and monorail hours are 7:30am - 11:00pm.

Thursday, May 28

Awards Lunch



The 2015 ICRA Awards will be presented at lunch. All conference attendees are invited to attend the plated lunch. See the awards page for a complete listing.

VIP Dinner (by invitation only for ICRA CEB, ICRA Organizing Committee, and RAS VIPs)


Tillicum Village

Experience Seattle’s tribal roots at Tillicum Village on Blake Island just north of Seattle. For the Conference Editorial Board, ICRA Organizing Committee, and RAS VIPs, by invitation only.

Friday, May 29

Lunch with Leaders (LwL)



sponsored by Mouser Electronics

Lunch with Leaders

Lunch with Leaders (LwL) offers IEEE student members an opportunity to network with RAS leaders and get advice and mentoring on their career and research.

IEEE RAS Young Professionals Lunches


WSCC 307/308

IEEE RAS Young Professionals Lunches

Closing Reception


Boeing Museum of Flight

Don’t miss the closing reception at the Boeing Museum of Flight. The museum holds one of the largest collections of air and space technology in the United States including over 150 rare aircraft and space vehicles. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Transportation will be provided from the conference to the reception and from the reception to both the conference and SeaTac airport areas.