APEC 2020, to be held in New Orleans, La., from March 15-19, 2020, announces the opening of the portal for submission of Industry Session Proposals for the conference’s increasingly popular presentation series. The Industry Session component of the conference was created to encourage more content from industry practitioners. Industry Session (IS) speakers are invited to make a presentation only, avoiding the formality of the Technical Sessions. IS tracks run in parallel with APEC Technical Sessions and the presentations are included on the APEC Technical Session USB thumb drive. The deadline for submission of proposals is September 6, 2019.
The very popular Industry Session format has allowed APEC to present information on current topics in power electronics from sources that would not otherwise present at APEC. The target audience for these sessions is also extended to include system engineers/architects and business-oriented people such as purchasing agents, regulatory agencies, along with other people who support the power electronics industry.
Industry Session proposals can be submitted for an individual presentation or as an overall session proposal. The time allowed for each individual presentation is approximately 20 minutes plus 4-5 minutes for Q and A. Session proposals should include the overall session title/theme as well as the 4, 6 or 7 (20) minute individual presentations that would make up that overall session.
“Topics of interest for Industry Sessions cover a very broad range of technologies and disciplines as described on the website,” reported Tony O’Gorman, Industry Session Co-Chair. “It is a challenging task for the committee to review and select the very best and most relevant materials for our attendees due to the high quality of the submissions. We have seen a doubling in attendance at the Industry Sessions over the past 5 years”
To submit a proposal for an Industry Session at APEC, presenters should prepare a 2-3-page digest that provides a summary of the presentation content and a description of the target audience. Also, a short professional biography of the speaker should be included. If proposing for a full session, a digest for each of the individual presentations must be submitted. Presentations should have strong technical content and commercial references should be limited and only in support of the core content.
About the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC)
As “The Premier Event in Applied Power Electronics™,” APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference. APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics:
• Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and dc-dc converters in their equipment
• Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power systems, inverters and any other power electronic circuits, equipment and systems
• Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics
• Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment
• Marketing, sales and anyone involved in the business of power electronics
• Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics