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Kansas City, MO, May 4-7, 2014 at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
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The ICC will be holding its Spring 2014 meeting in Kansas City, MO. There are many links to the electric utility industry in Kansas City. T&D World Magazine has its headquarters in Overland Park, which is a nearby suburb. Rick Bush, who is Editorial Director of T&D World Magazine, will be our opening session speaker. Rick is a former ICC member who was instrumental in writing the IEEE standard covering soil thermal resistivity measurements. The annual Lineman’s Rodeo is held in Kansas City and is a major event for our industry. Kansas is home to IOUs such as Westar Energy and KCP&L along with a number of municipals and electric cooperatives. In addition, all of us recognize Hallmark Cards, who’s headquarters is adjacent to the conference hotel. Thirty minutes away is the Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, MO. Truman was known for a sign on his desk saying “The Buck Stops Here” in addition to being the president who guided the USA through the end of World War II. Kansas City provides many opportunities as a dynamic and changing Midwestern city. Come join us for an exciting time and learn about all the ICC has to offer, both technically and as an opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues in the electric utility industry.
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Technical Presentations on key
topics in their fields of interest.
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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.
Online Registration opened on Monday morning, March 31, 2014,
and will remain open until 5:00 PM EDT Friday, April 25, 2014. A reminder e-mail
was sent out to all previous attendees when on-line registration opened.
You are encouraged 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.
|Historical ICC Minutes||Historical ICC Meeting Minutes – ICC Historical minutes continue to be available for sale on a USB Drive, containing the ICC Meeting Minutes from the very first meeting in 1947 through Fall 2014. All of the minutes contained on this drive are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and are searchable either from within Acrobat Reader or using the Windows search engine. The drive is available for purchase during registration, on-site at any meeting, and at any time between meetings.|
|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.|
The meeting will be held at the
Westin Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.
The Westin in Kansas City has set up a special web site for the ICC membership to make room reservations for the upcoming meeting. Please use the following link to make your reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/IEEE2014
The initial page is a welcome screen with a picture of the hotel on the upper right. Above the picture is a tab for “Book a room.” Select this tab to make your room reservations. If you encounter any problems using this site, please let us know.
The deadline for completing reservations is Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Central 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 3:00 pm and 12:00 pm respectively. Guests are permitted to check in early or check out later subject to room availability.
|Hospitality Suites||If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Spring 2014 meeting, be sure to see the Guideline page.|
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 $60 and includes breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.)
Spouse/Guest Off-Site Activities – Off-site tours will also be available for guests and companions at this ICC meeting. The list of off-site activities includes:
Monday, May 5, AM: Hallmark Visitor’s Center
Monday, May 5, PM: Crown Center Shopping
Tuesday, May 6, AM: The Money Museum
Tuesday, May 6,PM: Liberty Memorial War Museum or Kansas City Aquarium
Wednesday, May 7, AM: Belger Arts Center
Wednesday, May 7, PM: Farmer’s Market
If you are interesting in participating in any of these activities, please register for them on the ICC registration site. We would like to get a head count to determine the level of interest in these activities. There is no charge for these events, although participants should be prepared to pay public transportation costs to the site (if applicable) and any food and beverage or miscellaneous personal expenses.
Shopping excursions are also available at the Crown Center shops, located adjacent to the hotel, which has long been one of Kansas City's favorite places to spend a day shopping. Anchored by hometown luxury store, Halls--Crown Center has it all. From ice skating in the winter, eating at the Crayola Cafe or catching a matinee at the Coterie Theatre to shopping at one of its many specialty stores. Additional relaxing activities will be available at the Spouse/Guest meeting room within the hotel.
Airport – The nearest Airport is Kansas City International Airport (MCI) (all major carriers).
On-Airport Shuttle Bus Information:
RED BUS - To Circle Parking Lots and Other KCI Terminals
"Red Buses" offer free transportation to and from Circle Parking Lots and between terminals. Red Bus stops are located on the curbs outside each terminal building and are marked with overhead signs. Buses arrive approximately every 15 minutes. All Red Buses are wheelchair lift equipped and can "kneel" lower for easier access to the loading steps. For more information, call 5219 from any in-terminal white courtesy phone.
From Kansas City International Airport
Rental Car Services
All rental car companies share a Gray Rental Car Shuttle that stops at marked shelters at terminal medians.
Courtesy phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside the terminal at each bag claim area and at other strategic locations outside the terminal exits. Make sure that you give the dispatcher your exact location.
Fares may be pro-rated (shared) when the originating passenger requests it and all other passengers agree.
If calling from a personal phone, call 816-243-2345.
Rates are $2.50 plus $2.10 per mile. Rates may vary due to traffic delays and waiting time.
City ordinance requires taxicab operators to take all trips regardless of length. If short-trip service is refused, obtain the name and vehicle number of the cab and report it by calling 816-243-5237. It is also illegal for taxi drivers to solicit your business without invitation.
Airport Shuttle Services
This listing is provided only as a service to travelers. Neither the Kansas City Aviation Department nor ICC endorses nor guarantees any particular company. Please research your shuttle company choice carefully.
Metro Bus Service
The Metro operates to and from KCI every day of the week. Metro buses accept cash and Monthly Bus Passes. The regular fare one-way to or from KCI is $1.50. Reduced fare for eligible seniors, youths and persons with disabilities with a Metro reduced fare card or Medicare card is $0.75.
Fare boxes accept exact change only; if you do not have exact change the driver can issue a change card that holds a credit. Inform the driver before inserting money into the fare box if you want a change card.
For routes, schedules and additional information on the Metro please check out their web site at www.kcata.org or contact The Metro directly at 816-221-0660.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
American Jazz Museum
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Hallmark Visitors Center
|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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