When I renewed my IEEE membership for 2022 I paid no dues. I have reached that magic combination of age and years of membership to become a Life Member. The biggest benefit of being a Life Member is that dues, both for the IEEE and for individual societies, are waived. The second biggest benefit is reduced registration fees for IEEE conferences, like APEC. I can be a member of the IEEE without paying dues for as long as I want, if each year I tell the IEEE that I still want to be a member.
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