Fall 2019 PES-ICC Meeting

Scottsdale, AZ, October 20-23, 2019 at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort


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An Invitation

Welcome to the Fall 2019 information page where you will find information to assist you in planning to attend the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC) meeting to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona (U.S.A.) at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort located in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area.  Phoenix and the surrounding area – referred to as the “Valley of the Sun” – includes Scottsdale and is home to a population of over 4 million. 

Scottsdale is a developed area with many dinning and recreation options around the conference hotel, which is the reason we are going back.  This will be the sixth time holding the ICC in Scottsdale, and we are looking forward to taking advantage of the warm (…sometimes “very warm”) weather, diverse cultural experiences and interesting desert landscapes in and around the “The Valley”. 

Registration for the Fall 2019 meeting will open on Monday, 16-September -2019.  Registration for the limited “Table Top” exhibit space will also open on 16-September-2019.  You will not be able to register for the meeting or reserve a Table Top prior to 16-September-2019, so do not call in advance regarding early registration as this is not available.  The number of Table Tops available is limited by the space that the hotel makes available to the ICC.

printable invitation is linked here for those that might need it for management, a travel visa or other purposes.  You can complete your personal details on the invitation.

Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the meeting is linked here. (updated 10-Oct-19).  This is the final agenda. Any last minute changes will be posted at registration.

In addition to the PDF agenda, the ICC is using a smartphone/tablet schedule based on the guidebook.com 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.

Guidebook Fall 2019 QR Code

Also available is a browser link to the Fall 2019 Guidebook: https://guidebook.com/guide/168626/

If you find any problems or have any questions about our use of Guidebook, please contact Rachel Mosier.

Presentations and Educational Program

The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of interest. Abstracts of those presentations can be found here.

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

The theme of the Fall 2019 Educational Program is Enhancing Reliability and Resiliency using Underground Cable.  Abstracts of the presentations will be found here. The session will feature 6 utilities presenting on their strategy and challenges installing underground cable systems. Presentations will include project-specific experience and large-scale program statistics as to how the new systems enhanced circuit reliability and improved resiliency.

0.4 IEEE CEUs will be offered for this session.  You must register in order to receive CEUs.


Advance Registration (online) will open on at 8:00 AM US Eastern Time on Monday, September 16th, and will close at 5:00 PM US Eastern Time on Friday, 11-October-2019.

A spreadsheet is posted here to calculate approximate meeting and registration costs.

In order to obtain the “advance registration” discounted registration cost, you must pre-pay using a credit card before Advance Registration closes on 11-October-2019.  Otherwise, you will pay the onsite registration cost.

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.
Online meeting 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 name tag will be ready and waiting for you.

Effective with the Fall 2018 Meeting, advance payment will be required to get the advance registration rate.  Advance payment can be made by Credit Card through the registration system, or by mailing a check to the Membership Secretary.
Please note our policy on refunds.
For those that cannot register online for any reason, an offline registration form will be posted.


This 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 here

Guidelines on displays can be found here.

Please mark boxes as follows:
*Hold for Arrival: Guest Name & Company Name
*Complete Return Address
*Doubletree Contact Person’s Name: Jennifer Juba
*Number of Boxes
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
5401 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85250

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.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Paradise Valley
5401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 85250-7090

General website: https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/doubletree-resort-by-hilton-hotel-paradise-valley-scottsdale-PHXSJDT/index.html

Please use the link here to make your reservations. The special rate is available to those registered to attend the ICC meeting only; the ICC rate for the DoubleTree is $189.00 (single or double occupancy).

Sleeping room space at the DoubleTree is very limited.  The hotel reservation link is as follows: here (https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/dt/reservation/book.htm?execution=e3s1). The special rate is available to those registered to attend the ICC meeting only; the ICC rate for the DoubleTree is $189.00 (single or double occupancy).

An courtesy room block has been setup at an overflow hotel, the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.8km) north of the DoubleTree .  The hotel reservation link is here (https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s1). Note that the registration link shows a resort fee, but this is waived for booking within the ICC room block.

A map between the two hotels is here: https://goo.gl/maps/53o4nvAfpyqLJHQV6

If you need assistance making hotel reservations, please contact Jennifer Quandel by e-mail: JQuandel@hpnglobal.com

Hospitality Suites

If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with this meeting, be sure to see the Guidelines 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 $125 and includes the Sunday reception and breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.)

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

On Monday, October 21, 2019, a Queen Creek Olive Mill Lunch & Learn Tour has been scheduled as described attached.  The cost will be $65.00 per person and pre-registration will be required as the number of participants must be guaranteed.


Airport – The nearest airport is Sky Harbor International (PHX).The Double Tree Paradise Valley Resort is about 15 miles (24km) from Phoenix Airport (PHX) by car. Phoenix Sky Harbor provides access to major U.S. domestic and international flights.

Alternate airports in the area include Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (32miles, 52km) and Tucson International Airport (130miles, 210km).

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. In addition to the car rental companies, bus transportation and taxi services, the Phoenix / Scottsdale areas are served by Uber and Lyft ride sharing services.  Mobile applications are available for both services.

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.

Website: http://www.advantage.com/
Phone #:   602-252-4935
Toll Free #:   800-777-5500 

Website: https://www.alamo.com/en_US/car-rental/home.html
Phone #:   602-244-0897
Toll Free #:   800-462-5266 

Website: http://www.avis.com/car-rental/avisHome/home.ac
Phone #:   602-261-5900
Toll Free #:   800-331-1212 

Website: http://www.budget.com/budgetWeb/home/home.ex
Phone #:   602-261-5950
Toll Free #:   800-527-7000 

Website: http://www.dollar.com/
Phone #:   602-567-9700
Toll Free #:   800-800-4000 

Website: http://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/home.do?cookieSupport=true
Phone #:   602-225-0588
Toll Free #:   800-736-8222 

E-Z Rent-A-Car
Website: http://www.e-zrentacar.com/
Phone #: 602-252-4935
Toll Free #: 800-777-5500 

Website: http://www.foxrentacar.com/
Phone #:   310-342-5155 

Website: https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/reservation/
Phone #:   602-267-8822
Toll Free #:   800-654-3131 

Website: https://www.nationalcar.com/en_US/car-rental/home.html
Phone #:   602-275-4771
Toll Free #:   800-227-7368 

Website: https://www.paylesscar.com/
Phone #:   602-681-9589
Toll Free #:   800-729-5377 

Website: https://www.silvercar.com/#/
Phone #:   602-346-9080 

Website: http://www.sixt.com/
Toll Free #:   888-749-8227 


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 

Website: http://www.apachetaxi.com/
Phone #:   480-557-7000 

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

Website: http://www.yellowcabaz.com/
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.

The Phoenix / Scottsdale areas are served by Uber and Lyft ride sharing services.  Mobile applications are available for both services. Ride share services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PHX Terminal pick-up locations for ride share service providers are as follows:

  • Terminal 2: east outside door #8
  • Terminal 3: South curb, west end outside door #4
  • Terminal 4: Level 1, north curb, far west end outside door #1
  • Terminal 4: Level 1, south curb, far east end, outside door #8.

Travel Tip: Customers should arrange their ride once they have all of their bags and are ready to exit the terminal

Tourist Information

A map of the immediate area around the DoubleTree is provided below.

Points of interest in and around Scottsdale include:

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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