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Special Events

Updated: March 20, 2024
Note: to register for activities and special sessions requiring pre-registration, go to your attendee area. Just click on the registration button in the registration page and login. Once logged in, click on the attendee tab and then in the ADD/EDIT Activities. Just choose the activities you wish to pre-register, according to your category.

Special Sessions and Events Chair: Luiz Augusto Sousa de Oliveira

Several Special Events will be organized during INTERMAG 2024.
Check below the ones that fit your interests and pay attention to those that demand pre-registration due the maximum number of attendees.

Communications Workshop

Tuesday (May 7) from noon to 2 p.m.
Max. number of attendees: 100 students
Lunch box will be provided
Pre-registration required

The Communications Workshop, organized by the IEEE Magnetics Society Technical Committee, will consist of three tutorials geared toward helping graduate students and postdoctoral fellows improve their skills and techniques.

Ron Goldfarb

"How to Write Exciting Papers"
Ron Goldfarb, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

Guohan Hu

"Preparation of Professional Resumes"
Guohan Hu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Montserrat Rivas

"Preparation of Oral Scientific Presentations"
Montserrat Rivas, The University of Oviedo, Spain

Women in Magnetism
Monstserrat Rivas

Tuesday (May 7) 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
No pre-registration required

“Women in Magnetism, What’s next?”
Step into the future of magnetism at the Women Networking Event during Intermag 2024!

All women at the conference are warmly invited to join our dynamic gathering. With the motto guiding us, seize the chance to exchange job positions, resumes, volunteering, mentorship offers, and project announcements within the community of “magnetic women.” Engage in meaningful discussions at topical tables covering leadership, academia, post-PhD opportunities, publications, work-life balance, and more. Let’s collaboratively shape the future of women in magnetism—what shall we do next?

Organized by the Women in Magnetism committee of the IEEE Magnetics Society:

Women in Magnetism Network Event Image

Sensor Challenge
Luiz Augusto Sousa de Oliveira

Instruction meeting: Tuesday (May 7) at 11:30 a.m.
Final competition on Thursday (May 9) at 7:00 p.m.
Max. number of attendees: 30 students
Pre-registration required

The challenge will be proposed to pre-register students. It will begin on Tuesday morning with a meeting, where instructions for the challenge will be given.
Teams will be drawn and receive an Arduino design kit to complete the proposed challenge.

Mateusz Zelent and Zhang Tianyi

1st Place Zhang Tianyi and Mateusz Zelent
Brazilian, Samba-style magneto-ruller

Mathieu Moalic

2nd Place Mathieu Moalic

Mirela Barbosa Alves and Grischa Beneke

3rd Place Mirela Barbosa Alves and Grischa Beneke
Essential Magnet

Thank you

Thank you all!

Meet the Experts
Mingzhong Wu

Wednesday (May 8) from noon to 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
Max. number of attendees: 90 students
Pre-registration required

This event will foster a meeting between students and an outstanding group of magnetism experts.
A small group of students will have the opportunity to participate in an informal conversation over lunch and obtain expert advice on the stages of their research career planning.

Confirmed Experts:

Montserrat Rivas

Montserrat Rivas, The University of Oviedo, Spain

Yoichiro Tanaka

Yoichiro Tanaka, Tohoku University, Japan

Laura Steren

Laura Steren, INN CNEA-CONICET, Argentina

Angela Burlamaqui Klautau

Angela Burlamaqui Klautau, Federal University of Pará, Brazil

Adekunle Adeyeye

Adekunle Adeyeye, Durham University, United Kingdom

Masahiro Yamaguchi

Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tohoku University, Japan

Guohan Hu

Guohan Hu, IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA

Kerem Camsari

Kerem Camsari, UC Santa Barbara, USA


Jian-Ping, University of Minnesota, USA


Piramanayagam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapure.

Hackathon: Machine Learning AI for Magnetism - Tutorial and Hands-on Experience

Wednesday (May 8) from 2 to 4 p.m.
Max. number of attendees: 300 participants
Pre-registration required

Thomas Winkler1, Kilian Leutner1, Yuriy Mokrousov2, Hans Fangohr3,4, Mathias Kläui1

  1. Institute of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 55099 Mainz, Germany
  2. Peter Grünberg Institut and Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-1), Forschungszentrum Jülich and JARA, 52425 Jülich, Germany
  3. Max-Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
  4. University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, Southampton, United Kingdom

Machine-learning-based techniques are becoming more relevant in modern research, as they enable fast and robust data evaluation or can predict the physical properties of investigated systems. We will cover these two aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) in the research field of spintronics.

This session organized by M. Kläui will consist of three parts: a talk on magnetic pattern recognition given by T. Winkler, a talk on AI-supported electronic structure predictions given by Y. Mokrousov, and hands-on activities led by K. Leutner and T. Winkler.”

The first introductory talk will deal with the data evaluation of magnetic imaging techniques, such as Kerr microscopy, with convolutional neural networks [1,2]. In the second part, AI-supported methods are presented to predict intricate changes in the electronic structure of non-collinear magnetic materials [3].

