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Spring 2000 PES-ICC Meeting

Albuquerque, NM  - May 14 - 17 at the Hilton Hotel.

The meeting is over, but the memories are not. Joe Dudas took some great pictures. The files are large and suitable for framing or blackmail.

An Invitation Chairman Mike Walker has issued an invitation letter to the Spring meeting which is packed with information.
Meeting Agenda The preliminary schedule for the Spring meeting is now available. We'll post updates, if necessary, as the meeting approaches. So, check back often. The files are in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. You'll need the Acrobat reader to view the file. Its free from the Adobe website.

Special Working Group announcements are now posted on the Presentations page

Presentations There will be many Presentations at the Spring 2000 ICC meeting.

We'll have a special Keynote Speaker for the Opening session, Manuel Lujan Jr., a member of the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) board of directors. Mr. Lujan was a U.S. Congressman representing the State of New Mexico for 22 years and was the Secretary of the Interior under the Bush Administration for 8 years.

The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their field of interest and we'll have an Educational Program. We'll be adding announcements of new topics as the meeting approaches.

If you are making a presentation, be sure and see the Presentation Guidelines.

Registration Pre-register and save the hassle of standing in line. The registration form is an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file. You'll need the Acrobat reader to view the file. Its free from the Adobe website. Once you have the reader, you can typically view the file by left-clicking on the link or download it and view it later by right-clicking.
Educational Program The Educational Program will focus on basic power cable design and electrical characteristics and a basic introduction to insulating materials. Future sessions will build on these basics.
  • 1:00-1:45 - Basic Power Cable Design, Carl C. Landinger, Hendrix Wire & Cable
  • 1:45-2:45 - Basic Electrical Characteristics, Carl C. Landinger, Hendrix Wire & Cable
  • 2:45-3:00 - Break
  • 3:00-4:00 - Basic Properties of Power Cable Insulations, Bruce S. Bernstein, Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)
New Member Orientation Past ICC Chairman, Rick Hartlein, will conduct an Orientation Session for New Members and Guests. Plan to attend. You'll learn about the organization, meet people and come up to speed faster.
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. If your company would like to participate, you'll need to reserve space by the May 7th deadline.
Hospitality Suites new.gif (129 bytes)If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Spring 2000 meeting, be sure to see the Guideline page.
Spouse Activities Two great outings have been planned for the Spring meeting. On Monday, we'll take in the Silver Factory and tour Albuquerque. Then on Tuesday, its off to Santa Fe. Sure beats talking about partial discharge testing again. See the announcement for tour details.
Discount Travel Special arrangements have been made with Delta Airlines and Avis-Rent-a-Car for reduced rates to those attending our meeting. If you wish to take advantage of the special rates use the following special account numbers when making reservations.
  • The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number for our group is: A606098
  • The Avis number for reservations is: 1-800-331-1600
  • The Delta account number for our group discount is: 161959A
  • The Delta number for reservations is: 1-800-241-6760 if you call direct or have your travel agent refer to the referenced discount number (Refer to file number 161959A)
Hotel Information Detailed info will be provided as the meeting date approaches, for now visit the Hilton Hotel online. Their website includes a map as well as detailed info on their facilities. The hotel is at 1901 University Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102-1713. Their phone numbers are (800)274-6835 and (505) 884-2500 and their fax number is (505) 880-1196.
Tourist Information Be sure to also check the Web sites provided by the city of Albuquerque, or the CityLink Project, or the Convention and Visitors Bureau to help you prepare for your visit. Our host, Sal Rodriguez recommends the website as a great way to explore the city.
Host Utility The Spring 2000 meeting in Albuquerque will be hosted by Public Service Company of New Mexico. The 2,800 PNM employees provide electricity to over 400,000 customers from their fossil and nuclear facilities.  Visit the PNM website to learn more about our meeting host. 

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