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Clearwater Beach, FL, April 12-15, 2015 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
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|An Invitation||Welcome to the 137th meeting of the IEEE PES Insulated Conductors Committee. This time we will be at a new location in Clearwater Beach, FL. Being Florida, sun and balmy temperatures are expected. Typical high temperature this time of year is in the low to mid 80s Fahrenheit (Avg. 82). Typical low is in the 50 to 70 degree range (Avg. 61). Average water temperature at the beach is 73 degrees. This can be the first change for many to escape the snow. It is also the time of year for school spring break. As a result, room availability in the area is limited unless you move away from the beach. Please make your reservations early. Come and enjoy the weather, even if you have to see it through the windows of a meeting room. Remember, there are always evenings.|
|Meeting Agenda||A final agenda of meetings
posted here. This is the final printed version of the agenda.
Any last minute changes will be posted at the registration table in
Clearwater Beach. (Updated 3/27/15)
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.
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| The Subcommittees will sponsor many
Technical Presentations on key
topics in their fields of interest. (Updated
Guidelines for Presentation Material
Published in PES – ICC Minutes
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 will be available from Monday March 9th to
Friday April 3rd. A reminder e-mail will be
sent out to all previous attendees when on-line registration opens.
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.
|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. A list of exhibitors can be found here. Guidelines on displays can be found here. (Note that all available table top spaces have been reservered as of 3/17/2015.) (Updated 3/26/15)|
|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
Hilton Clearwater Beach
Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL.
Hilton Clearwater Beach
400 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Phone: (727) 461-3222 Fax: (727) 461-0610
The room rate is exclusive of applicable state and local taxes. These rates will be offered up to five days prior and five days after the meeting dates, based on availability, or until the designated cut-off date of Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Currently, the hotel is completely booked on Friday, April 10th and no rooms are available as a result of this being “College Spring Break” weekend. If a room is needed on Friday night, a number of hotels are located along Florida Route 60 between the Tampa Airport and Clearwater Beach that have rooms available. The Hilton has provided the following link for booking rooms at the ICC group rate. http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PIECBHF-IEEE-20150410/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
|Hospitality Suites||If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Spring 2015 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 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 brochure on all spouse/guest activities for the Clearwater meeting has been posted here.
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, October 6, On Your Own, suggestions will be provided.
Wednesday, April 15, On Your Own, suggestions will be provided.
If you are interesting in participating in the Sightseeing Cruise on Tampa Bay, please register for this activity on the ICC registration site. A limited number of cruise tickets are available and will be supplied on a first come, first served basis. Once the available tickets are gone, no additional tickets will be available. The $25 charge for the Sightseeing Cruise on Tampa Bay includes the cruise and lunch. Participants should be prepared to pay public transportation costs (if required), additional food and beverage, and any personal incidental expenses for all other activities.
A meeting room will be available for spouse/guest activities and group organization within the hotel each day.
Tampa International Airport (TPA), 4100 George J Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607
Yellow Cab at (813) 253-0121 or United Cab at (813) 777-7777. Taxis are available curbside outside the Baggage Claim Level. Both companies charge the same fares: $2.50, plus $2.40 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $15.
Airport limos and shared passenger van service is available through advance reservation or walk-up booking. Enclosed, air conditioned lobbies are available at either end of the Baggage Claim areas for passengers to wait until shared vans are ready for boarding.
SuperShuttle – Serving
Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties
Fares listed below are not guaranteed. Please contact the service provider for exact fares. Discounts may be available for children or additional members of a group going to the same location. Rates include up to 3 pieces of luggage.
Address: Clearwater Beach, FL United States
Rated the number one beach in the Gulf region. Offers many activities for the entire family, including swimming, sunbathing, boat rides, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, . The beach has soft white sand, is wide and provides a great place to walk or wade. Shore birds fill the air and small shells mix in with the sand. Sunsets are gorgeous. There is always something special going on at Clearwater Beach.
