Fall 2014 Meeting

October 19 - 23, 2014

Washington DC Metro Area, USA

Hosted By: Jane Ann Verner and


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).  Credit cards, bank checks, or personal/company checks will be 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 name badge.  We will strongly enforce this policy at the meeting.


Welcome Letter Posted 13Oct2014

Invitation Letter Posted 10Sep2014

Summary of Registration Fees Posted 10Sep2014

Combined Meeting Package Posted 10Sep2014


General Sessions Agenda  Corrected 16Sep2014

Meeting Schedule  Posted 07Sep2014


Presentation #1:  "Proposed IEEE GIC Guide and Upcoming NERC Documents on Geo – Magnetic Disturbance Mitigation"

Presented by: Ramsis Girgis, Jane Verner, and Frank Koza

Sponsored by: Standards SC

Abstract & Biographies Posted 26Sep2014

PDH Certificate Posted 26Sep2014 

Presentation #2:  "Tutorial on the Guide for the Application and Interpretation of Frequency Response Analysis for Oil Immersed Transformers- C57.149"

Presented by: Mark Lachman, Kirk Robbins, Charles Sweetser, and Peter Werelius

Sponsored by: Performance Characteristics SC

Abstract & Biographies Posted 26Sep2014

PDH Certificate Posted 26Sep2014 




Main Hotel

Main Meeting Hotel

Sheraton Tysons Hotel

8661 Leesburg Pike

Tysons, VA 22182

phone: (703) 448-1234 or (888) 627-8230

The Sheraton Tysons is conveniently located 10 miles from Dulles Airport and less than 20 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. The hotel is just one block from the new subway Metro Silver Line “Spring Hill” Station.

Hotel does not provided shuttle service to/from either Dulles or Reagan airports.  Taxi fare to/from airport is approximately US$30 Dulles (IAD); US$45 Reagan (DCA).  The hotel is also accessible from Reagan National Airport (DCA) by Metrorail (no rail service from Dulles).

NOTE: The Sheraton Hotel is NOW SOLD OUT.  Below are recommended nearby overflow hotels.

Marriott Residence Inn

8616 Westwood Center Drive: Vienna, Virginia

10-minute walk to Sheraton Hotel

Embassy Suites Tysons Corner (a Hilton property)

8517 Leesburg Pike; Vienna, Virginia

15-minute walk to Sheraton Hotel


Companion/Group Tours/Events:


► Saturday, October 18: Early Bird Event

Iris Lounge - join your fellow early birds for a Saturday night social experience at Tyson’s newest hot spot, the Iris Lounge. Several blocks away from the Sheraton Premier, this local gem prides itself not only on its versatile, fun atmosphere, but also on its great-tasting food, brand new billiards room, Rocky Patel cigar room and it's hosting of the hottest DJs in the area.  Hor d'oeuvres and a complete buffet dinner will be served.

► Monday, October 20: Spouse/Companion Tour - Mount Vernon/Old Town Alexandria/Arlington Cemetery

Spend the morning at Mount Vernon – George Washington’s home, gardens and farm. Then visit the quaint seaport town of Old Town Alexandria to see some of the most amazing historic sites in Virginia. Step off the coach and visit Christ Church, attended by George Washington and Robert E. Lee. You will also see historic 17th and 18th century homes along the way to Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll board the lectured tram to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and view the unforgettable Changing of the Guard ceremony. Witness the eternal flame that lights up the Kennedy Gravesite. Take advantage of a number of photo opportunities along the way. Lunch included.

► Monday Evening, October 20: Social Event - Monuments by Moonlight with Champagne and Desserts

Aboard a luxury motor coach, an experienced tour guide will share fascinating facts on the city’s illuminated monuments and landmarks as you enjoy sparkling champagne (or cider, upon request) and delicious desserts. In this all encompassing night tour of Washington D.C., you will pass such sights as the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, Old Post Office Building, Washington Monument, World War II and Jefferson Memorials, Smithsonian Museums and the Tidal Basin. You will circle the Iwo Jima Memorial and then make a stop at the Lincoln Memorial where you can enjoy the stunning views of the National Mall and Potomac River. You will also be able to visit the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, which are just a short walk from the Lincoln Memorial.

► Tuesday, October 21: Spouse/Companion Tour - Smithsonian/Georgetown Food Tour

Spend the morning exploring the Smithsonian.  The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. On this tour, you will spend time at either the Natural History Museum or American History Museum. Next, on to Georgetown.

Experience a Georgetown Food Tour in the heart of historic Georgetown. It will combine history, architecture and culture with cuisine from some of the area’s best restaurants. The result is a multiple hour dining experience that will expand and challenge the palette with an array of flavors, tastes and textures.

Mount Vernon

Old Town Alexandria

Monuments by Moonlight


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Wednesday Evening Dinner Social:  National Harbor's Sunset Room

Wednesday, October 22

Join your fellow meeting attendees at National Harbor’s Sunset Room for Wednesday evening’s dinner social, where you’ll be treated to a night of fabulous food and entertainment.  Upon arrival, all guests will have the opportunity to explore the National Harbor in Maryland before returning to the Sunset Room, featuring Wolfgang Puck catering and breathtaking views, for drinks (cash bar), dinner and live music


No planned technical tours.  Some suggestions are provided below:

► Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


The identifiers for Airports in the Washington, DC area:

Washington Dulles International Airport  is IAD.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is DCA.

 Useful information about the Washington DC Area:


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