PES-ICC Meetings

San Diego, CA, May 7-10, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay San Diego

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Meeting Agenda

We plan to post an initial agenda no later than 8 weeks before the meeting.

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

QR Code for Guidebook Application

Presentations and Educational Program

The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of interest.

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

The theme of the Spring 2017 Educational Program is Making the Case for Superconducting Cable Systems.  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.


Online Registration will open on Monday, April 3rd, and close at 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday April 28th.

A spreadsheet is posted here for those that need 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 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 hereGuidelines on displays can be found here.

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 Hyatt Regency Mission Bay.  More details will be posted soon.

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, California, USA, 92109
Tel: +1 619 224 1234

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay has set up a special web site for ICC membership to make room reservations for the upcoming meeting.

Please use the following link to make your reservations:

Booking Link:

You are encouraged to make reservations early to ensure that rooms are available.

Note: The ICC convention room rate of applies only to ICC registered attendees.  The hotel will have our registration roster; if you have not registered 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.

The ICC contract allows for the convention rate to be offered five days before and three days after the convention dates based on room availability.  If for any reason you encounter problems booking a room on-line, please contact the hotel directly by phone at (619) 224-1234 or (888) 591-1234.

The deadline for completing reservations is Friday, April 14, 2017 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

  • Complimentary wireless internet access in guestrooms & public space.
  • Complimentary access to fitness center.
  • Complimentary in-room bottled water (2 per day).
  • Resort fee offered on an optional basis upon check-in which includes:  Premium Wireless Internet, 2 bottles of water in room per day, Local and 1-800 phone calls, Fitness Center Access (waterfront), Complimentary Bike Rentals, Outdoor games (badminton, bocce ball, Ping-Pong, bag toss), Poolside activities, Value Booklet, Access to Business Center, Beach Amenities (Beach chairs, Umbrellas, Sand toys, Water toys) and Bottomless Kids Cup at the rate of $25 per room, per night, plus taxes.
  • Discounted self-parking at a rate of $25 per night for all attendees

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 $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.

On Monday, May 8, 2017, a tour of the Orfila Vineyards & Winery has been scheduled.  The cost will be $60.00, and pre-registration will be required.


Located in the San Pasqual Valley, Ambassador Alejandro Orfila and his family are the owners of what was once the Thomas Jaeger Winery. Ambassador Orfila has served as the Secretary General of the Organization of American States and as the Argentine Ambassador to the United States and Japan. He is a third generation member of a winemaking family from the Argentine Andes area.

At Orfila guests experience a behind the scenes look at an 8,000-year-old tradition. Guests are introduced to the entire wine making process, from grape to bottle, first-hand and taste wines from California’s first vineyards. This 120-acre pristine urban reserve produces some of San Diego’s finest wines. Among the varietals produced are Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc with recent awards for the unique Merlot.


  • Private tour and tasting at Orfila Vineyards, to include:
  • Private tour of Vineyards & Winery
  • Wine tasting, based on (5) wines (winery guide will discuss wines)
  • Souvenir wine glass, (1) per person
  • Free time to shop in gift shop and explore on own, based on (30) minutes
  • Uniformed AlliedPRA staff to assist
  • Chilled Bottled Water
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Applicable taxes and gratuities

Tourist Information

The nearest airport is the San Diego International Airport (SAN).

The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is approximately 7 miles (~20 Min Driving) from the San Diego Airport.

Shuttle Service:

Details about various shuttle and shared ride services are available on the airport website here.

Car Rental

San Diego has a consolidated Rental Car Center with a free dedicated shuttle bus to/from the terminals.  The rental car center is located at Rental Car Center at 3355 Admiral Boland Way San Diego, CA 92101

Located inside the RCC, you’ll find:

Advantage 1.800.777.5500
Alamo Rent a Car 1.800.462.5266
Avis Rent a Car 1.800.633.3469
Budget Rent a Car 1.800.527.0700
Dollar Car Rental 1.800.800.4000
Economy Rent A Car 1.619.232.8282
Enterprise Rent a Car 1.855.266.9289
E-Z Rent-A-Car 1.800.777.5500
Firefly Car Rental 1.888.296.9135
Fox Rent-A-Car 1.855.571.8410
Green Motion USA 1.877.2GREEN2
Hertz Rent A Car 1.800.654.3131
Midway Rent A Car 1.619.238.9600
National Car Rental 1.800.CAR.RENT (227.7368)
Payless Car Rental 1.800.PAYLESS (729.5377)
Thrifty Car Rental 1.800.847.4389
ZipCar 1.866.494.7227

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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