Spring 2020 Meeting COVID-19 Update March 13, 2020

Amidst the rapidly evolving situation of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the opening of the Advance Registration for the Spring 2020 IEEE PES Insulated Conductors Committee Meeting has been postponed 1 week to April 6, 2020. The Insulated Conductors Committee wants to assure you that we are closely monitoring the evolving situation and following all guidance and recommendations being made by local and national authorities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization. The ICC is very cognizant of the travel restrictions imposed by the government and the employers of our members and guests.

The California Department of Public Health has recommended postponing larger meetings like ours through the end of March. The ICC feels that the added week until April 6 will give us a better assessment of the situation.
The 2020 IEEE T&D Conference is scheduled to be held two weeks prior to the ICC meeting, so we will also be monitoring recommendations and guidelines from the ICC’s parent organization with respect to that much larger conference.

The ICC is planning to hold the meeting, May 2-6, 2020 at THE WESTIN MISSION HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA, 71-333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, United States. The hotel is located 6.7 miles (10.7 km) from the Palm Springs Airport (PSP).

The ICC Executive Committee is also in close contact with the hotel and coordinating for them to provide safe and clean environments for our meeting, including implementing hand sanitizer stations and frequent cleaning of high-contact areas, and there will be no self-serve buffet-type meals.

Best Regards,
Henk Geene – Chairman 2020-2021