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Meetings

FALL 2019 MEETING
COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA
OCTOBER 27 – 31, 2019

HOSTED BY: AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER

REGISTRATION

The on-line registration system will be enabled September 13.
Meeting Registration: Early registration will end October 4 (to receive the US$50 early registration discount). The on-line registration system will be disabled at the end of the day October 4 to print name badges and to finalize counts. NOTE: the cost for walk-up registration for the meetings at the hotel is substantially higher than for registering on-line in advance.
First-time, end-user attendees may request a promotional code for a complimentary meeting registration from tc-meetings@ieee.org. NOTE: A typical example of an end-user is someone who works for an electric utility or an industrial facility. This offer is NOT extended to those who work for, or represent, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), or a company which manufactures related components or materials.

MEETING REGISTRATION  Returning attendees, PLEASE make sure you register under the same email you have previously registered under. If your email has changed, please update your profile in the AMS BEFORE you register..

REGISTRATION CHANGE
(changes that do not result in a refund)
For a change that would result in a refund, send an email to tc-meetings@ieee.org. The request must be confirmed and accepted by return e-mail before it is valid
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Summary of Registration Fees 9Sep2019

MEETING INFORMATION

WELCOME LETTER 12Sep2019

COMBINED MEETING PACKAGE – Tutorial Flyers coming soon Revised 16Sep2019

SCHEDULES & AGENDAS

GENERAL SESSIONS AGENDA 6Aug2019

MEETING SCHEDULE Revised 16Sep2019

PRESENTATIONS

THURSDAY TUTORIALS:

Presentation 1: “Tutorial on CIGRE Technical Brochure: Guidelines for Partial Discharge Detection Using Conventional (IEC 60270) and Unconventional Methods”
Presented by: Jitka Fuhr and Janusz Szczechowski
Abstract  Coming Soon!

Presentation 2: “Embedded Optical Sensing Systems for Distribution Transformer Monitoring”
Presented by: Ajay Raghavan and Bradley Kittrell
Abstract  Coming Soon!

HOTEL

Hyatt Regency
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Reservations +1 614 463 1234
Group room rate: starting at US$168/night, single or double

RESERVATIONS
Mention “IEEE Transformers” to get the group rate. Cut-off date for reduced group rate: October 4, 2019

Located within walking distance of Nationwide Arena and the trendy Arena District, Hyatt Regency Columbus redefines the modern hotel experience. Connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and steps to the Short North Arts District, this is the hotel in which to meet and play in downtown Columbus.
NOTE: The hotel is likely to sell-out before this date!

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (code “CMH”) located approx. 6 miles/10 km east of the hotel.
Estimated taxi fare to/from hotel (one way): US$25 from CMH
Estimated lyft/uber fare (one way): US$14–$18 from CMH
(other transportation options are available — no hotel shuttle)

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES & TOURS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26: EARLY BIRD EVENT – DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS FOOD ADVENTURE  12Sep2019

Begin the evening with a tour of the historic North Market by two local tour guides aka “food sherpas”. Learn Market history, meet the makers and, of course, taste the hand-crafted, artisanal food made by some of the vendors.
After pre-dinner samplings, a shuttle bus will take our group down High Street through the Short North, discussing various landmarks along the way, the history and immigrant origins of the Short North as well as the anecdotes that make it such a vibrant arts district. This scenic tour will last 10–15 minutes, with our ultimate destination being The Table. The Table is a popular addition to the Short North restaurant scene. With the motto ‘fork responsibly,’ the kitchen staff focuses on made-from-scratch, creative dishes highlighting local ingredients and farms. The atmosphere is laid back and
comfortable. “The Table is French by nature, Columbus by nurture and modern day Brooklyn in spirit.”

After pre-dinner samplings, tour High Street through the Short North, learning about various landmarks along the way, the history and immigrant origins of the Short North, as well as the anecdotes that make it such a vibrant arts district. Next stop, The Table, a popular addition to the Short North restaurant scene. With the motto ‘fork responsibly,’ the kitchen staff focuses on made-from-scratch, creative dishes highlighting local ingredients and farms. The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. “The Table is French by nature, Columbus by nurture and modern day Brooklyn in spirit.”

