Attendee Resources

As part of our efforts for Diversity and Inclusion, our Committees have increased the attendee resources since the 46th PVSC. The resources usually available for presential conferences are outlined below.

Since the 47th PVSC will be a Virtual Meeting, these resources will not be available this year. However, our Code of Conduct and Diversity Statements will still in place for all online attendants.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions

On-site Conference Attendee Resources

Parent/Infant Room

We will offer a Parent/Infant Room and during the meeting. For convenience and privacy, IEEE has designated a room for parents for nursing, feeding, and changing infants. The room will be unsupervised and IEEE is not responsible for accidents or injuries that may occur in this room or any items left unattended.

Parent/Infant Room location:  TBD

Lactation/Privacy Room

A private room will be available near in conference venue for use for lactation, or other personal reasons. 

Please contact [email protected] or see the staff at the Registration booth for further information.


There will be no conference-sponsored childcare services on-site at the 2020 PVSC. However, children 5 and under may attend social events without needing to register for the companion’s program, and childcare providers can access the conference venue to meet conference attendees, etc.

While PVSC is not providing any onsite childcare services, we have identified a local service that will do in-room babysitting:

We are also compiling a contact list of attendees who are looking to coordinate private childcare options.  Please email [email protected] if you are interested in joining this list.

Child Care Reimbursement

A limited number of grants of up to $300 per family are available to offset conference-related costs incurred in the care of dependent children. Attendees are responsible for making their own arrangements for childcare. The grants will need to be pre-approved and funds be given as a reimbursement for expenses. If requests exceed available funding, preference will be given to students and early career attendees who are presenting at the meeting.  Please pre-register here if you are planning on utilizing this resource.

The deadline to pre-register is 5/1/2020. You will be informed via email if you were selected to participate in the program by 6/1/2020 and given information on how to submit your receipts. Deadline for submission of reimbursement forms and receipts is 7/01/ 2020. The information below explains what is reimbursable and what receipts to provide.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions

Eligible for Reimbursement

  • Babysitting or child care services incurred as a result of participation in the conference. The services provided do not have to be in the city of the conference, but cannot be services that would have been provided regardless of the attendee’s participation in the conference. Receipt listing the name and address of the provider is required.
  • Expenses incurred in bringing a caregiver (or family member not attending the meeting acting as a caregiver) to the meeting. This includes airfare/train fare and hotel expenses for a caregiver.
  • Travel expenses for the child are limited to reimbursement of airfare/train fare.
  • Allowable air travel or train travel should be arranged utilizing a combination of the most direct, convenient, and cost-effective routing. Only coach class seating is reimbursable.
  • Allowable hotel reimbursement for a caregiver is limited to single room rate for night before the meeting, night(s) of the meeting, and night after the meeting.
  • It is requested that receipts for all child care expenditures be attached to your expense report.

Not Eligible for Reimbursement

  • Child care grants cannot be used to fund travel or other expenses related to the attendee’s participation in the meeting, including meeting registration, meals, travel to the meeting (including private automobile mileage or tolls), or other expenses the attendee would already be incurring by attending the meeting.
  • Meals for the child, toys, and tickets to museums, amusement parks, etc.

Reimbursement Policies and Procedures

  • Reimbursements are distributed after the meeting.
  • Each recipient receiving a grant must complete a IEEE reimbursement form and submit it with receipts to the office at the address noted on the form. Forms and receipts may also be scanned and sent to the e-mail address listed on the form.
  • Reimbursement takes approximately six weeks to process following receipt of complete expense form by IEEE.
  • Reimbursements are not distributed before the meeting or onsite at the meeting.
  • Reimbursement is paid in U.S. dollars and will be mailed to the address provided on the reimbursement form. Bank transfer can be arranged by contacting the office through the e-mail address listed on the form.
  • Reimbursement checks will be made payable to the individual grant recipient.


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