Honestly, the IEEE's 125th anniversary celebratory event "Engineering the future" leaves me a little bit flaccid, what with all the globes and shiny fireworks and young folks with limpid eyes staring out of their Productivity Well, but still...it's the IEEE, bitches! And such! Congratulations on your anniversary (officially on the 13th of May) and here's to 125 more.
Here's something more my density: Their IEEE 125th anniversary photostream has a bunch of ancient beardos and old engravings showing the power of the light bulb. Once you skip past the first couple pages of engineers that are alive, it's damn near worth viewing image by image.