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Each year the IEEE sponsors a wide variety of technical conferences around the world through its organizational units, particularly the 38 societies. The Communications Society (ComSoc) is the second largest IEEE society and sponsors approximately 85 events (conferences and workshops) either by direct involvement or by co-sponsorship. Conferences represent a substantial proportion of our efforts as a society. The 25 ComSoc conferences that we call portfolio events bring the society prestige, advance communications research and practice, and account for roughly half of our revenue each year. Frequently, some papers from those conferences become very popular IEEE digital library downloads. This column goes behind the scenes to describe what our society does to support those conferences of interest to our members.