Insulated Conductors Committee

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Spring 2011 PES-ICC Meeting

Photos from the Spring 2011 Meeting (Thanks to Thomas Champion)

St. Petersburg, FL, May 22-25, 2011 at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

An Invitation Dear ICC Members and Guests:

You are cordially invited to the 129th meeting of the Insulated Conductors Committee. It’s May 22-25, 2011. We will be returning to the Tradewinds in St. Pete Beach, a favorite venue for many of you as we heard in the comments.

The hotel block closes in 5 weeks on April 22, 2011, however it will close sooner if the rooms book up. Last time the hotel sold out, so please make your reservations soon!

More information can be found below.

See you in sunny Florida!


Rachel Mosier

Chair of ICC

Meeting Agenda A final agenda has been posted here with room assignments.
Also, as a reference for Chairs/Vice Chairs the Projector agenda is posted here(Updated 05-12-11)


Educational Program

 The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of interest. (Updated 05-11-11)

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

The theme of the Spring 2011 Educational Program will be “Diagnostic Testing Techniques (other than Historical PD Tests) for Distribution and Transmission Cables” .  Abstracts of the presentations will be found here.

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.


 Online Registration will be open from April 18 through May 13.  A reminder e-mail will be sent out to all previous attendees when on-line registration opens.
Online Registration will be available at, and allows you the opportunity to both register, and to pay using a credit card. Please note that the use of credit cards is only available during the pre-registration period.

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. 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 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 Fall 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. (Registration Closed, Over Capacity) Updated 5/11/11
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 Tradewinds Island Grand Resort in St. Petersburg, FL.  To reserve call (800)-808-9833 or 1(727)367-6461  and ask for the "Insulated Conductors Committee" group rate.  Please note that rooms in the block will NOT be charged the resort fee (typically $25). Our room block will closed on April 22. 

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
5500 Gulf Boulevard
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33706
(877) 300-5522

The room rate is exclusive of applicable state and local taxes. No resort fee will be charged. These rates will be offered three days prior and three days after the meeting dates, based on availability, or until the designated cut-off date of 4/22/2011.

The rate includes in-room coffee, wireless internet access in guest rooms and common areas, use of fitness center and tennis courts, daily newspaper, in-room safe, self parking, and local and toll-free telephone calls, domestic faxes and use of the business center, beach cabana, miniature golf, and paddleboats.

Hospitality Suites If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Spring 2011 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 7:30 – 9:00 AM, please be sure to register them by selecting “Companion Registration” during the registration process.  (The cost is $50 and includes breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.)

Tourist Information

The ICC is a frequent visitor to St. Petersburg, so many of you know your way around town.  For those who may have never joined us at this location, local information is provided by the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
The nearest Airports are the Tampa International Airport (most major carriers) and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (Allegiant, Frontier)

A taxi from the airport is approximately $63 one-way.

SuperShuttle from the airport is $25 per person, one-way.

NEW Transfer Service for ICC Attendees:  Gulf Coast Destinations Inc. is offering an Airport transfer service for this meeting.  One advantage of GCD is that they will group people arriving around the same time, to share a ride, and the fare.  An order form can be found here.  If you are only interested if you can share a ride with other attendees, just make a note on the form, and they will do all the grouping.
Please feel free to call GCD at 1(941) 927-3737 or 1(727) 639-1958, or email them at if you have any questions.

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.

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