TRANSFORMERS COMMITTEE

Fall 2012 Meeting

October 21 - 25, 2012

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Hosted By: Jin and Julie Sim and SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc.

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REGISTRATION

The on-line registration system is now disabled.  You may "walk-up" register in person at the hotel on Sunday afternoon (starting at 1:00 pm), or on Monday (starting at 7:00 am).  The fee for a walk-up registration is US$350 for IEEE members, and US$375 for non-members.  Credit cards, bank checks, or personal/company checks accepted (no cash please).

NOTE: It is our policy that everyone within the meeting area, even briefly, must be properly registered and must wear a namebadge.  We will strongly enforce this policy at the meeting.

Main Meeting Hotel

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

509 West Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53203  USA

phone: (414) 935-5940 or

(800) 445-8667

The reduced group room rate at the Hilton is no longer available.  The hotel is likely completely sold-out too.  Rooms may be available at the following nearby hotels:

-- DoubleTree, across the street from the Hilton: (414) 273-2950

-- Hyatt Regency, 3 blocks from Hilton: (414) 276-6338

MEETING INFORMATION

Welcome Letter  - Posted 17Oct2012

Invitation Letter  - Posted 27Sep2012

Combined Invitation Package  - Posted 27Sep2012

SCHEDULES & AGENDAS

Meeting Schedule   Posted  24Sep2012

Changes to Meeting Schedule, Initial Issue - Sept 24

-- Monday, 11:15 am, Added Meeting: TF Dielectric Fluid Terms Normalization, P. McShane

-- Tuesday, Spouse/Companions Breakfast, 7:00 am - 8:30 am (changed time)

-- Tuesday, 9:30 am: WG Wind Power Transf. IEEE/IEC P60076-16 (changed activity number)

General Session Agenda  Posted 27Sep2012

PRESENTATIONS

Monday Standards Luncheon - Back to Basics: Balloting / Resolution / Submission to Revcom  Posted 23Oct2012

Presentation #1: "A Review of the Latest Revisions to IEEE Standard 4, and the K-factor Method of Lightning Impulse Voltage Parameter Extraction"

Presented by: J. Britton, W. Hauschild, J. McBride, and A. Molden

Abstract - Posted 14Oct2012

PDH Certificate - Posted 14Oct2012

Presentation (PDF) Posted 24Oct2012

Presentation with Voiceover will be available by October 27

Presentation #2: "Fault Current Limiting, High Temperature, Superconducting Transformers"

Presented by Russell Neal, Sam Mehta and others

Abstract - Updated 16Oct2012

PDH Certificate - Updated 16Oct2012

Presentation (PDF) Posted 24Oct2012

Presentation with Voiceover will be available by October 27

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES & TOURS

Early Bird Event:

Saturday, October 20: Lucille's Rockin' Pianos  SOLD OUT

Before diving into the meeting sessions, sign up for a unique Saturday night comedic and musical experience at Lucille's Rockin' Pianos.  Two beautiful grand pianos are center stage where talented entertainers take turns singing  familiar tunes by audience request.  It's like nothing you've ever seen or heard before.  It's fun.  It's noisy. It's animated.  It's cathartic.  It's hilarious. It's music you grew up with, and music that is hot today.  Dinner will be served in a private dining area on-site and is included.

Spouse/Companion Tours:

Monday, October 22: Experience Milwaukee Posted 27Sep2012

The day begins with an overview bus/driving tour of Milwaukee, highlighting architectural and historical landmarks.  Among others, tour participants will welcome seeing our Theater District, the Marquette University campus, Miller Park (where the Milwaukee Brewers professional baseball team plays), the Petit National Ice Center (Olympic speed skating training center), the Historic Third Ward and the Summerfest Grounds.  

Next up is time spent at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the wonder that is the bries soleil.  Designed by Santiago Calatrava, it is a unique and beautiful building.  Explore the exhibits and marvel at the magnificent views from the main hall onto Lake Michigan.

From the museum, we will walk two minutes to the Harbor House Restaurant for a wonderful lunch in a private room overlooking the Milwaukee Harbor.

After lunch, head past Milwaukee's Lakeshore State Park and the Mansions along Lake Drive on our way to George Watts & Son.  Watts is considered the finest Silver, Crystal, and China shop in America, with a tea shop on the 2nd floor that's been a Milwaukee landmark since the mid-1920s.  Based on the premise of "Shops Within a Shop," you will find all the finest products available and have plenty of time to browse.

Tuesday, October 23: It Takes a Village  Posted 27Sep2012

The day begins by traveling from the hotel to the beautiful and quaint Village that is Kohler.  Upon arrival into Kohler, the bus will pass the American Club, one of the finest resorts in Wisconsin and home to the PGA Golf Championship in 2004 and 2010 as well as the Ryder Cup Championship in 2020.  Our first stop will be the world-renowned Kohler Design Center where guests can explore three stories of kitchen and bath products, designer rooms, luxury furniture and Kohler history.  

After the Design Center, head to the Milwaukee Ale House along the Milwaukee River in Grafton, dining in a comfortable, private setting with either inside or outside dining. A delicious buffet will be served featuring many house specialties.

After lunch, travel two short miles to the historic Village of Cedarburg and start with a tour of the Cedar Creek Winery, located within what was once the oldest Grist Mill west of the Allegheny Mountains.  Guests will be able to sample products (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).  The Winery and four main blocks of this Historic Village feature over 200 independent shops ranging from knit to leather goods and metal workings. Take an additional hour to browse the shops and stores.

One final stop remains for a special Wisconsin treat: Frozen Custard.  This is ice cream on steroids!  Guests will be treated to a to-go cup of custard for the final leg of the return trip.

Tuesday Awards Luncheon

Come join us as we celebrate and recognize the hard work of our peers

Wednesday Social Evening October 24: Milwaukee County Zoo's Peck Welcome Center and Ape Pavilion  Posted 27Sep2012

Join your fellow meeting attendees at the Milwaukee County Zoo's Peck Welcome Center and Ape Pavilion. You will be treated to a night of fabulous food and entertainment, including access to the zoo's fascinating world of wild mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles.  There will be something for everyone!

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

The identifier for General Mitchell International Airport is MKE

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