First-Ever IEEE Quantum Week Delivers World-Class Experience for Quantum Computing and Technologies
Inaugural Virtual Event Confirms the Exponential Importance of Quantum Computing

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 5 November 2020 – The first-ever IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE20) — the inaugural multidisciplinary virtual event covering quantum technology, research, development, and training — successfully delivered more than 270 hours of quantum content, presentations, sessions, networking, exhibitors, and discussion. With an audience of over 850 from all over the world, the event served as a powerful platform to further the advancement of quantum computing topics on a global scale.

“We are thrilled with the success of our first-ever Quantum Week, as our debut event proves the growing importance and interest in quantum computing”, said Hausi Müller, QCE20 General Chair, IEEE Quantum Initiative Co-Chair. “We greatly appreciate all of the quantum professionals, researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, champions, and enthusiasts exchanging their experiences, challenges, research results, innovations, applications, pathways, and enthusiasm on all aspects of quantum computing, engineering, and technologies at IEEE Quantum Week.”

Each day the QCE20 conference, also known as IEEE Quantum Week, virtually delivered 9-10 parallel tracks of 10 world-class keynotes, 16 workforce-building tutorials, 21 community-building workshops, 49 technical paper presentations, 30 innovative posters, and 7 thought-provoking panels through a digital combination of pre-recorded and live-streamed sessions.

Access to the QCE20 content is available – quantum professionals and enthusiasts can enjoy 270 hours of IEEE Quantum Week programming ON-DEMAND until Nov 30, 2020 at reduced registration rates. Register here.

Over 20 QCE20 exhibitors and sponsors — including Platinum sponsors IBM, Microsoft, and Honeywell, and Gold sponsors Quantropi and Zapata—were featured Monday through Friday in virtual exhibit rooms that provided opportunities for discussion and networking.

QCE20 is co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Council on Superconductivity, IEEE Electronics Packaging Society, IEEE Future Directions Quantum Initiative, and IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society.



About the IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society is the world’s home for computer science, engineering, and technology. A global leader in providing access to computer science research, analysis, and information, the IEEE Computer Society offers a comprehensive array of unmatched products, services, and opportunities for individuals at all stages of their professional career. Known as the premier organization that empowers the people who drive technology, the IEEE Computer Society offers international conferences, peer-reviewed publications, a unique digital library, and training programs. Visit for more information.

About the IEEE Communications Society

The IEEE Communications Society promotes technological innovation and fosters creation and sharing of information among the global technical community. The Society provides services to members for their technical and professional advancement and forums for technical exchanges among professionals in academia, industry, and public institutions.

About the IEEE Photonics Society

The IEEE Photonics Society forms the hub of a vibrant technical community of more than 100,000 professionals dedicated to transforming breakthroughs in quantum physics into the devices, systems, and products to revolutionize our daily lives. From ubiquitous and inexpensive global communications via fiber optics, to lasers for medical and other applications, to flat-screen displays, to photovoltaic devices for solar energy, to LEDs for energy-efficient illumination, there are myriad examples of the Society’s impact on the world around us.

About the IEEE Council on Superconductivity

The IEEE Council on Superconductivity and its activities and programs cover the science and technology of superconductors and their applications, including materials and their applications for electronics, magnetics, and power systems, where the superconductor properties are central to the application.

About the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society

The IEEE Electronics Packaging Society is the leading international forum for scientists and engineers engaged in the research, design, and development of revolutionary advances in microsystems packaging and manufacturing.


About the IEEE Future Directions Quantum Initiative

IEEE Quantum is an IEEE Future Directions initiative launched in 2019 that serves as IEEE’s leading community for all projects and activities on quantum technologies. IEEE Quantum is supported by leadership and representation across IEEE Societies and OUs. The initiative addresses the current landscape of quantum technologies, identifies challenges and opportunities, leverages and collaborates with existing initiatives, and engages the quantum community at large.

About the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society

IEEE TEMS encompasses the management sciences and practices required for defining, implementing, and managing engineering and technology.