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Spring 2019 PES-ICC Meeting

Savannah, GA, April 7-10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah

Hyatt Regency Savannah

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An Invitation

We are looking forward to your attendance at the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC) in Savannah, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Savannah.  Savannah is the first “planned” city in the original American colonies to utilize a grid to lay out streets and played critical roles in both the American Revolution and Civil War and, consequentially, is filled with numerous historic landmarks.  The Hyatt Hotel for the Spring 2019 meeting is located adjacent to the Savannah River and conveniently nearby several points of interest (see below) that are within walking distance or a short drive.

Registration for the Spring 2019 meeting will open on 4-March-2019.  Registration for the limited “Table Top” exhibit space will also open on 4-March-2019.  You will not be able to register for the meeting or reserve a Table Top prior to 4-March-2019, so do not call in advance regarding early registration is this is not available.  For the Spring 2019 meeting, the hotel is able to accommodate a few more Table Tops than we have had at other recent meetings, but space may still be limited.

Points of interest near Savannah include American Prohibition Museum, Savannah Bee Company, Jepson Center for the Arts, Wright Square Antique Mall, the Independent Presbyterian Church, and many other shops, public parks and eateries.

A 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 31-Mar-19).  Please keep checking back for updates as we get closer to the meeting.

In addition to the PDF agenda, the ICC is using a smartphone/tablet schedule based on the Meeting Pulse platform.  To use, simply click on this link (http://meet.ps/ieeeicc), enter your name, and then hit enter.  Be sure to create a shortcut to easily return to the site for the duration of the meeting.

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

QR Code for Meeting Pulse

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 2019 Educational Program is: “Is That Cable
Fire-Rated?”.  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.

Registration

Advance Registration (online) will open on Monday, 4-March 2019, and close on Friday, 29-March-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 29-March-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 new policy on refunds.
For those that cannot register online for any reason, an offline registration form will be posted.

Mini-Expo

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.

Shipping Instructions for Exhibitors

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 Hotel Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.

Hyatt Hotel Savannah
2 W. Bay Street
Savannah, Georgia, 31401 USA
+1-912-238-1234

Website: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/georgia/hyatt-regency-savannah/savrs

The following link can be used to access a special rate for ICC attendees (only).  The ICC rate for the Hyatt is US$209.00 (single or double occupancy):

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SAVRS/G-IEEE

The ICC hotel for the Spring 2019 meeting is approaching capacity. If you are still looking for accommodations, there is a room block at a nearby overflow hotel. Use the following link to check availability:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SAVRD/G-IEIC

For additional assistance, please e-mail Jennifer Quandel at: 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 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, April 8, 2019, a tour of The Historic Savannah Experience with Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Highlights with lunch 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.

The Historic Savannah Experience with Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Highlights

Founded in 1733, Savannah’s rich history, unique charm, and stunning beauty continually delight visitors.

The experience begins with a trolley ride through historic Savannah, home to stately Southern architecture and distinctive park-like squares.

The group will enjoy a stop at The Mercer House made famous by the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In 1969, Jim Williams, one of Savannah’s earliest and most dedicated private restorationists, bought the then vacant house and began a two-year restoration. Today the house is owned and occupied by Dr. Dorothy Kingery, the late Jim Williams sister who has opened the first floor of the house to visitors. As the group tours the house they will enjoy seeing furniture and art from Jim Williams’ private collection as well as learning of the history of this historic home.

Lunch will be enjoyed at one of Savannah’s local restaurants. Situated in the former historic garden area The Pirate’s House is the most historic spot in Georgia. The Herb House located within The Pirate’s House is said to be the most historic house in Georgia. Erected in 1734 it was built to house the Gardner of Trustees Garden. The Pirate’s House has been welcoming visitors to Savannah with a bounty of delicious food and drink since 1753.

Our experience continues to beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery a former 600 acre rural estate which sits on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway and is now the resting place for Savannah’s famous son, singer songwriter, Johnny Mercer.

Transportation

The nearest airport to the conference is the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV).  This airport is 9 miles (15km) away from the ICC conference hotel by car.

Alternative airports might be Atlanta International Airport (ATL) or Jacksonville (Florida) International Airport (JAX).  Atlanta is about 240 miles (390km) away from the hotel (approximately 3.5 hours drive), and Jacksonville is 130 miles (210km) away from the hotel (approximately 2 hours drive).

Tourist Information

A map of the area around the Hyatt Savannah is provided below.

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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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