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Dearborn, MI - April 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency.
|An Invitation||Chairman Mike Walker and the Officers are working hard to make this a great meeting. He has written an open invitation to ICC Members and friends, inviting us to the Dearborn meeting. Its packed with details.|
|Chairman Walker has posted the Preliminary Meeting Agenda (last updated 04/11/2001). There WILL be a few changes, so check back from
time to time. The Spring 2001 meeting will
feature a lite breakfast every morning to get you going. We'll have some kind of roll or
Danish, light fare only. If you need a "construction-worker" breakfast you'll
have to eat elsewhere. It will be available from 7:30-8:30 daily. Coffee will also be
served during the morning break (just after the Opening Session on Monday) and from 10:15
until 10:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ron May, Vice President, Energy Delivery and Service, DTE Energy, will be the Keynote speaker during the Opening Session. Formerly assistant vice president, Energy Delivery, Ron is now responsible for transmission and distribution activities and the Customer Service organization of DTE Energy Distribution. From 1974 to 1981, he worked for Townsend and Bottum Inc. on several projects related to Detroit Edison's St. Clair Power Plant. May joined the company in 1984 as director of planning and control of nuclear administration at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant, then served in a variety of management positions, including maintenance engineer/superintendent, outage management engineer, director of materials management and manager of Service Center Operations, before being named to his current post in 1998. May earned a bachelors degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and an associate of science and associate of business administration from St. Clair County Community College. His graduate work includes Eastern Michigan University, Youngstown State University, and Pennsylvania State University. He is a board member and president of Crossroads for Youth, a board member of the Warren Conner Development Coalition, an advisory board member for the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Oakland University and the past president of the Business Consortium for the Arts, City of Southfield. Ron is married and has two children in college.
|Presentations||The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of
interest. Check the listing periodically, as we'll be adding many topics as the meeting
If you plan to make presentation (especially if its a computer based presentation), be sure and check the Presentation Guidelines page.
|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||Last fall the ICC Educational Program entitled, "Fundamentals of Partial Discharge in the Context of Field Cable Testing" focused on PD diagnostic tests to assess the condition of medium voltage cables. We are planning to complement this successful session by featuring, "An Overview of Diagnostic Testing of Medium Voltage Power Cables," for our Spring 2001 Educational Program that will review the state-of-the art alternative (non-PD) cable diagnostic techniques.|
|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 April 13, 2001 deadline. The first exhibitor has been announced by Vice-Chairman Ken Bow. Check back frequently as new companies are added.|
|Hospitality Suites||If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Spring 2001 meeting, be sure to see the Guideline page.|
|Spouse Activities||While we debate the the claims of the latest sure-fire water-tree detector, the Spouses can enjoy two fun filled days. See Chairman Walker's announcement for the latest.|
The ICC is committed to a minimum occupancy. To avoid a charge for meeting rooms, please make your reservations before the cutoff date. We have negotiated special rates for ICC members and guests. When making your reservations remember to let the hotel know that you are a part of the IEEE ICC meeting.
|Tourist Information||Several good websites exist to help you plan
your spare time while in the Detroit area:
|Host Utility||Detroit Edison our host utility is the the principal subsidiary of DTE Energy. Detroit Edison is the nation's seventh-largest electric utility. As the energy supplier to America's industrial heartland, Detroit Edison serves more than 2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan. Also located in Detroit, DTE Energy is a multi-faceted energy company with assets in generation, transmission and distribution. DTE's subsidiaries are engaged as providers of a broad spectrum of energy services. Serving as our Liaison for this meeting is our own Nagu Srinivas.|
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