Following dinner, take away dessert bags featuring some of Columbus’ best sweets and board a shuttle choosing your drop-off point depending on how you plan to spend the rest of your evening.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28: SPOUSE/COMPANION TOUR – ART & ANIMALS  12Sep2019

Start the morning with a fun step-by-step paint party! Have fun exploring your inner artist with a professional artist’s help, while painting your own masterpiece which you can take home and proudly display. And don’t worry. There will be plenty of time for socializing!

After a morning of painting, visit the Columbus Zoo for lunch and a private animal presentation with an opportunity to feed giraffes. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to nearly 10,000 animals representing over 600 species from around the globe. The Zoo habitats are organized into six geographic regions: Asia Quest, Australia and the Islands, Congo Expedition, Heart of Africa, North America and Polar Frontier, and Shores. Heart of Africa, which debuted in 2014, is designed as a mixed species savanna spanning 23 acres. Explore the geographic areas on your own after the private presentations.

► TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29: SPOUSE/COMPANION TOUR – HISTORIC BRICKS & GARDENS 13Sep2019

Originally built in 1895, the Franklin Park Conservatory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it is a horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic plant collections (more than 400 plant species), special exhibitions and Dale Chihuly artworks. You begin your day with a one-hour guided tour of the Conservatory and then one hour of on your own exploration.

After the Conservatory, enjoy a German feast at the iconic eatery, Schmidt’s, followed by a guided stroll through German Village, known for its charming brick houses built by 19th-century immigrants. You will tour two completely restored private homes and have time to shop at Helen Winnemore’s, an absolute “treasure shop” in the Village, featuring the work of American artisans with a focus on usable, wearable art.

► WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30: SOCIAL EVENT – COSI SCIENCE CENTER  13Sep2019

COSI, an acronym for Center of Science and Industry, is the nation’s top science center with a museum and research center located in downtown Columbus. COSI was relocated to a 320,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki along a bend in the Scioto River in the Franklinton neighborhood in 1999 and features more than 300 interactive exhibits throughout themed exhibition areas.

Guests will experience at least two major exhibits during the pre-dinner reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. A buffet dinner follows in the atrium, where guests can look up and see their colleagues riding on the high wire unicycle.

TECHNICAL TOURS

► MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 6:30PM: WEIDMANN ELECTRICAL GRADE PAPER MILL, URBANA, OH 13Sep2019

Electrical Technology invites you to visit their state-of-the-art electrical grade paper mill and converting center in Urbana, Ohio. The highlight of this tour will be a seven cylinder paper machine which was designed by Weidmann engineers specifically to deliver electrical grade papers that serve the instrument, distribution, and power transformer industry. Also included in the tour will be a visit to various converting operations that convert paper and pressboard (which is produced at the Weidmann pressboard mills in St. Johnsbury, Vermont) into specific materials for transformers including crepe paper, DPP, and Duct Strip.

Learn more about the tour …
https://www.weidmann-electrical.com/ieee-tour/

AEP TRANSMISSION TRAINING CENTER – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1PM (SPACE IS LIMITED) 13Sep2019

This state-of-the-art learning facility was designed specifically to provide technical and professional skills instruction for transmission line mechanics, station electricians, and protection and control (P&C) technicians. Industry standard and customized training programs in each discipline provides dynamic learning opportunities at all skill levels through demonstration and hands-on learning.

The facility consists of a high bay training area with two sub- transmission bays, interconnecting overhead lines, and a tapped distribution station with two feeder breakers. The lines and buses can be energized at 120V three-phase by simulation circuits. All equipment on the circuits in the high bay has associated protection and control equipment which is located in a control room. A 14 acre transmission line training area is located behind the building with line sections including:
– 765kV with guyed V and self-supporting suspension towers;
– 345kV with BOLD and self-supporting suspension towers;?
– 345kV Energized line to conduct Bare Hand Training;
– 138kV and 69 kV with a variety of wood pole structures.

Learn more at AEP.