Address: 1299 Main St. Ste A, Dunedin, FL 34698, United States
Fly Our Real Size Flight Simulators! Have you ever wondered if you got what it takes to be the captain of a huge passenger airplane? To navigate a fighter jet in air combat? Now you can find out in Simulator Center Tampa Bay, Dunedin's newest attraction. Just a few minutes from Clearwater Beach, this center currently houses two breathtakingly realistic, full size flight simulators - a Boeing 737 NG and an F-16 fighter jet. Only believe what you see? Check out our website for pictures of these two beauties. Also don't forget to click on the Specials menu on our website to see our current deals! Book your flight online or call 813-842-4048! Gift certificates available! MENTION THIS AD FOR $10 OFF OF FLYING ANY OF OUR SIMULATORS!
Hours: Monday –Saturday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. By appointment
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Address: 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, Florida 33759 United States
Ruth Eckerd Hall engages the community to master, experience, discover and explore quality performing arts. As a nationally recognized premier Performing Arts Organization, Ruth Eckerd Hall offers traditional and innovative performances and educational experiences that engage diverse audiences and participants, in order to advance the arts and enrich lives.
Hours: Ticket Office Hours, Monday – Saturday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm & one hour prior to performances
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Address: 601 N. Old Coachman Rd, Clearwater, FL 33765 United States
The ball park is home to the Philadelphia Philles during spring training and the Clearwater Threshers during the minor league season. It is a wonderful venue to watch a ball game. This minor-league stadium is modern with lots of parking, plenty of good food and drink (ballpark prices, of course) and excellent concourses and views.
Phone: +1 727 467 4457, Website
Hours: Varies with season and events.
Address: 1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767 United States
Sand Key Park was opened to the public August 1984. Ninety-five acres are located on Sand Key, a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida mainland. Clearwater Pass, leading from the Gulf to the Intracoastal waterway, separates the park from the popular resort area of Clearwater Beach. The park welcomes more than one million each year. This beautiful park has two distinct areas—a beach and a park. In the park proper are two picnic shelters with grills, a playground, restroom and a dog park. Grills, picnic tables, and water fountains are but a few amenities. A salt marsh with viewing benches further enhances the park, where heron, roseate spoonbill, great horned owl, anhinga, and common moorhen nest and feed. Sand Key Park houses the base of operations for the artificial reef program, an interdepartmental cooperation program to build a reef in the Gulf. Sand Key Park’s natural communities include a beach where sea turtles annually deposit eggs. The nearby Clearwater Aquarium takes responsibility for these nests and keeps statistics.
Hours: A lifeguard is on duty 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily on a seasonal basis from March to September.
Fun on Water
Address: 400 Grand Boulevard Kansas City 64106 United States
Clearwater Beach Jet Ski Rentals LLC is a family owned and operated local business. Yamaha Deluxe and Cruisers jet skis are available. The jet skis offer a reverse gear and are fully service by a reputable Yamaha dealer. The jet skis have many safety features, including a fire extinguisher on each jet skis. On the day of your rental, one of our knowledgeable employees will instruct you on operating the jet ski as well as safety features. The company is fully licensed and insured.
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Aquarium, Rehabilitation Center
Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767 United States
Founded in 1972 by a group of volunteers, as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, CMA believes in preserving marine life and its environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release. CMA is the leader in collaborative partnerships which support marine environmental awareness, research, and stewardship. CMA inspires passion to respect and protect our marine life and environment for future generations. Our vision is to impact the nations with the messages of environmental awareness and respect for marine life. Though we are best known for our physical location in beautiful Clearwater Beach, Florida, we have developed a global media platform allowing us to reach millions with our vision, well beyond the guests who come to our facility. We believe in thinking big, and doing big things. Our only limitations are the limitations we put on our self. In the spirit of Steve Irwin, let's all become "wildlife warriors" and deliver a better planet to future generations.
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9am – 6pm
|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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