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Fall 2009 PES-ICC Meeting

Photos from the Fall 2009 Meeting (Updated 1/29/2010)

Scottsdale, AZ, November 8-11, 2009 at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort

An Invitation

Dear ICC Members and Guests:

With this letter, I cordially invite you to the 126th meeting of the Insulated Conductors Committee.  I look forward to working with all of you as we return to the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

To help you get the most out of our meeting, please review the information below.  We have a few exciting changes (and more to be announced soon).

The last time we were in Scottsdale, the hotel sold out.  So please make your reservations as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience.

Please check the ICC Website frequently for updates.

Hope to see you in Scottsdale!


Rachel Mosier

Acting Chair of ICC

Keynote Speaker We have a special Keynote Speaker for the Opening Session, the APS President and COO will be talking about Renewable Energy in his company
Meeting Agenda A final agenda has been posted here.  Please check at registration for any last minute changes. (Updated 10/30/2009)
Some highlights:
Sunday – Orientation, Poolside Reception
Monday – Arizona Public Service Keynote speaker during the Opening Session, Networking Luncheon
Tuesday – Transnational Luncheon and presentations
Wednesday – Education Session and Lunch – Topics tentatively to include transmission cable accessories and qualification procedures, and worldwide service experience of transmission cables


Educational Program

The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of interest. More details will be posted closer to the meeting. (Updated 10/29/2009)

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

The theme of the Fall 2009 Educational Program is Global Developments in Underground Transmission CablesAbstracts of the presentations can be found here.

NEW!  0.4 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.


We have completed our new website,, and we are offering you the opportunity to register on-line and to pay using a credit card. Please note that the use of credit cards is only available during the pre-registration period. Registration will open several months before the meeting.
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.
The new website 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, here is an offline registration form.

Historical ICC Minutes NEW!  Historical ICC Meeting Minutes DVD – For the first time ever, we are offering for sale a DVD containing the ICC Meeting Minutes from the very first meeting in 1947 through Spring 2008.  All of the minutes contained on this DVD are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and are searchable either from within Acrobat Reader or using the Windows search engine.  The DVD is available for purchase during registration.
Mini-Expo The Spring 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.
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 Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort .  Our block will close as soon as it’s full. Please note that the ICC is committed to a minimum occupancy. To help the ICC avoid a hefty penalty, please consider staying at the Doubletree.

To get our special rate, ask for the “ICC Group Rate”. From within North America, call reservations at:
1 (480) 947-5400
1 (800) 445-8667
Click here for a list of numbers to call from outside North America.

To Book ONLINE at the group rate, click here!

The hotel location is as follows:
Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
5401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 85250-7090

The following is included (free) with the price of the room: self-parking, fitness center, and wired high-speed internet in guestrooms. Wireless internet is available free-of-charge in the public spaces.

(Updated 9/8/2009)

Hospitality Suites If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Fall 2009 meeting, be sure to see the Guideline page.
Spouse Activities TBD
Tourist Information Airport – The nearest airport is Sky Harbor International (PHX).

Airport Transportation – In addition to rental cars, the following options are available:

Sky Harbor International  operates 24 hours a day on a scheduled basis offering an airport-to-door service. 1 (602) 244-9000 or online. $16 one-way , $32 roundtrip (or $30 prepaid on credit card)

Three taxi companies provide transportation to/from Sky Harbor Airport. These companies are AAA Cab (1-602-437-4000), Allstate (1-602-275-8888), and Discount (1-602-2

66-1110). Approximate cost: $25 one-way.
(Updated 9/8/2009)

Help Wanted As a service to our attendees, we will have a “help wanted” board.  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.
(Updated 9/8/2009)

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