Participants can follow instructions to run AI models on their own laptop devices in the subsequent hands-on session. We will provide exemplary magnetic microscopy measurement data and suitable pre-trained AI models for their evaluation. To ensure full participation in the session, participants should have already downloaded the following repository and followed the installation instructions detailed in the README file before the hands-on session. Unfortunately, we won't have time during the hands-on session for downloading and installing the repository. You can find the repository at: The README with all instructions for download and installation will be displayed directly on this page (to download the repository from this page, click on the green button labeled "Code" then click on "Download ZIP"). Alternatively, if the download from doesn't work, you can also download the repository as a ZIP file from The ZIP file will be available there from approximately May 6, 2024. In this ZIP file, you'll also find the README with the installation instructions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

[1] Isaac Labrie-Boulay, Thomas Brian Winkler et al., Phys. Rev. Applied 21, 014014 (2024)
[2] Winkler, T. B., Labrie-Boulay et al., Zenodo, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.7636110 (2023)
[3] Kipp, J., et al.,

Lunch with Speakers
Luiz Augusto Sousa de Oliveira

Thursday (May 9) from noon to 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
Max. number of attendees: 90 students
Pre-registration required

The event will consist of a meeting between small groups of students and distinguished speakers from the Conference.

Confirmed Speakers:

Montserrat Rivas

Manuel Vazquez, National Spanish Council for Research, Spain;

Montserrat Rivas

Connie Li, Naval Research Lab., United States;

Montserrat Rivas

Johanna Fischer, SPINTEC, France;

Montserrat Rivas

Pedro Landeros, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile;

Montserrat Rivas

Daniela P. Valdes, CNEA-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina;

Montserrat Rivas

Xin Zhang, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, China;


Masaki Sekino, The University of Tokyo, Japan;


Anthony Tan, Imperial College;


Kleber Roberto Pirota, UNICAMP, Brazil.


Alexandra Mougin, Université Paris-Saclay, France.

Magnetic Energy Conversion Meeting

Thursday (May 9) from noon to 1:00 p.m.
No pre-registration required

IEEE Magnetics Society Annual Meeting

Thursday, (May 9) from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Room: El Pardo I (mezzanine at the Windsor Barra Hotel)
No pre-registration required

All Intermag Conference attendees are invited to attend the Magnetics Society Annual Meeting. We invite you to join us for a drink and a taste of the local cuisine, as you learn about what the IEEE Magnetics Society is doing to support and strengthen the magnetics community and about the benefits of belonging to the Society. To join today, go to

Students in Magnetism
May Inn Sim

Thursday (May 9) 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
No pre-registration required.

Calling all graduate students!

Join us for a graduate student networking session with food, drinks, and freebies!

All graduate students are invited to mix and mingle at this networking session while enjoying some fun and games!

To ensure that you can secure your goodies, please reserve them as early as possible through the provided link.

* Giveaway items are subjected to availability, i.e. the earlier you inform us, the higher the chance we can make sure that yours is reserved!

Students in Magnetism Intermag2024 Event Image

Latin American Magnetics Community Meeting

Thursday (May 9) 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
No pre-registration required.
Chairs: Laura Steren (Instituto de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología CNEA/CONICET , Argentina), Pedro Landeros (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile), Sérgio Magalhães (Instituto de Física UFRGS, Brazil)

This meeting will discuss the current situation on funding, cooperation and meetings related to Magnetics in Latin America.

Young Professionals Meeting (students & junior researchers)
Dmytro Bozhko

Friday (May 10) from noon to 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided
Max. number of attendees: 100
Pre-registration required

The Lightning Talks, organized by the IEEE Magnetics Society Young Professionals, is setting a challenge – to present your research understandably to an audience outside of your field.
The event will consist of a set of short 3-minute talks presented by young professionals in magnetism (from Postdocs to Asst. Professors and industry) followed by audience feedback and a panel discussion.
Stay tuned for registration information! Everyone is welcome to attend the event. There is no additional cost to attend.

Meet the editors

Friday, May 10 - From 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Lunch box will be provided.
Max. number of attendees: 100 students - Pre-registration required.

This event will foster a meeting between students and researchers with the editors of IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics and IEEE Magnetics Letters.


Montserrat Rivas

Montserrat Rivas, The University of Oviedo, Spain

Petru Andrei

Petru Andrei, Florida State University, USA

Associate Editors:

IEEE Access (Mag Society Session)

Veerpratap Meena

Veerpratap Meena, Malaviya National Institute Technology, India

IEEE Magnetics Letters - IML

Fanny Beron

Fanny Beron, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Adrian Ovari

Adrian Ovari, National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics, Romania

IEEE Transactions on Magnetics - TMAG

Nicoleta Lupu

Nicoleta Lupu, National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics, Romania

Min-Fu Hsieh

Min-Fu Hsieh, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Prem S. N. Piramanayagam

Prem S. N. Piramanayagam , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Masahiro Yamaguchi

Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tohoku University, Japan