The IEEE MTT-S Administrative Committee approved an initiative to create the IEEE MTT-S Latin America Microwave Conference (LAMC), to be held in the second week of December, every two years, starting in 2016. LAMC has a general scope on RF and microwave engineering and technologies and aims to achieve a high level of technical quality. LAMC moves to different locations in the region (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, etc.) and is technically and financially sponsored by IEEE MTT-S. LAMC is a biannual conference: its first edition took place in Puerto Vallarta, México (2016), Arequipa, Peru (2018), Cali, Colombia (2021, virtual), and now in San Jose, Costa Rica (2023).
The IEEE MTT-S Latin America Microwave Conference has the following general goals:
- To encourage technological, scientific, and academic development in Latin American countries
- To promote participation in global MTT-S events
- To encourage the development of local MTT-S activities
- To increase MTT-S membership in Latin America
- To increase local interest and perception of the relevance of MTT-S with respect to local needs (cf. MTT-S Humanitarian Initiative)
This is the fourth version of IEEE LAMC, a biannual conference organized by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S).
The first edition of LAMC was held in Puerto Vallarta, México (https://2016.lamc-ieee.org).
The second edition was held in Arequipa, Perú (https://2018.lamc-ieee.org).
The third edition of LAMC took place in Cali, Colombia, using a virtual modality due to the pandemic (https://2021.lamc-ieee.org).