Frequently Asked Questions

Please sign up for the sessions that spark your interest by visiting your personal schedule. If you're unable to login, please reset your password.

Yes, if you are registered for a session, a link to watch it on demand will be sent following the conclusion of the HKN Experience

Yes, check back soon for an update to register your candidates.

Yes. Be sure to register for the recruiting fair here. Registration for the HKN Experience doesn't automatically register you for the recruting fair.

No, the 2020 HKN Experience is 100% free to attend for HKN members!

However, while the HKN Experience is being offered free of charge, the Society is always open to receiving support. If you are able to make a donation to IEEE-HKN, your financial support is critical to our ability to continue similar programs in the future and to provide a high level of support to our members and chapters

There are a few reasons why someone may have trouble registering for the HKN Experience. If you're an HKN member (inducted at any point since 1904 into either the HKN Association or IEEE-HKN), please email

Yes, once you're inducted into the Society, you're a member for life! If you'd like to ensure that your member record is accurate and up to date, please fill out this form.

No. The HKN Experience is exclusively for HKN members.

If you are HKN, and not able to access the event, your information may not be correct in our database. Please complete this form and a member of our team will assist you.

HKN Experience attendees can win prizes for their attendance and particiption! To be eligible to win a prize, please visit and follow the instructions to enter.

Yes, all HKN Experience attendees should populate their profile. Let us know who you are and what you do. If you'd like to make your profile public, all other attendees will be able to see it and connect with you.

Founded in 1904 by Maurice L. Carr at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) was originally established to help electrical engineering graduates find employment and gain footholds in their careers. The intention of the founding members of HKN was to recognize and prepare the future leaders of the profession. The Greek letters ΗΚΝ were chosen from the first, fourth, and last letter of the Greek word for electron: ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΝ. In 1927, the HKN Shield and coat-of-arms were adopted, incorporating the Wheatstone bridge (and its ability to provide extremely accurate measurements).

For more than 100 years, HKN has embraced excellence. Today, IEEE-HKN is still dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. In the years ahead, IEEE-HKN will continue to reinvent itself to meet the needs of its members, the institutions they serve, and society overall.

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No, you do not have to be an IEEE member to attend the HKN Experience. However, you must have been inducted into HKN to attend.

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