Fall 2017 Meeting

October 29 - November 2, 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, USA


The on-line registration system is now disabled.  You may "walk-up" register in person at the hotel on Sunday afternoon (starting at 1:00 pm), or on Monday (starting at 7:00 am).  The fee for a walk-up registration is US$450 for IEEE members, and US$500 for non-members.  Credit cards, bank checks, or personal/company checks accepted (no cash please).

NOTE: It is our policy that everyone within the meeting area, even briefly, must be properly registered and must wear a name badge.  We will strongly enforce this policy at the meeting.

Summary of Registration Fees Posted 13Sep2017


Invitation Letter 18Sep2017

Combined Meeting Package  Updated 19Oct2017


Meeting Schedule NOTE: Updated 25Oct2017  changes in the schedule have been highlighted.

General Sessions Agenda  18Sep2017


Newcomers Orientation -  Monday, October 30 29Oct2017

Standards Luncheon Presentation -  Monday, October 30 Updated 30Oct2017

Special 100YR PowerPoint Template Posted 17Oct2017

Thursday Technical Presentations:

Presentation #1:  "Appropriate Sound Pressure Levels for Power Transformer Specifications – How and Why"

Presented by: I. Brewe & R. Girgis

Abstract & Outline Updated 19Oct2017

PDH Certificate Updated 19Oct2017

Presentation (PDF) 2Nov2017

Presentation (voiceover, will be posted soon)

Presentation #2:  "Review of PC57.120 Guide for Loss Evaluation of Distribution & Power Transformers and Reactors"

Presented by: W. Binder, R. Sauls, A. Schrammel, and R. Verdolin

Abstract & Outline Updated 19Oct2017

PDH Certificate Posted 18Sep2017

Presentation (PDF) 2Nov2017

Presentation (voiceover, will be posted soon)




Louisville Marriott Downtown

280 West Jefferson Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

phone: +1.502.627.5045 or toll-free at 1.800.533.0127


The reduced-rate guestroom block is now sold out.  Rooms are likely still available, although at a higher rate, from: www.marriott.com, or by calling the hotel at the above phone number.


Companion/Group Tours/Events:


► Saturday, October 28: Early Bird Event - Dinner and Bowling — The Sports & Social Club

The Sports & Social Club is ranked #21 in ESPN Magazine’s “29 Greatest Sports Bars in the Known Universe” article! A five minute walk from the Louisville Marriott, enjoy dinner followed by a fun, entertaining night of amateur bowling antics.

► Monday, October 30: Spouse/Companion Tour - Mansions, Living History, Hot Browns, & Julep

Start the day with a narrated bus tour of Old Louisville, the largest Victorian district in the U.S. Enjoy miles of grand homes with architectural styles and elements of centuries past before heading to the Frazier History Museum, where Louisville history comes to life. Time is allowed for both a guided tour and self-guided browsing, as well as a live historical re-enactment with a “Speakeasy/Prohibition” theme.

Monday afternoon is all about the historic Brown Hotel, starting with lunch in J. Graham’s Café, home of the Hot Brown Sandwich. A tour of the hotel after lunch concludes with a special Mint Julep demonstration and sample of this hometown beverage.

► Tuesday, October 31: Spouse/Companion Tour - Horses, Hats, & Derbies

Tailored especially for the outdoor enthusiast, Tuesday’s tour begins with a visit to a working horse farm. Here you will not only view but get UP CLOSE to connect with majestic thoroughbreds. See mares, foals, yearlings and horses in training. Experience the
amazing scenery of the Kentucky Blue Grass region of the rolling hills, rock wall fencing and magnificent thoroughbred farms which dot the landscape.

After guided tours of the home and multi-million dollar stallions, arrive at Churchill Downs, “Home of the Kentucky Derby” and the longest continually running  sporting event in America.

The afternoon includes a 30-minute, guided walking tour of the historic racetrack, as well as lunch at the Derby Café and a thrilling viewing of “The Greatest Race™”, projected in one of the world’s only 360°, 4K theaters at the adjacent Kentucky Derby Museum. You will also have the opportunity to create a custom Kentucky Derby hat with your own “Hatitude” and enjoy self-guided tours of interactive exhibits at the Museum.

Louisville Architecture

The Brown Hotel

Churchill Downs

Rolling Hills


Wednesday Evening Dinner Social:  November 1

Muhammad Ali Center

Located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, the Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural and award winning museum founded by Lonnie and Muhammad Ali. Capturing the inspiration derived from the story of Ali’s legendary life, a visit to the Center is not just an experience, but a journey into the heart of a champion. When you arrive, take a breathtaking journey through the Center’s interactive and multimedia exhibits. Discover the six core principles that Muhammad Ali embraced throughout his life, and how they gave him the wherewithal to be the best athlete he could be and the inspiration to dedicate himself to helping others.  After experiencing three levels of exhibits and galleries, browse the gift shop and enjoy a buffet dinner on the sixth floor of the Center with panoramic views of the city.



 ►  Monday & Tuesday Tour, FirstBuild Microfactory (Identical Tour both evenings)

GE Appliances’ FirstBuild is a global co-creation community that is changing the way products come to market. Harnessing the brainpower of the maker movement, FirstBuild changes the way major home appliances are conceived, designed and manufactured. With a physical state-of-the-art microfactory on the University of Louisville’s campus and an online forum of like-minded individuals, FirstBuild speeds products from mind to market and enables customization through small batch production, without the costs and risks of traditional mass manufacturing. A place to bounce your ideas off one another or just a place to hang out with other creative minds, no good ideas or comments will go unrecognized. See what the community is making today!


The identifier for the Louisville International Airport is SDF.

 Useful information about Louisville:

City Info

Louisville Visitor Center




Getting Around

Airport Information



Tours and Sightseeing

Saturday Public Bourbin Tour


City Taste Tours

Festivals & Events

Bars & Nightlife

Craft Beer Scene




Kentucky Horsepark

Kentucky Science Center

Frazier History Museum

Conrad/Caldwell House

Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium


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