Welcome Reception

Sunday, 19 September 2021, 18:00 - 19:30

Our welcome reception for ICIP 2021 will include a personal welcome, Alaskan Inuit musical performances, and entertainment provided by comedian Don MacMillan. Invite your family and friends and tune in on the ICIP 2021 ConFlux platform for a not-to-be-missed event!

Schedule of events:
  • 18:00-18:10 - Welcome to ICIP
  • 18:10-18:30 - PAMYUA Musical Performance
  • 18:30-19:00 - Comedian, Don McMillan, Technically Funny
  • 19:00-19:20 - PAMYUA Musical Performance
  • 19:20-19:30 - Closing Remarks
Don McMillan
Don McMillan

Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. He then went to work at AT&T Bell Labs where he was part of the team that designed the world’s first 32-bit microprocessor. He then moved to Silicon Valley where he helped launch the start-up company, VLSI Technology. At VLSI, he designed over 20 integrated circuit chips was awarded 3 patents. Then in 1993, Don quit his job to become a stand-up comedian. That year he won $100,000 as the Comedy Grand Champion on "Star Search". Don's been seen on "The Tonight Show", "HBO", and the "Comedy Central". These days, Don spends most of his time writing and performing customized corporate comedy shows for companies like Google, Apple, IBM, Ford Motors, Exxon/Mobil and now the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing ! Don has performed more than 800 corporate shows in the last 20 years and he was named the #1 Corporate Comedian by the CBS Business Network. Currently, you can check out his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/DonMcmillanComedy.


PAMYUA (pronounced bum0yo-ah) is a Yup’lk Inuit word meaning ENCORE or DO IT AGAIN.

You will not want to miss these performances of “INUIT SOUL MUSIC”

PAMYUA is bringing INUIT music to ICIP 2021. They showcase Inuit culture through their music and dance performances. It is their platform to share the knowledge and history from traditional melodies using contemporary vocalization and instrumentation.

They have been described by the Rolling Stone Magazine as “The most famous Inuit Band in the World.” Alaska Magazine calls them “One of the 10 greatest Alaska Artists of the Millennium.”

Join us as we welcome Phillip and Stephen Blanchett, and Ossie Kairaiuak.