Insulated Conductors Committee

Fall 2017 PES-ICC Meeting


Hollywood, FL, October 29 - November 1, 2017 at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

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Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort   

As all of you are aware, Florida has suffered significant devastation after being hit by hurricane Irma.  Our thoughts, prayers and hopes for a fast recovery go out to all of Florida.  Our upcoming meeting is scheduled to be held in Hollywood, Florida.  The hotel has informed us that they fortunately only suffered landscape damage and expect to be fully operational  by the end of this week. Based on this update our upcoming meeting will take place as scheduled  at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

Meeting Agenda The second draft of the agenda is posted here.  Please keep checking back for changes as we get closer to time. (updated 9/13/17)

In addition to the PDF agenda, the ICC is using a smartphone/tablet schedule based on the guidebook.com 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 let us know by e-mailing Rachel Mosier at rachel.mosier@ieee.org
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Presentations

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Educational Program

 The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of interest.   (updated 9/18/17)

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

The theme of the Fall 2017 Educational Program is To Be Announced.  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.

Registration

Online Registration will open on Monday, September 25th and close on Friday, October 20th.  A reminder e-mail will be sent out to all previous attendees when on-line registration opens.
Online Registration will be available at http://www.pesicc.org, and allows you the opportunity to both register, and to pay using a credit card.

A spreadsheet is posted here 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.
http://www.pesicc.org 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.

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. A list of exhibitors can be found here.  Guidelines 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 Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.  More details will be posted soon.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
1111 N Ocean Dr
Hollywood, FL 33019
1-954-874-4444

The Margaritaville Beach Resort has set up a special web site and group code for ICC membership to make room reservations for the upcoming meeting.  Please use the following link and group code to make your reservations:  

http://www.margaritavillehollywoodbeachresort.com/  
Group Code: HPN1027  

We encourage you to make your reservations early to ensure that rooms are available.  

Note: The ICC convention room rate of $216 per night applies only to ICC registered attendees.  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.  

Note about the rate shown on Confirmation Emails:  The hotel will send you a standard confirmation e-mail, which shows an incorrect rate.  The rate shown in the confirmation e-mail includes the resort fee and taxes.  The hotel has confirmed that the resort fee will be waived a check-in, but are unable to modify the confirmation e-mail to reflect this.

The ICC contract allows for the convention rate to be offered three 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 (954) 874-4444. The deadline for completing reservations is Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, time.  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

·         No Resort fee
·         Two beach chairs and umbrella
·         Complimentary wireless internet in guest sleeping room and public spaces
·         Complimentary access to guest fitness center
·         Valet Parking at a rate of $35 per night or Self-parking at a rate of $30 per night

Hospitality Suites If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with this meeting, be sure to see the Guideline 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, October 30, 2017, a tour of the Villa Vizcaya Museum & Gardens with lunch has been scheduled as described below.  The cost will be $65.00, and pre-registration will be required as the number of participants is limited to 25 people.

Villa Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Tour with Lunch

World famous Villa Vizcaya is a 16th century Italian Renaissance-styled villa nestled on ten acres of beautifully manicured gardens directly on Biscayne Bay. This 70-room palace was the winter residence of American industrialist James Deering, co-founder of The International Harvester Company, from 1916 until his death in 1925. In 1914 the construction employed 1000 artisans and took two years to complete. Today the splendid Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and neoclassical rooms have been restored to their original splendor. The superb formal gardens feature many grottos, pools, fountains and sculptures. The ornate Great Stone Barge acts as a breakwater for Villa Vizcaya’s harbor. Enjoy a unique glimpse of a vanished lifestyle in America, which included extravagant furnishings, lush gardens and exquisite views!

Itinerary:

  • 9:00AM Depart hotel ·        

  • 10:00AM Arrive at Villa Vizcaya

  • 10:00AM-11:00AM Self-Guided Tour of Vizcaya Gardens

  • 11:00PM-12:00PM Private Tour of the Main House

  • 12:00PM-12:30PM Self-Guided Tour of Second Floor

  • 12:30PM Lunch at Villa Vizcaya

  • 1:30PM Depart for hotel

  • 2:30PM Arrive at hotel

Information

  • Roundtrip transportation aboard deluxe vehicle

  • Private Tour of Villa Vizcaya

  • Lunch Included

Transportation

Nearest Airport:

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
Tri-County Shareride -~$15, 954-561-8888
Taxi - ~$40
FLL Airline directory: http://www.broward.org/Airport/Business/TenantDirectory/Pages/Airlines.aspx
The Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is approximately 8 miles (13 km) from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport.

Miami International Airport (MIA)
Taxi - ~$65
Super Shuttle - ~$28, 954-764-1700
MIA Airline directory: http://www.miami-airport.com/airline_information.asp

The Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is approximately 25 miles from Miami International airport

Shuttle Service:

Take A Shared Ride or Luxury Sedan

For door-to-door, shared-ride transportation, consider a luxury sedan or van. GO Airport Shuttle provides a "zone" fare from the Airport right to the hotel.

Check in at the Transportation Podium located outside the baggage area on the lower level curbside. For more information, contact GO Airport Shuttle at 954-561-8888 or 800-244-8252.

Transportation Choices Chart

The Transportation Choices Chart (PDF) compares the estimated fares for 65 specific locations in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties for taxi cabs, shared rides, or luxury sedans.  The fares are separated into colored-coded map zones to estimate a fare within that zone for other destinations not listed.  Ground Transportation Booths provides brochures with the chart and transportation information.  Find the booths inside each terminal’s lower level baggage claim.

Car Rental at Fort Lauderdale Airport

The Rental Car Center (RCC) offers 12 rental car companies in one building next to Terminal 1.  Rental car customers no longer need to travel off-site to pick up or drop off their cars.  For your convenience, an ATM is located on the second level of the RCC, east of the Concourse B pedestrian bridge.

Located inside the RCC, you'll find:

Advantage Rent A Car

800-777-5500

Level 3

Alamo

800-462-5266

Level 2

Avis

800-331-1212

Level 3

Budget

800-527-0700

Level 4

Dollar

800-800-4000

Level 4

Enterprise

800-325-8007

Level 2

E-Z Rent A Car

800-277-5171

Level 4

Hertz

800-654-3131

Level 3

National

800-227-7368

Level 2

Payless

800-729-5377

Level 4

Royal

800-314-8616

Level 3

Thrifty

800-847-4389

Level 4

 

Tourist Information  
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