Our Rivers of Knowledge Bring You the Technology of Tomorrow
the planning and work effort of the past three years is finally starting to take
shape for the IEEE Industry Applications Society 2002 Annual Meeting and
Technical Conference in Pittsburgh. The
theme: “Our Rivers of Knowledge Bring You the Technology of Tomorrow” will
be most prominent as there will be 63 Technical Sessions spread over the four
days, with over 600 papers to be presented plus 4 panel discussions. View a
complete listing of the Committees and
Technical Session Titles. Additionally,
there will be approximately 60 specific Committee Technical Meetings and/or
Working Groups that will convene on Sunday through Tuesday.
If you have never participated in one of these, please take the
opportunity to sit in on one or more and consider joining.
The rewards simply cannot be measured.
Industrial tours have been finalized and the local committee has put together an
outstanding agenda that follows a very logical sequence.
On Tuesday, Powerex will host a tour of their facilities in Youngwood,
PA. Powerex is a pioneer in the
manufacture of high power semiconductors. On
Wednesday, you will have the opportunity to see the application of
semiconductors as Robicon hosts a tour of their Drives manufacturing plant in
New Kensington, PA. The final
tour will be on Thursday where you will see the application of drives and
semiconductors at Bombardier’s Propulsion and Controls Division in West
Mifflin, PA. Additional details for each of these tours,
including cost, is available.
hospitality and tours are also being finalized and I am sure that the
“ladies” will most satisfied with the choices.
It is always nice to know a little about the city you are visiting; so we
will “kick off” the Guest Hospitality on Monday morning with a talk and
media presentation by one of Pittsburgh’s most well respected historians and
PBS celebrity. Mr. Rick Sebak will
provide an overview of Pittsburgh and you will find his unique presentation
style most enjoyable. Rick will set
the stage for the balance of the day as you visit the Smithsonian’s Heinz
History Center, located in Pittsburgh’s “Strip” district. The afternoon concludes with a “High Tea” in the
Victorian Lobby Palm Court of our host Hotel, the OMNI William Penn. I would not be surprised to find that many of the
spouses/guests end up accompanied by their male companions when they review the
total guest tours offering! To
catch a preview of all tours, including costs, check out our website.
of the registration forms are now available.
Please be advised that registration “on line” is the preferred method.