PES-ICC Meetings

Fall 2016 PES-ICC Meeting

Scottsdale, AZ, October 30 – November 2, 2016 at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort

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Meeting Agenda The final agenda has been posted here.  Any last minute changes will be posted at registration.  (Updated 10/21/16 with Room Changes from Hotel)

In addition to the PDF agenda, the ICC is using a smartphone/tablet schedule based on the platform.  Guidebook can be downloaded from the “app store” on most smartphones, or by scanning the QR code below.  Then you can easily add our meeting by searching on “ICC” within the app.
If you find any problems or have any questions about our use of Guidebook, please contact Rachel Mosier

QR Code for Guidebook Application

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Presentations and

Educational Program

 The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of interest.  (Updated 10/27/16)

Attention Presenters: Guidelines for Presentation Material Published in PES – ICC Minutes

The theme of the Fall 2016 Educational Program is High Voltage Cable Accessories.  Abstracts of the presentations will be found here.

0.4 IEEE CEUs will be offered for this session.  You must register in order to receive CEUs.  (Please note, in order to receive these credits towards a Florida PE License, you MUST provide Thomas Arnold with your FL PE License number prior to the session.

Registration  Online Registration closed October 21st.

The linked spreadsheet is provided to calculate registration costs.

We encourage you to register on-line even if you do not plan to pay with a credit card. The option to register and mail a check or to pay on-site with cash or check is also available with on-line registration. can be used by everyone, both members and guests, and will speed registration for everyone.  Pre-registration will save you time and hassle when you arrive, as your nametag will be ready and waiting for you.
Please note our new policy on refunds.
For those that cannot register online for any reason, an offline registration form is posted here.
For those that need the costs before registering, a spreadsheet will be posted.
(Updated 10/27/2016)

Historical ICC Minutes Historical ICC Meeting Minutes – ICC Historical minutes continue to be available for sale on a USB Drive, containing the ICC Meeting Minutes from the very first meeting in 1947 through Spring 2016.  All of the minutes contained on this drive are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and are searchable either from within Acrobat Reader or using the Windows search engine.  The drive is available for purchase during registration, on-site at any meeting, and at any time between meetings.
Mini-Expo The Fall meeting will feature a Mini-Expo for vendors to make table top displays of equipment and services related to the scope of the ICC. You can sign up for a table top display using the meeting Registration form. A list of exhibitors can be found hereNOTE: As of 9/30/2016, all avaialble spaces are reserverd.  Guidelines on displays can be found here.  (Updated 9/30/2016)
New Member Orientation First Meeting? Want to know more about the ICC? Please attend the Orientation Session on Sunday afternoon. There are many different sessions at ICC meetings and they cover a multitude of subjects related to insulated conductors. Information presented at Orientation will help you find the sessions that are of most interest to you.
Hotel Information The meeting will be held at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.  The rate will be $159.00 per night for ICC registered attendees.  You can book your room online by clicking here.

Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
5401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 85250-7090

The deadline for completing reservations is Friday, October 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time Zone.  Reservations received after this date will be accepted by the Hotel on a space available basis at the conference rates.  The Hotel’s check-in and check-out times are 4:00 pm and 11:00 am respectively.  Guests are permitted to check in early or check out later subject to room availability.

Hotel Amenities

  • No Resort fee
  • Complimentary wireless internet in guest sleeping room and public spaces
  • Complimentary access to guest fitness center
  • Complimentary Valet Parking and self-parking for all attendees

Note: The ICC convention room rate of $159 per night applies only to ICC registered attendees.  If you do not register for the ICC meeting, the standard hotel rate will be applied to your bill upon checkout regardless of your hotel registration details.  The ICC rate is only available to registered ICC attendees.

Overflow Hotel – The ICC has contracted with the Hilton Scottsdale Resorts & Villas for additional rooms due to the Doubletree filling up on some nights.  Rooms can be booked at the ICC rate by clicking here.

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250-5428
Phone: (480)948-7750

The Hilton is 1.1 miles north of the Doubletree along N. Scottsdale Rd.

(Updated 9/26/2016)

Hospitality Suites If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Fall 2016 meeting, be sure to see the Guideline page.
Spouse Activities Spouse/Guest Breakfast – As always, if your spouse or guest would like to be included in the daily breakfasts from 8:00 – 9:30 AM, please be sure to register them by selecting “Companion Registration” during the registration process.  (The cost is $60 and includes breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.)

A meeting room will be available for spouse/guest activities and group organization within the hotel each day.

