Insulated Conductors Committee

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Fall 2012 PES-ICC Meeting

St. Petersburg, FL, November 11-14, 2012 at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

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An Invitation

Dear ICC Members and Guests:

You are cordially invited to the 132nd meeting of the Insulated Conductors Committee.  It’s November 11 – 14, 2012.  We’re heading to Sunny Florida!
The hotel block closes in about 7 weeks on October 24, 2012, however it will close sooner if the rooms book up. So please book early!
More information can be found below. In addition, please keep checking the ICC Website frequently for updates.

John T. Smith, III
ICC Chair
See you at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort!

Meeting Agenda The Final Agenda of meetings is now posted here.  Any last minute changes will be posted at registration on-site. (Updated 10-23-12)


Educational Program

 The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of interest. (Updated 11-01-12)

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

The theme of the Fall 2012 Educational Program will be "Overview of EPR Insulated Distribution 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. Effectively July 19, 2012 IEEE began awarding 'IEEE CEUs' under the standards set by the IEEE Educational Activities Board, and has withdrawn from the CEU program managed by IACET (the International Association of Continuing Education and Training). IEEE Continuing Education Programs are peer-reviewed by content experts. This peer review guarantees both quality of the technical content of learning materials, as well as adherence to IEEE’s strict criteria for educational excellence. All programs that pass this strict process are entitled to award IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs), recognized as the standard of excellence for continuing education programs in IEEE’s fields of interest. (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 on October 8th, and will close on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 5:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time.  A reminder e-mail has been sent out to all previous attendees that on-line registration is open.
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.  Only cash or checks drawn on US banks will be accepted on-site at 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. 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 is available here.

In addition to online advance registration, simultaneous download of the Spring 2012 ICC Meeting minutes will also be available.

Historical ICC Minutes Historical ICC Meeting Minutes DVD – ICC Historical minutes continue to be available for sale on a DVD, containing the ICC Meeting Minutes from the very first meeting in 1947 through Fall 2010.  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, on-site at any meeting, and at any time between meetings.
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.
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.

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort
5500 Gulf Boulevard
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33706
Phone (800) 808-9833; Fax 727-363-2222


The room rate is exclusive of applicable state and local taxes.

Please mention the “Insulated Conductors Committee” and “Booking Number 11614” to get the standard room rate.

A group reservations form is posted on the ICC website here. Reservations can be made by phone, fax or e-mail. Please follow the instruction on the form to book your room.

  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.

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.

The Closing date for the room block is October 24!

Hospitality Suites If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Fall 2012 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 $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.

Help Wanted As a service to our attendees, we provide space on the meeting announcement board for job openings via  “help wanted” postings.  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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