IEEE

PES-ICC Meetings

Palm Springs, CA, May 12-15, 2024 at the Westin Rancho Mirage

New to ICC?  Click Here

An Invitation:

Following the memorable Fall 2023 meeting in New Orleans (Laissez les bon temps rouler!!), we are excited to welcome you again to the 151st IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC) meeting at the Westin Rancho Mirage Resort & Spa in sunny Palm Springs, California.

The Westin is a 360-acre (146 ha) retreat near Greater Palm Springs with views of the majestic Rancho Mirage mountains. The resort has something for everyone including a championship course designed by the legendary Pete Dye (one of Golf Digest’s Top 50 Golf Resorts in North America), tennis courts, the Las Brisa pool with dual waterslides, and family friendly fun at Pinz & Pints with games and bowling, and many other inside and outside activities along with many on-site dining options.

You are encouraged to reserve your room promptly and use the link available in the “Hotel Information” Section below to obtain a discounted rate and avoid the resort fee. Please note, the hotel will close the reservation link prior to the meeting.

Hotel Registration:
Advance Hotel registration will open on Friday, March 8 and will close on Friday, May 3.

ICC Registration:
Advance ICC registration will open on Monday, March 25 and will close on Friday May 3.

In addition to minimizing time at the registration desk so you can quickly start enjoying the meeting, there is a much lower cost for Advance Registration. Registration for the limited “Tabletop” exhibit space will also open on Monday March 25. No early registration prior to the opening date will be permitted.

As we approach the meeting dates, more information will be posted. Please check back often for updates. I look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

A printable invitation is linked here for those who might need it for management, a travel visa or other purposes.

Meeting Agenda

A draft of the agenda is here (4/01/24).

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

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 Spring 2024 Educational Program is TBA.  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

Hotel Registration:

Advance Hotel registration will open on Friday March 8 and will close on Friday, May 3.

ICC Registration:
Advance ICC registration for open on Thursday, March 25 and will close on Friday, May 3.

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

In order to obtain the “advance registration” discounted registration cost, you must pre-pay using a credit card before Advance Registration closes.  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.

For venders who have registered for a tabletop and shipping packages to the hotel, shipping and handling information 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.

ICC Hotel Information

We’ve received word that the ICC Westin hotel is sold out for some dates. The hotel had previously increased our ICC room allotment by a couple of hundred room nights and now these have been reserved too.

Please contact Jennifer Quandel at JQuandel@hpnglobal.com to be put on the Westin waitlist. For anyone with existing reservations that are no longer needed, please do not cancel them but instead, email Jennifer know so that may be switched to someone else so they can stay at the ICC hotel.

We are arranging for nearby overflow hotels and will provide more details early next week.

Thanks for your patience.

The meeting is to be held at the Westin Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs, California.

Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 328-5955

The ICC group rate for the Westin is $225, single or double occupancy. The resort fee is waived, which includes Wi-Fi access in guest and meeting rooms, two drinks per stay at any resort bar (well drink, house wine or domestic beer), instructor-led 10-minute group wellness activity, in-room bottled water, access to the fitness center and Little Links Golf Course, and a two-hour bike rental per stay (up to two guests). Additional resort activities can be found here.

Overnight self-parking is available at a discounted rate of $7.50 per car per night. You are encouraged to book your room as soon as possible. The hotel will close the reservation prior to the start of ICC meeting.

Please use the below reservation link below to reserve your room.

https://book.passkey.com/go/ICC2024

Important Note:  Some business firewalls may block access to the above link. If this occurs, you may use your personal computer or contact the hotel directly and mention that you are attending the ICC meeting to receive the discounted hotel rate.

For those who qualify for government rate, please reserve your room at the group rate and then contact Jennifer Quandel by email at
JQuandel@hpnglobal.com

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 $TBD 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.

Transportation

The nearest airport is Palm Spring International Airport (PSP) which is approximately 7 miles from the Westin Rancho Mirage.

Airlines serving PSP can be found here (Palm Springs Airport Service Map) and additional airport information can be found here:

Home – Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) – Palm Springs, California (flypsp.com)

Tourist Information

Visitor information for the Palm Springs area can be found at Visitor Information – Visit Palm Springs

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY AT ALL IEEE MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Attendance at, or participation in, any IEEE conference constitutes consent to the use and distribution by IEEE of the attendee’s image or voice for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media.
Video recording by participants and other attendees during any portion of the conference is not allowed without special prior written permission of IEEE.
Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced or distributed. Do not photograph any such images that are labelled as confidential and/or proprietary.