Additional Activities have been planned that will require pre-registration:

Monday, October 31, 2016
A Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan Area Day Tour has been planned for Monday, October 31, 2016 a cost of only $50, including the tour, transportation and lunch.
As we tour the Valley of the Sun, you will be treated to sights of famous architecture, modern art, desert views, and the individuality that make this desert oasis magical. The half-day City Highlights tour showcases the largest county by population in Arizona, Maricopa County. Maricopa County has a tremendous diversity of culture, scenery and history on display, set against the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert.
Similar to its desert surrounding, the City of Phoenix and the City of Scottsdale are quite unique. Areas of interest on your Phoenix/Scottsdale City Highlights Tour include South Mountain Park, Arizona Biltmore, Old Town Scottsdale, and Downtown Phoenix. South Mountain is the largest municipal park in the world at over 17 miles long. Downtown Phoenix, home to the Historic Capitol building, provides for a unique metro area where sports fans, fashion buffs and history buffs intermingle. Old Town Scottsdale provides guests numerous options to explore the many art galleries and fashion shops, as well as enjoy some fine cuisine from around the world. The Arizona Biltmore is the only existing luxury hotel with design elements from the famous Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1929, the Biltmore was immediately crowned the “Jewel of the Desert” and has been the preferred resort for past and present celebrities, heads of state, and champions of business. Lunch is included in our tour and we always choose a unique Arizona location, something that you won’t find back home.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The Japanese Friendship Garden is available for a tour and tea ceremony on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The cost is $40 for adults, including a tour of the Garden, the ceremony and transportation.

If you are interested in participating in any of these activities, please preregister for them on the ICC meeting website.  (Updated 9/22/2016)

Tourist Information Airport – The nearest airport is Sky Harbor International (PHX).The Double Tree Paradise Valley Resort is about 12 miles from Phoenix Airport (PHX).

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport offers travelers a variety of ground transportation options, including hotel shuttle services, bus lines, taxi services, limousine services and Dial-A-Ride.

Inter-Terminal Bus, Green and white courtesy buses run between the various terminals and parking facilities.

Rental Car Shuttle

Multi-colored buses operate between the terminals and the airport’s Rental Car Center.
The following car rental companies operate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Listed below are links to rental car agencies’ Web sites.

·         Advantage


Phone #:   602-252-4935

Toll Free #:   800-777-5500

·         Alamo


Phone #:   602-244-0897

Toll Free #:   800-462-5266

·         Avis


Phone #:   602-261-5900

Toll Free #:   800-331-1212

·         Budget


Phone #:   602-261-5950

Toll Free #:   800-527-7000

·         Dollar


Phone #:   602-567-9700

Toll Free #:   800-800-4000

·         Enterprise


Phone #:   602-225-0588

Toll Free #:   800-736-8222

·         E-Z Rent-A-Car


Phone #: 602-252-4935

Toll Free #: 800-777-5500

·         Fox

Phone #:   310-342-5155

·         Hertz


Phone #:   602-267-8822

Toll Free #:   800-654-3131

·         National


Phone #:   602-275-4771

Toll Free #:   800-227-7368

·         Payless


Phone #:   602-681-9589

Toll Free #:   800-729-5377

·         Silvercar

Phone #:   602-346-9080

·         Sixt

Toll Free #:   888-749-8227

·         Thrifty

Metro Bus Lines

Red Line buses join the airport with points north, east and west. Importantly, westbound buses go to downtown Phoenix, the Metrocenter mall in north Phoenix, and many other locations. Buses also stop at the Greyhound Bus Terminal.

Each terminal has stops for the bus: look for the sign ‘City Bus Stop’.

Eastbound buses stop on the north sides of Terminal 4 and Terminal 3 and on the west side of Terminal 2.

Westbound buses stop on the south sides of Terminal 4 and Terminal 3. However, they do not stop at Terminal 2: passengers need to catch an eastbound bus from Terminal 2 and change at Terminal 3.

Route 13 runs east across town to Lower Buckeye Road and does stop at the Greyhound Terminal.

Time Scheduled Vans

One company – Supershuttle – operates 24 hours a day on a scheduled basis offering an airport-to-door service. Phone: 1 602 244-9000 / voice or 1 602 243 7786 / TDD.

Taxi Service

These companies provide taxi service at Sky Harbor Airport. The companies are:

  • Apache Taxi : Phone #:   480-557-7000

Phone #:   480-557-7000

  • AAA/Yellow Cab : Phone #:   480-888-8888

Phone #:   480-888-8888

  • Mayflower Cab : Phone #:   602-955-1355

 Wheelchair-accessible taxis are available upon request. All major credit cards are accepted..

Limousine Services

Limousines operate to and from the airport, charging per zone and with flat fees for additional passengers, above a standard one or two. Zones are set at five-mile increments from the airport. They can also be hired at an hourly rate, with two-hour minimum. Limousines will also take wheelchairs if they can be folded and put into the trunk.


People with disabilities and other entitled people should call the Arizona Relay Service. From the airport travelers should dial (602) 253 4000 / voice or (602) 231 0961 / TDD.

(Updated 9/12/2016)

Help Wanted As a service to our attendees, we provide space on the meeting announcement board for job openings via  “help wanted” postings.  If your company has an opening and would like to advertise to the most talented cable engineers in the world, please feel free to post an ad in the “help wanted” section of our bulletin board at Registration.

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